Almost three quarters of New Jersey’s red-light cameras may not be timed correctly with the yellow lights, according to the Star Ledger, and will be tested by the state’s department of transportation. The cameras, 63 of them in 21 towns, including all 19 in the state’s biggest city, Newark (which apparently raked in $3 million in fines from the camera in 2010 alone), will remain on and if they’re found to be in compliance tickets will be issued. Otherwise, the state may face a class action lawsuit over any fines charged because of the bad cameras. Of course, local officials in the towns involve insist their cameras work correctly.
Reason on cash cams
Reason.TV chronicled the defeat of Los Angeles’ red light cams: