Nobody likes getting pulled over and getting a ticket. But it’s even worse to receive one in the mail from a red-light camera poised at an intersection that you may or may not have rolled through two weeks earlier.
This is what’s happening to motorists who travel many New Jersey roads. And now, two motorists have come together and filed a class-action lawsuit against Cherry Hill for the tickets they received from the township’s red-light camera system, reports NJ.com.
The two motorists were among 17,000 that were fined by the camera situated on Route 70 at Springdale Road.
Over an 11-month period, Cherry Hill collected $934,634. The State received $170,936.
According to the motorists’ attorney, there will be similar suits filed in Gloucester County next week over cameras in the towns of Glassboro and Monroe.
The suits allege that the yellow lights are timed incorrectly. They are currently set to coincide with the posted speed limits. But some say they should be timed with the speed at which drivers would approach an intersection.
DOT officials said have said that towns will have until Aug. 1 to certify that their yellow light timing meets standards. If they are found to be in violation, they will be dropped from the program.