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Summonses Will Temporarily Not Be Issued At Intersection

Red light camera will continue to record, but summonses will not be issued by township while light is tested to ensure safety.

Wayne will temporarily stop issuing summonses for drivers who run red lights at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Black Oak Ridge Road.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has ordered that issuing summonses for violators at the intersection, and 62 others throughout the state, cease immediately. Police departments need to determine if yellow lights at the intersections are being displayed for the proper length of time.

Legislation governing the program states that a specific formula be used to determine the duration. Yellow lights at the intersection may be required to be displayed longer.

The camera will remain operational while the testing is conducted, but summonses may not be issued.

“We will continue to record and compile data and information and keep a record of violations that occur,” said Timothy Greely, a spokesman for the DOT.

Summonses will be sent out once the light is tested and certified to be compliant by the DOT.

For each five mile-per-hour increase in vehicle speed above 30 miles per hour, the minimum duration of the yellow light must be increased by one half of a second. This requirement is to ensure that the traffic signal is timed properly to provide motorists with sufficient time to above a violation and fine by entering the intersection when the light is red.

The 5-year-old pilot program was implemented to determine whether red light cameras promote safety by reducing the number of crashes that occur at certain intersections, including the one in Wayne.

The camera last year. Since that time it has at the intersection.

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Pad June 22, 2012 at 02:08 AM
How about all the violations that were already sent out? Are they going to be refunded since the camera wasn't certified and compliant. Seems to me this is just another way of getting revenue. Who makes money here? The Township and the camera company that installs and maintains the system. If this camera isn't compliant then all fines issued and recieved should be returned to the violators. We will see on this one.
Nose Wayne June 22, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Pad, Don't hold your breath. You think somebody would have checked this out before they put the camera into service. Light is suppose to stay yellow one second for every ten miles per hour. I think the speed there is forty, so the light is suppose to stay yellow for four seconds. After that a light flashes to light up the area and your license plate is taken by camera. The camera is on a pole across from Wayne Auto Spa, not the device you see all over town that is on the traffic light post. That is to record when traffic is at the light so it will change the light.
Diane Hummel June 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM
While I have never gotten a ticket or anything, I do believe that the traffic light at that intersection does not stay yellow long enough. I have had some close call moments where I thought that I may get a ticket because the light turns red so fast. I do however believe that the camera is a good thing at that light for those who choose to turn right on red. There are two big signs, yet people continue to do what they please.
Sandy Fantau June 22, 2012 at 04:44 PM
This is from the Star Ledger. The statute that created NJ red-light camera program also calls for towns to study the speed of which vehicles approach the intersection before determining how long the yellow lights stay lit, talking into account the speed at which 85 % of the drivers travel through the intersection. For 63 of the 85 cameras in 21 towns, those speeds had not been determined before the towns received approval to install the red-light cameras, according to the DOT. If the state finds some yellow lights have not been operating properly, who have paid violations could file a petition for post conviction relief, said Jeffery Gold, chair of the state association of criminal defense lawyers. So if I'm reading this right, the yellow light should stay lit for the average spead of traffic going through the light. Who ever drives 40 mph on the Hamburg Turnpike? I believe that is why the road is so dangerous. I hope the light passes. It does slow the traffic down at that intersection.
unrealthistown June 22, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This is a good way to reduce our taxes, Maybe now we can lay off some Police officers now that technology is being used to do there job
unrealthistown June 22, 2012 at 09:27 PM
How about making some robots to catch the thieves who are robbing houses all over Wayne
Pad June 23, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Don't worry Wayne PD will probably buy a surviellance drone to fly over Wayne and keep an eye out for the house robbers, thieves, speeders and errant bears. Because after all we have to have the best of everything. Best our money can buy. "Come to Wayne the Crown Jewel of Passaic County" Where the only thing faster then spending is taking your hard earned tax dollars away from you..
Nose Wayne June 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Pad, the drones can carry glow in the dark slime, so when they see somebody robbing a house,they can drop the slime on them and make it easy for the police to find them over their dark clothing while their running away.CROWN the robbers!!!
Justice July 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM
"SUITS ARE MOUNTING BY DRIVERS OVER CAMERAS AT RED LIGHTS Putative class actions challenging the use of cameras that catch red-light runners are beginning to pile up, with two additional Gloucester County towns named as defendants. The new suits, filed on July 3 in Gloucester County, seek the return of possibly millions of dollars in fines paid to Monroe Township and Glassboro Borough. The suits follow a similar complaint filed against Cherry Hill on June 29 in Camden County. Ten days before that filing, the state Department of Transportation suspended most red-light camera operations statewide for failure to comply with statutory requirements. All three suits claim that the towns broke state law by having yellow lights that don't last long enough. The towns also allegedly failed to perform twice-yearly checks of the cameras' accuracy."
tax payer July 10, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Just another government employee trying to justify his position. The cameras are a joke and everyone knows they are nothing but a new a taxing authority.
Matthew Spano August 03, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Can someone answer this question ? I received a summonse on July 13 2012. Was the suspension of fines still in effect at that time.
unrealthistown August 03, 2012 at 10:18 PM
plead not guilty
unrealthistown August 03, 2012 at 10:20 PM
How can you be found guilty when the technology was found to be flawed or untested
unrealthistown August 03, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Everyone better make sure your registration and D/L is not expired they are now scanning your bar code on your car to find out if everything is paid up to date if not you receive the summons in the mail. It's getting very sad out there soon you will not be able to know who is robbing who. Only in the good ole states of NY/NJ
assib momahr ali August 05, 2012 at 01:47 AM
no reduce police force. mye dunkin donuts then no more

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