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Red Light Safety FAQ's

What is a red light running violation?
Where are the red light cameras located in Baton Rouge?
If I am in the intersection when the light is yellow and the light changes to red will I receive a Notice of Violation?
Why did I receive this Notice of Violation?
What if I am not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation?
Will my insurance rates be affected?
Is this only a revenue generating program?
What if I was issued a Notice of Violation from an Officer for the exact same offense?
What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?
I paid the violation; why did I receive another notice?
I donít believe I ran a red light and want to discuss my case with someone.
What is an Administrative Adjudication Hearing?
What company provides the red light camera program in Baton Rouge?

What is a red light running violation?

A violation has occurred if, when while facing a steady red traffic signal, your vehicle proceeded into such an intersection without stopping and standing until an indication to proceed was shown or your vehicle made a right hand turn, or a left hand turn from a one-way street onto another one-way street, while facing a steady red signal without first coming to a complete stop and not proceeding until it was safe to do so and yielding right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully in an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.

Where are the red light cameras located in Baton Rouge?

For detailed description and image of the location of the cameras.

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If I am in the intersection when the light is yellow and the light changes to red will I receive a Notice of Violation?

No. The automated camera system only becomes active once the red light is showing. It will not capture a vehicle if the vehicle enters the intersection prior to the light changing to red. If you entered the intersection on yellow, it is legal to clear the intersection if the light turned red while you were still in the intersection.

Why did I receive this Notice of Violation?

Based upon images captured by the automated camera system, your vehicle was determined to have entered the listed intersection while the signal for your vehicles direction of travel was emitting a steady red signal. As the owner of the vehicle, the Notice of Violation is mailed to you. For every violation captured by the automated camera system, the images and video are reviewed by ATS for quality control purposes and by the Baton Rouge Police Department for determination if a violation has occurred before a Notice of Violation is issued and mailed to the vehicleís registered owner.

What if I am not the driver/owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation?

If your vehicle was being operated by a person other than the owner at the time of violation, you may transfer liability for the violation to the person who was operating the vehicle at the time and place of the violation. There are instructions on the back of your notice that detail the liability transfer process. You may submit an Affidavit of Non-Liability to the Violation Process Center before the due date. An Affidavit of on-Liability form may be downloaded from www.ViolationInfo.com.

Will my insurance rates be affected?

No, this is a civil infraction that is not reported to any insurance agencies.

Is this only a revenue generating program?

No. This is a safety program. Red light camera enforcement programs have been shown to reduce red light violations and intersection crashes. Numerous worldwide studies as well as the experience of many other US cities, indicate significant decreases in red light running violations and collisions after cameras were installed. Other intersections not monitored by automated enforcement may also experience a decrease in violations and accidents as a result of the presence of this automated enforcement in other areas of the community.

What if I was issued a Notice of Violation from an Officer for the exact same offense?

The Traffic Ticket issued by the officer takes precedent over the automated camera system Notice of Violation. You must appear in an Administrative Adjudicative Hearing with the traffic ticket and the Notice of Violation and the Adjudicative Hearing Officer will take the appropriate actions.

What happens if I ignore the Notice of Violation?

Failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability prior to the due date of the Notice of Violation is an admission of liability, and failure to appear at the Administrative Adjudication Hearing after having requested a hearing is an admission of liability and constitutes a waiver of the right to appeal. Failure to pay the civil penalty by the due date shall result in the imposition of a late-payment fee of $35. for payments between 1-59 days past the due date and $50. for payments greater than 60 days past due. If the second notice remains unpaid, collections proceedings and entry of a judgment against you may proceed.

I paid the violation; why did I receive another notice?

The notice you just received could be for additional violations or it could be a second notice which is now a past due notice. If it is a past due notice, chances are that your payment and the notice crossed in the mail. It can take as many as 10 business days to show in the system once it has reached our office. Call 1-866-790-4111 to confirm that your payment was received.

I donít believe I ran a red light and want to discuss my case with someone.

You must request an Administrative Adjudicative Hearing on or before the due date listed on your notice. There are instructions on the back of your notice that detail the steps that need to be taken to request a hearing. Detach the coupon located at the bottom of your Notice of Violation, sign the back of the coupon and mail the signed coupon and any supportive documents in the envelope provided. An Administrative Adjudicative Hearing will be scheduled and you will be notified in writing of the time and place of your hearing.

What is an Administrative Adjudication Hearing?

An Administrative Adjudication Hearing is an opportunity in which you may appear in front of a city-appointed Administrative Hearing Officer and discuss the circumstances surrounding your Notice of Violation.

What company provides the red light camera program in Baton Rouge?

Baton Rouge has contracted with American Traffic Solutions Inc. to provide the red light camera enforcement program. ATS will install and maintain all equipment related to this program and process all violations captured by the equipment.