The El Paso Police Department released red light camera violation data for 31 red light cameras in El Paso. The data covers all incidents from October 31, 2006 to December 31, 2014. This data was made available via an open records request through the City of El Paso and the police department. RedFlex, which is the operator of the cameras, also aided in the production of the data. The exact location of each camera is not known, but the general location is shown (awaiting response from sources on exact location and direction of each camera).
Here is a breakdown of some of the titles when you click on a red balloon:
- Processed incidents- these are all violations caught on camera and sent to RedFlex for review
- Incidents rejected- these are incidents that RedFlex rejected for a given reason (i.e. blurry license plate)
- Incidents available for prosecution- these are incidents that RedFlex approved and are then sent to the local police department, who will review them
- Rejected violations- these are violations the police department rejected for a given reason
- Approved Violations- these are violations the police department approved, meaning a Notice of Violation is expected to be sent to the violator
- Violations Mailed- these are the total number of violations mailed out to vehicle owners
To clarify the math here:
- Processed incidents = Rejected incidents + Incidents available for prosecution
- Incidents available for prosecution = Rejected violations + Approved violations
- Approved violations > Violations Mailed
Worthy to note, it is the owner of the vehicle that receives a Violation of Notice, not the driver. Cameras only catch license plates, not the driver’s face. A civil penalty of $75 is assessed for each violation.
For more information on red light cameras in El Paso and Texas, click here.