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What's Your Take on Red Light Cameras?

Advocacy group has released a study it says shows New Jersey residents support cameras at busy intersections by a wide margin.

The National Coalition for Safe Roads has released the results of a survey showing 77 percent of New Jersey residents polled support the use or red light cameras.

Out of the 600 drivers surveyed, more than half said they drive more carefully when they know an intersection is monitored. Check out this article by Asbury Park Press transportation reporter Larry Higgs for more on the survey.

Brick Township is one of 17 New Jersey municipalities that has installed red light cameras as part of a pilot program examining their effectiveness – a process that could lead to the cameras' legalization statewide. Two intersections are currently monitored there, and Brick Patch reported last month that .

According to Higgs' article, some New Jersey communities participating in the red light camera pilot program have seen dramatic decreases in accidents at intersections with cameras. But some who advocate against red light cameras say they don't do much to increase safety, and claim the recent NCSR survey is flawed, because it was funded by camera manufacturers.

What do you think about red light cameras? Do you think more towns should use them? Would you want them at Toms River's busy intersections?

Mike L July 19, 2011 at 02:23 PM
What's the cost you ask....Lets just take the corner on Rt 37 and Hooper Ave....Every day I go thru there many times and watch all the cars that run the RED not AMBER lights on the Hooper sides.......Since no gives a S__t any more its called "save a life"
George August 10, 2011 at 04:12 PM
It's the best fund raiser they have for towns that want to make quick money on the taxpayers.
Kim E June 23, 2012 at 01:14 AM
This could be the end of these lights...... As reported in the Star- Ledger :http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/nj_slams_the_breaks_on_red-lig.html
GaryR July 05, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Another interesting article about red light cameras. Recent reports are starting to show they DO NOT lead to driver & pedestrian safety...it truly is a money grab at our expense. I'm just so tired of some entrepreneur coming up with another clever way to stick their hands in my pocket. At some point in time, this 'money well' is going to go dry...and it's fast coming! http://www.motorists.org/red-light-cameras/increase-accidents
S. Bar January 30, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Mike L. I live in TR and it is extremely rare to see an acc. at the Rt 37 Hooper intersection. I just got a ticket in Brick as I was driving behind a truck (that went thru) and unable to see the light until I was too close and it was yellow. My option was to slam on my breaks and cause an accident or go thru. Brick now has way more traffic then TR and it would be interesting to see how much of Brick's tax dollars are wasted in the courts dealing w/ those fighting these tickets. It would also be interesting to see how many people slam on their breaks and cause accidents in Brick.

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