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