Red Light Camera Tickets in the City of Los Angeles

Last summer the city of Los Angeles decided to stop using red light cameras to ticket violators. It was rumored that an LA City Red Light Camera tickets did not have to be paid however it was never made official. Until now…

Just recently, the media has been buzzing after the Los Angeles Police Commission made an announcement that they would no longer be pursuing those with unpaid Red Light Tickets issued by city of Los Angeles.

Unfortunately this recent buzz has also caused much confusion. People are wondering if they still have to pay for a ticket issued, not necessarily in the City of LA, but the County of LA, and if they currently have a court date set up for an old red light camera ticket issued by the City of LA if they still have to show up?

There are still cameras being operated throughout the county of LA and if you received one of those, it is unfortunately a valid ticket. As for red light camera tickets issued by the City, the cameras were shut off last summer so you should not have received one after that time period.

If you received one prior to the time they were shut off and never responded to the court to pay the thing rumor has it you no longer have to pay. If you received a LA city traffic ticket prior to the time the cameras were shut off and you have a pending court date with the court and you choose to ignore at this point, you risk getting a Failure to Appear, which is classified as a misdemeanor in most cases. –  blog submitted by, helping drivers contest and dismiss their traffic tickets. 

If you get cited for a red light photo ticket, contact us at or call us at (800) 850-8038.  For Spanish, please visit or call (818) 584-3689.  For more information on how can help to beat your cell phone ticket, visit or call (800) 850-8038.

This blog was written to provide information related to traffic tickets in California, is based on opinion only, is not legal advice, and is for informational purposes only.

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