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You have received a notice in the mail for failing to stop at a red light or for failing to come to a complete stop when making a legal right turn on red (Illinois Vehicle Code Section 11-306).
As stated in the Illinois Rules of the Road Chapter 8 - Traffic Signals and Pavement Markings reads: "RED LIGHT, stop at the marked stop line. If there is not a marked stop line, stop before entering the crosswalk. If there is no crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Do not go until the light is green and the intersection is clear. You may make a right turn at a red light but drivers must come to a COMPLETE STOP and yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic."
Violation of the Ordinance Number 2007-ORD-7 constitutes a civil offense and does not impact your insurance or your driving record.
However, if you have accumulated 5 unpaid or uncontested Final Determinations of Liability, the Village of South Chicago Heights will petition the Secretary of State to suspend your driving privileges.
Failure to pay any fines due to the Village of South Chicago Heights will result in additional enforcement activities, including assessment by a collection agency and immobilization of you vehicle.
View the Red Light Violation Options Guide.