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More Red Light Cams Could Be Coming to Brick

Traffic safety officers currently researching new intersections, official say

Additional township intersections could be outfitted with red light violation cameras, officials said Tuesday.

Traffic safety officers have started the process of researching new, potential locations where cameras could be installed. The automated red light cams snap a photograph of drivers who run red lights, then mail them traffic tickets. The tickets are not considered moving violations and carry no points, however.

Brick currently has two intersections outfitted with cameras: the intersection of Chambers Bridge Road and Route 70, and the intersection of Chambers Bridge and Brick Boulevard.

Business Administrator Scott Pezarras said Tuesday that the township is currently looking into selecting additional intersections where cameras could be installed. Brick is one of a few towns statewide that is participating in a pilot program that may eventually lead to the legalization of red light cams statewide, and would need permission from the state before new cameras could be installed, he said. Once data is collected on factors such as  accident statistics, the township can put together an application package that will be sent to the state Department of Transportation.

Officials would not say which, if any, intersections were currently being considered for red light cam outfitting. Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis said the process of selecting intersections and putting together an application to forward to the state could take several months.

The cameras at the two intersections currently outfitted with red light cams generate between 700 and 800 tickets per month, on average, worth $85 each Pezarras said.

william Ludwig May 12, 2012 at 07:53 PM
We live in the Ramtown section of Howell,do most of our shopping in Brick,Home Depot,Shop rite,K Mart etc. We received a violation notice friday and looked at the video. Yes we made a right turn on a yellow light, whick turned red as we crossed the line. I will pay the fine, however all our shopping will now be done in Howell. adios amigos.
John June 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Another drain on the local economy. The money is sent from hard working Brick residents to a company in Arizona.
Kim E June 23, 2012 at 01:29 AM
This could be the end of these camera lights...... As reported in the Star- Ledger :http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/nj_slams_the_breaks_on_red-lig.html Maybe we should just stop shopping were these stores are.That might send a message!
Glenn June 23, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Or just park our sorry sore asses in the intersections!
Glenn June 23, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Blue wigs for sale or rent for just 50 cent! :) :)

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