What is the Penalty?

The penalty for a photo enforced red light running violation is a $50 penalty and no court costs are associated with the penalty. The violation is a civil matter. There are no driver license points assessed and there are no insurance implications. By law, the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance companies cannot be notified of the offense. This violation does not affect drivers that are on probation with the court or with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The operator of the vehicle is liable for the monetary penalty imposed from information obtained from the red light camera system. The video and photographed evidence of the red light violation will be available for review and inspection by the registered owner or driver of the vehicle. There is a legal presumption that the registered owner, lessee, or renter of the vehicle was the person who committed the violation. This presumption can be challenged by affidavit or testimony under oath in open court that the owner, lessee, or renter was not the driver at the time of the violation.

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1. Why do we need this?
2. How does it work?
3. How many intersections will be monitored?
4. Do red light running cameras really reduce crashes at intersections?
5. Do cameras photograph every vehicle passing through an intersection?
6. What kind of violation will be issued and what would the penalty be?
7. How will I know which intersections have red light cameras?
8. How is the timing interval determined between the red, yellow and green traffic lights at an intersection?
9. Isn't the main purpose of red light cameras to make money?
10. Does the system enforce running right turns on red?
11. What happens if my vehicle is caught running a red light?
12. How do I review the violation and pay the penalty?
13. Does the City of Chesapeake have a local ordinance as required by Virginia State Code 15.2-968.1?
14. Why did the City of Chesapeake give drivers a 30-day red light running warning period at the location where a camera system is activated?
15. What happens if an officer issues a summons to the driver of a vehicle and the red light camera also captures the vehicle during the red light running violation?
16. What happens when the camera captures a Chesapeake city vehicle?
17. What happens when the camera captures a commercial motor vehicle or a vehicle that is owned by a company or state or local agency that has a fleet of vehicles?
18. What if I still have additional questions?
19. What is Virginia's "Right Turn on Red" Law?
20. What is the criteria for choosing intersections for photo enforcement?
21. What is the process for the violation enforcement?
22. What is the process for viewing the violation?
23. What is the Penalty?
24. How Can I Learn More?