Newark red light cameras nab more than 20K
(AP) - Red light cameras in New Jersey's largestcity have generated nearly half a million dollars in their firstfive months in operation.
Newark issued $85 tickets to more than 20,000 drivers betweenDecember 2009 and April 2010. More than 12,000 had paid their finesby the end of April.
Newark installed the cameras as part of a five-year pilotprogram conducted by the state Transportation Department.
The DOT has issued permits for use in 22 towns. However, they'reonly operational in Newark, Brick Township, Glassboro and Deptford.
The DOT plans to evaluate their effectiveness after collecting ayear's worth of data.
Newark's $85 fine is divided among the city, state and thecompany contracted to maintain the cameras.