The short duration of yellow lights is leading to more tickets issued than is appropriate, and information from high definition conditions support this conclusion, according to O'Scanlon, writing in a recently published op-ed piece.
Changes are necessary, O’Scanlon has long argued, because of existing flaws in a program he believes doesn’t increase safety anyway, but is instead used only as a way for towns to generate revenue.
Last year, Brick Township was one of 21 New Jersey municipalities that was ordered to suspend the issuance of summonses from its red light enforcement cameras by the state Department of Transportation.
The state made the call based on video evidence provided by cameras placed at intersections, officials said.
Brick Township is among 18 towns in the state where drivers are receiving settlements totaling about $4.2 million for tickets issued as the result of red light cameras, nj.com reports.
About 500,000 drivers received notice of the settlement. A U.S. District Court judge in Trenton will decide whether the settlement should be accepted at a hearing set for Sept. 12, according to the report.