Newark officials: Drivers will be ticketed for running reds

Newark officials say they are cracking down on drivers who run red lights in the city.In the past 30 days, nearly 600 warnings have been

NEWARK - Newark officials say they are cracking down on drivers who run red lights in the city.

In the past 30 days, nearly 600 warnings have been issued to drivers caught by red light cameras on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Court Street in Newark.

Authorities say that starting Friday, drivers caught running a red light will be fined $85.

Martin Luther King Boulevard and Court Street is the latest addition to the Project Red Light program started by the city two-and-a-half years ago.

Officials say a State Department of Transportation Study shows that red light cameras have been successful at two other Newark intersections. The DOT report says that accidents at the corner of Broad and Market Street were cut by 25 percent in one year, and accidents at Broad and Raymond Boulevard have been cut by 74 percent during the same period.

Tickets issued at both intersections resulted in $149,000 in revenue for the city of Newark.

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