WISNIEWSKI HAILS RESULTS OF RED LIGHT CAMERA STUDY AS EVIDENCE THAT PROGRAM SHOULD BE EXPANDED

Assembly Transportation Committee Chair John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) today hailed the statewide survey released by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) showing that New Jersey voters strongly support the use of red light safety cameras and want them in their communities.

“What is evident in this research is that drivers in this state are cognizant that red light safety cameras are indeed keeping our roads safer and saving lives by modifying driving behavior.

“When I authored this bill, it was with one goal only in mind – saving lives. These cameras are making a difference and doing just that in towns throughout New Jersey.

“I commend the National Coalition for Safer Roads for undertaking this detailed survey. By demonstrating the viability of this program, hopefully it will support our efforts to expand it and make it permanent.

“Armed with knowledge on how these cameras work, the public now understands and embraces the value that this technology offers.

“Now is the time to make them available to more municipalities throughout the state in order to mitigate the problems associated with dangerous intersections in our cities and towns.

Wisniewski was the sponsor of Assembly Bill A-4314, signed into law in January of 2008, which established a pilot program allowing municipalities to install traffic control signal monitoring systems at approved intersections.