How to Access Traffic Camera Footage: Nassau County

Learn more about how to access traffic camera footage and how Rosenburg & Gluck L.L.P. can help you.

To view video or images from a red light camera in Nassau County, you can go to the county’s website at their violation information page. You can also reach this site via where you can also pay your fines. You’ll need to follow the online prompts by entering the number on your ticket and the accompanying PIN that came with it.

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Who Can Access Red Light Camera Footage?

According to the Photo Enforcement – Red Light Camera Program site, in Nassau County, video and images of violations captured by red light cameras are exempt from public Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. As a result, this information is not released to the general public. A driver may still have the right to this footage, and would have a much better chance of obtaining this material with the help of a personal injury lawyer.

Making a Request for Footage by Mail

A driver who wishes to get this footage can contact:

General Counsel – Video Request
16 Cooper Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

You can also phone them with questions about your violation, or your payment at: 1-855-571-5134.

Before contacting this office with your request, make sure you have the location (intersection or the name of the road), as well as the date and time where your violation or crash took place.

Visiting the Office

Another option is visit the office to pay your fine in person, or by mailing a check to:

Nassau County Traffic & Parking Violations Agency
16 Cooper Street
Hempstead, New York 11550-4063

Red Light Camera Tickets Cost

The cost of a red light ticket in Nassau County is $50 but with the addition of other applicable fees such as the Public Safety Fee and the Driver Responsibility Fee that brings the cost of the violation to $150 if paid on time. If you fail to pay the fine within 30 days, then additional penalties and fines could be applied.

Challenging a Ticket

Drivers wishing to challenge their violation must schedule a hearing prior to the due date on their ticket. Failure to appear for a requested hearing will result in a default conviction and add an additional $75 to the fines and fees on each ticket.

How To Access Traffic Camera Footage: Nassau County

How can I tell if the intersection where my accident occurred has a red light camera?

Nassau County Local Law 12-2009 as amended by Local Law 19-2018 requires that signs be installed at intersections where photo enforcement is in effect. So, if you’ve been injured in an accident, be sure to look for the sign.

The law goes on to state that if the county has taken reasonable effort to install and maintain the signs, that liability on the drivers’ part will not be dismissed because a sign is missing from a particular location. So it makes sense to follow traffic rules and to treat every intersection as though it has cameras.

Nassau County’s Red Light Camera Program

Failure to stop at a designated stop sign or red light is the cause for an alarming number of red light related incidents each year — many of them resulting in major injuries to drivers or pedestrians. This program and the laws that accompany it are in place to try to help with stop light safety by changing the behavior of drivers who take a casual approach to these laws.

Based on data collected by the Institute for Highway Safety, red light running has been a continual problem, but Nassau County’s program has shown a significant reduction in those numbers.

How do red light cameras work in Nassau County?

Are all intersections recorded?

Are one of these red light cameras recording you? For the most part, no. A red light camera typically only becomes active and begins recording media when its sensors detect drivers running a red light, making an illegal turn, or other moving violation. That’s when a red light camera becomes active.

Examples of Red Light Camera Violations

Examples of violations that can trigger a red light camera would be:

  • when a driver passes the stop line and goes into the intersection on a red light
  • a driver turns right at a red light or stop sign without first coming to a complete stop
  • if a driver makes a left turn after the light has turned red
  • when someone makes a right turn at a stop light signposted "no right on red"

Red Light Cameras vs. Traffic Cameras

Here is where a traffic camera differs from a red light camera. Traffic cameras are positioned throughout Long Island at intersections and along roads, and are there primarily to monitor traffic flow.

Officials can monitor these intersections and may capture some data to review for public safety reports. So the chances that you had an accident in New York when footage was being gathered for a public safety report is unlikely.

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Traffic Camera Video and Your Car Accident Case

Do insurance companies get camera footage?

Insurance companies have no more rights to your footage than you do. All of the avenues that these attorneys use to obtain camera footage are also available to you and your lawyer.

How can a lawyer help me?

If you have been injured in a car accident and believe that traffic camera footage could help your case, contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. We can streamline the legal process, gather evidence, and fight on your behalf for full and fair compensation when you’ve been seriously injured in an accident.

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