LAOS (AP) Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday that the city will be requiring new traffic cameras installed by the end of the year.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement that the department will issue guidelines for when the cameras can be installed, which will include a timetable for when new cameras can go online.
Beck said the department received feedback that the new traffic rules would cause drivers to travel at a higher speed, which could cause accidents.
He said the new rules are in line with current safety practices and will encourage drivers to use the cameras whenever possible.
Beck says the new guidelines will help increase the efficiency of police operations.
The city has spent about $10 million over the last two years on the cameras.
They have been installed on a handful of intersections in the past, including on the 101 Freeway and the 405 Freeway, Beck said.
The new guidelines come after Los Angeles city officials in November asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider whether to grant a waiver to help fund the project.