Why New Jersey’s Red Light Cameras Should Stay

Earlier this week, the Traffic Safety Coalition released a two-minute PSA about running red lights in New Jersey. In the past year, New Jersey’s five-year Red Light Running (RLR) pilot program has come under fire by a handful of NJ legislators who have challenged the effectiveness and integrity of the program. While the program has just completed its second year, a majority of the cameras have only been up and running for one year. A recent report released by NJDOT determined that it is still too early to reach any conclusions about RLR, but what is clear is that in locations where the cameras have been installed for two full years, dangerous driver behavior is down and intersections are becoming safer. Some legislators in Trenton, however, are working to repeal the RLR program. This video illustrates why that may not be the best idea. [WARNING: This video contains graphic images of real life accidents.]

3 Comments on "Why New Jersey’s Red Light Cameras Should Stay"

  1. John Mark engel md | December 10, 2012 at 10:17 am |

    I feel I am a much safer driver because of these camaras.

  2. Clark Morris | December 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm |

    They should be allowed ONLY at intersections that are certified to have yellow light cycles specified by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices appropriate to the speed limit on the road. Shortening the yellow cycle below that safe limit should be a criminal offense. That has been done in some jurisdictions to increase the number of violations, hence the revenue to both the camera company and the jurisdiction. Of course no one would be so corrupt in New Jersey.

  3. Corruption in New Jersey? No…………………. :-)

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