A frame-by-frame analysis of a video released last week aimed
at undermining New Jersey's red-light safety camera program, shows the
yellow light timing at New Jersey approaches with red-light safety
cameras to be in compliance with state law, according to a prepared statement from American Traffic Solutions.
analysis of the ... video shows what we've known to be the case all
along," said Charles Territo, spokesperson for American Traffic
Solutions. "The yellow light timing at New Jersey red-light safety
camera approaches always has been and always will be, in compliance with
In the analysis, it appears that the timer is arbitrarily started.
However, when reviewing the video on a frame-by-frame basis, New
Jersey's amber times are revealed to be accurate, according to the statement.
"Apparently there is no limit to what some are willing to say or
do to manufacture outrage over what has otherwise been a very successful
public safety initiative," added Territo.
2008 law enacting the red-light safety camera pilot program specifies
yellow light time to be a minimum of 3 seconds if at least 85 percent of
the vehicular traffic approaching the traffic signal is traveling at 25
mph or less. For each 5 mph increase in vehicle speed above 30 mph, the
minimum duration of the yellow light must be increased by 0.5 seconds,
according to the legislation.
In July 2012, New Jersey Department of
Transportation found all intersections with red-light cameras to be in
compliance with yellow light duration.
Statewide, there are 25 municipalities with red-light
cameras. Townships with ATS cameras include: Brick, Deptford, East
Brunswick, Glassboro, Gloucester, Jersey City, Lawrence, Linden, Monroe,
Piscataway, Pohatcong, Rahway, Roselle Park, Wayne and Woodbridge.