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Old 04-14-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Default Santana Row/Stevens Creek Blvd Traffic Lights

Hi there

I've been searching this forum / the web already and have found some posts which state there are no red light traffic cameras in Santa Clara County, however these are from over 6 months ago and I've looked on Google street view, and the cameras I'm concerned about are not there... so perhaps they're new!?

I noticed some small "CCTV like" cameras mounted to poles on the lights at the junction of Santana Row/Steven's Creek Boulevard today, (outside of Westfield Valley Fair) and wondered what these are for?

I think I may have stopped my car slightly over the stop line (half way across it perhaps) and am just curious as to what these cameras are for... should I be worried that my car being over the stop line will have been caught by these cameras/triggered a ticket?

Many thanks for any insights!
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I hate these threads, and I hate whoever thought of traffic cameras for making people so paranoid. I see this exact thread AT LEAST once a month. At least in your case, you didn't break a law.

Every intersection that has red-light cameras has HUGE signs indicating that the intersection is camera controlled. This is to inform people of what the flashes they just saw were for so they don't freak out and cause an accident. The city would also be required to post signs at every freeway off-ramp and major entrance into the city. There are none of those in San Jose or Santa Clara. If you don't see those, don't post about it. If you do start seeing the signs in San Jose, that would be a reason for a thread.

By the way, in cities that do have active cameras, like Millbrae, they manually review the video footage that was captured. If there was no infraction, they will not issue a ticket. They don't even have the resources to go through 1% of the video those cameras record, so if you get a ticket, you deserved it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Hi there

I've been searching this forum / the web already and have found some posts which state there are no red light traffic cameras in Santa Clara County, however these are from over 6 months ago and I've looked on Google street view, and the cameras I'm concerned about are not there... so perhaps they're new!?

I noticed some small "CCTV like" cameras mounted to poles on the lights at the junction of Santana Row/Steven's Creek Boulevard today, (outside of Westfield Valley Fair) and wondered what these are for?

I think I may have stopped my car slightly over the stop line (half way across it perhaps) and am just curious as to what these cameras are for... should I be worried that my car being over the stop line will have been caught by these cameras/triggered a ticket?

Many thanks for any insights!
Traffic management cameras. San Jose is putting them up all over the city. Red light cameras are big boxes that are very obvious.
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