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