DGAA bLAWg

Red Light Cameras in Illinois: What You Need to Know

Web Admin - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Motorists come in contact with yellow lights at intersections daily. And while many slow to a stop to avoid a possible accident, others may risk their chances by gunning the engine through the changing lights above, often doing so with no repercussions.

Even if you avoid an accident, you may still be hit with a traffic citation for running a red light. In fact, with the proliferation of red light cameras throughout Illinois, residents in Chicagoland may find themselves being mailed tickets for allegedly running a red light and being caught on camera. Citations are sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, even if the owner was not driving at the time.

The cameras are connected to traffic signals at select intersections. There is usually a constant low-resolution video feed being recorded, and sensors are connected to crosswalk lines and stop lines. When vehicles cross those lines after a light is red, a high-resolution camera is triggered that tries to captures the vehicle license plate and an image of the entire vehicle in the intersection.

The Consequences

If you are convicted of red light camera violation, you will have clear consequences. For starters, you will owe a fine­--typically $100. But it is not only a matter of money; the citation will affect your driving record and may result in 20 “points” being added to your license record. Considering the effect that this may have down the road, it is important to think twice before automatically paying the ticket.

Defending Yourself Against Red Light Tickets in Illinois

Under Illinois law, if you receive a ticket in the mail you have the option to request a hearing to contest the violation.  

Mistakes are frequently made by these automated systems. The technology is not perfect, and many resident who lawfully enter an intersection before a light is red, or make a right turn on a red light after properly stopping, still receive citations in the mail. The same Illinois law that allows administrative hearings to contest a charge also require municipalities to provide you with access to the recorded images of your supposed violation.

In addition, there are specific state rules that prevent municipalities from issuing citations in any manner they choose. For example, the law explains that a municipality “may not use an automated traffic law enforcement system to issue violations in instances where the motor vehicle comes to a complete stop and does not enter the intersection… even if the motor vehicle stops at a point past a stop line or crosswalk where a driver is required to stop…”

For help with red light ticket legal issues throughout the Chicagoland areas, including Lake County, Will County, DuPage County, and other nearby communities, please contact an experienced Illinois traffic lawyer today. We help residents in many northwest suburban areas including Arlington Heights, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Barrington, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, McHenry, and Crystal Lake defend themselves in these situations.


Recent Posts


Tags

IRELA defective products Rolling Meadows employment attorney license revocation Inverness DUI lawyer Riverwoods estate planning lawyer probate Schaumburg personal injury lawyer whistleblower protections Des Plaines mortgage Arlington Heights injury attorney Barrington workers compensation attorney dram shop law internet fiduciary rule delay Fourth of July Des Plaines real estate attorney insurance dispute, insurance dispute lawyers, insurance claim denial, insurance claim delays, Rolling Meadows insurance dispute attorneys DNR Crystal Lake business law attorneys boating accidents insurance disputes, Illinois insurance disputes, Illinois insurance dispute attorneys, denied insurance claims, Arlington Heights insurance dispute attorneys drug crimes lawyer insurance dispute expungement drugs Palatine civil litigation lawyer Palatine workers compensation lawyer estate planning, death tax, succession plans, business estate plans, Barrington estate planning lawyers lapse in policy coronavirus speeding Palatine law firm guardianship attorney texting and driving no contest clauses Illinois personal injury lawyer trucking accidents GM ignition switches employee misclassification Illinois home inspection Arlington Heights employment attorney DUI penalities corporate law Rolling Meadows criminal lawyer Arlington Heights medical malpractice lawyer job lawyers car accident lawyers ObamaCare Illinois probate lawyer Illinois will lawyer Palatine estate planning lawyer wrongful termination hands free device Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyers Buffalo Grove life insurance attorney POA Illinois boating accident lawyer medical malpractice compensation Illinois traffic attorneys condo Schaumburg injury lawyer automated cars Barrington attorney workers compensation benefits Illinois traffic laws personal injury attorney medical malpractice Buffalo Grove real estate attorney Long Grove real estate lawyer first degree murder estate planning attorney sexual harassment overtime violations Crystal Lake traffic lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorney anesthesia errors Chicago traffic lawyer BUI rumble strips condo association brain injury Landlord Tenant Ordinance Illinois insurance claim dispute lawyer Illinois insurance dispute lawyers pet law Inverness real estate attorney estate attorney eluding a police officer comp time Illinois Trust Code consent to a search Illinois living will involuntary manslaughter Crystal Lake employment lawyer Illinois workplace lawyer medication errors Illinois traffic ticket lawyer irrevocable trust car crash injuries personal injury law firm traumatic brain injury probate fees Palatine traffic accidents dealing with problem employees Barrington litigation attorney Illinois injury lawyer Barrington estate planning lawyer Des Plaines motorcycle accident attorney Palatine corporate law attorneys Rolling Meadows traffic attorney drunk driving statistics workers comp BAC traffic crimes installment contracts real estate zoning car crash Illinois attorney Arlington Heights lawyer comparative negligence Barrington drug crime attorney Des Plaines personal injury lawyers Rolling Meadows tax attorney Barrington civil litigation attorney Arlington Heights personal injury attorney liability rent to own real estate contracts Illinois corporate lawyer pedestrian injuries, pedestrian fatality gift tax exemption, estate planning, estate planning strategies, Illinois estate planning, South Barrington estate planning attorneys probate claims IRS Des Plaines medical malpractice attorney federal regulations for LLCs revenge porn income distribution deducation Illinois employment attorneys Arlington Heights TBI attorney living trust foreclosed rental property Barrington boating accident attorney real estate Des Plaines personal injury lawyer Illinois DUI attorney Buffalo Grove employment lawyer Chicago trucking accident attorney defective products lawyer living trust vs will employee rights denied insurance claim Attorney Ken Apicella fiduciary rule Rolling Meadows DUI lawyer Illinois medical malpractice case truck collisions digital evidence new real estate form breach of contract Self-Directed IRA Accounts Des Plaines criminal attorney blended families pain and suffering civil litigation attorney jet ski Illinois traffic accident lawyer Palatine Attorney Crystal Lake medical malpractice law firm crossover accidents traffic offenses financial advisors Exclusions ACA Rolling Meadows marijuana attorney Arlington Heights car accident lawyer Buffalo Grove injury lawyer Schaumburg insurance lawyers FSLA Des Plaines civil attorney South Barrington real estate lawyer life insurance wills Illinois workers compensation lawyer unpaid assessment Chicago lawyer Buffalo Grove medical malpractice lawyers real estate attorney Inverness accident lawyer employment contract, employment law, employment at-will, Deer Park employment law attorneys, contract, insurance adjusters insurance denial appeals living trust benefits boating under the influence Barrington business law firm owner responsibility Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyers Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorney independent contractor hiring employees digital information Crystal Lake employment attorney manufacturing natural gas real estate lawyer commercial real estate Schaumburg personal injury lawyers Schaumburg employment law attorneys medical marijuana murder defense power of attorney for healthcare food poisoning Jay Andrew Rolling Meadows insurance lawyer Home Sale Contingencies taxes preventable medical errors estate planning for college students Crystal lake insurance dispute attorney bike accident DMV Palatine construction attorney Schaumburg construction accident lawyer Deer Park traffic lawyer clemency Inverness personal injury attorney Chicago will attorney, social media platforms, Illinois estate planning lawyer, Illinois pet lawyer sexual images Policy Cancellation llinois Real Estate Lawyers Association bad faith insurance claims hit and run accident Crystal Lake medical malpractice lawyer Barrington medical malpractice lawyers Barrington Traffic Lawyer severance agreements distracted driving accident victims Schaumburg life insurance attorney Schaumburg probate attorney estate tax Legal Info how to avoid common denials of life insurance claims compensatory time Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act criminal traffic violations criminal law pay when paid contract Rolling Meadows traffic law firm trustee probate lawyer Palatine injury attorney in terrorem provision insurance denials Buffalo Grove corporate attorney drug crime Illinois traffic attorney Illinois Human Rights Act Chicago estate planning healthcare slip and fall caregiver Long Grove estate planning attorneys Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers Palatine civil attorney traumatic brain injuries medical malpractice, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical mistake, Deer Creek medical malpractice lawyers Illinois business lawyer car accident lawyer Crystal Lake accident attorney contracts Illinois Probate Act of 1975 driving Crystal Lake civil litigation lawyer Deer Park motorcycle accident lawyer Buffalo Grove criminal defense lawyer Crystal Lake medical malpractice attorneys accidental death benefits changes to mortgage law personal injury, auto accident injuries, delayed injuries, serious injuries, Des Plaines personal injury attorneys employment attorney Illinois employee rights attorney. Palatine real estate lawyer DUI defense Inverness elder law lawyer trust payments IRA trust transfer traffic laws Palatine probate lawyer fault based insurance Illinois insurance claim attorney marijuana crimes attorney Illinois collections attorney Buffalo Grove traffic attorney Des Plaines injury law firm Buffalo Grove probate lawyer workers compensation TBI Rolling Meadows Traffic Lawyer Crystal Lake car accident attorney Illinois estate planning attorney murder charges Arlington Heights traffic attorney Arlington Heights insurance attorney Des Plaines Traffic Lawyer Arlington Heights Traffic Lawyer deadly crashes paid sick leave senior citizens Rolling Meadows probate lawyer Buffalo Grove car accident lawyer holiday statistics residential real estate Arlington Heights estate planning attorney car collision Illinois civil litigation lawyer homestead rights Palatine business attorney Palatine corporate attorney Long Grove real estate attorney commercial leases liability claims work unions Illinois Smoke Detector Act workplace sexual harassment Des Plaines claims law firm license reinstatement Deer Park personal injury lawyer personal injury accidents Long Grove estate planning Barrington employment law attorney trusts Illinois elder law attorney Buffalo Grove law firm estate planning trusts Chicago biking tips Fair Labor Standards Act Deer Park medical malpractice attorney forming a corporation in Illinois landlord tenant law caretaker rights Inverness civil lawyer Illinois insurance claims lawyers mass shooting Des Plaines real estate lawyer Chicago car accident lawyer digital assets, digital fiduciary, estate planning, digital content, Long Grove estate planning lawyers Illinois Rolling Meadows drug defense attorney Crystal Lake tax lawyer Transfer on Death Instrument Illinois registered agent estate planning, digital assets, Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, Illinois digital assets, Illinois estate planning, cell phone tower data material misrepresentation Illinois rollover accident lawyers Rolling Meadows personal injury attorney Crystal Lake law firm Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyer Illinois Sales Representative Act rollover accidents Schaumburg Buffalo Grove personal injury lawyer Rolling Meadows estate planning attorney Illinois personal injury lawyers Rolling Meadows insurance attorney Illinois workers compensation attorney denial of insurance claim capital gains tax drug possession employment lawyer Schaumburg Attorney Illinois small business Illinois workplace discrimination attorney murder Long Grove estate planning attorney life insurance lawyer unauthorized overtime car crashes disability benefits natural gas explosion liens Schaumburg car accident attorney Liquor Control Act Palatine employment lawyer slip and fall accidents Inverness insurance attorney Illinois personal injury employment law, Illinois employment laws Deer Park workers compensation lawyer Illinois defective products attorney Illinois insurance disputes Arlington Heights Attorney dynasty trusts personal injury claims Schaumburg criminal attorney Illinois medical malpractice claim BAIID Chicago employment lawyer real estate closing Arlington Heights accident attorney pet bites premises liability rest breaks Arlington Heights pedestrian accidents employees modern family estate planning insurance agents Crystal Lake pedestrian accident lawyer Schaumburg drug defense lawyer commercial leasing digital media accounts, estate planning, Arlington Heights estate planning attorney, Crystal Lake personal injury attorney Illinois lawyer Arlington Heights personal injury lawyer underfunded trust Arlington Heights real estate lawyer Des Plaines accident attorney DUI landlord beneficiary complications Colin H. Gilbert Arlington Heights criminal lawyer pizza emoji uninsured motorist trucking accident lawyers car accidents Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers Illinois criminal defense attorney Rolling Meadows Chicago insurance claim attorneys unfunded trust Home Remodeling Repair Act college kids Inverness probate lawyer civil rights violation Barrington estate planning attorney most common reasons for life insurance claim denials rollover car crashes spinal cord injury Arlington Heights tax lawyer Barrington employment attorney Thanksgiving Illinois speeding lawyer Rolling Meadows business lawyer insurance claim denial FMLA Crystal Lake pet attorney personal injury claim Des Plaines insurance attorney Illinois medical malpractice lawyers trench injuries Inverness traffic law firm Joliet general practice lawyers pregnant women Whistleblower Claims Illinois LLC creation Crystal Lake personal injury lawyer business litigation real estate contract Crystal Lake criminal defense attorney Illinois wills and trusts attorneys civil litigation Illinois tax attorney Schaumburg medical malpractice lawyer gift taxes construction accidents Rolling Meadows accident lawyer medical research loopholes cell phone accidents Rolling Meadows medical malpractice lawyers motorcycle accident lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts lawyer reckless homicide probate process filing a medical malpractice claim Illinois mortgages Arlington Heights trucking lawyer life insurance policy Illinois wills and trusts underinsured motorist Crystal Lake injury attorney Schaumburg personal injury attorney Deer Park traffic accident attorney license head on collisions traffic tickets motorcycle accident Illinois real estate lawyer dog bites privacy Schaumburg real estate lawyer Mount Prospect real estate lawyer power of attorney Kenilworth estate planning attorneys Schaumburg traffic lawyer insurance claim Illinois medical malpractice attorney South Barrington real estate attorney vacation home fines deed transfer jet ski accidents Deer Park employment law attorney medical malpractice claims privacy laws Arlington Heights employment law attorneys ken apicella Schaumburg corporate attorney operating agreements insurance negligence Illinois trucking safety nursing home negligence Class A misdemeanor Illinois trusts attorney Crystal Lake will lawyer personal injury icy parking lots Schaumburg estate planning attorney Illinois estate planning law firm Deer Park accident attorney low-ball insurance settlement underage DUI construction accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys, workers' compensation healthcare claims Palatine criminal defense lawyer products liability Chicago estate planning lawyer Deer Park DUI lawyer real estate attorneys Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Illinois personal injury attorney license suspension Rolling Meadows litigation lawyer employment law pedestrian accidents insurance attorney minimum wage bicycle dooring accidents Crystal Lake employment law attorney Rolling Meadows life insurance claim denial attorney Schaumburg elder law lawyer Illinois law IRA benefits traffic accidents Rolling Meadows criminal attorney Chicago will attorney Illinois motorcycle accident lawyer personal injury lawyer Palatine elder law attorney Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission blood alcohol content Deer Park criminal attorney Illinois job attorney child safety Palatine insurance lawyer Palatine traffic lawyer Illinois employment laws Illinois employment law attorneys Mount Prospect wills and trusts lawyers life insurance claim denial, denial of life insurance claim drunk driving fatal car accidents sole proprietorship DGAA controlled substance Illinois insurance attorney Mt Prospect Attorney Crystal Lake car accident lawyer construction contracts Chicago insurance law firm Rolling Meadows Attorney Rolling Meadows boating crash lawyer wrongful death Rolling Meadows real estate attorney home inspection lawyer drug crimes back injuries insurance claim dispute startup company product liability car accident Palatine trusts lawyer distracted driving accidents overtime pay wills and trusts insufficient documentation creditors Schaumburg estate attorney Palatine employment law lawyer Deer Park real estate law firm tax attorney Palatine employment attorney Inverness injury lawyer elder law Super Mario insurance claim dispute attorney Mount Prospect elder law attorney Employment Discrimination Law texting while driving estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows employment law attorneys Forcible Entry Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act Long Grove wills and trusts attorneys bicycle accidents Barrington criminal lawyer insurance claims insurance dispute attorney Crystal Lake estate planning lawyer Arlington Heights wills and trusts attorneys Schaumburg criminal law attorney Retaliatory Discharge Schaumburg employment attorney traffic violations defense Barrington life insurance lawyer auto accidents Des Plaines personal injury attorney small business foreclosure right to work Illinois jet ski accident lawyer Crystal Lake bike accident lawyer Palatine personal injury lawyer Chicago life insurance attorney top life insurance claim denials Barrington Illinois estate planning lawyer employment law, meal breaks, rest breaks, hotel employees, Des Plaines employment law attorneys insurance claim delay Chicago employment attorney Schaumburg civil litigation attorney agent Des Plaines tax law firm surgical mistakes federal crimes wrongful termination, employment law, whistleblower protections, Illinois employment laws, discrimination in the workplace Buffalo Grove insurance claim dispute lawyers Des Plaines collections attorney Illinois employment lawyer employee discrimination Barrington real estate lawyer Des Plaines drug lawyer denied insurance claims investment property problem employees swimming pools School Visitation Rights Act Arlington Heights car crash attorneys Des Plaines pet law attorney Illinois business law atorneys Family Medical Leave Act Illinois real estate spinal cord injuries denial of life insurance DUI attorney Barrington employment law firm advance healthcare directive employment contract traffic deaths marijuana Palatine punch death life insurance claims insurance disputes appealing an insurance claim real estate leasing Buffalo Grove personal injury attorney Kenilworth estate planning lawyer Rolling Meadows car accident lawyers Illinois employment law suspended license Affordable Care Act CAM social media after death Palatine drug lawyer Palatine life insurance lawyer elder abuse Inverness corporate attorney Illinois car accident attorney Illinois insurance lawyer Illinois driving without license Chicago attorney Do Not Resuscitate Rolling Meadows insurance dispute lawyers, insurance dispute criminal record PTSD Illinois construction accident attorney Des Plaines drug crimes lawyer Schaumburg estate planning lawyer Illinois red light cameras pedestrian accident Buffalo Grove traffic lawyers digital assets field sobriety test Inverness estate planning lawyer Colin Gilbert insurance agent negligence Kenilworth estate planning attorney Barrington personal injury attorney pedestrian-automobile accident Illinois wrongful termination lawyer Inverness real estate lawyer trauma after an accident Rolling Meadows corporate lawyer cause-of-death exclusions Schaumburg wrongful death attorney Illinois Transfer on Death Instrument probate claims process criminal defense Illinois estate planning special needs trust Illinois bicycle safety cell phone wage theft Chicago corporate attorney institutional trustee subcontractor Barrington injury attorney breathalyzer test golf accidents Illinois employment law attorney Crystal Lake traffic attorney living wills Illinois pedestrian accident attorney Des Plaines DUI attorney unpaid overtime Barrington criminal defense lawyer estate planning meal breaks insurance claim denials Illinois employment law firm vacation home boating DUI estate plan Crystal Lake insurance lawyer LLCs Barrington personal injury lawyer Detainer Actions loss of consortium health insurance dispute attorney fees preventing accidents

Archive