By Levon Putney

NEWARK, NJ (WCBS 880) — New Jersey drivers not only favor red light cameras, but say they make them better drivers.

A survey done in New Jersey by The National Coalition for Safer Roads found that 77-percent of registered voters favor red light cameras.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports:

“Cameras change people’s driving behavior,” said coalition president David Kelly. “Fifty-six percent of the people told us that the cameras change their driving behavior and as a traffic safety professional, that’s all you ask for. You want people to stop doing something that’s dangerous.”

Kelly says as the state is now deciding whether to add more towns to the red light cameras pilot program, he hopes driver’s thoughts outlined in this survey are taken into account.

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