How Much Is the Fine for Running a Red Light?

According to CarsDirect, the fine for running a red light generally falls somewhere within the range of $50 to $500. In some jurisdictions, the fine may also include the cost of a driving school refresher course designed to educate you against making similar mistakes in the future.

As CarsDirect also points out, getting a ticket for running a red light can also have an impact on your car insurance rates. The official website of the LAPD lists several other consequences of running red lights, citing yearly death and injury tolls in the U.S., along with the total estimated cost of running red lights per year ($14 billion).