Suffolk County Red Light Camera Tickets

Suffolk County has followed Nassau County’s lead and installed numerous red light cameras. These tickets are $50 each but do not carry points or negative insurance consequences.

Below is the list of Suffolk County red light camera locations currently known to us.

Intersection                                Town           Direction

27N @ CR112 Johnson Ave     Bohemia           SB
27N @ CR112 Johnson Ave     Bohemia           WB
27N @ CR112 Johnson Ave     Bohemia           NB
27N @ CR112 Johnson Ave     Bohemia           EB
28 NSR @ Rt112                        E Patchogue    SB
27 NSR @ Rt 112                       E Patchogue    WB
LIE NSR @ Wheeler Road      Hauppauge      SB
LIE NSR @ Wheeler Road      Hauppauge     WB
454 @ Motor Parkway             Islandia           NB
454 @ Motor Parkway             Islandia          SB
454 @ Motor Parkway             Islandia          EB
454 @ Motor Parkway             Islandia          WB
454 @ Suffolk Ave                    Islandia          NB
454 @ Suffolk Ave                    Islandia          SB
LIE NSR @ Motor Parkway   Lakeland          SB
LIE NSR @ Motor Parkway   Lakeland          WB
LIE NSR @ Old Nichols Rd   Lakeland          SB
LIE NSR @ Old Nichols Rd   Lakeland          WB
LIE NSR @ Ocean Ave            Lakeland          SB
LIE NSR @ Ocean Ave            Lakeland          WB
LIE SSR @ Ocean Ave             Lakeland          NB
LIE SSR @ Ocean Ave             Lakeland          EB
LIE NSR @ Ronkonkoma Ave    Ronkonkoma        SB
LIE NSR @ Ronkonkoma Ave    Ronkonkoma        WB
Rt 25 @ Pidgeon Hill                S Huntington  EB
Rt 25 @ Pidgeon Hill                S Huntington  WB

Middle County (R25) and Boyle Road in Selden

Middle Country Road (Rt 25) and Patchogue-Mt Sinai Road (CR83) in Selden

Per RJ, the following are new locations:

Old Town Rd
Mark Tree Rd
Stony Brook Rd
Rt 25 (Middle Country Rd)

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  • Violation Date: Mar 31, 2016 13:37:27

    Speed Limit: 40 mph

    Yellow Time: 4.3 sec Red Time: 1 sec

    Location: CR 4, Commack Rd @ Marcus Blvd/Tanger Dwy – NB

    I was turning right on yellow light. Why I got this ticket? It is $ 50+ $ 30 administrative fee+$25 late fee+$ 3 process fee. What is that?? I do not think I should pay for that. It does not make any sense!

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  • Why is it I never see a cop obey the law regarding red light cameras? I thought it would apply to everyone. I know they think they are way above the law, but come on!!!

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  • Hey, just wondering how long it takes to receive a red light ticket? I was already in the intersection of old town and 83 but on coming traffic wouldn’t allow me to make the turn.. And I know the light changed while I was waiting.. But it was definitely green when I was in the intersection. I don’t live at the registered address anymore, and I’m not sure my ex will let me know I got the letter.. This occured on 3-22-16… Should I have received it by now?

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  • Hi Matthew,

    This is something that happens a lot — at a four-way intersection (two two-way roads crossing), cars will often linger in the middle of the intersection hoping to make their let-hand turn before the light turns red, yet having to wait for oncoming traffic to clear. The best outcome is that you make the turn while the light is still green, or at worst yellow. If you get stuck in the intersection when it turns red, because oncoming traffic never permitted you to turn, are you out of luck with regards to getting a ticket if it is a light with cameras?

    Here is a slightly different scenario that also happens a lot — the same four-way intersection, but instead of going into the intersection, I just go a little over the warning ling on the road, hoping to be able to make the turn, yet leaving myself a chance to back up a little bit if I see the light turn yellow, which is what happened to me today. Is it okay to be about halfway over the white line in the road, but never crossing into the intersection?

    Thanks,
    Jake H.

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  • Can you recommend an attorney who does fight red light tix? I received one two years ago after a huge snowstorm. Due to plowing, I was not completely in right turn lane so that even though I had a green arrow to turn right, the camera seems to have thought I was going straight through the red light. And, even though you can see this clearly on the video via county’s website, they will not void it. I sent in a written plea as soon as I’d received it and never heard another thing, but they just sent me an overdue notice for $105 and no opportunity for appeal. They wonder why people hate and distrust gov’t?

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    • Maura,

      I do not know of any attorney who fights red light camera tickets. Because they carry 0 points and do not affect your insurance rates, there is no real reason to hire a lawyer to fight such tickets.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Jake Hendrickson
    March 20, 2016 3:41 am

    Hi Matt,

    Here is a question for you… Do red light cameras take photos in order to give out tickets for vehicles that do not immediately stop for an emergency vehicle with flashing lights (whether it be an ambulance, firetruck, police, etc.) coming from the opposite direction on a two lane street?

    Even though the light was green, it really seemed like the camera went off as I went through it (there was a single, bright flash) as an emergency vehicle was approaching from the opposite direction (which I thought was a police car pulling somebody over).

    Have you ever heard of such a thing? Is it even possible to gauge such an event accurately??

    JH

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    • Jack Hendrickson,

      I’m pretty sure that you are “safe”. The red light cameras are only to enforce motorists who disobey red lights (not those who fail to yield to emergency vehicles while the light is green).

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Marilyn Doyle
    March 18, 2016 10:41 am

    Hi Matt..

    I got a red light camera ticket on Vets Highway for allegedly going through a westbound red light at the intersection of Vets Highway and Lincoln Ave. I have proof that the time stamp on the ticket is off by about 3 minutes, so I filed a discovery motion to either prove or disprove this camera was malfunctioning. I brought one copy of the motion to the Dennison Building so I could serve it on the prosecuting attorney. I was told to give it the the clerk, who told me “discovery” does not apply to red light tickets. I asked her to put that in writing, but she wouldn’t. I also faxed over the discovery motion request to a supervisor at the private contractor in Colorado.

    This information is vital to my defense.

    My question is….if they do not provide me with the information I requested, I intend to ask for a dismissal.

    Realistically speaking, do you think the judge will grant me one based on the failure to provide me what I need to to mount a proper defense?

    Thanks very much…

    Marilyn

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  • Hi Matthew,
    My wife and I live in Massachusetts. We were on Long Island a few months ago for a wedding. I made a turn at a right light without coming to a complete stop. There were no cars coming, and it was safe. Something I would do at home. I had no idea I was on camera. A few weeks later, I got a lovely video and $80 ticket. Are these tickets legal? Do I have to pay it? It is from some company in Maryland, not NY State or Suffolk County. If I don’t pay it, will it impact my Mass license or registration?

    Thanks, Matt

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    • Matt G,

      Yes, sadly, red light camera tickets are legal and I do recommend that you pay it. Failure to pay could impact your credit rating (and possibly worse).

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Justin Abualjadail
    March 4, 2016 3:27 pm

    Matthew, I just received a red light violation in the mail for an infraction at the intersection of Rt 110 and Jericho Tpke. The light has a right turn arrow. The video shows my vehicle approaching and turning as the right turn arrow changes from yellow to red with my turn occurring about a second after the switch from yellow to red. You can see my brake lights on as I approach, indicating I intended to stop, but as there seemed like enough time to make the yellow, I proceeded. Is it worth the fight? I live out in Queens and would have to travel to fight the ticket. I assume it would be in Hauppauge. Additionally, if there is a $30 administrative fee then the ticket’s true value is $80 right? Why call it $50 and $30? That’s just semantics, no? There’s no way to avoid the $30 administrative fee, correct?

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    • Justin Abualjadail,

      Because the video shows your turn occurring about a second AFTER the switch from yellow to red, I doubt that you can beat this ticket.

      Sorry.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Mikhail Egorov
    February 22, 2016 6:47 am

    Hello.
    I’ve noticed a charge on my credit card by the car rental company after 6 months since I was renting a car while visiting NYC and Long Island area in Sept 2015. Rental company sent me a citation note with link to Suffolk Stops on Red with the video of me making a right turn on red light.

    Citation Number: S15-000285390
    Violation Date: Sep 07, 2015 12:52:14
    Speed Limit: 40 mph
    Yellow Time: 4.3 sec Red Time: 0.9 sec
    Location: CR 4, Commack Rd @ Marcus Blvd/Tanger Dwy – NB

    I do not remember any signs “Do not turn on Red” on the way; however I did not make a full stop before turning; as it was a yellow light which turned into red. Red Time: 0.9 sec. Video showed that 3 cars following me did exactly the same move so they likely to get the same ticket.

    Is there a chance to fight this one? After all I was charged for 122 USD (o/w 12 is a rental company fee) which is significant for me.
    Is there a way to fight remotely (email/phone) as currently I’m located outside the US?

    Thanks.

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  • I got a red light camera ticket sent to my moms house ( i live in FL where my car is registered to) and have received a ticket prior to my true address (different infraction) but from what I understand the law states the ticket needs to be sent to the address of registration, do I have a chance at fighting this. The light was yellow when my front tires went over it and red when my backs went over it, I made a right @ the intersection and it was raining, I am more fighting with the address thing then the weather, please advise me if I can fight this.

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  • John Henderson
    December 27, 2015 3:15 pm

    There are cameras at both the eastbound and westbound entrances for the LIE at Rt 111. When I am heading south on 111 and want to get onto the the LIE service road heading west, what is the best practice to follow, so that I am not constantly wondering if I’ll be getting a ticket in the mail for making a right on red?

    *There are no signs saying ‘No Right on Red’, so I assume that I am allowed to make a right on red. Is this a correct assumption? If so, what is the strict rule (or best practice) that I should follow when making that turn? Do I need to make a full stop and wait 3 seconds before commencing to make the turn?

    This turn can get very annoying, especially when you have cars behind you that are honking at you to make the turn.

    Reply
    • John Henderson,

      You can make a right on red at any intersection (outside of New York City) where there are no signs prohibiting such a turn. However, you must come to a complete stop (all four wheels stop moving) before you can make the right.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Robert Slattery
    December 26, 2015 7:43 am

    Quick question. My parents, Long Island natives were up there in August for my uncles funeral. This was a police escorted procession. During the procession my parents ran a red light and have been sent a ticket in the mail. They live in NC now. They have contacted Suffolk County regarding this and have been denied from the beginning. The funeral director has faxed a notorized letter stating they were in the procession. They have been given a hearing date for March. At what point does this end? This is adding insult to injury after the death of my fathers baby brother. Going there is not a financial hardship by any means, however the principle of the matter is what is at stake here. Any assistance you could provide will be greatly appreciated. I am personally in the process of sending my own response on their behalf requesting a formal hearing or discussion by telephone with someone in that office. Their smugness and ignorance appear to know no bounds. Maybe allowing them to explain the asinine excuses will help. Thank you.

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    • Robert Slattery,

      Wow! This is a horrible story. Did you ask the court if you could submit a writing for your trial rather than appearing? This seems like a good solution if allowed. NYC allows “trials by mail” so perhaps Suffolk County will allow it too.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Hi

    I gave my car to one of my friends (who is added in my insurance) and out of the country for three months.

    My friend told me that he was not aware of camera’s and he said there is a possibility of getting tickets.

    Unfortunately I am not living in the house where my car/driver license registered. The house owner said he did not receive any mails.

    Is there anyway to check if there were any tickets for my car, online?

    Thanks
    J Hewitt

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    • Jason Hewitt,

      You can go to or call the Suffolk County Traffic Violations & Parking Agency, located at H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788. It’s phone number is (631) 853-3800.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • See you don’t get to Huntington Township. Red light cameras are located at Larkfield Road and Jericho Turnpike. Elwood Road and Jericho Turnpike, and !!0 and Jericho Turnpike, all very dangerous and extremely active locations.

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  • I just received a ticket for not stopping for turning right at a red light. I’m guilty and do not feel like fighting the fine. However the first letter I am getting from them is saying that it is actually the second letter and they added on a $25 late fee. I never got the first letter and find this extremely frustrating. Can I just fight the late fee? To put something in the mail not certified and expect the person on the other end to get it 100% of the time seems ridiculous. I get wrong mail all the time. The cannot prove I got the first letter and truthfully I never did.

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    • Kelly Corbin,

      This unfortunately is a common occurrence. You’ll have to plead not guilty and when you appear in court examine the court’s file. In there, you will see (or not see) the original notice that was sent and whether it was properly addressed.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • I got a red light ticket. However, I’m fighting it. Camera ID G2 -11226 NY25A and Mount Sinai Coram RD-East bound.

    I was traveling 45 mph and couldn’t stop in time for the yellow light without skidding. Please advise.

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  • A red light camera cited me for going through a red light while making a right turn in which there is a green right arrow that turns into a yellow right arrow before turning red. Signs at the intersection indicate there is no turn on red. I was slowing down trying to take the turn under yellow, but unfortunately, the light turned red for 0.5 seconds before my car went through the intersection, causing the violation. I would argue that the 3 seconds of yellow time was insufficient, considering that it can be seen on the video that cars traveling in the perpendicular direction were still completing their left turns from a green left arrow when I went through the intersection. I would further argue that I had slowed down for safety reasons (i.e. to ensure no pedestrian traffic), otherwise it would have been very easy to “gun it” and beat the yellow before it turned red. Instead, I BARELY missed it. Do I have a case in arguing that I didn’t blatantly ignore the rules the road, arguing that I didn’t “blow through” the red light, because I acted in a prudent, safe manner? All my points above are evidenced by brake lights, turn signals, etc. on the video provided online.

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  • Was just sent a red light ticket making left turn on fifth ave & howells rd from following box truck?!
    Theres no sign posted for red light nor is it posted on thd sight of where the locations they have them enlisted for!
    As far as i know is that the suffolk county representative vetoed the red light to be demolished

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    • Cheryl,

      No red light program in Suffolk is still alive and well. You can fight it based on lack of signage but I am not optimistic that you’ll win. Good luck, however.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Two new cameras in Bay Shore. Intersection of Union Blvd and 5th Ave and intersection of Union blvd and Brentwood Rd.

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  • I recently received a red light ticket in the mail for a left turn on a red arrow at New Hyde Park Road at Marcus Avenue. I was behind a Nassau County PD ambulance which turned ahead of me. The height of the ambulance prevented me from seeing the signal turning red. The photo appears to show the ambulance also turning through the red signal while blocking my view. Do I have a valid defense to contest this summons, because I couldn’t see the signal turn red while I was following an official vehicle that also made the left turn on red in front of me?

    Thanks.

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  • I’m curious… has anyone won a case at a hearing for no signage??

    Our ticket was for right turn on red (husband braked & looked left) on RT 110 and Conklin Street, southbound.

    Thanks!

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  • I just received a ticket for not stopping for a red light and making a right turn. Just a heads up but as of April 1st, 2013 there is an Administration fee of $30 in addition to the $50 fine. I wonder why they need $30 for administration fees? I would think my outrageous Suffolk county taxes or the fine itself handle the administration fees?

    Regardless, its now $80…

    BTW, this was at RT111 and 495.

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  • If this red light program is treated like a parking ticket, what happens if a rental car is caught going through a red light. Does the rental company get the ticket or the driver? If the driver gets the ticket why does a private owner which did not commit this heinous crime get ticketed? If the offender does not have a valid registration do they come after you? This is a revenue generator for Suffolk county that all. Being an out of state owner which did not commit this crime I refuse to donate to Suffolk County. If everyone rolls on this and does not fight this where will it end? What will it take for the people to stand up and refuse this intrusion?

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    • Carl,

      Yes, the rental car company will get the ticket and, under its lease agreement, will then bill you for it. The owner gets it because that’s how the legislation was draft and gets around the due process considerations that ordinarily would be involved with a traffic ticket. In terms of your decision to refuse to pay the ticket, I would recommend that you pay it (but of course you’ll do what you want).

      Thanks for sharing your feedback.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • My wife received a red light ticket for a violation at Route 111 @ 495. I was driving the vehicle and would like to fight the summons (right on red). Can I appear? Or is my wife required to appear as the registered owner?

    Thanks,

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    • Alan,

      Your wife must fight it but they may allow you to appear for her. Make sure that you came to a complete stop. Otherwise, you are guilty of an illegal right on red.

      Matthew Weiss

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      • Thank you Matthew. Do I need to call the court to make arrangements? I’d like to appear, as I was the driver (alone in the vehicle) and it is much easier for me to be there.

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        • Alan,

          No, your wife plead not guilty and, on her court date, you show up as her witness (and, if she doesn’t attend) and representative. I would bring a notarized letter showing that you have her permission.

          Matthew Weiss

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  • Latashia Carney
    October 5, 2012 5:13 pm

    Last night on my way home I was flashed by a camera while making a right turn. I am sure that I made a complete stop. Is there a time limit as to how long one must stop without getting ticketed?
    Also, my dad got a ticket at the same location a few weeks ago. While reviewing the video we noticed the distortion of the street line markings at the point in the video in which he supposedly turned without stopping, should we fight this?

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  • I know its a long shot but I made a left in the intersection on the LIE service road and Ronkonkoma Ave. I saw the Camera flash. The intersection is near the train station. I was in a situation where the car in front of me was going very slow and the car behind me was close to me cause he wanted to make the light. The end result was the slow car made the light and me trying to make sure the car behind me did not hit me went through the light as it was red while making the left on to Ronlonkoma ave. And to make things worse i missed my train. No defense right.

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  • Government Rebel
    August 24, 2012 10:17 am

    The Red light program is run by Lockheed Martin.

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  • Listen closely and you can hear the sound of the robotic police state ratcheting up. Unlike fallible human cops, who have some discretion in their actions, the robocam/computer/super cop dispenses mechanized justice with unrelenting speed and accuracy. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but even if I deserve the roboticket I receive from an unthinking, unfeeling computerocracy, I feel the loss of the human touch deeply and resent the punishment much more than the $50 fine might suggest. We’re in trouble when the state benefits from its citizens losses.

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  • Location: NY347 @ Mark Tree Rd – West Bound
    Received a ticket for turning right on red.
    There is a sign that says “camera recording” however, there is no sign of “NO TURN ON RED” at this intersection. There is infact two signs “NO STOPPING ANYTIME”, one sign is clearly visible in the photographs and the video.
    This is confusing. Should the driver follow – “no stopping anytime?” Can this confusion be disputed?

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    • Mike,

      This confusion likely won’t help you. If you failed to make a full stop (all four wheels stopped moving), then you actually violated the law. If not, then plead not guilty and fight this one (even though, in my opinion, the sign issue isn’t compelling).

      Matthew Weiss

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  • ken johnson
    June 1, 2012 10:29 am

    i received a ticket on 454 NB at suffolk ave. i dont remember a turn signal but i was behind a van also making a right. The suffolk ave traffic had the left arrow. I was stopped behind the van so when he turned i turned. There was no, no turn on red signal so i assumed we were in the right so how did i get a ticket? The light was red and we were stopped before we turned!

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    • Ken Johnson,

      Check out the video of your incident. If you did not come to a complete stop before making the right on red, then you are guilty. I am assuming there are no signs that prohibit right on reads, as you write.

      Matthew Weiss

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      • ken johnson
        June 1, 2012 12:38 pm

        i was stopped initially, but when the van ahead of me moved up so did i, the light flashed and i wasnt even in my turn yet.

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        • Ken Johnson,

          Your initial stop won’t help. You must stop fully at the cross walk or stop line, and then turn. Stopping ahead of this location due to traffic doesn’t help.

          Matthew Weiss

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  • THOMAS TORRISI
    May 19, 2012 5:07 pm

    I RECENTLY GOT A 50.00 SUMMONS FOR MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT RTE 110 AND CONKLIN ST WHILE THE LIGHT WAS RED, WAS IT LEGAL?

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    • Thomas,

      You have to check the intersection to see if there are any signs prohibiting a “right on red” turn. Also, if you didn’t come to a complete stop, then likewise your turn was illegal.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • I did make a complete stop, it’s just that I triggered the camera when I stopped a few inches past the white line. I then did not make the turn on red but waited about 30 seconds for the signal to turn green to proceed. Thanks.

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    • Joe W.

      I see. If and when you receive a ticket on the mail, there will be a link to watch yourself on a video clip. See how it looks. If you indeed stopped (albeit ahead of the line), then I would plead not guilty and fight it.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Hi Matt, I’m from New Jersey and was homeward bound two nights ago when I approached the entrance for 495W while traveling south on Ronkonkoma Ave. As I approached a red light at the intersection where I was to make a right turn I treated it as I would in NJ(right turn on red allowed also). I slowed for my stop but at the last split second I was surprised by a strobe flash and figured it must be Big Brother watching. Evidently I passed over the white line by a few inches(my fault)before I was at a dead stop and that caused the strobe response. I hadn’t seen the traffic camera warning sign but then again I was watching for the expressway signs being I’m not familiar with the area. I held my ground and refused to give the Eye in the Sky any more ammo by not making the right turn until the light turned green again, maybe 30 seconds(there were no cars behind me, so I wasn’t blocking any one). I’d appreciate your thoughts on how this one may turn out. Thanks, Joe.

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    • Joe W,

      It sounds like you are guilty. You cannot make a right on red unless you come to a complete stop.

      Nothing that you wrote sounds like it will help you defend this case.

      Matthew Weiss

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  • I made a turn on red after full stop. There is no sign indicating a NO TURN ON RED. Can I dispute with my photos?

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  • I’ve driven just about every type of vehicle you can possible name, from Tanks, to 22 Wheel Semi’s. I’ve been driving since I’m 18 years old and probabley have a couple of million miles under my belt. I’ve seen things that would make most people’s hair curl when it comes to accidents. Mostly stupid because people take their concentration away from the vehicle and are distracted by something.
    These Strob/Flashing lights are very, very dangerous. I’ve notice, in broad daylight on Sunrise Highway heading east, the Strob at Johnson Ave. I’ve also seen people take their eyes off the road to see what that strob light is. Traveling at 55 Miles per hour, the speed limit, which most people don’t, the distance per second that a car travels is several hundred feet. Without your total concentration on the wheel of the vehicle you are driving you could be involved in an accident that brings 10 to 12 vehicles into the fray. I’ve written this same letter to Newsday, when the published an article about these camera’s and they totally ignored it. I guess the Dolan Family only want the “news that fits their agenda, rather than all the news that’s fit to print”.
    Thank you for listening, but a serious multi vehicle accident is going to happen, it’s just a matter of time.

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  • Another thing. I just paid one for my wife, I paid online and paid a $4.00 processing fee, what kind of BS is that. If I mail in a check which needs to be handled by people it is $50.00, if I pay online which is handled entirely electronicly I have to pay an additional $4.00?? WTF!

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  • I just got a ticket at Commack Road and the Expressway S Service road. I am not sure if the violation is for no turn on red or I didnt stop long enough but either way I did not make the turn. As I approched the intersection I saw the flash and realized I was about to get a ticket and stoped short. I am past the white line but the video clearly shows that I had stopped so I did not go through the red light, I was just in front of the white line. Can I beat this?

    Thanks Tony

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  • Hello Matthew, why do the police think they are above the law when driving a car? A
    Suffolk County police car made a U-turn on Motor Pkwy. this morning right in front of me without signaling! Last week I drove on LIE going west, when a police car came out from the HOV lane crossing the white lane which is prohibited. If you and I do that I we will get a ticket! The police car then continued going west in the middle lane like anybody else, no alarm nothing in both incidences. If I take pictures or a video of such maneuvers could I get them in trouble?

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    • Rick,

      I get this question a lot. I’ve rarely seen a police officer get in trouble for disobeying a traffic law.

      Matthew Weiss

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      • This is crazy!! If someone would take pictures or a video of such dangerous maneuvers by police could that someone possibly get them a ticket??

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  • Ok so this happened earlier today, I was coming up to a red camera light and I conitued to roll up slowly passed the white line or mark. I made a full stop and did not turn but the camera still flashed. Will i get a ticket?

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  • I have a strange one. My son just received a video ticket from Suffolk County for a BMW with his plate # going through a redlight. He drives a Hondo and we leave in Niagara Falls and he has never been to Suffolk Co. He has never lost his plates so how does another car end up with the same plate number? DMV checked for him and it is not a duplicate plate. How do I get Suffolk County to believe it is not my son or his car?

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    • Carolyn,

      That’s weird. Are both vehicles passenger cars? Are you sure the video shows your son’s plate and car?

      Matthew Weiss

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      • The Judge told me yesterday in traffic court that no warning sings are required in Suffolk County at red light cameras.

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        • Interesting, the Suffolk County Red Light program website state that a sign is required.

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          • Suffolk County Red Light Camera official website states:
            “The purpose of the red light camera program is to improve intersection safety by reducing the number of red light violations. If the warning signs stop motorists from running red lights rather than the cameras themselves, then the purpose of the program is being met.”
            It doesen’t say anywhere that warning signs are required by law.

          • Rick,

            Thanks for sharing this info! I’m sure it will help many of our readers.

            Matthew Weiss

  • Mike Malinowski
    February 22, 2012 10:06 am

    Hello, I think there should be a requirement for intersections that have Red light Cameras. There should be a visible timer display that lets the approaching motorist know just when the light will be changing. Just as they do for some places that have pedestrian walks. This way a motorist can adjust speed and be prepared to stop in time,and also may take away some of the fear of rear end collisions due to quick stops.
    Mike.

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    • Mike,

      I love your suggestion. The countdown clocks on certain pedestrian lights is very helpful and mandating them for those intersections with red light cameras would certainly help motorists avoid sudden stops and unfair tickets.

      Great suggestion!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • I received a traffic light violation from Nassau County. I was driving a rental car. The violation is addressed to an improper street address and the city is listed as Florida when it is actually in NY. Is this a valid defense.
    Thanks

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    • Bill,

      Feel free to plead guilty and raise these errors in defense of your ticket. I honestly do not know if you’ll prevail but you have nothing to lose (except your time in court).

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • Michael Keneski
    February 4, 2012 10:46 am

    Matt: I didnt see the red light camera on your list that is one Blue Point Road and Long Island Avenue. anway what happened to me today was unreal. I stopped and waited at the red light there as I never try to rush through lights. after waiting for 15-20 seconds I turned around to hand my toddler something, turned back around and saw the green left turn signal on and I instinctively went through. saw no flash but since it was a bright sunny day I obviously am screwed. saw no signs posted about the light. have you heard of anyone who actually won the case that way? also how often have you gotten responses like mine?

    Mike

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  • Bobby J Munoz
    January 16, 2012 8:41 pm

    Hello:
    I got one of those tickets from the Red Light Program.I was driving on [email protected] (suffolk ave)I was driving souht on 454 and whent to make a right in to suffolk ave so i made the right from this especial lane that they have to make a right turn only,the light was yellow turning to redor it may be red by 1 or 2 secons.My cuestion is (sorry for the wrong spelling im latino ja ja ja )the cuestion is do i have a chance to fight this ticket for the following reasons,1- there is no sign that warn the drivers that they are approachingan intersection that is equipped with PHOTO ENFORCEDMENT cameras,2-Theres no sing that stades no right turn on red, The importan one is that in back of the letter(ticket)that they send me it said on the back of that letter that those cameras only goes on on RED,on my videos it shows the recording or the camera when on on yellow for 2.0 second then it turn red.I think that it might be sufficient prove that there was some problem with the timing of the light do i have a chance ????and one more thing on the picture it tells you on what lane you are the picture of my case it said that im on lane #3 but im not on lane #3 there are 4 lane one to turn left two lanes in the center and im on the 4th one thast the one to make a right turn do i have a chance to beat this ticket…. Thank you

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  • Hello,

    I received a violation in the mail today (Jan 10), violation occurred on July 6. (This is for 111/495 going north, turning on to the service road for the LIE. Don’t think this is on your list yet). It’s for an illegal right on red. First, after watching the video, my not stopping before turning is debatable. Second, this is at an intersection that I have made a right on red at twice a week since July 6. This makes me think that there are potentially more notices coming in the mail for, potentially, 7 more months.

    Not sure if there is signage at the intersection, but how can I prove what was or wasn’t there in July?

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    • Danielle,

      First see what is there now. You can, then, send a Freedom Of Information Action request to the Suffolk County Department of Transportation inquiring about signage at this location in July.

      Good luck!

      Matthew Weiss

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  • The cameras do not have free medical, free dental.and disability benefits when they break and no early retirement and very high pension payouts. They are replaceing the traffic cops right under their noses and they don’t realize it.

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  • I got a ticket dated May 28, 2011 which I just received 2 days ago. There was NO signage at this intersection. This seems like entrapment………….

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  • the people had no chance to vote on this law – i guess new york government wants to run everything – no voting allowed anymore! so lets put cameras on all cars and ticket them for every possible infraction – then the government can support their huge pension plans. when does it stop!

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  • I just received my first red light ticket on Dec. 31st. The incident took place on May 29th. Seven months later? How far backlogged are they? Seven months just seems ridiculous.

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    • Lisa,

      Relatively, seven month is actually around average. Some courts take 2 (or more) years to schedule cases. Further, there is not statute of limitations for prosecuting traffic tickets in New York.

      Matthew Weiss

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      • The point is, 7 months is inexcusable. Machines collect information instantly. Invoices are printed and billed daily. Where does the 7-month delay come from? The delay is potentially just a revenue enhancement step: 1) You’ll rack up more violations before you see your first ticket. 2) You’ll forget the circumstances. Delay violates your right to a fair and speedy trial. There has to be a limit in the law saying they have like 30 days to issue the “invoice”, or else it’s moot. If the prosecution time limit is 7 months or 7 years or unlimited, could you not argue that a delay of more than 7 DAYS is grounds for dismissal on my rights, or on common decency?

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