Photo enforcement program along K Line begins issuing citations on Monday, Aug. 1

To reduce the number of traffic collisions and to save lives along the new K Line tracks, Metro and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will begin issuing traffic citations on Monday, August 1, to motorists who disobey traffic signals and illegally make left turns across the tracks.   

Photo enforcement cameras will capture photos of motorists and citations will be issued via the mail. Citations cost $100 plus penalties and assessments. Citation issuance begins following a 10-month warning period that began Oct. 1,  2021 and runs through Sunday, July 31. During that time, motorists who violated the left-hand turn traffic signals received only a warning letter in the mail. 

Metro began intermittent train testing for the K Line on Crenshaw Boulevard in December 2020. As part of the new light rail line, Metro has installed photo enforcement cameras at street level crossings along Crenshaw Boulevard between 48th and 59th streets at the following intersections and left turns:  

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to eastbound 48th St.

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to eastbound 52nd St.

Northbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound 52nd St.

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound 54th St.

Northbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound 54th St.

Northbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound 57th St.

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to eastbound 59th St.

Northbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound 59th St.

Southbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to eastbound Slauson Ave.

Northbound Crenshaw Blvd. left turn to westbound Slauson Ave.

Metro has implemented photo enforcement programs on its other light rail lines and busways that have sections that operate at street level, including the A Line (Blue), L Line (Gold), G Line (Orange) and E Line (Expo). 

For additional information about the project, please visit https://kline.metro.net. We know that everyone is looking forward to the line opening and while no one likes traffic citations, putting safety programs in place is a very important step toward putting the K Line in service.

8 replies

  1. Do these intersections have legal left-turn only arrow signals on their traffic lights?

    • Hi–

      Yes, they have left turn arrows on the signals.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Why enforce this when the line is not even open yet? Open the line already. Why cite people when the tracks are empty?

    • Hi —

      As train testing ramps up, we want everyone to be safe.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. hey steve rename hyde park station to hyde park nipsey hussle station. ps open this k line before taste of soul on october 15 2022 and halloween thanksgiving christmas and new years day at 12am.

  4. hi steve open this on october 15 or 31 2022 and thanksgiving or christmas and new years days at 12am on jan 1 2023 and 2024.