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Red Light Cameras
Special Notification

The City of Fremont’s Public Works and Police Departments are currently addressing the fluctuation of the yellow-light timing on Mowry Ave. at the intersections of Farwell Rd. and Blacow Ave, in relation to red-light camera citations.  This topic was recently highlighted by the media.  Any motorist who is determined to have been affected by an automated red-light citation at these intersections between February 1, 2016, through April 7, 2016, will be contacted by the City of Fremont via US mail.  For further information or questions, please send an email to Transportation Engineering, or call Public Works, Transportation Engineering Section at (510) 494-4745.

The City of Fremont has joined the growing trend in the United States and other countries by using automated red-light cameras to reduce red-light related accidents. Between the years 1995-1998, Fremont experienced a 31% increase in red-light related traffic accidents. In response to the increase, Fremont installed the first camera system in August of 2000. Fremont now has a total of ten intersections with 15 red-light camera approaches in operation. The cameras take a total of four photos and a 12 second video of the violation. The following intersections are currently equipped with red-light cameras:
  • Auto Mall Parkway at Fremont Block
  • Auto Mall Parkway at Grimmer Block
  • Decoto Road at Fremont Block
  • Decoto Road at Paseo Padre Parkway
  • Mowry Avenue at Fremont Block 
  • Mowry Avenue at Blacow Road
  • Mowry Avenue at Farwell Drive
  • Stevenson Block at Blacow Road
  • Mission Boulevard and Mohave Drive
  • Mission Boulevard and Warm Springs Block

Service Provider
The city utilizes the service of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc, based in Phoenix, Arizona, who provides and installs the camera equipment and software for the red-light program. Automated red-light safety enforcement programs using cameras has proven to be an effective tool in reducing red-light incidents and collisions caused by red-light violations. Currently there are twenty-one states and one territory which has considered camera technology for enforcement and has either passed legislation or is considering legislation to enforce red-light violations with camera technology.


Citation Process
A sample Notice to Appear is mailed to each red-light offender. The left-hand side includes the registered owner's information, date to appear in court and contact information. The right side has four pictures of the red-light incident. The first picture shows the vehicle behind the limit line when the light is red. The second picture shows the vehicle continuing through the intersection while the light is red. The third image shows the driver of the vehicle and the fourth photo (not shown) will show a close up of the rear license plate. In addition to the four photo's there is a 12 second video captured of the violation. View an enlarged photo of a sample citation.

The Fremont Police Department manages and controls the Red-light program. A Fremont Police Department designee reviews and approves each citation that is issued. All violators will receive a mandated fine of at least $436 set by the State Legislature with a copy of the four photographs. In addition to the State mandated fine, a convicted red-light violation will have the penalty of one point on your driving record and currently captures straight-thru, left-turn, and right-turn red-light violations. If you have made a right-turn on a red-light and did not make a complete stop at the limit line prior to doing so, this is a red-light violation.

Access Your Citation Information
If you have received a red-light citation you can log onto the PhotoNotice website to view your violation, for the first 60 days after the violation occurred. If it is past 60 days from the violation, you can view your video with a representative from the Fremont Police Department during our walk-in viewings.

Walk-in viewings are by appointment only, please call (510) 790-6622.

You will need the following information to view your violation video online:
  • Your citation number (beginning with the letter F, example: #F069960A)
  • Your vehicle license plate number
  • City of Fremont access code ("FRM")

If you have any questions about the red-light camera system, please contact the Red Light Program at (510) 790-6622.

Pay Online
For your convenience, we have provided you with a link that will take you to the Alameda County Home Page where you can pay your traffic tickets or moving violations online. Our current contract is also available via the links below:

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda