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    I just recieved a red light ticket for a local intersection which uses the photo radar. It was one of those cases of just barely misjudging the timing - the light was red for less than 1/4 of a second when I entered the intersection, and I was going 5 mph under the 40 mph speed limit. Clearly, if I hadn't slowed out of uncertainty, I would have made it through the intersection with no problem.

    I'm not sure what to do now - I am fairly certain that no cop would have pulled me over for this tiny misjudgement, or, at least, would have only given a warning. I don't want this to affect my insurance rates when it was such a tiny slip-up. Should I argue this in court?

    There is one other wrinkle - the ticket was sent to my mother, but I was the driver of the car. How should I go about fixing this?

    Thanks for your input.

  2. #2
    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    May 2005


    This isn't a moving violation. It will not go on your record or affect your insurance. You're better off just paying it.

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    Morristown, Arizona, United States

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    What state are you in??
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Calgary, AB


    Always fight it. I just beat a red light ticket last month in court. will give you lots of info and links on fighting it, including a legal brief prepared by a lawyer raising many points against the legality of red light cameras in Virginia I believe (could be wrong on the state).

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    Thanks for all the advice!

    As it turns out, by an interesting turn of events, I don't have to fight it. Since the ticket was issued to my mom, not me, she simply filled out a form saying that she was not the driver and proving it with photos. She doesn't even have to implicate me, since there's no requirement to impart any knowledge.

    Thanks again!


  6. #6
    Cheetah Rep
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona


    Glad to hear it worked out.
    Like Roy said, what state are you in?
    Just in case someone else has this problem.

  7. #7
    Power User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    In Car RamRod


    Kim, what state r u in??? or country?? i know they use the same setups in Canberra.



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