Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Tom Weisner

Aurora Is A Red Light Enforcement Community

The City of Aurora is dedicated to improving safety and saving lives by ensuring motorists who choose to drive thru red lights are held accountable.

Crashes caused by red light runners are particularly dangerous because they result in "side impact" or "T-bone" crashes. These types of crashes typically cause the most serious injuries, since the vehicle's occupants are less protected than if they were hit from either the back or head-on since they are sitting closer to the body of the vehicle.

The Aurora Police department responds to approximately 5,000 traffic crashes annually, which kill and significantly injure exponentially more people than those involved in violent crimes. While the City has experienced double-digit decreases in traffic crashes, a contributing factor has been the 24/365 presence of the red light cameras.

Red Light Safety Analysis

Eola and Ogden IDOT Evaluation

Red Light Cameras Are Installed At The Following Intersections:

  • Commons Drive & East New York Street
  • Eola Road & East New York Street
  • Farnsworth Avenue & East New York Street
  • Farnsworth Avenue & Molitor Road
  • Ogden Avenue (Route 34) & Eola Road

All of the intersections selected for enforcement have historically ranked among the top 30 crash locations within the City. In addition, enforced locations are clearly marked by signage, as mandated by Illinois State Law, to alert motorists that automated enforcement is being utilized.

Potential violations undergo a 3 phase review process by trained technicians prior to being securely transmitted to authorized City of Aurora Police Reviewers. These sworn officers will review both the still images and video clip of the cited vehicle, verifying all pertinent information relating to the vehicle's license plate is correct, prior to determining if a violation notice should be issued. Police reviewers apply the same criteria they would when deciding to issue a motorist a citation on the street. Violation notices will provide detailed instructions on:

  • How to view the still images and video clip of the violation on-line at,
  • How to submit payment either by mail, by phone thru the toll-free customer service number or on-line,
  • How to Contest the Violation by requesting either an in-person hearing or submitting a defense by mail.

The Aurora Police Department wants to remind motorists that it is NOT a violation if:

  • A vehicle enters the intersection on a yellow light or
  • A vehicle is caught in the intersection when the yellow light turns to red and the vehicle must clear the intersection.

Although the Illinois Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS 5/11-306 (C)(3) requires vehicles to come to a complete stop before turning right against a solid red light, the City's red light enforcement system is only used to issue tickets to motorists who exhibit blatant disregard for safety when turning right against a solid red signal.