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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.

Jersey Girl June 23, 2011 at 02:34 PM
Yet the 'majority" voted the 17% tax increase????? Those who voted yes on that question have no room to complain
Robert June 23, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Hey lisa and the rest of u More people call to say what a wonderful job DPW does so maybe its you who have the issues maybe try to work with them instead of bashing them they do a great job with the manpower situation they have.
lisa June 23, 2011 at 08:36 PM
"Work with them", come on Robert, if you are the Robert I spoke to, why should i have to get a freaking run a round and have a call end with "if you don't get satisfaction, call the mayor". I am sorry, in my business when i am called on to perform a job, i do it, i don't push it off to some other department, i take care of it myself. on a side note, problem solved. this morning i called the marine division of the state police in point, told them this is about the tenth call i've made about this, the third to them, they were here within two hours with their zodiak boat and towed it away.
lisa June 23, 2011 at 08:38 PM
the majority voted on that tax increase because they scammed the seniors and terrified them that they were going to lose their services....
disgusted homeowner June 23, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Lisa, Bravo for getting the matter taken care of by being so persistent. So many would have just given up which is what some government agencies want you to do. But doesn't it irk you, as a taxpayer, that you had to jump thru hoops so to speak to get something done????? That's whats wrong with state, local and the federal government. We pay so much into the system via our taxes, then when we need something small or minor to be taken care of, you get the royal runaround. The system really stinks, but good for you solving the problem !!!!!!
Joseph Lamb June 24, 2011 at 12:17 AM
The referendum question only dealt with the items effected by the 2% CAP and that was only 9% of the 24% tax increase. If anyone wants a copy of the Resolution and budget to verify what I said I would be happy to email or fax it to them. If the referendum were voted down at most 7% had to be cut. I realize people in town thought they were voting on the full 24% because that's what the administration wanted everyone to believe and that's why there wasn't any transparency and why the referendum and budget were railroaded through.
Robert June 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM
And we picked it up after they towed it away get a clue lisa really. If DPW had a boat and were responsible for the debri in the water we would of been out to get it but we are not another clueless resident. By the way i am a proud Brick resident Born and raised here.
Bob June 24, 2011 at 12:56 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43521646/ns/us_news-life/
lisa June 25, 2011 at 10:25 AM
ok Robert, you had all the information from day one, the location, you even sent people out to look at it and determine if they could pull it out. WHY couldn't YOU make the freaking call to the marine police. oh i know, it isn't your department. don't tell ME to get a clue, i pay your freaking salary. do your job.
lisa June 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM
i will say that this is the first time i've ever had an issue with the dpw. in the past they have always been helpful and taken care of anything i've called about. this particular situation burned me up over all the phone calls and it turns out you guys had to coordinate with the MP anyway so i just don't understand why you couldn't make the call yourself.
lisa June 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM
so now my comments are getting deleted when i don't say anything inappropriate??? wow
mike53 June 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Another TYPICAL fresh Brick employee with a bad ATTITUDE. After 60 years of listening to that kind of bad attitude, it disgusts me that you have your job. We the taxpayer pay your salary, so just SHUT UP AND DO YOUR JOB!!!!! That's the way it is in the private sector robert. Take a gander at what the Governor just passed friday, the new law regarding your benefits and pensions. He did so with OVERWHELMING public support, and people like you still don't get it. You people always find ways to waste time and give folks the runaround when they call DPW and your boss, The Rhinestone Cowboy. Get real.........
shorecorruption June 27, 2011 at 12:48 AM
Another money grab,and it's not a safety issue. If they wan't to save lives they would add more time to stop. Not 4 seconds between yellow and red. Give me a break! How about 8 seconds between yellow and red. And being there are alot of senior citizens, 10 seconds between yellow and red.And if there is a camera, a minimum of 10 seconds between yellow and red. You have the times set for maximum traffic flow. But you ruled out the different reaction times to a drivers age and experience. I DARE you to increase the time at the lights if it's all for safety. BUT IT"S NOT
68 June 27, 2011 at 04:40 AM
Shorecorruption, thank you. I have been saying all along there is not enough time between the yellow and red. With the traffic in this town, come on! Hmmm, think that is on purpose. More tickets, more $. And I agree with most of the posters, there are a bunch of idiots driving out there. Always is such a hurry, tailgating, and beeping their horn at people. I always yell out, I'll see you at the next red light!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 05:28 PM
I totally agree too, and I voted for him and can't wait to vote him out!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 05:39 PM
I usually agree with all your issues but this has nothing to do with running red lights this is all about our leaders watching over us! Big brother, this is going to far, and our town is trying to make us guinea pigs, we all need to call or send letters or e-mails to the mayor to stop being big brother!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 05:41 PM
get a petition you will be shocked at how many of us agree!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 05:44 PM
I agree!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Everyone I know will be voting these bums out!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 06:00 PM
you must not be if you think you will benefit from this if it was true! The tax payer will see nothing but higher taxes...... wake up, the more they get the more they will spend on themselves! YOU will see nothing!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 06:12 PM
GO GIRL!
Lo July 30, 2011 at 06:13 PM
I think most of us agree there should be more time in between....
disgusted homeowner September 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM
These camera's have become the proverbial "cash cow"!!!! Let's take the money and lower the tax rate MR. MAYOR.!!!!!! Your supposedly the :Brick taxpayer team" aren't you???? What a joke..................................
Mommyof3 September 14, 2011 at 04:40 AM
Nothing like sitting at a red light that turns green and the idiot drivers in front of you don't MOVE! Or they decide to BREAK during the whole turn!! People in this town really need to learn how to drive!! Go down Brick Blvd heading south or north where its 3 lanes...someone in the far left lane (heading north) decides that he wants to make a right to go to say WaWa...what do they do? Cross all the way over! Or heading south by Burger King...driving in the far right lane then after they cross the light at KFC decides to cross all the way over so they can turn down Drum Point Rd!! Oh and they don't care if they are cutting people off and its not just young drivers...I've seen women in their BIG SUV's, seniors, and the macho dads do it!!
Maik Lankau November 14, 2011 at 01:01 AM
I agree, these guys are not true conservatives or even republican's.. they are a fake. The unfortunate thing is whoever comes onto office will probably keep this system in place. I think we should get all these guys out of office and elect a genuine business man that truly is for the people. Lower Real Estate taxes, get rid of the camera's and allow our policeman to do their Jobs. The camera's take the human element out of the whole thing and that in my view is not something we should do. Let's start a new party.. the Brick Party for the people I say. Let's start it on Facebook... No more of this European style oppression. Enough is enough. At least that is how I feel.
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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