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