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=== New York ===
 
=== New York ===
  
Red light cameras are permitted <b>only</b> in the following locations:
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Red light cameras are permitted <b>only</b> in the following locations ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=@SLVAT0T7A24+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law Article 24]):
 
* Cities with a population greater than one million (currently NYC only) are permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 150 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-A$$ Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-A(a)1.]).
 
* Cities with a population greater than one million (currently NYC only) are permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 150 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-A$$ Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-A(a)1.]).
 
* Nassau County is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 100 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B$$ Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B(a)1.]).
 
* Nassau County is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 100 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B$$ Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B(a)1.]).
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* City of Yonkers is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 25 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B*2$$@TXVAT01111-B*2+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B*2(a)1.])
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* City of Buffalo is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 50 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B*3$$@TXVAT01111-B*3+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B*3(a)1.])
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* City of Rochester is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 50 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B*4$$@TXVAT01111-B*4+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B*4(a)1.])
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* Suffolk County is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 100 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B*5$$@TXVAT01111-B*5+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B*5(a)1.])
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* City of Syracuse is permitted to install and operate red light cameras at up to 25 intersections ([http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$VAT1111-B*6$$@TXVAT01111-B*6+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=25701749+&TARGET=VIEW Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1111-B*6(a)1.])
  
 
=== Ohio ===
 
=== Ohio ===

Revision as of 00:25, 23 January 2013

The legality of photo/video enforcement of traffic laws varies from state to state and between the various jurisdictions inside a state depending on how the laws are written. Below is a list of the laws by state. DISCLAIMER: We are not attorneys and are not responsible for mistakes and/or outdated information.

State By State

Legend

Not Legal Statewide NOT LEGAL
Legal in Certain Jurisdictions SEE NOTES BELOW
Legal Statewide LEGAL STATEWIDE


State Red Light Cameras Speed Cameras
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut NOT LEGAL NOT LEGAL
Delaware
Florida LEGAL STATEWIDE NOT LEGAL
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois SEE NOTES BELOW SEE NOTES BELOW
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York SEE NOTES BELOW NOT LEGAL
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio SEE NOTES BELOW SEE NOTES BELOW
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee SEE NOTES BELOW SEE NOTES BELOW
Texas
Utah NOT LEGAL NOT LEGAL
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Notes By State

Illinois

See list of communities where red light cameras are legal here . Speed cameras may be in use in construction zones statewide.

New York

Red light cameras are permitted only in the following locations (Vehicle & Traffic Law Article 24):

Ohio

See list of communities where cameras are legal here .

Tennessee

Each municipality may decide to use "unmanned traffic enforcement cameras", but they are all governed by state-wide laws contained in Tennessee Code Annotated Section 55, Chapter 8, Sub-Section 198 (TCA § 55-8-198).

  • All cameras must be signed (TCA § 55-8-198(c)(2))
  • No Cameras allowed on Interstates except for temporary work zones (TCA § 55-8-198(f))
  • No cameras allowed near speed limit changes of 10 mph or greater (TCA § 55-8-198(l))

State Name

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