The city of Oakland has now added a new intersection equipped with red light cameras. The intersection is located at Redwood Road and Monterey Blvd. and is expected to be up and running by November 30, 2009. The city has joined many other cities in an attempt to reduce red light collisions at intersections. This is despite the fact that there are several studies including a recent one which conclude that red light cameras do not make intersections safer and can in fact increase accident rates.
Many people have the belief that these citations issued by Oakland red light cameras are not beatable. This is just plain wrong. In fact out of all traffic tickets violations that you may receive, an Oakland red light camera, or any other red light camera, will have the most legal issues involved. The more legal issues involved in a traffic ticket case, the better your chances for success. The problem is that in order to be successful at defeating an Oakland red light camera you must know evidence law. Most people who attempt to fight an Oakland red light camera on their own will fail. If you are going to handle a red light camera on your own you need to arm yourself with the proper knowledge on how to do this, or hire an Oakland red light camera Attorney who can do the job!
The best tip that I can pass on is not to be intimidated by these tickets, it is not just about the video or photo, but also about their admissibility in Court! If you need help with one of these tickets feel free to call me at (415) 378-4133 and I will be happy to assist.