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Photo Enforded

 About The Database Started in 2001 is a user generated or crowd sourced database of photo enforced & traffic cameras locations started in 2001.  The open database of locations and fines is continually updated by anonymous users from around the World. The majority of the database currently contains red light cameras and speed cameras.  However, as photo enforcement becomes an increasingly popular source of revenue for cities around the World other photo enforcement techniques such as fixed and mobile school safety zone speed cameras, illegal right turn cameras, bus lane cameras, parking cameras, toll road cameras, carpool lane HOV enforcement, Metro railroad cameras & license plate reader cameras for asset tracking & security are coming online.  The database consists of more than 26,000+ locations, fines and it is changing & growing everyday. We currently track red light cameras, speed camera, toll road cameras, traffic cameras & automatic license plate reader cameras (ALPR).  

Why Was Database Created?

The map database was started in 2001 to monitor and track the locations and fines associated with photo enforcement across the U.S.  The crowdsourced database has grown over 15% per year and now has almost 26,000 locations across North America, Europe and Australia since its' inception over 20+ years ago.  Photo enforcement laws vary significantly from state to state; some authorize enforcement statewide, whereas others permit it only in specified communities. The use of red light cameras, license plate readers and speed cameras has grown significantly in communities trying to enforce traffic safety and also generate additional city revenue.   There are also many safety hazards associated with the use of these cameras due to erratic driving behavior, sudden stops and speeding up.  Most of the photo enforced intersections chosen by cities have proven to be dangerous in the past with accidents.  It is our mission to track these dangerous driving locations and monitor photo enforcement laws and fines.  It is our goal to get mapping and navigation companies like (Google Maps, Waze, Here, MapBox, Telenav, Sygic, TomTom) to publish our locations and make drivers more aware of these potentially hazardous intersections while driving. See additional details see Company Overview PowerPoint.

How Do Red Light Cameras Work?

A red light camera system is connected to the traffic signal and to sensors buried in the pavement at the crosswalk or stop line. Traffic engineers determine the criteria that will trigger the camera to photograph a vehicle. Red light cameras usually only photograph the license tag of the vehicle, but they also can photograph the driver.  Typically, two photographs are taken, one when the vehicle crosses the stop line and a second when the vehicle is in the intersection. The photographs also include the date, time and place, vehicle speed, and elapsed time from the light turning red to the time the photograph was taken. 

False Alarm?  Making A Right Turn?  Caught In The Intersection?

To avoid photographing the vehicles of drivers who inadvertently get caught in the intersection, traffic engineers program the system to photograph only those vehicles that are moving in excess of a predetermined speed and that enter the intersection a predetermined time after the signal has turned red. The minimum speed criteria eliminates the possibility of issuing citations for vehicles making legal turns on red or those that are stopped in traffic before clearing the intersection. Drivers who enter on yellow and find themselves in an intersection when the light changes to red are not photographed. The technology is intended to catch vehicles driven by motorists who intentionally enter an intersection after the signal has turned red.

How Do Speed Cameras Work?

Speed enforcement systems, also known as photo-radar, are triggered when a vehicle exceeding the speed limit by a predetermined amount is observed. Like red light cameras, speed cameras generate photographic evidence that gives the date, time and place, and vehicle speed.


The pictures taken by road-rule enforcement cameras must usually be viewed by a person before any infringement notice or ticket is issued to the driver, and judged to be satisfactory or not. This step is known as verification, and is a standard legal requirement in nearly all jurisdictions. Verifiers typically must check some or all of the following:

  • no sign of interference with the vehicle detector by objects other than the vehicle
  • license plate readable according to a legal standard
  • make and model of vehicle matches the recorded license plate nunber
  • appearance of the driver in the images is adequate or that it matches the picture on the drivers license of the vehicle's registered owner.

How Is A Ticket Processed?

Most electronic flash cameras produce clear images of vehicles under all light and weather conditions. Photographs are carefully reviewed by trained police officers or other officials to verify vehicle information and ensure the vehicle was in violation. Tickets are mailed to vehicle owners only in cases where it is clear the vehicle ran the red light. Typically this process takes one to three weeks and fines range from $50 in some states up to $400.

Will I Get Points On My Driving Record?

A few states treat automated enforcement citations just like parking tickets in that the registered owner is liable. Similarly, just as parking tickets do not result in points and are not recorded on a driver's record, many states do not assess points or make a record of automated enforcement citations.

Maps to Explore

Violation Info, Photo Notice, Commercial Vehicle Height Cameras, Traffic Ticket Fines, Stop Sign Camera Locations, Camera Stats, Speed Cameras Map, Search Maps Map, How Much Are Red Light Camera Tickets, Points of Interest (POI), License Plate Reader Cameras Map, FasTrak Toll Camera Ticket, Plate Pass Photo Enforcement, CCTV Camera Locations Map, Toll Road

How To Add NEW Camera Locations to Map or Database

Ask Questions About Our History, Data and Goals.

1 Red Light Cameras, Traffic Cameras, Speed Camera, Camera Removed  
2 (Type) City, State, Zip Code (Click) "Locate" to find cameras in database
3 Missing Camera on Map? (Click) "Add" address or intersection & camera type
4 Add, change or remove cameras from database.Video Instructions

Check back frequently for new locations posted by others. is an open database of locations and fines which is continually updated by anonymous users from around the U.S. PhotoEnforced DOES NOT operate, run or manage any of the actual red light camera locations. Please contact your local city with questions regarding tickets, fines or unpaid violations.

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