I just got my first (last?) ticket from those red light cameras we’re all so excited about. I’ve read the arguments for and against them, but that’s not my issue. I want to know if this one might be worth contesting.
That’s my blue car at the light in the pix below. My argument would be that I was turning right, so it’s difficult to tell whether I came to a full stop or not. Honestly, I don’t know, because sometimes I do just slow down and then turn if it’s clear. But I would imagine that the camera catches anything going through the light on red, whether it’s a turn or not. The pix are only 1.4 sec apart, but I can’t tell if I’m stopped in the first one or not.
This ticket is $130, which seems crazy to me, but I’m sure it’ll be a pain in the ass to contest it, so I’ll just grin and pay it if I don’t have an argument. Anyone have any experience with this kind of thing or have a recommendation?