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your "ticket" does not have the Superior Court's name
Violations Recorded and
10-22-05, updated 2-2-15
This table made by highwayrobbery.net, using official monthly reports of citations actually issued.
Official reports, 2005 - 2010
Official report, 2005 (7 Months)
Official reports, 2010 - 2011
Official reports, 2011 - 2012
Official reports, 2010 & 2012
[ ] indicates a footnote.
 Totals are as provided by the City.
 Annual total, or annual projection, is by highwayrobbery.net. The estimate for the two active months in 2013 is 1/6 of the total for 2012.
 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.
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.
 Data has been requested but has not yet been received.
 The camera enforcement is on traffic on the first-named street, but the direction of enforcement (north, south, east, west, thru, left) is not yet available.
 Data shown covers period March 17 to Oct. 12, 2005.
 Data shown covers beginning of program, to Oct. 31, 2011. The official report is available at one of the links, above.
 The report for this month was generated a few days before the end of the month, so is incomplete.
Poway Docs Set # 2
"Late Time" Graphs
The City provided bar graphs of Late Times, etcetera, for each 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.
25 months Jul08 - Jul10
Bar graphs are available for more than fifty other cities - see the list in the expanded version of Defect # 9.
Poway Docs Set # 3
In the 2010
Contract the City agreed to pay an average of $3696 per
month for the five existing cameras, for five more
In his annual State of the City speech on Mar. 5, 2013 Poway's mayor said that he wanted to end the red light camera program.
The mayor put an action item on the city council agenda for that same day, and the council voted to suspend the cameras for a six-month study. The cameras were shut off (not recording any information) on Mar. 8, but were not immediately bagged.
The materials prepared for the March 2013 meeting revealed a couple of interesting things.
1. The percentage of the tickets going to Poway residents had grown over the years, from 3% in 2004 to 12% in 2012.
2. There had been a previous red light camera program in Poway, from 1996 to 1999.
This list of contracts, amendments and council documents was up-to-date as of Oct. 2, 2014.
Poway Docs Set # 4
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