GUIDANCE FOR USING RED LIGHT CAMERAS
Federal Highway AdministrationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 20, 2003
LIST OF TABLES
RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Engineering Design of Red Light Camera Systems
The red light camera system installation plans should be prepared and signed by an appropriately licensed engineer. Installation plans should be prepared in accordance with the system manufacturer's standard plans and technical specifications, and with State and local agency standard plans and specifications for public works and traffic engineering improvements. The plans should address the placement of the red light camera system equipment and related components, including:
· Camera equipment;
There are currently no standard plans and specifications for the acquisition and installation of red light camera equipment, except for the plans and specifications provided by the manufacturers and standard plans and specifications that have been developed by State and local agencies for their own use and application. The USDOT and the International Association of Chiefs of Police are developing performance specifications for red light cameras to maintain uniformity in performance.
The installation plans should be processed through the appropriate State or local agency plan check and permitting procedures.