Question: Red Light Camera ticket was received early Aug/16. A request was mailed back to speak with a prosecutor by phone as I do not reside in Hamilton. Never heard anything further except the receipt of a notice to pay fine by a certain date. As the registered vehicle owner is it expected of me to pose as the person who was driving or would the prosecutor want to speak with the actual driver via a 3-way phone call. I cannot give legal and binding evidence based on he/she said when I wasn’t in the vehicle.
Answer: Thank you for your question. The good news is this is only a monetary penalty. It will not go on your driving record and there are no demerit points involved.
Red Light Camera Tickets are written out to the owner of the vehicle. When a vehicle goes through a red light, the camera takes a picture of the licence plate and sends a ticket to the registered owner. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure the fine gets paid. When you speak with the prosecutor, you can say that you were not the person driving your vehicle that day. You do not have to pose as the driver. The ticket is in your name, as the owner of the vehicle, and you need to be the person who speaks to the prosecutor. When someone takes the time to speak to the prosecutor about a Red Light Camera ticket, they will most often reduce the fine. As I mentioned, there are no other penalties involved.