Source: Valley Roadrunner

Camera tickets you can ignore
August 22, 2013 | 03:47 PM

One kind of camera ticket you can ignore is the fake/phishing red light camera tickets mailed out by California police to fool the registered owner into identifying the actual driver of the car. One city sends out about 10,000 of them annually.  Snitch Tickets have not been filed with the court, so they don't say "Notice to Appear," don't have the court's addr. and phone #, and usually say (on the back, in small letters), "Courtesy Notice - This is Not a Ticket." Since they have NOT been filed with the court, they have no legal weight whatsoever. You can ignore a Snitch Ticket. If in doubt, Google the term.
Also let your friends know that REAL tickets issued by cities in LA County can be ignored, because the LA County court does not report ignored tickets to the DMV. This info applies ONLY to tickets from cities that are in LA County. Skeptical?  Google red light camera voluntary.

If you take the time to educate your friends about these things, you may find that suddenly you are eating better.  A lot of people will be buying you lunch after they realize that you have just saved them $500.