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Red Light Violations Down Since Cameras Installed

Cameras catch drivers who run red lights at the intersection of Black Oak Ridge Road and Hamburg Turnpike.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Fewer citations are being issued for people who run red lights at the corner of Black Oak Ridge Road and Hamburg Turnpike since the township installed cameras at the intersection more than two years ago.

About 60 tickets are being issued a month, down from about 100, NorthJersey.com reported. There were 1,026 tickets issued in 2013, police told the website.

The cameras are designed to catch drivers who run red lights at the intersection. The cameras were installed in April 2011.

American Traffic Solutions (ATS), an Arizona-based agency, sends footage of violators to the police department. A police officer reviews the footage and sends it back to ATS. ATS sends vehicle owners an $85 ticket.

The cameras captured $86,000 in summonses their first year in operation.

About 500,000 drivers in 18 municipalities received a $4.2 million settlement last August for tickets issued as a result of the cameras.

Residents’ complaint stated that ATS and municipalities didn’t meet requirements set forth by New Jersey’s Pilot Red Light Camera Program. They claimed no traffic study was conducted in areas that would include cameras prior to their implementation, and there were no six-month maintenance inspections.

Pad January 10, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Just another way to get money from taxpayers. They don't identify the driver so no one gets points. You mail the money in and its over. So what does this accomplish? Nothing really other then revenue for the Township and the car owner getting the shaft.

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