Short yellow light – enough for judge to dismiss this camera ticket

Red light camera tickets are still a hot topic. They can easily set you back $400 – $600 each, so it’s no wonder so many of them are being challenged.

There are tons of rules saying how the red light camera systems have to be operated and sometimes those rules are broken. Tsk. Tsk. For example, a Riverside Court of Appeal overturned a red light camera ticket earlier this year, after finding state rules regarding the timing of yellow light intervals were not followed (see People v. Rekte).  You may never heard of Trial by Declaration, but it’s one of the California traffic court system’s little known secrets. It’s a great way to challenge your red light camera traffic ticket without ever going to court or hiring a lawyer. – 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.

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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