Red Light Traffic Camera Locations in Virginia [Interactive Map]

The map below displays the precise location of every red light camera in Virginia. Hover over any of the red indicators to see the city and cross streets for each red light camera location.

Andrew Flusche answers common questions about red light camera tickets in Virginia

List of Red Light Camera Locations

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 11 communities in Virginia currently use red light cameras:

  1. Albemarle County
  2. Alexandria
  3. Arlington County
  4. Chesapeake
  5. Fairfax City
  6. Falls Church
  7. Newport News
  8. Norfolk
  9. Petersburg
  10. Richmond
  11. Virginia Beach

Here is a breakdown of the locations of red light enforcement cameras in each of the participating communities:

Albemarle County

  1. Route 29 North and Rio Road

 
Source: Albemarle County

Alexandria

  1. Duke Street and West Taylor Run Parkway
  2. South Patrick Street and Gibbon Street (both directions of travel)
  3. Duke Street and South Walker Street (both directions of travel)
  4. South Patrick Street and Franklin Street

 
Source: City of Alexandria

Arlington County

  1. Fort Myer Drive at Lee Highway
  2. N. Glebe Road at Fairfax Drive
  3. N. Lynn Street at Lee Highway
  4. Washington Boulevard at Lee Highway
  5. EB Columbia Pike at S George Mason Dr
  6. EB Columbia Pike at S Glebe Rd
  7. WB Columbia Pike at S Glebe Rd
  8. NB N Glebe Rd at Washington Blvd
  9. WB Lee Hwy at George Mason Dr
  10. NB Jefferson Davis Highway at S 23rd Street
  11. SB Jefferson Davis Highway at S 23rd Street

 
Source: Arlington County Police Department

Chesapeake

  1. Battlefield Boulevard (Rt 168) & Great Bridge Boulevard (Rt 190)/Kempsville Road
  2. Indian River Road/Sparrow Road
  3. Portsmouth Boulevard (Rt 337) & Gum Road/Peek Trail
  4. Greenbrier Parkway/Butts Station Road & Kempsville Road
  5. Military Highway (Rt 13) at Greenbrier Parkway/Dunbarton Drive
  6. Military Highway (Rt 13) and George Washington Highway (Rt 17)
  7. Battlefield Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue at Campostella Road

 
Source: City of Chesapeake

Fairfax

  1. North St. @ University Dr.
  2. Fairfax Circle
  3. Main St. @ Pickett Rd.
  4. Fairfax Blvd. @ Plantation Pkwy.

 
Future locations coming Spring/Summer 2017:

  1. Main St. @ Woodland Dr.
  2. Fairfax Blvd. @ Jermantown Rd.
  3. Lee Hwy. @ Jermantown Rd.

 
Source: City of Fairfax

Falls Church

  1. E. Broad St. at Cherry St.
  2. W. Broad St. at W. Annandale Rd.

 
Source: City of Falls Church

Newport News

  1. Mercury Blvd. at Jefferson Ave.
  2. Denbigh Blvd. at Jefferson Ave.
  3. Oyster Point Rd. at Jefferson Ave.

Source: City of Newport News

Norfolk

  1. St. Pauls Boulevard and Brambleton Avenue
  2. Little Creek Road and Chesapeake Boulevard

Source: City of Norfolk

Petersburg

  1. Crater and Wagner Roads
  2. Washington and Adams Streets

Source: NBC 12

Richmond

  1. Elkhardt and Hull Streets

Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

Virginia Beach

  1. Virginia Beach Blvd at Independence Blvd
  2. Indian River Road at Kempsville Road
  3. Indian River Road at Military Highway
  4. Holland Road at Rosemont Road
  5. General Booth Blvd at Dam Neck Road
  6. Virginia Beach Blvd at Great Neck Road
  7. Princess Anne Road at Lynnhaven Parkway
  8. Princess Anne Road at Dam Neck Road
  9. Independence Blvd at Bonney Road
  10. Lynnhaven Parkway at International Parkway
  11. London Bridge Road at Dam Neck Road
  12. North Hampton Blvd at Diamond Springs Rd
  13. Baxter Road at Independence Blvd

Source: City of Virginia Beach

An Overview of Red Light Camera Tickets in Virginia

virginia red light camera ticket

Do you know the impact of a red light camera ticket? Will it go on your driving record? Can you contest the ticket? Let’s look at how the law works and what options you have.

It’s a civil case only

Virginia law authorizes red light cameras under Code of Virginia 15.2-968.1. This statute clearly specifies that a red light camera ticket is only a civil case. Think of it like a parking ticket.

The good news here is that the ticket does not go on your driving record, and it cannot be used as a factor in your insurance premiums. Both of those things are clearly ordered by law.

But it’s still a ticket that you can be legally required to pay. Thankfully, the penalty is capped at $50 per violation.

What if you weren’t the driver?

The law says that the government gets a “rebuttable presumption” that the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver who must pay the ticket.

To argue against that (i.e. rebut the presumption), you just have to file an affidavit with the General District Court that says you were not the operator of the vehicle at the time of the ticket. Or you can appear in court and testify to that under oath. Unless the government has some other way to prove that you were driving, you should win that case.

Signs must be posted

Another defense that you might be able to use is the signs that are required to be posted near the intersection.

The law requires that “conspicuous signs” must be posted within 500 feet of the approach to the intersection that has ticket cameras. If you can prove that the signs aren’t posted properly, that could also be a defense to the ticket.

You can appeal

If you’re unhappy with the outcome of your General District Court case, you have a civil right of appeal to the Circuit Court to have a new trial.

Do red light cameras actually prevent crashes?

Not really. A 2007 Virginia Department of Transportation study found that red light cameras increased crashes in some areas while only modestly decreasing crashes in other areas. The report recommended against the widespread use of ticket cameras because they’re simply not effective across the board.

In addition, the same VDOT report conclusively found that red light cameras cost society more money in terms of crash damages: “the cameras are associated with a net increase in comprehensive crash costs.” The cameras do sometimes help with side-strike red light running crashes, but they routinely cause more rear-end crashes.

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