Cities That Have Refunded Red Light Camera Tickets In The Past

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Some cities have implemented programs that offer refunds or have refunded red light camera tickets under certain circumstances.  

Here are a few examples of cities that have implemented refund programs or have refunded red light camera tickets in the past:

Chicago, Illinois: In 2019, Chicago agreed to refund millions of dollars in red light camera tickets after it was revealed that some of the cameras were improperly calibrated. The city offered refunds to eligible motorists who had received tickets during a specified period.

Los Angeles, California: In 2011, Los Angeles agreed to refund around $6 million in red light camera fines after it was discovered that the yellow light timings at some intersections did not meet the required standards. Eligible motorists were able to request a refund.

New Orleans, Louisiana: In 2010, New Orleans agreed to refund $1.8 million in red light camera tickets after a federal judge ruled that the city had violated state law by not allowing motorists to contest the tickets before paying them.

South San Francisco, California: Mayor Mark Addiego says the city contacted motorists caught by the red light cameras in 2010 to pay back the $446 fine or the cost of traffic school. Officials say the refund will cost the city at least $1.4 million, in addition to thousands in staff costs needed to help figure out whom to refund.   The refunds cost the city at least $1.4 million.

These are just a few examples, and it's important to note that policies and practices can change over time. It's advisable to consult the specific policies and regulations of the city where the red light camera ticket was issued for the most up-to-date information regarding refunds.


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