Red-light cameras could be installed in more NJ towns

Drivers that run a red light or fail to come to a complete stop before making a turn on red at certain intersections, could be

EAST BRUNSWICK - Drivers that run a red light or fail to come to a complete stop before making a turn on red at certain intersections, could be caught on camera in some central New Jersey towns soon.

Authorities in East Brunswick, Rahway and South Brunswick are considering a pilot program that would install red-light cameras at intersections known for traffic accidents.

The cameras, which continuously record traffic on video, flash to capture a still picture when a violation occurs.

Opponents of the cameras say they can actually cause accidents by forcing drivers to stop short in order to avoid a possible fine.

The red-light cameras are part of a five-year pilot program approved in 2008 to determine the effectiveness of the traffic monitoring systems. Similar programs have been implemented in 24 other states, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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