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post #16 of 62
Don't they take a picture of the licesne plate and based on that they ticket the CAR and not the driver for the fine?

It's not like if you get a parking ticket the cop waits for you to come back to your car to cite you.
post #17 of 62
That's a double whammy...I hope everything works out for you, Brian.
post #18 of 62
Brian- Really sorry to hear about the job. On the subject of the ticket... I did receive one in D.C. about 3 weeks after running a light and the fine was something between $40-60 if I remember correctly. Hope you get a more interesting job with higher pay after this awful day of yours.
post #19 of 62
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
Don't they take a picture of the licesne plate and based on that they ticket the CAR and not the driver for the fine? It's not like if you get a parking ticket the cop waits for you to come back to your car to cite you.
Well if you can get some one to admit they got the ticket in your car they will transfer the ticket to them, otherwise the owner of the car is automatically sent a ticket in the mail. When I got one it was $50 dollar fine with no points. My city actually ended up removing them, because they lost money from what they were paying the company every year. Btw you can get license plate spray that will block red light cameras from getting an accurate photo. Link: http://www.phantomplate.com/
post #20 of 62
In California, running a red light is about $300. If you protest it long enough and go through the level of appeals up to the county level you might get the fine reduced, however it will still probably count on your driving record.

I hate those cameras, I am actually worried today about one as well. The yellow happened where I would have had to have slammed on my breaks or have it turn red while I am in the intersection.
post #21 of 62
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Originally Posted by onion View Post
Well if you can get some one to admit they got the ticket in your car they will transfer the ticket to them, otherwise the owner of the car is automatically sent a ticket in the mail. When I got one it was $50 dollar fine with no points. My city actually ended up removing them, because they lost money from what they were paying the company every year.

Btw you can get license plate spray that will block red light cameras from getting an accurate photo.
Link: http://www.phantomplate.com/

Good idea, I keep meaning to buy some of that plate spray stuff. I'm gonna pick some up right now. Those fuckers. I assume it only works on ones where there is a flash though. Many of the ones in Davis don't have the sensors that take the pictures, they use technology to analyze the actual images.
post #22 of 62
Crap always piles on. Walk tall, shoe.

~ Huntsman
post #23 of 62
Shit Brian, that sucks. The ticket is nothing compared to the job lost. PM me if there is anything I can do.
post #24 of 62
In California the fine is approx. $321 per the Uniform Bail Schedule. Your chances of getting that fine amount reduced by going to trial are slim to none. And if you go to trial and lose, the judge will typically refuse to allow you to go to traffic school. If someone else was driving, the ticket comes with an affidavit that allows you to dime out the actual driver.

Those sprays and plate covers do not defeat many of the current camera systems. You are better off removing your plates.
post #25 of 62
Brian, That sucks, brother! Hope you could bounce right back up soon!!!
post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by shoe View Post
can you believe this as well?

i just got let go at my work.


truth.

Shit. Good luck and hang in there.
post #27 of 62
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Originally Posted by Get Smart View Post
There is a story (true or urban myth) of a guy who was driving with a female associate, went thru and got photo ticketed, but his companion happened to be reaching down for something at her feet and when his wife opened the ticket, she saw a photo of what looks like a woman giving him roadhead, divorced him for all he's worth, so he ended up sueing the city for millions. True story? Probably not, but one that's made the rounds.

I remember an episode of "Home Improvement" that I saw when I was a kid that had a similar situation, which could be the birth of the legend, or based off it. In the episode, Tim Allen goes out in his son's car with the mechanic who fixed it, played by guest star Jenny McCarthy. He gets nailed at a light by the camera stopping and putting his arm up to block McCarthy flying forward, and his hand is on her boobs. The wife opens up the mailed ticket thinking the son got a ticket and of course she chews him out. The basis of the urban myth or a hijacking of it? Will we ever know?
post #28 of 62
Sorry to hear about your continued run of bad luck... first you sell off your decadents and your wife has to go back to Korea, now this... Hope your luck changes for the better soon -- you're one of the good ones.
post #29 of 62
Sorry to hear about your job. You may want to check out:

http://www.highwayrobbery.net/

PS-I have no connection to the site
post #30 of 62
Sorry to hear about your misfortune on both fronts. For those going forward with Garmin GPS, there is a website that supplies locations of these camera and traps. You download the list to a SD card and then upload to Garmin, it will then beep when you are approaching the intersection. If I remember the website I will post.
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