NJ lawmaker: red-light cameras are unfair

NJ lawmaker: red-light cameras are unfair

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

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
  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
  • Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:08:26 GMT
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
  • Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

    Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:21:56 GMT
    A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
    A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and one in New York.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices