BRICK TOWNSHIP - A consumer advocate group called The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is warning that some companies running red light cameras could be putting profits before safety and accuracy.
The traffic safety director in Brick Township says its vendor is paid a flat fee. However, he acknowledged that if ticket revenues don't equal that fee, the town only pays the company the amount of proceeds collected.
While not the case in Brick, the study also found that some contracts with vendors penalize municipalities if police don't approve enough of their tickets. The consumer advocate group warns that could lead to ticket quotas and reduce local police power.