Thousand Oaks city officials are focusing on a plan to place cameras at intersections, in an effort to discourage motorists from running red lights.
The cameras would snap a photo of a vehicle's front and back license plates and record its speed. The information would be sent to police.
The city has earmarked more than 10 intersections for cameras. Among them are Moorpark Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Boulevard and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Lynn Road and Hillcrest Drive, and Ventu Park Road and Hillcrest Drive, Sheriff's Sgt. Claude Robillard said.
"Those are very complicated intersections, with controlled left and right turns," said Sheriff's Cmdr. Kathy Kemp, who functions as the Thousand Oaks police chief. "Having an officer set up to work the red light and pursue the violator can create almost as much potential for an accident as can the violation itself."