JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND - Officials from the Jersey City Police Department have announced that a third red-light camera will begin its trial phase at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at the intersection of Merseles and Montgomery streets. The camera, which is part of a New Jersey Department of Transportation program, will take video and photos of motorists who run through red lights.
The camera will be given a four-week trial until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. During this trial period motorists who run the red lights at Merseles and Montgomery will only receive written warning notices in the mail. Once the trial ends, however, motorists cited for running the red light will receive an $85 citation.
Jersey City's road safety program has been in effect since April 2011 and has already recorded over 16,000 violations at two other locations. Traffic cameras have already been installed at the intersection of Kennedy Blvd. and Communipaw Avenue and at the intersection of Jersey Avenue and 18th Street.
Intersection safety cameras operate 24-hours a day and capture still images and video of red-light running violations.
"The intent of our road safety program is to get drivers to obey traffic signals," said Police Chief Thomas Comey. "The purpose of this program is to improve public safety and reduce collisions resulting from red-light violations."
The road safety program is administered by American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) with each violation reviewed and approved by Jersey City's Police Department prior to being issued.
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