Have you ever gotten a red light camera ticket? If you go through a red light that is camera enforced, you will see a few flashing lights (that’s the camera taking a picture of the driver, the license plate and your car going through the red light). This goes to show you that there is really no denying a red light camera violation.
Does a red light camera violation affect your car insurance premium?
This depends on the laws in your state or jurisdiction. If a red light camera violation is considered a civil penalty and not a moving violation, it should not affect your car insurance premium. Drive cautiously to avoid getting red light camera violations.
If you get a red light camera violation, pay it or refute it as soon as possible. Unpaid parking, red light camera or bus lane camera violations can result in the following:
- Your vehicle may be towed
- Your amount owed will increase as penalties and interest are added
- You may not be able to renew your registration with the DMV
Though there have been plenty of complaints about red light cameras, they have become an important part of traffic safety across the U.S. A high percentage of red light camera tickets are a result of rolling stops on right turns. To avoid getting a ticket, come to a full stop behind the limit line at the intersection. Before moving forward and check oncoming traffic before turning.
We hope you can avoid getting a red light camera ticket by driving safely. If you have any questions regarding your car insurance, please contact Justin Kraus or call our main line (516) 431-9100.