What Happens If You Run a Red Light By Accident?

Even though it does happen, the majority of people do not purposefully run red lights. The vast majority of people who run red lights are stopped because they narrowly miss the warning of a yellow light. If your car was caught running a red light, you can anticipate paying about $158 in fines, and if you were stopped by a police officer, even more.

Your license will receive four additional points, and your insurance rates will increase. If you accumulate too many points, your license will be suspended.

What if you unintentionally ran a red light?

Usually, there is substantial evidence to support the claim that you did run a red light. Red-light cameras photograph your license plate and display in plain view where your car was when the incident occurred. If you think this was an error, you can dispute it with a red light camera violation attorney.

Some red-light violations are even issued in situations where they shouldn’t be, like when you weren’t the driver or when you were making a legal right turn on red. Technology and machines occasionally have issues.

If you receive one of these tickets, you can argue that you avoided the danger by driving through a yellow light or that you were forced to do so in order to avoid it.

Sometimes it’s not your fault that you get a red light ticket. A Miami traffic ticket lawyer can assist you in establishing your innocence if you have reason to believe your ticket was wrongfully issued.

If you wish to contest a traffic violation, such as a speeding ticket, or if you believe you received an unfair red light camera ticket, contact a red light camera violation attorney at Hochman & Goldin, P.A. 

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