red light cameras
New Jersey drivers may no longer have to worry about out-of-state speed and red light cameras.
Officials said the goal is to save lives and make drivers more vigilant, but critics claim this is more about making money from the $50 fines.
A study by AAA found serious flaws in the red-light camera programs in New York City and several other municipalities in the state.
“If the city were to take over the program, that it would mean lots of tickets going to drivers that perhaps don’t deserve them and the erosion of credibility,” AAA New York’s Robert Sinclair, Jr. said.
Some legislators are seeking assurances that revenue from new speed cameras will be available to help offset the cost of lifting the wage freeze. The assurance has not been given and state lawmakers haven’t yet approved the new cameras.
The city currently does not post signs in an effort to deter drivers from running reds at all times. Violators caught running a light on one of the cameras are mailed a ticket.
County Executive Steve Bellone asked state lawmakers for the authority to install speed cameras at about 20 sites near schools. Bellone said the move would help to reduce accidents and generate $2 million in revenue for the county each year.
A New Jersey state lawmaker called for an investigation Sunday, in the wake of a lawsuit alleging bribes to government officials in 13 different states by a red-light camera company.
A list of the meanest red light cameras in New Jersey has been released with a surprising intersection in the No. 2 spot.
In the wake of a report indicating that accidents had actually increased at two New Jersey intersections with red light cameras, the mayor of South Plainfield has said it is time for the cameras to go.
A state assemblyman said Monday a study proves what New Jersey drivers have said all along – many red light cameras are snapping and sending tickets to people who did not break the law.
A round of 100 new red-light cameras are going up across Long Island. There is no law on the books in New York that mandates camera alerts at intersections.
Following a preliminary settlement Wednesday, motorists ticketed by red-light cameras in New Jersey last year are closer to getting some of their money back.
The sponsor of a measure to reform the system has put it on hold after police and engineering officials called for changes to rules about the duration of yellow lights and the elimination of tickets for failing to make a complete stop before turning right on red.
About half a million drivers caught by red light cameras in New Jersey could be eligible for at least partial refunds.