red light cameras
Tuesday is the last day a flash from a red light camera will lead to a ticket in New Jersey. The state’s pilot program ends at midnight Wednesday morning
The lights were set to go out this week for the red-light camera program in New Jersey, although some lawmakers want them to stay on.
Drivers say the red light cameras at Bergen and Edsall boulevards in Palisades Park, New Jersey, do more harm than good.
The most ardent critic of New Jersey’s red light camera program is scheduled to meet with one of the program’s biggest supporters.
When it comes to red light cameras on Long Island, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta has a saying: “It’s clearly taxation by citation.”
There are 73 red light cameras in New Jersey and come next month, none of them will be used.
First there was an uproar over speeding tickets in Nassau County school zones. But now there is a proposal to install warning lights.
A state judiciary spokesman says one of the operators of red light cameras in New Jersey, American Traffic Solutions, was having computer issues between May 28 and June 30.
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.