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Number of New Jersey Red-Light Running Violations Continues to Decline
Trend Indicates Motorists Are Driving More Safely
SCOTTSDALE, AZ –A review of red-light safety cameras in New Jersey shows a dramatic reduction in the number of red-light running violations, and indicates a positive change in driver behavior. With drivers taking traffic violations seriously, the threat of red-light running crashes decreases along with their unavoidable injuries and fatalities. A previous report issued by the New Jersey Department of Transportation found that while more data was needed, “calculations suggest a potential positive effect on safety as a result of the pilot program.”
American Traffic Solutions (ATS), which assists 18 New Jersey cities with their red-light safety camera programs, reviewed violation data at 13 intersections in 13 separate cities and found an overall 64% reduction in red-light running violations. Reductions ranged from 26% to 95%. The analysis used data from the first intersection with red-light safety cameras in each selected city, and compared the number of violations issued in the first month of operation with those issued in August 2012. Cameras were active for at least one full in year in all locations.
Complete results of the analysis shows violations dropped: 95% in Gloucester Township at Erial Road and Blackwood Clementon Road; 92% in Linden at West Edgar Road and South Stiles Street; 81% in both Glassboro at Route 47 and William Dalton Drive and in Woodbridge at U.S. Route 1 and Avenel; 80% in Palisades Park at Broad Avenue and Route 46; 77% in Jersey City at John F. Kennedy Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue; 72% in Deptford at Route 41 and Deptford Center Drive; 63% in East Brunswick at Route 18 and Tices Lane; 47% in Monroe at State Highway 421 and U.S. 332; 46% in Roselle Park at Route 28 and Locust Street; 45% in Brick Township at Chambers Bridge Road and Brick Boulevard; 33% in Rahway at U.S. 1 and East Milton Avenue; and 26% in Wayne Township at Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike and Black Oak Ridge Road.
Twenty-five municipalities have been approved for red-light safety camera programs. More than 30 additional municipalities have submitted applications to NJDOT seeking permission to participate in the pilot program.
About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,000 installed red-light and speed safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS has contracts in nearly 300 communities in 21 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit: atsol.com.