For Immediate Release: 10/17/23
Jared Sanchez, Policy Director, CalBike, (714) 262-0921, Jared@CalBike.org
Automated Vehicle Speed Enforcement Bill Signed into Law
SACRAMENTO – CalBike commends Governor Gavin Newsom for signing (AB 645, Friedman), Automated Speed Enforcement, into law.
“Everyone knows that speed is a major factor in traffic collisions that result in fatalities or injuries on California streets,” said Jared Sanchez, policy director of CalBike. “Automated speed enforcement is a proven deterrent to speeding in other states, and it’s crucial to making our streets safer since speed is a major factor in collisions with serious injuries and fatalities.”
The Automated Speed Enforcement Bill establishes an automated speed safety pilot program in six jurisdictions: Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Glendale, Long Beach, and San Francisco. Cities must give 30-day notice before the program starts, and tickets issued for the first 60 days will be warnings only, with no fines. The pilot cities are all eager to participate.