LINDEN – The city is using automated cameras to enforce traffic regulations at three intersections, officials said Tuesday. During a 30-day warning period, drivers will receive warning notices if they are photographed running red lights. Beginning July 31, the vehicles’ registered owners will start receiving $85 citations.
“The warning period will give residents an opportunity to become familiar with the system. We encourage people to slow down and definitely stop on red before the actual citations begin,” said Police Chief Michael Boyle. “This is a public safety program, and our goal is to deter red-light runners and prevent collisions resulting from these violations.”
The cameras are located at these intersections:
• West Edgar Road/U.S. 1 and South Stiles Street
• West Saint Georges Avenue/State Route 27 and North Stiles Street
• West Edgar Road/U.S. 1 and South Park Avenue
Officials noted that the U.S. Route 1 corridor has a “safe corridor” designation, which increases the fine amount levied against drivers who run red lights to $140.
Cameras will operate 24-hours a day and capture images of every vehicle running a red-light at the activated intersections. Still images will be taken of license plates and videos will be made of vehicles that run red lights. Warning signs alerting drivers to the monitored locations have been installed.
The program is administered by American Traffic Solutions Inc. with each violation reviewed and approved by the Linden Police Department prior to being issued.
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