Westmont, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I received three red light camera tickets in 12 month. Will it result in a moving violations and take my driver license?

In Illinois

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Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins
Answered
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hello Asker,

Fortunately no. Because they cannot verify that you were driving the vehicle, red light cameras NEVER count as moving violations. Therefore, the rule related to receiving 3 convictions in 12 months does not apply because it requires they be point offenses (offenses governing the movement of vehicles).

When you review 625 ILCS 5/11-208.6(j) (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=062500050K11-208.6), it says that they are not moving violations. The exception to this is in circumstances where a camera catches you and an officer pulls you over. In that situation, it can be a moving violation.

With that said, please take note of subsection (e) and the penalty for suspension for failing to pay 5 or more of these automated tickets.

I hope that helps and let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

Jason A. Wilkins

Traffic Attorney

(630) 445-2293

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