State Automated Enforcement Laws

Kaye Beach

Aug 13, 2011

The IIHS rates the states on their automated enforcement laws.

Oklahoma get a “poor” rating.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the beholder in this case is the IIHS or Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. . .

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Automated enforcement laws

August 2011

Automated enforcement refers to the use of cameras to enforce traffic safety laws. Although many states have laws explicitly authorizing automated enforcement, not all states where cameras are in use have such laws, nor are they always necessary.

A common type of automated enforcement program is for red light violations. The use of cameras to enforce speed limits is less common, but increasing. The technology is also used to catch drivers who fail to pay a toll, drive past a stopped school bus, or disobey a railroad crossing signal. In states that have automated enforcement laws, some authorize enforcement statewide, while others permit use only in specified communities.

A few jurisdictions treat automated enforcement citations just like parking tickets in that the registered owner is liable. Similarly, just as parking tickets do not result in points or are not recorded on a driver’s record, many jurisdictions do not assess points or make a record of automated enforcement citations.

The following table summarizes automated enforcement laws in each state and the District of Columbia. The table also includes ratings of red light camera laws. The Institute rates red light camera laws because research has shown that these programs save lives. The ratings criteria take into account both the breadth of the law and the operation of cameras in the state.

See the Table here


One response to “State Automated Enforcement Laws

  1. kaye, i am with you “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” especially for those of us that want a smaller more limited government. the fact that big brother must always be looking at what ever a “free” citizen is doing is scary to us that want government off our i say congratulations to you oklahoma on your poor rating.!! kaye, beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. best regards

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