We get asked about camera tickets all the time, including red light camera tickets, speeding camera tickets, and the dreaded school zone camera ticket. I thought this would be a great time to tell you what to do if you get one as well as a way that you can beat a camera ticket (that doesn’t require our help).
The Skinny on Camera Tickets
I don’t know anyone that likes camera tickets. They aren’t fair, they aren’t always accurate, and they don’t give you any opportunity to talk your way out.
But, there is some good news about ALL camera tickets.
Because the camera ticket process is so unfair to the driver, and because they are missing the human element, the legislature decided to make all camera tickets non-moving violations.
That means that even if you get 100 camera tickets your insurance rates shouldn’t go up. It would be the equivalent of getting 100 parking tickets.
That is the reason we don’t offer services for these tickets. The results you want (to keep your insurance premiums low) is already built in.
How to Beat a Camera Ticket Every Time
There is one way to beat a camera ticket every time, IF a specific circumstance exists.
Because we’re dealing with a camera ticket, there is no human element (as we discussed before). That means the only way for the ticket to be issued is to send it to the registered owner of the vehicle.
The problem with that is that the registered owner isn’t always the person driving the car. And that’s your out.
If you were not driving the car at the time of the ticket, there is a form you can fill out that will automatically get the ticket dismissed. You fill it out, say you were not the driver, and bada bing, bada boom, the ticket is dismissed.
There is one important thing to remember here, though – you do not have to disclose who the driver was. The form always asks you to disclose the driver – you are under no obligation to to do this. Just leave that part blank, send it in, and you win.
What Should You do if You get a Speeding Ticket?
The obvious answer is to call us for help – 206.973.0407. We can answer your questions, learn about your situation, and help you decide what the best course of action is for you.
At the end of the day, don’t mitigate. There are better options.
Christopher Small is the co-owner of Emerald City Law Group. He gets a kick out of beating speeding tickets. He figures you might as well benefit from that.