RED LIGHT CAMERAS
already done so, please read the Newark section on the Camera
Some of Newark's "tickets" can possibly be
If your ticket does not have the Superior Court's name and
address on it, it is a fake ticket, what I call a "Snitch Ticket."
details, see Docs Set # 7 (below) and the Snitch Ticket
section on the Your Ticket page.
If you have a Newark red light camera ticket, be sure to look at the Countywide Information, on the Oakland Documents page.
Set # 1
Notices Printed 
New 8-14-10, updated 1-10-13
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official reports provided by the City under the California Public Records Act.
The official reports for April - June 2010 are part of Docs Set # 3, below.
Official reports, 2006 - 2010
Official reports, late 2010
Official reports, 2011
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, late 2012
If you would like to crunch or graph the numbers, use this Excel spreadsheet:
Activations and Citations, 2006 - 2010
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 YTD = Year-to-date total.
 Un-used columns are to allow for later expansion of City's system.
 Except where noted otherwise, the figures given in the table are for the single calendar month indicated. Any figures in red type (or, if you are looking at this table in black and white, the upper figure when there are two or more figures in a cell) are what RedFlex calls Total Violations, or all incidents recorded by the cameras, and due to time limitations may have been posted here only for selected months or locations. If there is sufficient public interest, the remaining months will be posted. The figures in black type are what RedFlex 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).
 Additional monthly or half-year data, and annual totals, are available in the spreadsheet linked above.
 The camera enforcement is believed to be on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left, right) may not be accurate.
 Direction of enforcement from list provided by the City.
 The title bar has been repeated solely for the convenience of the reader -
there is no difference between it and the one near the top of the table.
 The report for this month was generated ten days or less after the end of the month, so may not reflect the full number of tickets issued.
Newark Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs
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 City has provided bar graphs for a 12-month period in 2009 & 2010, plus July 2007, 2010, and 2011.
See the links, below.
The picture above is an example from another city.
CEMO-01 Nov09 - Oct10
CHMO-01 Nov09 - Oct10
MOCE-01 Nov09 - Oct10
NEJA-01 Nov09 - Oct10
NEJA-03 Nov09 - Oct10
All cameras, Dec12
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Newark Docs Set
Newark Docs Set # 4
Until a Jan. 20, 2010 amendment, the 2006 contract included an illegal "cost neutrality" clause, whereby the city did not have to pay RedFlex the full rent if the City's fine revenue was insufficient to cover the rent. See Subsection B. of Defect # 10.
2011: New Contract
On Apr. 14, 2011 the city council voted 5 - 0 to accept a new 5-year contact under which the City will pay $5700 monthly rent per camera for four of the five existing cameras. The camera covering northbound Newark/Jarvis was removed. Over the five years the City will overpay $648,000 for the existing cameras (when compared with a $3000 target price). See FAQ # 17.
The new contract also
provides for up to six new cameras, with a monthly rent of $6200, which
is too high. A close-by
Burlingame paid only $5870. Over the five years Newark will
overpay $118,800 for the new cameras (when compared to Burlingame's
Thus, the City gave away $766,800.
Further problems with the 2012 contract extension:
1. The contract contains no adequate escape clause should a future council wish to terminate the contract, or if the voters terminate the contract via initiative. A complete contract will include a formula by which the full cost of such a "for convenience" termination is to be calculated. While Section 6.1 of the contract does specify $1000 per month per camera - a figure that is much too high to retire five-year-old (or more) equipment - the section also requires the City to pay unspecified "...out-of-pocket and/or direct costs and expenses." For an example of a more complete formula - albeit one still having much-too-high prices - see Section 6.2 in the City of Victorville's original contract (available on the Victorville Documents page).
2. Section 2 of the new contract says:
"The Customer shall have the right, but not the obligation, to extend the term of this Agreement for up to two (2) additional consecutive and automatic two (2) year periods following the expiration of the Initial Term.... The customer may exercise the right to NOT extend the term... by providing written notice to Redflex not less than thirty (30) days prior to the last day of the initial term...."
Renewal should never be automatic. Renewals should occur only after a review by the City Council.
The Newark contracts may also be available
NPD website - see Set # 5, below.
Newark Docs Set # 5
The Newark PD has extensive materials on its
Newark Docs Set
Newark Docs Set # 7
Newark's Snitch Tickets (Fake Tickets)
Some of Newark's "tickets" can possibly 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." See the example below and for more details, see the Snitch Ticket section on the Your Ticket page.
Here is the top part of the
the clever Snitch Ticket Newark
has RedFlex send to some motorists. (I have added some
To see all of the back of
this fake ticket, click here.
Newark Docs Set
Newark Docs Set # 9
There may be some more Newark information posted in the next few weeks. Mark your calendar to remind you to come back here and look!