The city of Long Beach is one of the first in the nation to install cameras in its public streets.
The city installed a camera in its street corner this morning, and has plans to install another one in the citywide system next week.
According to city officials, the cameras will provide a “visual record of traffic violations.”
They will be able to monitor vehicles for violations like speeding, running red lights, parking violations and violations of other laws.
“These cameras are an important tool for our community, and it will be important to keep up on traffic violations and traffic violations of the law,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.
The Long Beach City Council approved the cameras in December.
In December, the city of Los Angeles announced it would install more than 500 traffic cameras across the city, with each camera recording 1.6 million images.
Los Angeles County and Long Beach are the first cities in the country to install traffic cameras in their streets.
In November, a federal judge ruled that the cameras violated federal privacy laws.
The cameras are supposed to be used to identify violators and deter other drivers from doing the same.
The New York City Police Department installed cameras in 2012 and Los Angeles County added a camera system in 2014.