Have you gotten a red light camera ticket in Lakemoor at Route 120 and Route 12?
Posted in the McHenry Forum
#1 Feb 14, 2013
What do you think of my solutions to this?
1. Do Not Visit Lakemoor Businesses Until The Red Light Camera at Route 12 and 120 Is Removed. Be sure to let the businesses know that you won't be patronizing them due to the camera.
2. Furthermore, if you safely turned right on red, personally I wouldn't pay the ticket. It is an ordinance violation only and will not be reported to the Secretary of State nor will it be reported to your insurance. They cannot report these to the state until they rack up 5 UNPAID tickets. This is the law.
3. They have no way of knowing whether or not you got the notice in the mail unless you go online to view the video. Don't view it.
4. Submit a FOIA request with the village requesting hard copies of the police chief reports to the village board that contain the red light camera data for the last 4 months. Tell them if those pages end up being more than 50 pages then reduce it by one month. The first 50 pages of a FOIA request is free. Perhaps once these things start costing THEM money, they will disappear.
#2 Feb 14, 2013
ok here's my answer but keep in mind i'm totally AGAINST these cameras
i have my own anti red camera thread in topix to prove it.
1 ) i don't believe in hurting small businesses for something that isn't their fault.
2 ) always pay of fight your ticket in a court of law. But never refuse to deal with it. Grow a backbone and fight for what you believe in.
3 ) lost in the mail is no excuse trust me i know.
4 ) no experience there but i highly doubt 50 pages of it is free. MAYBE your one copy is and even then they'll give you a run around on it.
#3 Feb 18, 2013
I'm so disgusted but this too. I've gotten 5 tickets from this intersection and going to fight one of them tomorrow. My issue is that that I'm not an unsafe driver. I usually slow down to almost a stop every time...its just not a dead stop. The one I'm fighting tomorrow I actually did stop but it was before the camera started filming. I remember rolling over the line at .5 MPH thinking, "SON OF A b$#%!...ANOTHER DAMN TICKET!" . I now treat these lights as no turn on red.
#4 Feb 18, 2013
good luck tomorrow
you bring up a good point.
Sooner or later everyone is going to start treating these lights as a NO TURN ON RED
if we all go back to that then these cameras are useless.
#5 Feb 22, 2013
I got a ticket in the mail as well. When I went on the website, there was another one. I contested by mail and told them that I will pay 1, not both the tickets. The first one, the light had just barely turned red. In the second one, I had the brake lights on, I did not come to a complete stop. I don't want to pay $200.
Has anyone had any luck contesting these tickets? Should I appear for an in-person hearing instead?
#6 Feb 22, 2013
can you post a link to the website ?
#7 Feb 22, 2013
i found it.
its only good if you actually got a ticket.
You can't check to see if you're going to get one in the mail.
#8 Feb 22, 2013
Spread it around especially to local politicians.
#9 Mar 10, 2013
I am paying a contested ticket which I (of course) lost. My beef with this intersection is there aren't any 'No Turn On Red"' signs. I have seen photo enforced intersections that include the 'No Turn' signs, and would expect to see them there, if that is the directive. I have seen several cars turn on red after stopping, and am sure its the same reason I did. To me it wasn't illegal. No signs, no violation. They have to be raking in millions at this point, and I think its highway robbery! They are crooks, now.
#10 Mar 10, 2013
Sorry about your ticket and that you lost in court.
It does bring up the issue that you won't win in court ever against these tickets.
Plus you lose a day's pay going there just to lose.
And some place do count any time away from work against your work record.
So even if you by some miracle you did win in court you still lose with work.
They know it to and are counting on the those facts.
#11 Mar 20, 2013
I simply did not pay and NOTHING has happened for 4 months.
The most they can do is send it to collections; it's not worth it to them.
#12 Mar 20, 2013
Outstanding government bills never go away they just grow and grow.
Since: Jan 12
#13 Mar 20, 2013
Nothing will happen but they may transfer it to a collection agency. I think boycotting the businesses surrounding the cameras is a great idea and will get the businesses involved. Their voices will be listened to more so than the general public.
#14 Mar 24, 2013
Right from the get go telling businesses you'll boycott them or else.
Yeah sure sounds like you guys want to work with businesses NOT.
You guys are so phony.
#16 Mar 24, 2013
Talk about phony. You would rather pick a fight than listen to what people are saying. You only see what you want to see. Phony.
#17 Mar 24, 2013
i quoted him word for word
i didn't change anything.
i didn't add anything
i didn't leave anything out in his sentence.
i didn't take it from the middle - i took it right from the top.
Its not what i wanted to see. Its what he wrote
EXACTLY what he wrote.
LOL you want to make it all on me but it is what he wrote.
i had nothing to do with it.
i posted after him. So i didn't inspire him either.
That is his thoughts.
You can always take it up with him if you like.
#18 Mar 25, 2013
No one said you did. Just said you were blind as a bat. Only see what you want to see. Phoney
#19 Mar 25, 2013
again how was i blind when i posted EXACTLY what he wrote ?
if anyone is blind its you guys who want to pretend he never wrote it.
Its you guys who see what only you want to see.
You refuse to see what was actually posted.
LOL you're guilty of what you accuse me of LOL.
#20 Mar 25, 2013
lol if only you could READ you might be able to figure it out
phoney and a liar
#21 Apr 13, 2013
I am a forensic video expert and have won cases in Lakemoor.
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