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Despite the fancy sensors and the latest technology about half of red-light runners caught by high-tech cameras at certain busy intersections elude citations Even so cities are adding the cameras at a rapid pace arguing that despite limitations the cameras are reducing accidents and prompting motorists to think twice before gunning through red lights The sophisticated systems--triggered by a motorists speed when a light turns from yellow to red--began cropping up across Southern California four years ago first in Oxnard and then Beverly Hills Within the next year some 20 area cities expect to be using them Los Angeles which began monitoring four intersections in December plans to have 16 covered with cameras by the end of summer Who gets away with red-light running when the camera is on is often a matter of chance The pictures are not always clear enough to stand up in court where judges require images of the license plate as well as the face of the driver Sun glare for example can mar the cameras picture of either one Also some drivers have their heads down or turned toward a passenger Gender mismatches are often thrown out--the driver is a man for example but the registered owner is a woman Or maybe the license plate is partially obstructed by dirt or a trailer hitch In a few cases a driver who triggered the camera managed to slam on the brakes and stop in time In cities where cameras shoot only from the front--including West Hollywood and Beverly Hills--anyone without a front license plate will get a free pass Some drivers get past the system by wearing sunglasses or pulling caps low on their heads though officials doubt these are deliberate attempts to evade getting one of the 271 tickets Not that many people leave the house thinking theyre out to beat a red light that day said Brenda Miller founder of Redflex Systems which operates cameras for police in
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