Originally Posted by DeWat
Here in the DC area, the municipalities are happy because everyone looks at it like an "All Win" situation. The municipality wins because they get their money. The driver wins because while they got caught, they didn't get any points... photo tickets do not have points. With that said, I am shocked seeing here how some have to go to traffic school. I can understand being responsible for the ticket if it's your vehicle, but how do they prove who's driving. Do those photo cameras out west have frontal pics as well?
You're lucky you live in DC (just kidding, you're really not.
), here in AZ you
DO get points for photo tickets.
The first ticket, photo or live stop, you can go to traffic school and you don't get a point,
but the "Fees" are usually equal to the ticket fine. And you can
only do that once every 2 years.
Any ticket after that is full bore, and traffic school is mandatory for all red
And yes, when you get a photo ticket here, they mail you the ticket with
a frontal photo showing your face (ticket not sent if face is not clear),
a photo of your license plate, and 2 photos of you entering the intersection
after the light turned red.
On the photo is printed location, date time, how long the light was yellow,
how long the light was red before you entered the intersection, and how
fast you were going.
Also an online link to a short video of you running the red light.
And they add an extra $87 if the photo shows you weren't wearing
a seat belt.
Don't ask me how I know all this.