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Running a red light is only a 2 point violation (the same as speed 1-10mph over the speed limit). Although you and I witness it all the time, here at our Law Office, we hardly ever get calls for these types of tickets but speeding remains one of the most common violations. You and I will probably agree that passing a red light at an intersection is far more dangerous than driving a little faster than the posted speed limit.
Whatever your opinion may be on this topic, remember that the vehicle you operate likely weighs well over 3,000 lbs. At any speed, these can turn into dangerous weapons causing irreversible, serious injury or even taking a life. As annoying as it may be to wait an extra 30 seconds at a red light, remember that the traffic laws have been established to maintain order among the millions of relatively inexperienced drivers on the road every day. If courtesy and common consideration are not enough motivation for you, local officers and State Troopers are on the patrol every day in every municipality in the state, ready and waiting to issue a ticket or arrest. Rules are strict and penalties are steep in our state with a difficult point system and high fines and special assessment fees. If you do get into trouble, let us know, even if it is for running a red light.