Stop and Say Cheese: New Jersey May Ban Controversial Red Light Cameras

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Stop and Say Cheese: New Jersey May Ban Controversial Red Light Cameras

by Christina Michelson on June 15, 2012

The legality of red light enforcement cameras is under fire in New Jersey. While the cameras are intended to help police remotely detect violations of traffic control signals, critics contend that they have a minimal benefit on public safety while generating large revenue for New Jersey municipalities. Now, a proposed ban has reignited the debate.

Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) has introduced legislation that would prohibit New Jersey municipalities from using red light camera systems to penalize drivers. While its success is the legislature is still unclear, the bill has generated 2,600 signatures of support on an online petition...

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