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I had a student who got a red light camera ticket in the mail last week. He went on line to see the video of his ‘infraction’-and lo and behold, it was not available.

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He was scouring the site to see what was the best way to fight this  red light camera ticket, what to do?, what to do?.  He contacted me.

What was the problem? It was from 2009! The statute of limitations for an infraction is one year (from date of infraction).

He had already won, the traffic court was past their jurisdication by statute of limitations, and we did not have to even prepare motions or go to court. We prepared an affidavit to the traffic court and the DA, did a proof of service by fax with the hard copy in the mail. We said if this was within the one year time, we would conditionally accept their offer to respond to their notice to appear, if not, then we would consider the matter closed and dropped from the record.

I don’t believe we will hear back from them!

Ronald Cupp PhD



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By Gary Richards

Q I often have a problem getting stuck at red lights with my motorcycle, especially at left-turn-only lights. My motorcycle weighs approximately 437 pounds, but it is apparently not heavy enough to trigger many lights to change from red to green. What do you suggest I do? Run the red light when traffic clears the intersection and risk getting a ticket? Pull back into the through lanes and risk getting into an accident? Or should I wait until the cows jump over the moon?

Rob Collins

A The cow option wins. The answer to this is simple, said Bruce-the-Ex-Traffic-Cop: “Do not go through the red light. If anything should happen, the motorcycle rider is messed up for life. I would wait for the through green light, make a safe lane change and go through the intersection and then make some turns to get to where I’m going. Yes, some smart reader might respond that this, too, is illegal (you can’t really pull out of a left turn lane after you enter it), but the chances of getting into an accident by changing lanes is less than going through the red and completing the left turn. The only legal answer is to dismount and walk your motorcycle out of the intersection, but everyone, even Mrs. Roadshow, will boo that answer. Ask motorcycle riders what they do. Every rider has encountered this problem and I would like to see some of their answers.”

Other motorcycle cops say they wait for a larger vehicle to come up from behind to trip the light. And others say they seldom have this problem at intersections with overhead camera sensors. Wire loops in the streets often don’t trip because there is not enough metal mass in the motorcycle to trip the circuit.

The above scenario is the safest, and I always look to the legal section of the articles. What happens if there is an accident, who is at fault? I personally have had this happen to me when my motorcycle did not set off the red light sensor and I had to wait several light turns and still no red light change for me to get the heck out of there. I normally make the illegal left turn thru the red light to move on (when safe of course).

Q I have a new economical Smart car that weighs less than 1,800 pounds and a lot of it is not steel. I have found that it does not trigger the traffic signals a lot of the time and on lightly traveled streets and at odd hours, I find myself sitting through several changes of the light, with me at a red. Eventually, I proceed through the light when there is no traffic or any possibility of me causing an accident. At what buy online propecia point may I legally proceed through the red light (carefully, of course)?

Frank King Morgan Hill

A You can’t. Other Smart car owners report the same problem. Call the city where this occurs, and see if the problem gets fixed.

See, it’s not just the motorcycles that have problems with the red light sensors or from people getting red light tickets for moving violations. It’s amazing that cars don’t always set off the sensors with the weight and metal mass, but if you turn left you will get a red light ticket and if you pull out to the lane on the right to go straight, you still violate the law and will get a red light ticket. Both are red light ticket moving violations that will add points to your driving record, incur large fines, and your insurance will go up. If you want to learn to fight and beat your red light ticket, go to

Q What is the best way to remove old registration stickers from my license plates? I have tried peeling, scraping, hitting, scratching — but ended up removing fluorescent paint all around it. How have you done it on your good old van?

John Kurian Milpitas

A I’m a bad boy. I just slapped the new stickers on top of the old ones, which is what everyone says not to do, as they can easily be peeled off and stolen. I bet readers have some good ideas.

I’ve had stickers removed from my license plate and got pulled over several times. Had to go to DMV for replacement stickers, too way too much time and money, time off work, etc. I’m just glad I did not get a fix it ticket or registration violation ticket before I got it fixed. If you want to learn to fight and beat your fix it ticket, go to

I constantly read Gary’s articles in his blog as he is always straight forward and normally on the spot with his data and opinions!.

Ronald Cupp PhD

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These days, we all live in a fast-paced world. We have fast food, because apparently regular home-cooking just isn’t fast enough. We get our email and internet on the go, instantly. We make instant coffee, use instant messengers, instant on-line credit approvals, and make instant jell-o. It’s a world of instant gratification. So when it comes to driving our cars, whether it’s on the way to work or out with some friends, the last thing we want to be faced with is a yellow light. In fact, most of us put the pedal to the metal to try to beat it. And some of us are unsuccessful at escaping the red light ticket that follows. The red light camera catches most of us.

There are two ways you can receive a red light ticket in the state of California. You can either be presented with photo evidence from the courthouse (a photo taken from a camera on the light post) or you can be pulled over on-the-spot, as it happens, by a police officer.

If you’re pulled over at the site where it happened, you need to follow the standard procedures when it comes to confronting a police officer. In order to fight and beat your red light ticket in court, you buying propecia online need to be respectful and well-mannered with the police officer. Do not admit fault or guilt, and keep a relaxed tone with the officer. Also, make sure after you receive your red light ticket, that you look over it to make sure there are no errors that need to be corrected at the time of the incident. This way, you can avoid any misunderstandings if the red light ticket ever comes to the courtroom.

If you receive a red light ticket in the form of a picture of your vehicle, you still have a chance at fighting this outside of court. As easy as it may be to think that you’re stuck with the photo evidence, there are ways to fight a red light camera ticket in court. Even though technology is advancing, there are issues that can still make a red light camera provide insufficient evidence. Depending on the clarity of the camera’s picture, you can argue numerous things. Sometimes, wind can cause these images to be blurry. Lighting can also affect the quality of the image, making it too bright or too dark. In many cases, the license plates can be hard to decipher and the driver can be difficult to determine through the windshield. These are all technicalities that you can use in court in order to fight your red light ticket.

No matter how you are faced with a red light ticket in California, you do have options and ways around it. If you can provide evidence that you are not guilty, or if the police officer that pulled you over fails to provide evidence that you are indeed responsible–let alone if they even show up in court. You do have a chance at fighting, and beating, your California red light ticket–it’s just knowing HOW that is half the battle.

Ronald Cupp PhD

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