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Partial Refunds For Many New Jersey Red Light Camera Violators

A sign warning the public that red light cameras are in use. (Photo: CBSNY)

A sign warning the public that red light cameras are in use. (Photo: CBSNY)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — About half a million drivers caught by red light cameras in New Jersey could be eligible for at least partial refunds.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, drivers nabbed at red light cameras in 18 towns before July 25 will see only $6 to $10 each from the $4.2 million settlement. The class-action lawsuit was filed by drivers who complained the timing of the yellow lights was not certified in a timely fashion.

WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reports

“(We’re) going to now have the municipality police; the proper management of these red light cameras,” said plaintiff attorney Stephen Denittis.

The camera operator, American Traffic Solutions, defended the technology.

“All of the violations issued are still valid,” said spokesman Charles Terrigo.

Terrigo said all of the yellow lights were certified by the Department of Transportation as accurate, and the company only settled to avoid a legal fight.

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