WOODBRIDGE – After Aug. 3, drivers who are caught on camera running the red light at the intersection of Route 1 and Avenel Street will have to pay a $140 ticket.
The intersection has been monitored by camera since July 5, but motorists benefited from a grace period when no tickets were issued.
According to township officials, the intersection is one of the most dangerous in Woodbridge. In the past five years, there have been 139 accidents and four fatalities at the corner.
Studies have shown mixed results at intersections where red light cameras have been installed. A 2004 study found a drop in fatalities at monitored intersections in Great Britain, but a 2005 study by the Federal Highway Association determined that red light cameras caused an increase in rear-end collisions even as they reduced the number of right-angle crashes.
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