Q: I received a citation in the mail for running a red light. My brother borrowed my truck and he was the driver pictured. What do I do?
A: Contact the agency that issued the citation. Do not send payment to the court because then the citation will be connected to your driving record. Once contacted the issuing agency will then contact the court with the corrected information. If you fail to contact the agency or do not appear on your assigned date, additional penalties will be added to your case and your driver’s license can be suspended.
Below is the contact information for local agencies:
California Highway Patrol, Red Light Camera Program
903 Enterprise Drive
Sacramento, CA 95825 916-876-6643
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code SCMTCA, you can view the violation video online – external link.
City of Elk Grove, Red Light Camera Program
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8045 916-478-8161
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code ELKGCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.
City of Citrus Heights, Red Light Camera Program
6315 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621 916-727-5884
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code CSHTCA, you can view the violation video online – external link.
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