Most red light-camera ticketing on hold in New Jersey

New Jersey officials have a put a hold on issuing tickets at most of the red light traffic cameras around the state until it’s determined that the lights are timed properly.

The heavily traveled intersection of Route 1 and Franklin Corner Road in Lawrenceville is one of the spots where ticketing for red light camera violations is suspended.

John Sackson says he drives there every day on his way to work.

“I definitely approach this traffic light more cautiously than I approach others,” he said.

Jennifer Wheeler, who works at a restaurant at that intersection, says the red light cameras have also changed the way she drives.

“I’m not as courteous to let somebody go in front of me because I want to get ahead and get through the light so I don’t end up going through it when it’s red,” she said.

An employee of a jewelry store at the intersection says the red light cameras cause confusion for potential customers — and that’s having a negative effect on business. She’s hoping the cameras will be shut down permanently.

Officials say 63 of 85 cameras around the state have not been adequately tested to ensure they’re timed correctly with traffic lights.

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