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California introduces speed camera program in select cities

California is set to roll out its first traffic cameras in select cities across the state.

The surveillance is set to be installed next year in Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Long Beach and Glendale. 

Officials say the new camera systems aim to curb the high rate of speeding-related traffic deaths.

The system will automatically cite and ticket drivers who are detected driving over local speed limits, with penalties of $50, $100, $200 or $500, depending on the severity of the infraction.

The legislation establishes the camera systems as a pilot program that will last five years. 

After the program is complete, its successes and failures will be evaluated to inform future traffic enforcement.

If the cameras effectively reduce speeding incidents in the selected cities, the program may be implemented in cities all over California.

Timothy Nerozzi is a writer for Fox News Digital. You can follow him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and can email him at


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