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NJ lawmaker: red-light cameras are unfair

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Red light cameras were created to increase safety at intersections. They reduce right angle crashes, according to safety experts. But New Jersey Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon sharply disagrees.

Recently O'Scanlon worked with an expert in video timing at numerous intersections throughout New Jersey. He said he found that the yellow lights at many red light camera locations are shorter than the time proscribed by the Department of Transportation. So, for example, in a 40 mph zone the light should stay on yellow for exactly four seconds. But in at Communipaw Avenue and JFK Boulevard in Jersey City and elsewhere the yellow lights were changing even faster, he said.

O'Scanlon showed the video to the New Jersey DOT, which has now directed 21 municipalities to suspend issuing red light tickets until the lights match up to yellow light timing requirements

The violation suspension and signal re-certification directives affect all cameras installed at intersections in the following 19 municipalities:

  • Newark
  • Linden
  • Wayne
  • Palisades Park
  • Union Township
  • Springfield (Union County)
  • Roselle Park
  • Rahway
  • Englewood Cliffs
  • Pohatcong
  • Piscataway
  • Edison
  • East Windsor
  • Lawrence
  • Cherry Hill
  • Stratford
  • Monroe
  • Brick
  • Glassboro
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