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New Jersey Red-Light Safety Camera Facts

American Traffic Solutions, the leading red-light safety camera provider in New Jersey would like to remind all motorists to drive safe and always stop on red.  Red-light safety cameras turned in another year of positive results at intersections in New Jersey, and trends show “driver behavior is being modified,” according to the recently issued New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) third annual analysis of the photo enforcement program. According to the report, “Further sustained analysis is needed and the Department recommends that the Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems Pilot Program continue.”

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New Jersey Red-Light Safety Camera Facts

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1.  9 out of 10 drivers who receive a red-light running violation do not get another, indicating that 90% change their behavior after the first violation.

2.  National Research, Inc. finds 58% of New Jersey motorists support the continued use of red-light safety cameras in the Garden State, while only 37% oppose.

3.  Right-Angle Crashes Reductions throughout New Jersey

  • City of Rahway saw a 50% decrease at 2 intersections
  • City of Linden saw a 50% decrease at 3 intersections
  • Edison Township saw a 71% decrease at 3 intersections
  • Brick Township saw a 67% decrease at 2 intersections
  • Glassboro Township saw a 100% decrease at 1 intersection
  • Gloucester Township saw a 43% decrease at 4 intersections

4.  Red-light safety cameras are reducing crash-related costs by $3,209,500. Reductions include emergency response, medical care, vehicle damage, funeral and other costs.

5.  Since 2011, videos from red-light safety cameras have been used by law enforcement nearly 500 times to aid in investigations for traffic crashes, crimes and other unlawful incidents.

6.  Since 2010, violations per camera decreased 74%. This change indicates drivers are stopping on red.

7.  At New Jersey intersections with red-light safety cameras, right-angle crashes have decreased by:

  • 60%  after two years with red-light safety cameras in use
  • 86% after three years with red-light safety cameras in use

8.  Rear-end crashes decrease at New Jersey intersections with red-light safety cameras

  • Decreased 3% after 1 year with active cameras
  • Decreased 7% after 2 years with active cameras
  • Decreased 58% after 3 years with active cameras

9. What happens when red-light safety cameras go dark? Red-Light Runners Return & Collisions Increase

  • In Virginia Beach, VA red-light running increased from 3% to 11% one month after the camera program ended.
  • In Collier County, FL collisions increased from one a month to 10 a month in the 18 months without cameras.
  • In Houston, TX collisions increased 117% in the four years without cameras.

10.  Total crashes decrease at New Jersey intersections with red-light safety cameras

  • Decreased 5% after 1 year with active cameras
  • Decreased 27% after 2 years with active cameras
  • Decreased 72% after 3 years with active cameras

11. Think red-light running isn’t a problem in New Jersey? Think again.

According to NJDOT, red-light safety cameras have reduced crashes like these by 72%.

12. In New Jersey…

  • traffic crash occurs every 2 minutes.
  • An injury traffic crash occurs every 9 minutes.
  • fatal traffic crash occurs every 17 hours.

Videos

New Jersey’s Red-Light Safety Camera Program 

 

The Truth About Rear End Collisions And Red-Light Safety Cameras 

 

Roselle Park, NJ Red-Light Safety Cameras Catch Horrific Red-Light Running Collision

 

What People Are Saying

NJ 101.5 “Ask the Governor” Chris Christi talks red-light safety cameras in New Jersey.