New Jersey eyes more municipalities for red-light cameras

    New Jersey residents will have to start paying more attention to those yellow lights. The Department of Transportation has plans to have red-light cameras in two dozen municipalities by January 2013. That’s twice the number of towns with the cameras now.

     

    The state’s five-year pilot program ends then, and though three towns have ditched the cameras, others are finding them useful.

    Currently, Brick, Deptford, East Brunswick, Glassboro, Gloucester Township, Jersey City, Linden, Newark, New Brunswick, Stratford, Wayne and Woodbridge are using the cameras, the Star-Ledger reports.

    Among concerns of those who oppose the cameras are fears the devices may cause accidents, and that many people getting tickets are already in the intersection before the light turns red. The DOT oversees the information gathering to evaluate which municipalities are in need and how effective the cameras are.

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