Another Update to the New Jersey Red Light Camera Mess

It looks like the red light cameras in New Jersey are coming back on.  Gov. Christie said that all of the red light cameras in New Jersey have been certified and that townships can no resume issuing traffic tickets based on the intersection snapshots the devices take.

NJDOT Orders Inspections of Red Light Cameras

It was only five weeks ago that the state suspended most of the 85 cameras after one woman’s appeal of her ticket proved that the devices were not properly inspected.  As I mentioned in previous posts, the timing of the cameras was off by up to two seconds (allegedly) in some instances.

Tickets from the cameras which couldn’t be proven as certified weren’t issued during the five weeks that the state was ironing out the mess that ensued.  The New Jersey Department of Transportation directed townships to conduct speed surveys at the intersections in question and calibrate the cameras accordingly.   On Tuesday night, Gov. Christie asserted that all of the cameras had been properly calibrated, inspected, and thus, certified.

According to a New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesperson, the DOT would be giving guidance to townships on how to proceed.

What is unclear however, is how the State or Township which have issued tickets from the previously non-certified cameras will proceed in regards to those tickets issued pre-certification.

Steve Carellas, a New Jersey motorist’s rights activist, was quoted by NJ.com as saying that the tickets will be dismissed.   There is also a class action suit against 21 of the towns which issued tickets resulting from the use of non-certified cameras.  The suit is said to be continuing forward.

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NJ Municipalities and Intersections with Re-Certified Cameras

Here is a list of all the municipalities and intersections which had their red light cameras re-certified (as of July 24).  Is your town on the list?

Brick Township

  • Brick Boulevard and Chambers Bridge Road
  • RT 70 and Chambers Bridge Road
  • RT 70 and Brick Boulevard

Cherry Hill Township

  • RT 70 and Springdale Road

East Windsor Township

  • RT US 130 and Dutch Neck Road
  • RT US 130 and Stockton Street

Edison Township

  • RT US 1 and Plainfield Avenue
  • RT US 1 and Prince Street
  • RT US 1 and Wooding Avenue

Englewood Cliffs

  • RT US 9W (Sylvan Avenue) and Palisade Avenue

Glassboro Borough

Jersey City

  • JFK Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue

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Lawrence Township

  • RT US 1 and Baker’s Basin Road/Franklin Corner Road

Linden City

  • RT US 1&9 and South Stiles Street
  • RT US 1&9 and Morses Mill Road
  • RT US 1&9 and Avenue C
  • RT US 1&9 and South Park Avenue
  • RT 27 and North Stiles Street
  • Rahway City RT 27 (St. Georges Avenue) and Maple Avenue
  • RT 27 (St. Georges Avenue) and West Inman Avenue
  • RT US 1&9 and East Grand Avenue
  • RT US 1&9 and East Milton Road/Paterson Street

Monroe Township

  • RT 42 and RT US 322/Co. Rt. 536 Spur

Newark City

  • McCarter Highway and Market Street
  • Broad Street and Murray Street
  • Mulberry Street and Market Street
  • McCarter Highway and Lafayette Street
  • Broad Street and Market Street
  • Raymond Boulevard, Market Street and Prospect Street
  • Raymond Boulevard and Raymond Plaza West
  • McCarter Highway and Edison Place
  • Broad Street and Raymond Boulevard
  • McCarter Highway and South Street
  • Stockton Street and Delancy Avenue
  • Market Street and Washington Street
  • Market Street and University Avenue
  • Wilson Avenue and Doremus Avenue
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Court Street
  • Washington Street and Central Avenue
  • Bergen Street and West Runyon Avenue
  • Bergen Street and Avon Avenue
  • Raymond Boulevard and Lockwood Street

Palisades Park

  • RT US 46 EB Ramp to Broad Avenue
  • RT 63 (Bergen Blvd.) and Brinkerhoff Avenue
  • RT 63 (Bergen Blvd.) and East Central Boulevard
  • RT 63 (Bergen Blvd.) and Edsall Boulevard

Piscataway Township

  • Stelton Road and Centennial Avenue
  • New Brunswick Avenue and Stelton Road
  • Centennial Avenue and Old New Brunswick
  • South Randolphville Road and Centennial Avenue
  • Ethel Road and Stelton Road
  • Stelton Road and Washington Avenue

Pohatcong Township

  • RT US 22 and RT US 122
  • RT US 22 and CR 519

Roselle Park Borough

  • RT 28 (Westfield Avenue) and Locust Street

Springfield Township

  • RT 82 and Maple Avenue
  • RT 124 EB/RT 82 and RT 124 WB/Meisel Avenue

Stratford Borough

  • RT US 30 W/B Jughandle & White Horse Road

Union Township

  • RT 82 and Stuyvesant Avenue
  • RT 82 and Salem Road
  • RT 82 and Liberty Avenue
  • RT 124 EB/RT 82 and RT 124 WB/Meisel Avenue

Wayne Township

  • Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike and Black Oak Ridge Road

Woodbridge

  • RT US 1 and Avenel Street

Municipalities whose red light cameras were unaffected include Gloucester, Deptford, Jersey City (all but the intersection mentioned above), East Brunswick, New Brunswick City, Woodbridge (all but the intersection mentioned above).

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