Are Those New Red Light Cams Working Yet?

Cameras recently installed at Route 70-Brick Boulevard intersection

They've been the talk of the town for the past couple of weeks.

Brick residents have known about the approval of additional red light cameras since last summer, but only in the past few weeks were the cameras and flash poles installed at the intersection of Route 70 and Brick Boulevard.

The new cameras will target motorists who run the red light at the busy intersection where the two major roads come together. The cameras were approved in September.

But despite the fact that they've been installed, don't expect to be receiving any tickets in the mail just yet.

The cameras, owned by American Traffic Solutions of Arizona, are currently in a testing phase, according to Business Administrator Scott Pezarras.

The testing phase should be complete by the end of the month, at which time the township will give the required legal notices that the cameras are active. After activation, the cameras will generate warning notices to scofflaw motorists for 30 days.

"They should be up and running, and issuing tickets, the first week of June," said Pezarras.

Plans to erect cameras at yet another intersection, Route 88 and Post Road, have been put off.

Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis said additional accident data needs to be collected to comply with state regulations before cameras can be installed at that intersection.

Cameras have already been up and running at the intersections of Route 70 and Chambers Bridge Road and Brick Boulevard and Hooper Avenue for almost two years.

The cameras are allowed in select municipalities, including Brick, as part of a state pilot program.

darrell April 22, 2012 at 03:23 PM
If these cameras save one life, I don't care how much they spend here. You have to obey the rules when driving. Blow a light, you deserve a ticket. Cut and dry. Alot of people think this is still the country and drive like they drive in their city. Don't worry the strip malls will do alright regardless whether they get a ticket or not. Who's targeting them? It's on the camera. They did it to themselves. I wish I had stock in the company. The cameras did well last year, so with these other cameras Brick should do very well this year. I received a ticket when the first camera was installed on Brick Blvd. I was wrong and I admit it. Now it's been a few years and I am more cautious. I just believe in them and you don't so what? I don't feel I was sorted out.
IGGY April 22, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Watch the police........most of them are too busy talking on their cell phones while they are driving........take notice !
jack smith April 23, 2012 at 12:43 AM
First of all these camera lights will not save any lives, they were never intended too. Wake up. These are another form of taxation and revenue for out of state business. Second of all, strip malls are not doing alright. I don't think red light cameras are the reason, but there are way too many empty stores in this town. If you feel these are good then lets install them everywhere. Might as well install speed cameras too. Apparently, only irresponsible drivers go over the posted speed limit.
darrell April 23, 2012 at 01:08 PM
You have your opinion and I have mine. That's what this patch is all about, expressing yourself.
darrell April 24, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I see Belmar is considering the red light camers now.


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