Seven new red-light cameras coming to Beverly Hills

wilshire_whittier_google.jpgCamera at Wilshire and Whittier on Google Maps.

Many municipalities have given up on red-light cameras, finding them an ineffective drain on city resources and an irritant to residents, but not the city of Beverly Hills. The Beverly Hills Courier reports that in June the city plans to switch on cameras that have been off at eight intersections since January, and add seven more intersections. Beverly Hills has changed vendors and installed new technology, and also plans to reset the duration of yellow lights to last longer in accordance with a new state law. Like everywhere else, it's about the revenue.

The LA Weekly last year pronounced the Beverly Hills camera at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Whittier Drive the area's worst red-light camera, citing an abrupt reduction in the posted speed and the city's short yellow lights.

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