Red light cameras died a well-deserved death back in 2014, Save Jerseyans, pleasing New Jersey motorists but enraging the politicians (and corporations) who loved the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue fetched by the program. It was government sanctioned theft. If anything, the corruption and safety issues associated with these cameras negated any theoretical benefit.
But you didn’t really think Trenton would let the idea drop completely and for all time, did you?
Com’on. You know better! You read Save Jersey!
There’s a bill introduced in the N.J. Assembly (A5082) earlier this month which, if enacted, would institute five-year pilot program to impose $100 speeding fines in construction zones when a motorist exceeds the posted limit by 11 miles per hour.
The sponsor is Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson).
“Excessive speeding in areas of road construction or repair increases the likelihood of accidents that endanger the safety and well-being of motor vehicle oppupants, pedestrians and workers,” the bill reads. “The installation and use of automated speed enforcement systems … could serve as effective tools to encourage drivers to strictly obey speed limits in road construction, maintenance or repair zones.”
The money grab will never stop until you speak up and MAKE IT STOP.
Click here to find the contact info for your legislator; let them know that this bill is a non-starter for you and your family.