Skip to comments.OK I(actually my Daughter) got on of those "Red Light Camera" "Tickets". Any Advice...
Posted on 05/03/2012 8:48:26 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
...on how to fight it?
I live in a county that has speed cameras and red light cameras everywhere! I do not believe anyone in our county has successfully fought it. IMHO, pay the ticket (or have her pay it) and be done with it. The ONLY good part of this whole mess is that it doesn’t carry points. It is essentially like a “parking” ticket. That is, the owner of the car (not the driver) is responsible for the fine. I personally believe that some areas reduce the amount of time between the yellow and red in order to “catch” more violators thus increasing their revenue but that is a whole new enchilada. IMHO.
“... there is nothing the State can do to you, ignore it”.
In my state, you can’t renew your license or registration if any unpaid tickets (including red light/speed camera tickets) are unpaid. They essentially have you across a barrel.
If you haven’t been officially served with a photo radar ticket, you can JUST THROW IT AWAY!
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Phoenix fighting red-light camera changes
Of course a big portion of the reason for those cameras are to generate income for the govt. And that does what to mitigate her personal responsibility?
If they don’t have any proof that you received the ticket, then ignore it.
I’ve been wondering as well. My son said he was going through a green light and saw the flash. It flashed several times because several cars were going through that green light since it was GREEN. How on earth do you fight these things? Especially when you didn’t run a red light.
I have a hunch a whole lot of those cameras get shot from long distances by unhappy customers.
Not that I’m advocating that of course. :-)
“We got them outlawed in MN (unconstitutional)..”
And they had to mail out refunds to those who were caught and paid the fine.
She broke the law so she should pay it.
Don’t do the crime if you can’t pay the dime.
In order to make more money some just make the yellow light variable. The traffic camera people make more money than the city, but they are not placed there for safety, anyone that thinks so is delusional.
Good on you! Witnessed three teenage girls run a red light, T-Bone a van with a young man just released from the hospital after neck surgery, he was wearing a halo. By the grace of God alone no one was hurt, girls argued about the light, but I witnessed it and gave my testimony. They have to learn even if it is the hard way.
“An amber light lasts long enough for one to clear the intersection if it comes on as one enters it.”
This used to be true, but, unfortunately it’s not always the case, especially in areas with red light cameras. Studies have found that jurisdictions that implement red light cameras will usually also shorten the duration of yellow lights around the same time.
Shoot out the camera. Tit for tat.
Now you're dead. Like a boss.
Locally they've decided that even if they can't prove who drove it and arrest him, the car is still guilty and can be towed.
I always watch the walk/don’t walk sign.. if it’s flashing don’t walk the light is going stale..
Yellows come and go in a blink of the eye these days.
I would think that if one can prove that the amber light came on just as one entered the intersection the ticket would be dismissed.Obviously, if the light came on then there would be no time to stop.I’m just applying common sense which, I realize, might not agree with a law that is intended for revenue enhancement.
I thought this was the Internet.
The signal timing should be set up that way but is not always correct. Some locals have changed the timing on the signals to be able to ticket more people. The length of the yellow should be timed and then compared to what the state law/Transportation Department say the minimum should be. If the timing is correct the then pay the fine if not you can fight it in court.