Call David Chiu at (916) 319-2017 and tell him you don’t appreciate him introducing legislation that takes away your rights!
Assemblyman David Chiu from San Francisco has introduced AB342, a flawed bill which would allow high speed cameras to be used in California for the first time.
Jay Beeber from Safer Streets L.A. explains why it's bad:
"The bill, AB-342 does not simply allow enforcement of speed laws using an automated enforcement system rather than a live police officer. AB-342 drastically changes California speed laws and enforcement in very negative ways. While some might view the use of speed cameras as a tool in promoting roadway safety, AB-342 is seriously flawed. It eliminates virtually all current protections afforded to motorists in speed related cases and allows jurisdictions to run speed traps in their cities, ensuring that the program will be used as a revenue generation scheme, not for public safety.
AB-342 makes the vehicle owner responsible for speeding tickets and takes away a defendant’s right to a trial. Instead, the ticket is treated as a civil violation which will be adjudicated in an administrative hearing without traditional due process rights.
Now sign the Petition to To Protect Your Rights! Tell David Chiu you don’t appreciate his legislation that takes away your right to a trial, make you responsible for the actions of others, and eliminates protections against cities running speed traps."