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pingman
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Red light cameras
I received a red light camera ticket in Baton Rouge....$117!!!! Anyway to get out of this? This is highway robbery! However, there is no pic of me driving....
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Caymus
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Member since Jul 2015
414 posts

re: Red light cameras
Don’t pay it. There are no repercussions


SouthEndzoneTiger
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2008
5702 posts

re: Red light cameras
There is a website. It will have the pic.


phutureisyic
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New Orleans
Member since Aug 2016
1551 posts

re: Red light cameras
There's at least one thread a week on this topic.


Cosmo
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re: Red light cameras
Dont pay it


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: Red light cameras
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Don’t pay it. There are no repercussions


Except to turn you over to a collection agency and have the non-payment of the fine end up on your credit report.

ETA: My son got a red light camera ticket while driving my Jeep. I have not paid this because it seems to me the city actually has no proof of him running the red light. He apparently was turning right on red, but did not come to a complete stop. However, all they have is a still photo of the Jeep in the right turn lane while the light is red. How do they know he did not stop?
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Parmen
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re: Red light cameras
Does Baton Rouge still have them unmarked or do they have signs up saying it’s photo enforced? Either way, why do you keep re-electing politicians who keep them up? Vote them out. A lot of state legislatures have banned them statewide.


Huck Finn
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2009
1963 posts

re: Red light cameras
I think WillCover put together the first, most comprehensive response.

TL;DR - don't pay. Challenge if they hit credit. It will evaporate.


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Korkstand
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Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Red light cameras
Does anyone know how much of a cut the private camera company gets from these fines? I think this is an industry that needs to be shut the frick down.


WaydownSouth
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Member since Nov 2018
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re: Red light cameras
Put in shredder


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pingman
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Delcambre, La
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re: Red light cameras
I searched and nothing came up.....sorry


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fallguy_1978
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Half mile from St George
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re: Red light cameras
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Does Baton Rouge still have them unmarked or do they have signs up saying it’s photo enforced?

There are signs. BR doesn't do anything if you don't pay them though.


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Breauxsif
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Member since May 2012
7544 posts

re: Red light cameras
They’ll send a second letter via mail that is coercive and threatening about paying the fine and late fee. I got one 7 years ago at the Coursey intersection and simply tore it up and threw it away.

The legality behind this scam is completely asinine. They send you a fine via mail and expect you to pay without mitigation? Completely unconstitutional.


LSUengr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
1275 posts

re: Red light cameras
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Except to turn you over to a collection agency and have the non-payment of the fine end up on your credit report. 


This is not true. Baton rouge's ordinance has no repercussions for non payment. A councilman went on record a few years ago encouraging people not to pay. Garbage can is where the ones I receive end up.


Duckhammer_77
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St. George Country Club
Member since Nov 2016
1546 posts

re: Red light cameras
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Except to turn you over to a collection agency and have the non-payment of the fine end up on your credit report.

yeah, and I told the collections bitch to pound sand. When I bought a truck two years ago, the finance guy and I had a good laugh about that. 840 credit score and the only negative marks were the two outstanding camera tickets in Gretna and New Orleans.


Jack Bauers HnK
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2008
3867 posts

re: Red light cameras
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Except to turn you over to a collection agency and have the non-payment of the fine end up on your credit report.


Can you not challenge an alleged debt on your credit report and force the debtee to produce proof that you agreed to a debt?


fallguy_1978
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Half mile from St George
Member since Feb 2018
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re: Red light cameras
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Except to turn you over to a collection agency and have the non-payment of the fine end up on your credit report.

They don't even do that. Just threaten to. My wife has a few that are years old.


tenderfoot tigah
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2004
5192 posts

re: Red light cameras
They eventually send to a collections company, but throw that away also. They can't legally do anything other than send threatening letters to the home the vehicle is registered too. I wasn't even driving the car in one of the pictures.


Tchefuncte Tiger
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Bat'n Rudge
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re: Red light cameras
Good info, guys, because I have no intention of paying this ticket.


upgrayedd
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re: Red light cameras
Does the same apply to speeding camera tickets?


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