What are the defenses to a Red Light Violation?

The defenses to a Red Light Violation are as follows:

  1. The operator of the vehicle was issued a Uniform Citation by a police officer for the same incident as captured by the Red Light Enforcement Camera.
  2. The violation occurred at a time during which the vehicle or its license plate was reported to a law enforcement agency as having been stolen and the vehicle or license plate had not been recovered by the owner at the time of the alleged violation.
  3. The vehicle was leased to another, and within sixty calendar days after the citation was mailed to the lessor, lessor submitted to the municipality, the correct name and address of the lessee of the vehicle identified in the violation notice at the time of the alleged violation, together with a copy of the lease agreement, the lessee's driver's license number and any additional information that may be required.
  4. The vehicle was an authorized emergency vehicle or it was yielding the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle.
  5. The vehicle was lawfully participating in a funeral procession.
  6. The facts alleged in the Notice of Violation are inconsistent or do not support a finding that a violation occurred.
  7. The respondent was not the registered vehicle owner or lessee of the cited vehicle at the time of the violation.

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1. What is a Red Light Violation?
2. Can I see the images of my vehicle online?
3. What if I am already in the intersection, when the light turns red?
4. What if I was not driving at the time of the recorded violation? Do I still have to pay the ticket?
5. What are the defenses to a Red Light Violation?
6. What if the car was a rental?
7. Do red light cameras violate a motorist's privacy?
8. Isn't the main purpose of red light cameras to make money?