One Second of Red Light Camera Flash = 1 Month of Worrying
November 3, 2013 12:24 AM Subscribe
Could a red light camera flash lead to an unregistered vehicle ticket due to just-expired out-of-state plates?
posted by tasty to law & government (8 answers total)
I got snapped by a red light camera last week. I probably crossed the white line a bit because I just didn't stop in time. So the camera flashed, and so I may get a ticket, but my situation is more complex.
See I had just moved to Rhode Island last month, and still have out-of-state plates because Rhode Island registration requires inspections and a title transfer before you can register. To compound this, I just found out my original registration expired one day before the red light camera photo rather than at the end of the month as I originally thought!
Now I'm worried because I imagine they will contact the state I came from, and ask for my address, and they will find out I'm unregistered, and give me an additional more serious ticket. They'll mail them to my address on file in my previous state which will not reach me. So I could end up with multiple tickets including an unregistered car ticket and I have no way of knowing.
Is any of my concern misplaced? And is there anything I can do about this? I'm usually really good at not getting in trouble, but it's just moving across the country and everything that has me disorganized. I'm feeling like a mess now and stress out just thinking about driving anywhere now.