Posts Tagged ‘ should I pay a red light camera ticket? ’

Tips to Reduce Your Red Light Ticket Fine

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Red light ticket Florida is disproportionately high and nothing is more distressing than receiving a red light ticket fine in your mail. But, you can have your fine reduced by adhering to the below mentioned tips.

Watch out for ‘Photo Enforced Sign’

You should ascertain beforehand if the road intersection has a red light camera installed. This can be easily known by spotting ‘Photo Enforced’ sign which is usually posted within a few miles from the approaching intersection. You can accordingly adjust your driving to escape being implicated by red light cameras in Florida.

Paying attention to the stop line

The sensor which gets triggered to activate the red light camera is installed near this line. It is essential that you should know where to pull in your vehicle when the red light gets turned on to avoid receiving the ticket. Camera flashing would not occur if the rear tires of your vehicle have passed the line before the traffic light turns red. If your vehicle comes to a halt over the line the moment the red light gets turned on, the camera may flash but the trigger would not be completely activated. In this case, you would not be held liable for receiving a Red light camera ticket.

If your vehicle has not crossed the line and the traffic signal turns red, you should pay heed to it and stop immediately. Else, you run the risk of triggering the sensor which would cause the camera to flash twice. You would automatically become entitled for a hefty red light violation fine.

Making a right turn

Florida law states that right turns are permissible when the red light is on but they should be done carefully and prudently. Some intersections do not permit right hand turns. If you are planning to take a right turn, you should be aware of the status of the same for the particular intersection else you would be held guilty by red light cameras Miami.

You can know this by spotting ‘No Turn on Red’ signpost or by reading the ‘Photo enforced’ sign to see if it carries ‘includes right turns’ words.

Consult an attorney

If you have been handed over a red light ticket, you need not worry or pay the fine upfront. You need to consult a seasoned traffic attorney who will represent the case on your behalf and get the ticket dismissed in the court. But make sure that you are backed by the most experienced and exceptionally efficient people. Otherwise, things may not go in your favour.

Our experienced traffic attorneys are well-versed with courtroom tactics and will help you get your ticket dismissed or charges reduced. Call us today at 1800-248-2846

New Report Suggests Manatee County Put Profits Over Safety

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Manatee County

As the red light camera debate continues in Florida. a recent report from 10 Investigates revealed that in Manatee County officials are strategically installing red light cameras at specific intersections based upon the ability to generate revenue.

According to the report, of the 10 most dangerous intersections, only one is actually monitored by a red light camera.  Instead, last summer Manatee County began issue citations for rolling right hand turns and the county’s profits, which were previously low, began to skyrocket.

To see the full report, click here.

According to 10 Investigates, attempts to fight the tickets have been mostly unsuccessful.  Since the hearing officer is generally employed by the city or county that issued the ticket, this is not surprising.

The Ticket Clinic continues to lead the red light camera fight.  If you have questions about a red light camera ticket, call us at 1.800.CITATION.

A Busy Boynton Beach Intersection’s Yellow Light Too Short?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Hollander

Our very own Ted Hollander spoke to CBS 12 News about the red light cameras located at Boynton Beach Boulevard and Congress Avenue.  From 2011 until October of this year the yellow light, which should have been 4.5 seconds long, was only 4 seconds long, leading to 7,000 red light camera tickets.  Check out what Ted has to say by clicking here.

The Ticket Clinic Continues to Fight Red Light Cameras in Florida

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Azcano

 

The Ticket Clinic’s Robert Azcano was featured in this weekend’s Orlando Sentinel discussing the changes to Florida’s red light camera appeals process and how it works to the detriment of Florida motorists.  To read the article, click here.

If you have received a red light camera ticket, consider speaking to an experienced traffic ticket attorney to help you navigate the new appeals process.  At The Ticket Clinic, we have handled over 1 million tickets for traffic-related offenses and we are leading the fight against red light cameras.  Call us at 1.800.CITATION.

Why Should You Fight a Red Light Camera Ticket?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

HollanderThis morning, The Ticket Clinic’s Ted Hollander appeared on CBS12 News in West Palm Beach discussing our favorite topic – red light cameras.  The tickets, which are issued to the car’s owner, not necessarily the driver, are unconstitutional and are merely a way for cities to increase revenue.  Check out the link above to see more of what Ted and The Ticket Clinic have to say.

 

Red Light Camera Tracker: Do You Know Where the Cameras Are?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

At The Ticket Clinic, we are at the forefront of the red light camera issue.  We believe that the cameras are an unconstitutional violation of drivers’ rights that serve only to generate revenue for cash-strapped cities.

This handy link from Photoenforced.com allows you to see where the red light cameras are in your cities.  Check it out and drive safely.  Studies have shown an increase in rear-end collisions at intersections with red light cameras.

If you have received a red light camera citation, you can fight it.  Many people assume that because the ticket does not incur points, there is no harm in paying it.  But paying it means you are admitting guilt and paying a hefty fine.  In Florida, the citations start at $158!  Consider first talking to an experienced traffic ticket attorney.  At The Ticket Clinic, we are at the forefront of red light camera litigation and legislation.  Call us today at 1.800.CITATION.

Keeping an Eye on the Red Light Camera Battle

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The red light camera fight keeps raging as lawmakers attempt to ban red light cameras.  A recent report by the Miami Herald highlighted the debate after a bill to halt red light camera programs narrowly passed in a House committee vote in the Florida legislature last week.

The article highlights some interesting statistics, namely that the State of Florida collected $51 million in revenue last year from the red light camera program with no clear reports indicating that the cameras actually make intersections safer.

At The Ticket Clinic, we have been leading the fight against red light cameras in Florida and California.  If you received a red light camera ticket and have questions about whether you can fight it, consider talking to an experienced traffic ticket attorney.  The Ticket Clinic has defended over 1 million traffic tickets.  Call us today at 1.800.CITATION.

Are Red Light Cameras Really Working?

Friday, February 1st, 2013

It is no secret that The Ticket Clinic has been leading the fight against red light cameras.  But constitutional issues aside, are these cameras really working?

For example, an article last month in the Tampa Bay Times highlighted a concern about red light cameras that has been raised nationwide – rear-end collisions have increased at intersections with cameras.  So this begs the question – are red light cameras really making our streets safer or are they simply a way for cash-strapped cities to increase revenue?

While this issues being hotly litigated in courts in Florida and nationwide, what do you do if you get a red light camera ticket?  Many people think that because these tickets do not incur points and do not appear on a driving record, there is no harm in paying it.  People also mistakenly believe that because there is a photo or video, they must be guilty.  But there are many ways to attack red light camera tickets and the equipment used to issue these tickets.  Before you simply pay the fine, which starts at $158, consider talking to a lawyer.  The Ticket Clinic is leading the fight against red light cameras.  If you have questions about a red light camera ticket, call us at 1.800.CITATION.

Red Light Camera Tickets for Making Right-Hand Turns on Red

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

At The Ticket Clinic, we are constantly fighting the battle against red light camera tickets.  You may already know this but if bears repeating – you can also get a red light camera ticket for making a right turn on red if you don’t come to a complete stop before turning.  However, the law allows drivers to make a right turn on red if the turn is both permissible (i.e. there is no sign saying “No Turn on Red”) and “reasonable and prudent.”

The vague “reasonable and prudent” language, which is entirely subjective, can work in your favor since people will differ on what they consider to be reasonable and prudent.  A good traffic ticket lawyer may be able to help you fight your red light camera ticket.  If you received a red light camera ticket for making a right turn on red, before you simply pay the fine, which starts at $158, consider talking to a traffic ticket lawyer.  The Ticket Clinic is leading the charge against red light cameras throughout Florida and California.

The Fight Against Red Light Cameras

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Red light cameras are facing scrutiny nationwide as challengers highlight the fact that the cameras are merely a way for desperate cities to balance their budgets by bringing in revenue.  In fact, studies have shown an increase in rear-end collisions in intersections with red light cameras.

Today, the matter is being heavily litigated in courtrooms all over Florida and the cameras’ future remains uncertain.  In the meantime, what do you do if you get a red light ticket in the mail?

Many people think that because a red light camera ticket does not incur points and does not appear on their driving record, there is no harm in paying it.  People also mistakenly believe that because there is a photo or video, they must be guilty.  Rather, there are many ways to attack red light camera tickets and the equipment used to issue these tickets.  Before you simply pay the fine, which starts at $158, consider talking to a lawyer.  The Ticket Clinic is leading the charge against red light cameras throughout Florida and California.