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already done so, please read the Garden Grove section on the Camera Towns page
of Garden Grove Documents
Some of Garden Grove's tickets can be
ignored. If your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name
and address on it, it is what I call a "Snitch Ticket." For more
details, see the Fake Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
Be sure to read the "Countywide Information," which is Docs Set # 6 on the Santa Ana Documents page.
Violations Recorded, Notices Printed 
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official monthly reports of citations actually issued.
Official reports, Jan. 2008 to Jul. 2009
Official reports Aug. 2009 to Jul. 2010
Official reports Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2011
Official reports Oct. 2004 to Jan. 2012
Official reports Feb. 2012 to Nov. 2012
Official reports, Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2012
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 YTD = Year-to-date.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 Jan. 2004 counts are incomplete.
 Enforcement on right and left turns has been indicated, when known. However, the absence of a "Rt" or "Left" indication does not necessarily mean that there is no enforcement on turns at that intersection.
 The compass direction of enforcement, and/or the movement ("thru," "right," "left") noted here may be incorrect.
 Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated.
Figures in red type and not enclosed in parentheses (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more rows of figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Processed Incidents or Total Violations, and represent Total Detections (all incidents flashed by the camera) minus Nonprosecutable incidents.
Any figures in (red) type enclosed in parentheses are Total Detections. and come from the official report entitled RTS Management Report (example) which, beginning in 2013, highwayrobbery.net will be requesting from all cities.
The figures in black type are what the city calls Notices Printed, and represent the sum of genuine citations issued (those filed with the court) plus any Nominations mailed (not filed with the court, a.k.a. Snitch Tickets).
Due to time limitations, complete figures have been posted only for selected months or cameras. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months or cameras will be posted.
 Not in operation due to construction.
 All data has been received (see link to 2008 - 2009 official tabulations, above) but only a portion has been posted, due to time limitations.
 Data for this month was requested on:
 The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader -
there is no difference between it and the one at the top of the table.
 Data for this month may have been printed out within a few days after the end of the month, which would cause the counts to be low.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 2
Signal Timing Charts
From Oct. 14, 2004 to Nov. 13, 2004 I had the following statement posted here: "In Garden Grove, the yellows for left turns are set at the same length as the yellows for straight ahead movements." That statement, while technically correct, was misleading. A re-examination of the timing charts I received in mid-October shows that while at that time all "existing" left-yellows were 4.0 or 4.3, the same as the "existing" yellows for the straight-ahead movements, as of Jan. 1, 2004 all the left-yellows were 3.0 seconds. The ticket counts in the table above reveal a dramatic drop after May, so that probably is when the left-yellows were lengthened. If you are going to trial on a pre-June left-turn ticket, you should definitely ask the officer what the left-yellow was set at when you were ticketed, what it's set at now, and when it was changed. Since there's no clear law saying that left-yellows must be 4.0-seconds long, be prepared to talk to the judge and convince him that to be fair, he should let you go. See the second part of Defect # 2 on the Home page.
Also, the same re-examination of the timing charts revealed that the yellows for all through movements at Brookhurst / Chapman were increased, from 4.0 up to 4.3, sometime between Jan. 1 and Oct. 12. The 4.3-second setting is the minimum required in a 45-mph zone, which Brookhurst near Chapman is. If you are going to trial on a ticket where you were driving on Brookhurst at Chapman or Westminster (before making any turn), you should definitely ask the officer what the yellow was set at when you were ticketed, what it's set at now, and when it was changed. See Defect # 2 on the Home page.
I am now requesting timing charts that should reveal the date when the 4.0 to 4.3 change was made at Brookhurst / Chapman, and what the settings are and were at Brookhurst / Westminster.
To see all the timing charts I received, go to Timing Charts - Garden Grove Docs.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 3
Non-Compliant Signs Replaced
Until late Summer 2006, the warning signs at some Garden Grove intersections were much smaller than the required warning signs (see Defect # 4), didn't carry the required symbol or language, or were placed on the far side of the intersection instead of in advance.
Now the City has replaced them with the proper signs.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 4
Contract & Installation Dates
Exhibit D to the new contract signed in 2007 listed the installation dates of the cameras.
In Feb. 2012 the City agreed to a six-month extension, to Aug. 2012.
In Aug. 2012 the City agreed to a three-year extension.
This list of contracts and amendments is up-to-date as of Jan. 9, 2013.
Garden Grove Docs Set # 5
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all fourteen cameras.
These graphs track violations recorded, not tickets issued.
Where there is a large number of long Late Time violations in a curb lane, it is believed to indicate heavy ticketing on right turns.
(The curb lane will be the lane with the highest lane number.)
The picture above is an example from another city.
BRCH-01 Jan. 2008
BRCH-01 July 2009
BRCH-01 Oct. 2011
BROR-01 Jan. 2008
BROR-01 July 2009
BROR-01 Oct. 2011
BRWE-01 Jan. 2008
BRWE-01 July 2009
BRWE-01 Oct. 2011
BRWE-03 Jan. 2008
BRWE-03 July 2009
BRWE-03 Oct. 2011
CHBR-01 Jan. 2008
CHBR-01 July 2009
CHBR-01 Oct. 2011
HATR-01 Jan. 2008
HATR-01 July 2009
HATR-01 Oct. 2011
MATR-01 Jan. 2008
MATR-01 July 2009
MATR-01 Oct. 2011
TRBR-01 Jan. 2008
TRBR-01 July 2009
TRBR-01 Oct. 2011
TRBR-03 Jan. 2008
TRBR-03 July 2009
TRBR-03 Oct. 2011
TRHA-01 Jan. 2008
TRHA-01 July 2009
TRHA-01 Oct. 2011
TRMA-01 Jan. 2008
TRMA-01 July 2009
TRMA-01 Oct. 2011
VACH-01 Jan. 2008
VACH-01 July 2009
VACH-01 Oct. 2011
VACH-03 Jan. 2008
VACH-03 July 2009
VACH-03 Oct. 2011
VVLA-01 Jan. 2008
VVLA-01 July 2009
VVLA-01 Oct. 2011
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Garden Grove Docs
Set # 6
I was not able to find red light camera program info at the police department's website.
Garden Grove Docs
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