Railroad Crossing Tickets

Motorists Beware Camera Enforcement Systems Can Ticket For More Than Just a Red Light

Whenever someone mentions they got one of those “photo tickets” in the mail, everyone would assume it’s a red light photo ticket. However, a red light violation is not the only thing that Camera Enforcement Systems can be used for.

One should be especially wary at railroad crossings. The vehicle code section governing stops at railroad crossings states in part: “The driver of any vehicle or pedestrian approaching a railroad or rail transit grade crossing shall stop not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail and shall not proceed until he or she can do so safely...”

Furthermore, it states this relating to camera enforcement: “Whenever a railroad or rail transit crossing is equipped with an automated enforcement system, a notice of a violation of this section is subject to the procedures provided in Section 40518.”

What this means, in a nutshell, is that a ticket for failing to stop at a railroad crossing can be mailed to you just like a ticket for failing to stop at a red light, so drive careful you never know who (what?) is watching.

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