As the City of Santa Clarita approves red light cameras for another year, we shed some light on their use and effectiveness.
Red light cameras may be the bane of our existence, but they do assist in not only catching wrong-doers, they’ve also been very effective in lowering overall accident rates at intersections in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Originally installed around the city in 2004, with a two additional devices installed in 2006, these cameras capture an image of anyone running a red light at an intersection. The photo will capture the driver’s face, as well as the license plate number of the vehicle that was driven during the infraction. The registered owner will then receive a citation in the mail whereby they have the choice of paying the fine or appearing in court.
As the Santa Clarita City Council approves their use here in the valley for another year, we first want to provide some statistics: Continue reading Can I Ignore a Red Light Camera Ticket?
The steps you take immediately after being injured in a traffic collision can make the difference in how your rights are protected.
It’s always out there, but we never try to think about it when we get into our cars. They never happen when you expect (Hence the word “Accident”), and they can be anywhere from annoying to traumatizing to life-altering. We so rarely are involved in auto accidents as individuals that we hardly think about our actions or the consequences of those actions when one does take place. Being prepared, and acting accordingly, can make all the difference in how your collision is settled by your insurance company and/or the legal system.
So here we go. Steps to take BEFORE you have an accident.
You never know when one might happen, so it’s good to be prepared. First and foremost, if you’re not sure what your auto insurance policy covers, you might want to review just in case to make sure you have the proper coverage to suit your needs and budget. Continue reading What To Do When You’re Involved In a Car Accident