DOT Puts Brakes on Red Light Cams

Christie Administration Holds Off On New Red Light Camera Authorizations

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Red Light CameraIt seems as if red light cameras are finally on the way out, Save Jerseyans. Fingers crossed!

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that “no new locations will be added to the list of authorized red light camera intersections because there would not be sufficient time to gather useful data under the pilot program that is scheduled to end as early as December, 2014.”

New Jersey remaining 76 approved cameras are still under review. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) took the opportunity to reiterate his strenuous opposition:

We know these cameras do not improve safety. The data is indisputable. Every objective study on this equipment demonstrates that. Subsequently, many jurisdictions are choosing to eliminate the cameras altogether. But the camera companies continue to relentlessly push for more cameras – clearly demonstrating that their only motivation is stealing more money from NJ residents. It is long past the time that New Jersey join the bandwagon and end this failed program.”

The Christie Administration had re-certified several dozen suspended cameras back in July. Stay tuned…

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