Village of Worth uses photo enforcement
for red light violations at the following locations:
Northbound Harlem Avenue
at 111th Street
Westbound 111th Street at Harlem Avenue
Northbound Harlem Avenue at Southwest Hwy.
Southwest-bound Southwest Hwy. at Harlem Avenue
Village began operating Red Light Enforcement Cameras
at the above intersections in June 2008. The intersections
are identified as “Red Light Photo Enforced” through
The Village has three main objectives for implementing the program:
to reduce the number of injury crashes resulting
from right angle and turning collisions;
2. reduce the total number of crashes at an intersection overall;
3. reduce the number of Red Light Violations at the selected intersections.
Citations will be issued to motorists who run red lights without
stopping OR fail to come to a complete stop before turning right
on red. Motorists turning right on red are obligated to come to
the complete stop, to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks, and
yield to vehicles proceeding through the intersection by way of
a green signal. State law mandates motorists stop before the white
lined crosswalks, yield and only proceed when safe and permitted
to do so.
Motorists WILL NOT be cited if:
1. The motorist enters an intersection on a green or yellow light
which turns red before they have a chance to make a left turn.
2.The vehicle was yielding to an emergency vehicle or lawfully
participating in a funeral procession.
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do I do if I receive a Notice of Violation?
much is the fine?
The fine is $100.00 for each violation.
much time do I have to pay my Red Light Violation
must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date
on your Violation Notice.
due date for payment is located on the top and bottom right
of your Notice of Violation.
your violation at
If you don't have internet, or if you have further questions you
may call toll free
are my Options?
Two options are available to you:
1. Pay The Fine
To Pay Online: Logon to www.RedLightViolations.com by
entering the Violation Notice Number and License Plate
Number noted on the top and bottom right of your Notice
of Violation. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying
on-line, assessed at the time of payment.
To Pay By Mail: Mail your check or money
order (payable to the Village of Worth Photo Enforcement Program)
in the return envelope provided. Be sure to include the payment
stub from the bottom of the notice you received along with
your payment. Please do not send cash.
mailing address for payments is:
Photo Enforcement Program
75 Remittance Drive Suite 6658
Chicago, IL 60675-6658
Pay By Credit Card: The toll free number for
the Village of Worth is 1-866-562-4248. Payments will
be accepted between the hours of 9am - 4pm. We accept
VISA and Mastercard and there is a $3.50 convenience
fee for the service. An on-screen transaction confirmation
number will be provided as well as an email confirmation
for your permanent records. In-Person Payments are not
Contest the Notice of Violation:
sure that the basis for your contest is one of the following
five options (these are also listed on the back of the
notice of violation)
a. Police officer
already issued you a uniform traffic citation for the
same violation (the citation issued by the police officer
takes precedence over the Violation Notice).
b. Vehicle or
license plates were stolen and not recovered at the time
of the violation
c. Vehicle was
leased or rented to another party, and a written affidavit
of the lessee of the vehicle and a lease agreement were
d. Vehicle was
an emergency vehicle or lawfully participating in a funeral
was not the registered owner or lessee of the cited vehicle
at the time of the violation.)
Contest By Mail:
in the CONTEST BY MAIL circle on the notice stub and on
the self-addressed return envelope.
a letter signed by the registered owner of the vehicle setting
forth facts that establish a defense.
any supporting evidence, such as affidavits, photos,
state vehicle registration, official police vehicle
theft/or recovery reports with the Violation Notice
certain these documents are legible
copies, original documents
will not be returned.
all evidence to support
your defense as the
decision is final.
Contest by Mail materials
must be submitted
using the enclosed
return envelope and
must be received
by the Pay or Contest
to Contest Received AFTER the Pay or Contest By Date:
the Registered Owner is a resident of the municipality
in which the violation occurred, the person must visit
the Police Department and complete a written petition
the Registered Owner is NOT a resident of the municipality
in which the violation occurred, the registered owner
(no one else) must send a document to the Police Department
and (1) explain why a reply was not sent prior to the
Pay or Contest By Date and (2) state why the request
to contest should be heard.
7112 W. 111th Street,
Worth, IL 60482
An In-Person Hearing:
in the IN PERSON HEARING circle on the return stub and
on the return envelope. Mail the stub in the return envelope.
will only be honored if received by the Pay or Contest By
Date (within the first 21 days of the initial violation notice).
a Hearing Date be Re-Scheduled? Yes- a Hearing Date
can be re-scheduled once.
has the Village of Worth decided to implement an
Automated Red Light Photo Enforcement Program?
to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly 2
million crashes occur each year at intersections. In 2005,
red light running resulted in 800 fatalities and over 165,000
injuries. It is the Village of Worth's belief that implementation
of an Automated Red Light Photo Enforcement Program will
reduce the number of red light collisions and injuries
associated with such crashes. The goal of this program
is to increase traffic safety in the Village of Worth by
reducing red light running violations, red light crashes
and red light injury crashes without impacting city funds.
is a Red Light Violation?
are Two Types of Red Light Violations:
Right Turn on Red without coming to a complete stop.
|You may be cited
with a Red Light Violation if you fail to bring your vehicle
to a complete stop before turning right when the light
is red. Turning right on red, after bringing your vehicle
to a complete stop, is only allowed at intersections that
do not have signs prohibiting such turns. For exact wording,
please check Illinois' Rules of the Road, or visit the
Secretary of State's website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com
Entering an intersection after the traffic signal
has turned red.
already in the intersection when the signal changes to
red, when waiting to turn for example, are not considered
red light violators.
I am in the intersection when the light is yellow
and the light changes to red,
will I receive a Notice of Violation?
The automated system only becomes active once the red light
is showing. It will not capture a vehicle that enters the
intersection prior to the light changing to red. If you
entered the intersection on yellow, it is legal to clear
the intersection if the light turned red while you were
still in the intersection. In the violation notice, the
first photo shows your car at the white line when the stoplight
was red. In the second photo the stoplight was still red
when the car proceeded into the intersection.
the red light cameras take a picture of the driver
of the vehicle?
|No. A violation
of the Village of Worth's Ordinance is a civil violation
assessed against the owner of the vehicle; it is not a
criminal violation. Similar to a parking ticket, there
is no need to identify the driver and therefore, no need
to capture the image of the driver. This violation will
not affect your driving privileges or insurance rates.
can I go to view my video and images?
view your violation video clip and images, log on to www.redlightviolations.com.
To log on to the site you must enter your 16 digit Notice
Number and License Plate information located at the top
right of your Violation Notice. If you do not have Internet
access, you may visit any public library for Internet access
to view your video.
if I was not the operator of the car at the time
the violation took place
Am I still liable?
State Law, HB 4835 effective May, 2006, the registered
owner of a vehicle is liable for any automated traffic
law violations that occur to the vehicle. It does not matter
who was driving the car, the law clearly states that the
registered owner is liable.
car was a rental, why did I receive the Violation
|Under the law,
the person(s) designated on the rental or lease agreement
of a vehicle as the driver(s) of that vehicle is responsible
for any assigned violations during the rental period. Your
name and address were provided to us by the rental car
happens if I ignore the Violation Notice?
|Failure to pay
the civil penalty or to contest liability prior to the
Pay or Contest Date on the Notice will result in a Determination
of Liability being entered against you. You will be given
another 14 days to pay, at which time, if payment has still
not been received, a Final Determination of Liability will
be issued. If the Final Determination of Liability is not
paid, a late payment fee will be imposed and the fine increased.
If this Second Notice remains unpaid, collections and an
entry of a judgment against you may proceed
payment has already been sent; will I still be charged
be received on or before the Pay or Contest by Date indicated
on the violation notice. Postmarked dates are not considered
as payment received, and payment extensions are not granted.
do I know these violations are valid?
|Images of our
vehicle were captured and recorded by an Automated Red
Light Photo Enforcement System. Your images and an actual
video of the occurrence are available online for your review
at www.redlightviolations.com. The images and video passed
a two part review process by qualified technicians before
being submitted to the Village of Worth Police Department
for final review and approval. The alleged civil infraction
notice was then mailed to you as the registered owner or
identified driver. Confirmation of your name, address and
vehicle registration information was provided to the Village
of Worth by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. You
have the option of contesting the Violation Notice either
by Mail or by requesting an In-Person Hearing.