Photo Enforced Red Light Information

Bakersfield implemented the photo-enforced red light in March 2003. Cameras are used to enforce red light violations by taking photographs of the intersection when the light turns red.

Photo-enforced red light citations are issued by the Bakersfield City Police Department to the registered owner of the vehicle that is on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Superior Court processes photo-enforced red light violations the same as any other red light violation.

If you receive a photo-enforced red light citation or notice of violation and you were not the driver, you must follow the instructions on the citation or notice of violation and complete the accompanying form to identify the driver who committed the violation. If you need further assistance, either go to the Bakersfield Police Department or call them at (661) 326-3882. Failure to respond to the citation or notice of violation may result in further penalties such as additional fines or driver's license holds.


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