How will violations be determined?

Once a violation is confirmed, a Notice of Traffic Violation is mailed to the red-light offender or the registered owner. The left-hand side includes the driver's and/or the registered owner's information, date to appear in court, and the court's contact information. The right-hand side has four photographs of the red-light incident:

  • The first photograph or video shows the vehicle at or behind the limit line when the light is red.
  • The second photograph or video shows the vehicle through the intersection while the light is red.
  • The third photograph shows the driver of the vehicle.
  • The fourth photograph shows a close up of the license plate.

In addition to the four photographs, there is a 12-second video captured of the violation. If desired, the driver or the registered owner can view video footage from any computer.

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1. What is “running a red light”?
2. The citation or notice says that I ran a red light; but I know I stopped.
3. In the pictures my brake lights are on, showing that I stopped. Why did I get this citation?
4. How can I view the video?
5. How can you take my picture without my permission?
6. I was making a right turn and there was no sign saying that I could not do that.
7. I slowed down and there were no cars coming. It was safe.
8. The driver in the picture is not me or I sold the vehicle. What should I do?
9. What happens if I ignore this citation?
10. Who calibrates Napa’s traffic signals?
11. How much is the fine?
12. The fine is too expensive. What can I do?
13. Can I go to traffic school to remove the point from my driving record?
14. I still have more questions. Who can I call?
15. How do red light enforcement systems work?
16. When does the program begin?
17. Why is this program being launched?
18. How will this affect crash fatalities and road safety in Napa?
19. How will violations be determined?
20. Where will the photo speed vehicles be located?