Getting a traffic ticket for any reason can certainly be frustrating. But for drivers who live outside of Illinois and get a minor violation here, it can be even more trying. There can be court hearings, fines and other issues that can be inconvenient for out-of-state drivers. Because of this inconvenience, many people may either ignore the ticket or simply pay it and be done with it.
However, several drivers have found out how effective it can be to appeal these tickets. Whether you are from Illinois or were visiting in recent years, it is possible that you were an unlucky recipient of one of the 4 million red light camera tickets issued in Chicago since 2007. According to recent reports, unexplained spikes in ticket activity has sparked some serious concerns over the efficacy of the 380 cameras that are installed to automatically issue tickets to drivers who violate traffic laws.