Red Light camera ticket in Miami-Dade County

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Hello Gents.
A good friend was ticketed for allegedly running a red light on US1 (Pinecrest side). The ticket they sent contains an image of the rear of the car, but no proof as to who was driving the vehicle. Is the burden of proof still on the county side of things? Meaning, can they make this nonsense go away by requesting proof of who the driver was? It's been a while since I've looked into this, would love to hear your thoughts on a platform I trust, while I conduct more research in parallel.

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if I recall correctly the redlight ticket is a fine only and is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle, it doesn't carry points as there is no way to prove who was driving. I think the registered owner is still on the hook to pay the fine even if they weren't driving it as they should know who was. Now there are various ways to beat redlight tickets, depending on cost and effort it may not be a big deal to pay it and then not run redlights.
 

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@thebravo is correct that the citation goes to the registered owner. Typical red light infraction is $256, and depends on how many "riders" Miami-Dade County add on:

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$256 is extremely steep for a camera ticket. I would say unreasonably so, considering there is no proof that the owner was driving the vehicle.
 

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$256 is extremely steep for a camera ticket. I would say unreasonably so, considering there is no proof that the owner was driving the vehicle.
It’s $384.00 where I am.

They don’t care who’s driving and there’s no points. It’s not much different than a parking ticket. Just really expensive.

Your car, your plates, your responsibility. If you lent it to someone, it’s up to you to go collect.

If that’s a problem, don’t lend your car to anyone.
 

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Hmm, and i'd be pissed at the local $65 Red Light camera fines...
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend. I pass several of those lights on US1 everyday.

good reminder to resist the temptation to go when I come across those “stale” green lights. Waze is always running and I getting a warning about them every time too.
 

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I think ours is $50, its been a while and I hated to see that in the mail. $256, forget about it.
 

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Hello everyone, thank you for your input. Looks like there is no recourse then, correct?
 

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Unfortunately not usually in regards to an infraction issued by camera.
 

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Unfortunately not usually in regards to an infraction issued by camera.
Quite right.

My daughter just went to fight one.

Icy intersection.
3/10’s second in the intersection
Going 47 km/h in a 60 zone.

The judge couldn’t believe why they would ticket someone for 3/10ths but couldn’t dismiss the ticket.

Even though it was icy, you have to drive to the road conditions.

She was the only one to get a break out of 70 people in front of her.

The judge reduced it from 380 to 230 and gave her an extra 3 months to pay it.
 

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