Running Red Lights and Stop Signs: State Laws

Get information about red light and stop sign violations in all 50 states.

State Red Light and Stop Sign Violation Penalties

Consult the chart below for a brief description of your state's red light and stop sign violation laws. Click on the link to your state for detailed information. These fines may change over time and differ by county. Check with the county clerk for the most current fines.

State Penalties
Alabama The fine for running a stop sign or red light is typically between $100 - $150 (and three points). A red light camera ticket is approximately $100 (no points).
Alaska The fine for running a stop sign or red light varies but can go as high as high as $300 in Alaska and may result in six points against your license.
Arizona The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $250 (2 points) in Arizona. A red light camera ticket is approximately $ 165 (2 points).
Arkansas The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $130 and $185 in Arkansas.
California The fine for running a stop sign is approximately $250 and for running a red light is approximately $450 to $500 (and one point).
Colorado The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $100 (4 points) in Colorado. A red light camera ticket is approximately $75 (no points).
Connecticut The majority of traffic violations in Connecticut are classified as infractions, which require paying a fine ranging from $50-$200.
Delaware The fine for running a stop sign or red light is ranges between $75 and $230 in Delaware. A red light camera ticket is approximately $110.
D.C. The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $150 (2 points) in the District of Columbia. A red light camera ticket is approximately $150 (no points).
Florida The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $125 (3 points) in Florida. A red light camera ticket is approximately $158 (no points).
Georgia The maximum fine for running a red light is approximately between $1,000 (3 points) in Georgia. A red light camera ticket is approximately $70 (no points). 
Hawaii The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $75 and $100 in Hawaii.
Idaho The fine for running a stop sign or red light is ranges between $10 and $150 in Idaho.
Illinois The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $100 up to a maximum of $500 and 20 points on your license in Illinois. A red light camera ticket is approximately $100 (no points).
Indiana The fine for running a stop sign or red light is at least $100 (and 6 points) in Indiana.
Iowa The fine for running a stop sign or red light varies widely in Iowa and is determined on a case-by-case basis. A red light camera ticket also varies and may go as high as $195 (Sioux City).
Kansas The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $115 -$175 in Kansas.
Kentucky The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $10 -$100 (3 points) in Kentucky.
Louisiana The fine for running a stop sign or red light is between $175 to $350 in Louisiana. A red light camera ticket is approximately $100 to $140.
Maine The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $25 and $500 (up to 4 points) in Maine.
Maryland The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $110 to $500 (2 points) in Maryland.
Massachusetts The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $100 to $240 (2 points) in Massachusetts.
Michigan The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $100 to $150 in Michigan.
Minnesota The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $128 in Minnesota.
Mississippi The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $225 in Mississippi.
Missouri The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately between $125 to $135.
Montana The majority of traffic violations in Montana are classified as infractions, which require paying a fine ranging from $20 - $1000.
Nebraska The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $100 to $300 (and fines may double if the infraction occurred in a school zone) in Nebraska
Nevada The fine for running a stop sign or red light can go as high as $1000 (4 points) in Nevada.
New Hampshire The majority of traffic violations in New Hampshire are classified as infractions, which require paying a fine up to $350.
New Jersey The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $50 to $200 (2 points) in New Jersey. The fine is approximately $85 for red light cameras.
New Mexico The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $70 to $200 in New Mexico.
New York The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $100 to $300 (3 points) if it occurred in a city with more than population of one million, $50 to $100 if in other parts of New York. The fine for red light tickets is $50.
North Carolina The fine for running a stop sign or red light is typically $100 (3 points) in North Carolina. (It’s $75 and no points for a red light camera ticket.)
North Dakota The fine for running a stop sign or red light was $20 (as of 2011) in North Dakota.
Ohio The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $100 to $200 in Ohio.
Oklahoma The fine for running a stop sign or red light is typically $100 in Oklahoma. 
Oregon The fine for running a stop sign or red light is a maximum of $300 in Oregon.
Pennsylvania The fine for running a stop sign or red light is a minimum $25 - $100 fine (3 points). Red light photo tickets are a maximum of $100 and no points.
Rhode Island The fine for running a stop sign or red light starts at $75 in Rhode Island.
South Carolina The majority of traffic violations in South Carolina are classified as infractions, which require paying a fine ranging from $250-$1500.
South Dakota The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $75 to $100 in South Dakota.
Tennessee The fine for running a stop sign or red light can starts at $50 in Tennessee.
Texas The maximum fine for running a stop sign or red light is $200 ($75 for red light camera tickets) in Texas.
Utah The maximum fine for running a stop sign or red light is $1,000 in Utah.
Vermont The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $200 in Vermont.
Virginia The fine for running a stop sign or red is $200 - 350 (4 points) and $50 for a red-light camera ticket in Virginia.
Washington The maximum fine for running a stop sign or red light is $250 in Washington.
West Virginia The fine for running a red light is approximately $75 in West Virginia. 
Wisconsin The fine for running a stop sign or red light is approximately $80 in Wisconsin.
Wyoming The fine for running a stop sign or red light can range from $110 to $150 in Wyoming. 

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