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Running a Red Light or Stop Sign.

There are two ways to get caught running a red light in New York State: one way is to be pulled over by a police officer, the other way is to be caught on camera and have the ticket sent to you in the mail.

Running a red light or stop sign is the most common type of ticket issued in New York State. It is well known that these types of tickets brings in a lot of revenue for the state of New York, and most people do not take the time to fight the ticket.

Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) 1110(a): Anyone failing to obey a traffic control device (signal or stop sign). A person convicted of violating VTL 1110(a) can face the following penalties:

  • A fine of up to $150.

  • A surcharge of $88 - $93.

  • Two points on your license.

  • Up to 15 days in jail.

Although it is exceptionally rare for a person to go to jail for running a red light or stop sign, if the circumstances are extremely dangerous, New York law allows for it.

Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL 1111(d)-1: Passing a red light. Aside from being ticketed for failing to obey VTL 1110(a), you may also be charged with VTL 1111(d)-1. The penalty you face depends on the number of people living in that city. If you are ticketed in a city that contains more than a million people, and you are charged with a VTL 1111(d)-1, the following penalties apply:

  • A fine of up to $450.

  • A surcharge of $88 - $93.

  • Three points on your license.

  • Up to 15 days in jail.

If you are ticketed with a 1111(d)-1 outside a city that contains a million people, the following penalties apply:

  • A fine of up to $225.

  • A surcharge of $88 - $93.

  • Two points on your license.

  • Up to 15 days in jail.

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at DEFENDING WNY DRIVERS
55 Koenig Rd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 536-0589
Fax (716) 832-5680
Email: Patrick McLaughlin