GUIDANCE FOR USING RED LIGHT CAMERAS
Federal Highway AdministrationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 20, 2003
LIST OF TABLES
RED LIGHT CAMERA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Operation and Maintenance
As with any integrated system, every element of a red light camera system should function properly for the system to produce the desired results. In addition to proper design and installation, procedures to ensure the proper operation and maintenance of the system should be developed and implemented by the State and local agency.
Proper operation should be consistent with the manufacturer's instructions and the documented operational procedures that have been developed, reviewed, and approved by all parties involved. Periodic checks and audits to verify that it continues to operate properly should also be conducted.
Proper maintenance should include both preventive and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance should be performed on a regular basis. Tests of operational performance should be conducted regularly, and actual operational results examined constantly in order to identify any variation from specified performance. If any flaw in the system operation or performance is detected, the issuance of citations should be immediately stopped and any citations previously issued with the possibility of flawed operation or performance should be withdrawn.
Red light camera system operations and maintenance should include the following tasks and functions:
· Collect images of recorded violations and related violations
data from photo-enforced intersections;