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Old 10-Sep-2008, 09:23 AM
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red light camera

Ok so on monday it was probably around 11 at night I was driving along kingston rd which is a 60 zone and happned to ever so slightly miss the light.

I knew i just missed it and since it was dark i saw the camera flash so i know im going to be getting something in the mail.

The thing is though....it was really rainy out that night and the reason i did not slam the brakes is a really didnt feel confident in stopping in time.
There were no other cars around at all if that makes any difference.

Would I have any chance of me explaining this in court? Or is there no fighting the camera?

Also if I do end up with it, do these tickets effect my insurance and how bad is this on my record.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 09:30 AM
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Its just a fine, no demerit points.

Think you will have to go to court to fight the ticket. They are reviewed before they are mailed out, so there is a chance they will reject it. But slim.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 09:35 AM
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the cam doesn't prove YOU were driving, just that your car ran the red light. If you lent your car out and someone else ran a red it wouldn't be fair to you to get points.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 01:59 PM
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blowing a red light is 3 points.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by k_r_a_c_k_e_r View Post
blowing a red light is 3 points.
It is if you get stopped by a cop. With the camera, they cant prove who was driving so its just a fine to the registered owner of the car.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 04:24 PM
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^^ really??.. gah, why couldnt I of got a redlight camera!..
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 04:54 PM
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I'm pretty sure it is classified by insurance as a minor ticket.

So add roughly 20% to your current rate.
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Old 10-Sep-2008, 05:11 PM
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I've had a red light camera ticket before. It's just like a parking ticket. No points. It's not an HTA ticket but a municipal one. No insurance problems because it goes against the licence plate owner, not the driver.

The City of Toronto has a FAQ section
http://www.toronto.ca/transportation...ameras/faq.htm
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There might not have been a camera in the box. Just wait and see. They shuffle the cameras all over town, and I think it flashes regardless.
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Old 15-Sep-2008, 01:10 PM
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^ yup, my brother got flashed once but never got a tickit
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