Right now, red light cameras are being highly debated in Arizona.
Although many major cities are using them, some question if being
served via mail is legal. If a camera catches you running a red light,
they mail you the citation, which you are required to sign and send
back, according to the paperwork. However, by signing, you are
acknowledging, “I ran a red light” and waiving your rights to be served
the ticket in person.
However, if you ignore the ticket, most courts in Arizona will suspend
your license and issue additional fines. You best course of action is
to call a lawyer for advice about how to handle any ticket you get in
Keep in mind, though, that you should never run a red light in the
first place. Tickets are meant to discourage this activity, since it
can be very dangerous for you and others on the road. Instead of
saying, “I ran a red light ticket” and shrugging it off – pay your
ticket and learn from your past actions.
Dangers of Running Red Lights
Red lights are set in place in high traffic areas to help vehicles
and pedestrians cross intersections safely. Intersection cameras and
police officers issue an Arizona red light ticket in order to
discourage running red lights. Read
Number of Texas Red Light Tickets Issued
Red light tickets are citations that are given out when you run a
red light. This can be done in person or by mail after an Arizona red
light camera catches you running the light. In both cases, fines can be
steep. In addition, if you go through a red light, chances are that you
were also speeding, so you may get more than one citation. Read more...
Red Light Camera Locations
Red light cameras are everywhere! Find one close to you by clicking
on your city. Read
What Are Traffic Lights?
Traffic lights are structures placed at the intersection of two
roads. Using different colored lights, they let drivers know when it is
their turn to go across the intersection. Wherever there's an
intersection, there's the possibility of an accident if two cars try to
cross at the same time. The purpose of a traffic light is to keep
wrecks and other traffic accidents from happening by allowing traffic
to proceed in an orderly manner, one direction at a time. Signals
connected to red lights also indicate when it's safest for pedestrians
to cross, reducing the number of people on foot who get hit by cars. Read more...
What To Do If You Ran a Red Light
In Arizona, fines for running red lights are steep. If you are
caught by a police officer, you can expect up to $250 in fines, and if
you’re caught by an Arizona red light camera, you can expect up to $165
in fines. Read