Ran A Red Light (With A Traffic Camera In Ontario) Is My Career Over ?

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Alan B.'s Comment
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I am a local company driver , been driving for 11 months and just recently I ran a red light

Light turned red just before I passed the white line. The light was green, I was not speeding, as I approached the light a car near me started honking for some reason and I checked all my mirrors to find the reason for honking and by the time I looked back the light was yellow and I saw it turn red, I tried to stop but no way I would stop in time and SOMETHING was going wrong behind me so my instinct was to coast threw while honking my horn.

For sure the intersection had a traffic camera. I have never been so scared in my life, I LOVE trucking, now its only a matter of time until my company sees the ticket.

What will happen to me ? If they fire me , will I ever drive a truck again ?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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A similar thing happened to a friend of mine at Schneider in his first year driving. He is now almost finished with his 4th year. Yes, the company talked to him about the circumstances but nothing more. He paid the fine and that was that. Unless there is something more to it, you will probably be okay.

Alan B.'s Comment
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Thank you Bruce K.

Worrying about this is killing me. Do you think I should tell my boss about this ASAP or hope and pray that nothing comes of this ?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Honesty is the best policy. Tell your boss, but don't get an ulcer about it. I fessed up to all my rookie mistakes and got called in for a spanking, but no permanent scars. Just relax, you'll be fine.

B the rookie CDL holder.'s Comment
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I'd go to the company prior to them finding out in the mail. I'm not sure about Canada, but in the US a red light ticket from a camera is a civil penalty and does not count towards your driving record.

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