Red light cameras proponents say such cameras at intersections make our roads safer, deterring motorists from running them and causing serious accidents. But many New Jersey motorists and taxpayers criticize them as being unfair for failing to take justifiable conditions into consideration, a fundraiser for cash-strapped government entities, a great way to get rear-ended by tailgaters, if not all of the above.
Two South Jersey residents filed the first putative class-action lawsuit against Cherry Hill Township last month. They say that yellow signals are too short at such intersections, in violation of regulations set by the Legislature in 2008, and a refund is issued to drivers. The refunds would be administered by a court-supervised program. It’s unclear how much (if anything) individual motorists would reclaim once attorneys’ fees and administrative costs are calculated.
Read more in the New Jersey Law Journal.