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Old 07-29-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: near LA, Calif
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I got a red-light camera ticket back in April and has been postponed to Aug. The camera was located in Inglewood around the Hollywood park area. With the L.A. camera program being removed now, do I still need to pay the ticket? is the removal program only applies to city of L.A.?

thanks.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Only applies to the city of Los Angeles.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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If I got a camera ticket I would contest it. One of the reasons the cities are ending the program is the courts won't enforce it .... especially now. Cops have to show up to court when you contest a ticket ... a camera can't ... that's a legal problem.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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My mom (driving my car) got a Traffic Light Violation Notice recently.

The "violation" says "failure to stop at a red light" though she is turning right (on red), and there is no sign that says "no turn on red" at this intersection.

Anyway - even though I'm clearly not the driver the notice was sent to me (registered owner) - on the back it asks you fill out the form with the driver's information and send it back - but it does not clarify what this action does. Does it change the violation to my mom's name? Does it admit to guilt?

With the new hoopla about red-light tickets in L.A., I'm just wondering do I even need to do anything about this (especially since I live in Chicago now).

I've read articles that ignoring it doesn't do anything to your driving record, insurance, or credit. The worst that could happen is that a collection agency will call. Do I still need to clarify who the driver is? Should I just shred the notice?
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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If I got a camera ticket I would contest it. One of the reasons the cities are ending the program is the courts won't enforce it .... especially now. Cops have to show up to court when you contest a ticket ... a camera can't ... that's a legal problem.
I have a friend who got a red light ticket and DID contest it. She brought all kinds of evidence, facts, figures, etc...

She waited in a long LONG line for hours with other people contesting their tickets. People brought video, powerpoint presentations, witnesses, you name it. Not ONE of them had their ticket dismissed.

When it was her turn, she didn't even bother arguing. She just said she would pay the ticket. "Good girl" the judge said smugly.

Then she forgot, and she was hit with a $400 late fee & had to pay $800 or $900 in total.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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I have a friend who got a red light ticket and DID contest it. She brought all kinds of evidence, facts, figures, etc...

She waited in a long LONG line for hours with other people contesting their tickets. People brought video, powerpoint presentations, witnesses, you name it. Not ONE of them had their ticket dismissed.

When it was her turn, she didn't even bother arguing. She just said she would pay the ticket. "Good girl" the judge said smugly.

Then she forgot, and she was hit with a $400 late fee & had to pay $800 or $900 in total.
When was this? My comments only relate to camera tickets that are recent and since many cities are ending the program.

I heard a news story the other day that people are wanting a refund on camera tickets paid in the past since it appears the tickets do not meet legal standards. Apparently the cities are going to claim the money paid by people in the past will be considered "voluntary" so they won't be on the hook to refund.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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When was this? My comments only relate to camera tickets that are recent and since many cities are ending the program.

I heard a news story the other day that people are wanting a refund on camera tickets paid in the past since it appears the tickets do not meet legal standards. Apparently the cities are going to claim the money paid by people in the past will be considered "voluntary" so they won't be on the hook to refund.
It was several months ago. Like near the beginning of the year.

Are you serious? Voluntary?!?!

"Hey, that guy volunteered to give me his wallet! What? Yeah, I held a gun on him... but he didn't have to give it to me!"

We just paid a $496 red light ticket about 2 months ago (we were going to contest it until my friend told us her story). Believe me... it wasn't voluntary! My husband (who was driving) even went through 8 hours of driving school so it wouldn't go on his record.

It was bull, because "they" shortened the yellow light time. Lasted maybe a second. The car next to us slammed on their breaks and came to a screeching halt the second it turned yellow and BARELY made it. And they were behind us!

I'd be very curious to learn if one can petition to get ones money back. Not to mention the driving school "tuition" and the 8 hours spent taking the class.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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I got a red-light camera ticket back in April and has been postponed to Aug. The camera was located in Inglewood around the Hollywood park area. With the L.A. camera program being removed now, do I still need to pay the ticket? is the removal program only applies to city of L.A.?

thanks.
Did you go to court yet? Red lite tickets are easy to beat. Interested?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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Yes I'm interested, how do you "beat" a red light camera ticket?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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I have the same headache as the general population when it comes to camera tickets... I just got one this May 17th of this year and I want to fight it. I made a freaking right turn on a red light and there weren't any no right turn on red light signs, the road was clear with no pedestrians so naturally I made my move and I turned. I got my ticket at Crenshaw and Imperial. And i can't even find the citation number on my ticket to watch my apparent crime. All of this is a bunch of crap. Hopefully my I am a college student and I a, workimg to be a paramedic story helps and causes some compassion which I highly doubt. Anyway please wish me the best, I am not looking forward to paying a $500 ticket, at this moment I have more time than money and I rather pay with commmunity service.
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