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Visible from all angles, the blue light lets deputies know when the light on the other side of the pole has turned red.

Visible from all angles, the blue light lets deputies know when the light on the other side of the pole has turned red.

In an effort to improve traffic safety at seven major intersections, the City of Santa Clarita has installed new blue light enforcers which serve as red light violation detectors on traffic signals at each site.

The seven locations were chosen due to their high incidents of red light violations. A total of 15 blue lights have been installed at the following intersections:  Bouquet Canyon Road and Newhall Ranch Road, McBean Parkway and Valencia Boulevard, McBean Parkway and Magic Mountain Parkway, McBean Parkway and Newhall Ranch Road, Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road, Soledad Canyon Road and Whites Canyon Road and Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road.

The blue light allows sheriff deputies to observe the status of a red light from across the street. The light illuminates when a traffic signal changes to red, allowing the sheriff’s deputy to safely and easily monitor and address motorists running the red light, without having to pursue a vehicle through an intersection. The blue lights are not red light cameras.

The installations of these traffic engineering tools were added as part of the City’s focus this year to improve traffic safety which also includes working with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department on more enforcement, and increasing education and outreach to encourage safer driving.

“We’re embarking on increased traffic enforcement and to combat issues that are the cause of the majority of traffic accidents in Santa Clarita, such as speeding, failure to yield, distracted driving and various other unsafe driving habits,” said Mayor Bob Kellar.  “The new blue lights are a traffic enforcement tool that we hope will ultimately improve traffic safety,” he added.

For more information about this project, please contact Andrew Yi, City Traffic Engineer at (661) 255-4326 or at AYI@santa-clarita.com,

 

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  1. Ann Hustis Ann Hustis says:

    Be ware all drivers in Santa Clarita

  2. John Gilbert John Gilbert says:

    “Attention SCV Drivers, It’s another Blue Light Special !” 8-)

  3. Eric Baker Eric Baker says:

    Highway Robbery blue light!!!

  4. I guess they can’t see the green light on their side of traffic letting them know the light on the other side is red.

  5. It’s pretty damn sad that the city has to spend so much money because of the selfish fools that think they are exempt from the red light. Maybe next they’ll find a way to blast a driver for not signaling. All of the basics of safe driving.

  6. Lol they should do it red then xD

  7. Don Teller Don Teller says:

    Another revenue enhancement idea

  8. Just spending more money…..

  9. Bob Shepler Bob Shepler says:

    Hey everyone just follow the driving rules ok

  10. Joaquin Vega Joaquin Vega says:

    You still can’t testify that the light was red because you were looking at a different light from a different direction. The best testimony is when you are looking at the same light.

  11. One more distraction on the road
    -_- probably going to cause more accidents.

  12. Adam Carolla is not going to be pleased.

  13. I’m all for anything that will make it easier to catch drivers who drive thru red lights.

  14. Sean Cohen Sean Cohen says:

    I dont get it. They had to remove the cameras because they weren’t working/causing more accidents/unconstitutional. Yet they wanna implement some stupid blue light?

  15. Pat Hawks I got so excited when I red the first 4 words but it wasn’t what I thought :p

  16. Another bad move and waste of tax dollars by the city of Santa Clarita.

  17. Mike Rorick Mike Rorick says:

    LAME…..this is just a fancy revenue generator let’s keep it real. There will be NO education value.

  18. what intersections are these at?

  19. Steven Craig Steven Craig says:

    These things aren’t for public safety. They’re for revenue generation. Now that people know about them they will slam on the brakes causing accidents just like the red light cameras.

  20. Mind control devices, disguised as blue lights. 😳🙀😜

  21. Kenny Jara Kenny Jara says:

    I wonder how many accidents this will cause. People already have a hard time understanding 3 lights.

  22. Clemen Leon Clemen Leon says:

    Selena LeonRichard Lopez
    Jonathan RamirezMario Lara Hey guys look we found out what the blue light is…
    😉 you can thank me later.

  23. Dave Dzaich Dave Dzaich says:

    They get rid of the Cameras now this. I hope they are not only in the poor sections of town.

  24. Does Santa Clarita still have working red light cameras? Or were those all taken out of service?

  25. Kurt Buck Kurt Buck says:

    SC already has some of the worst intersections on the planet. How about they work on improving traffic flow, not stifling it. Idiots.

  26. What if these blue lights could flash to warn motorists there is an emergency vehicle approaching? That would be more helpful to motorists (though not revenue-generating.)

  27. How about everyone SLOW DOWN! 😃

  28. Who is thinking of these things ? They should try golfing. I’d like to see what they would come up with for that.

  29. C. Harris says:

    Totally agree:
    Jenny Grossman says:
    Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at
    What if these blue lights could flash to warn motorists there is an emergency vehicle approaching? That would be more helpful to motorists (though not revenue-generating.)

  30. Great, but will they actually write tickets for it???

  31. Gotta catch the people running all these red lights.. Hopefully it works, too many fatal accidents around here..

    • Dobie Gillis Dobie Gillis says:

      How many have we had in red lights? You have numbers and I’m not being sarcastic? I’m just curious because most of the accidents I’ve seen are speeding and drunk. Most people don’t choose to run red lights.

  32. dennis says:

    When will you people wake up and smell your organic constitution?For America not of America inc.Here is some info for those of you who dont know the truth about the fraud and the fleecing of our once great republic.Google Four judges filed a 279 trillion dollar lien against the DoJ,iba,aba and the rabit hole you shall inter take the red pill and your eyes shall be opened to the fruad that the dept of justice and the bar association has gone on for decades.Upararalled in the history of humanity just do your home work so we can stop these crimes and get our country back.Everything you have been tought in school and your perception of reality is a lie and is not what you think it is.GOD BLESS AMERICA THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!!

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