Starting Oct. 1, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will activate a photo enforcement program along the future Crenshaw/LAX light rail line to help deter motorists from disobeying traffic signals. Motorists will receive warnings for 30 days before actual citations are issued.
The enforcement program is aimed at mitigating potential train/vehicle collisions and resulting injuries and/or fatalities. The program also seeks to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety in the Crenshaw District.
Metro began intermittent train testing on Crenshaw Boulevard in December 2020. The photo enforcement program is designated to detect motorists who make illegal left-hand turns
Motorists who violate the left-hand turn traffic signal during the first 30 days of enforcement will receive a warning letter notifying them that their vehicle was photographed violating the red-light at a designated rail crossing. The warning period ends Nov. 1.
Motorists who disobey traffic signals and operate vehicles in an illegal manner after Nov. 1 will begin receiving traffic citations in the mail for violations at the 10 locations. Citations average around $100 and could include additional penalties and assessments.
Metro has previously implemented a photo enforcement program on its other transit lines, including the A Line (Blue), L Line (Gold), G Line (Orange), and E Line (Expo).