RED LIGHT CAMERAS
you haven't already done so, please read the El
Cajon section on the Camera Towns page
El Cajon Documents (Program Closed)
Cajon, pop. 95,000, is an eastern suburb of
Docs Set # 2
Violations, Notices Printed 
New 9-16-04, updated 3-7-13
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official documents obtained from the City under the California Public Records Act.
The information received from the City of El Cajon contained a variety of report styles, some monthly, and some quarterly.
Official tabulations, 2002 - 2009
2007 - 2009 Quarterly Reports to City Council (including quarterly official tabulations)
Official tabulations, 2008 - 2009 monthly
Official tabulations, 2009 - 2012
Official tabulations, 2003 - 2013
[ ] 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.
 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).
 Monthly intersection-by-intersection data has been received but has not yet been fully posted on this table, due to time constraints. It is available at the links, above.
 Monthly data has not been requested.
 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) is not yet available.
 Includes enforcement of posted "no turn on red" signs.
 The figures are totals for the 19 months 1-1-08 to 7-30-09, from a table 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 at the top of the table.
 The report for this month was generated a few days before the end of the month (see time stamp on official tabulation).
El Cajon Docs Set # 3
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for all of its 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.
July 2003 and July 2012
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
El Cajon Docs Set # 4
renewal of the Redflex contract approved by the city
council in July 2009 reduced the stated monthly fee per
existing camera from the previous $5370 to a new fee of
$4300. The staff
report said that two of the nine
existing cameras would be provided at no cost to the
City, so the effective fee per existing camera will be
$3344. New cameras will
cost $6200 each.
Or, had the council negotiated a $2500 fee like that in the 2009 contract of the City of Davis, it could have saved $455,760.
Or, had the council negotiated a $2225
fee like that in the 2009 contract
of the City of Solana Beach, it could have saved
El Cajon's contracts:
On Feb. 26, 2013 the City Council voted
to shut the cameras off, immediately, for a six-month
The closing of the program was voted
upon at the council meeting of Sept. 24, 2013. The
report prepared for that meeting recommended
closing the program. The vote was 4 - 1 to close,
Councilmember Lewis opposing.
This list of
El Cajon contracts and amendments was up-to-date as of
Sept. 24, 2013.
Docs Set # 5