Traffic Ticket Attorney

Right Turn on Red: Can You Get a Red Light Camera Ticket?

August 12, 2013

At The Ticket Clinic, we have seen many turning right on a red light camera tickets.  The red light camera laws state that a red light camera ticket cannot be issued if the driver makes the turn in a “careful and prudent” manner.  While Florida law requires the driver to come to a full stop and a police officer can issue a ticket in person if the driver does not come to a full stop, the red light camera tickets have a lower standard.  Yet, because of the vague language cities are taking a liberal reading of “careful and prudent” and issuing red light camera tickets if the driver does not come to a full stop.  Many individuals are unaware of this distinction between and chose to simply pay the red light camera ticket because they think they must be guilty.  But as long as a pedestrian, bike or oncoming car, a rolling stop when making a right on red that is made carefully should not be a citable offense.

If you have questions about a red light camera ticket for making a right turn on red, contact us at 1.800.CITATION.  For over 30 years, The Ticket Clinic has handled solely traffic related offenses and DUI.  We are leading the fight against red light cameras!