[Kern County] Grand Jury calls for more red-light cameras in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — After investigating the red-light camera system installed at various intersections in Bakersfield, the Kern County Grand Jury is suggesting the city add more such cameras.

The city of Bakersfield currently has 10 camera-enforced intersections.

The Grand Jury’s investigation found the number of crashes at these intersections are lower. “Primary” crashes were reduced by about 80 percent, and “secondary” crashes were reduced by about 40 percent over a nearly five-year period.

The fine collection has also outpaced the cost of the system, with Bakersfield collecting more than $1 million in citations over the last decade, according to the Grand Jury.

March 2, 2019

Bakersfield Now

By Jeanette Quezada