The city may provide by ordinance that late fees not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25) per month for each month after the issuance of the order imposing the civil penalty shall attach to untimely paid civil penalties that are authorized in this part. No person may be arrested or incarcerated for nonpayment of a civil penalty or late fee. No record of an adjudication of civil violation made under this part shall be listed, entered, or reported on any criminal record or driving record, whether the record is maintained by the city or an outside agency. An adjudication of a civil violation as provided for in this part shall not be considered a conviction for any purpose, shall not be used to increase or enhance punishment for any subsequent offense of a criminal nature, shall not be considered a moving violation, and shall not be used by any insurance company to determine or affect premiums or rates. The fact that a person is held liable or responsible for a civil penalty for a red light violation shall not be used as evidence that the person was guilty of negligence or other culpable conduct, and any evidence generated by a photographic traffic signal enforcement system may only be used as evidence in other proceedings if it is or becomes admissible under the rules of evidence applicable therein.
Last modified: May 3, 2021