Automated Red Light Photo Enforcement

In the Village of Wauconda, Red Light Photo Enforcement is located at the following intersections:
  • Route 176 at Main Street
  • Route 176 at Route 12/Route 59
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According to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Red Light Camera Programs can decrease red light violations up to 60%. Traffic accidents caused by red light violators are among the most serious, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. Studies have shown that approximately 1,000 people die and 176,000 people are injured annually in the United States because of drivers running red lights.

Types of Violations
There are 2 Types of Red Light Violations:
  • Right turn on red without coming to a complete stop
  • Entering an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red
How it Works
A common misconception is that the cameras will be photographing everyone as they drive thru the community. In fact, sensors placed in the pavement activate the camera only when a vehicle enters the intersection during the red light cycle. A total of 3 photographs will be taken plus 8 to 10 seconds of digital video. The images include:
  • The car entering the red light intersection
  • The car passing through the intersection
  • A close-up of the license plate
All 3 images, plus a link to view the video footage online, will be provided to the vehicle’s registered owner who is mailed the violation. According to Illinois Law, it is illegal to photograph the faces of either drivers or passengers.

Violation Reports
Monthly violation reports are available to the public; they are published 20 days after the end of the previous month. View the most recent 36 Month Statistical Analysis Report (PDF).