As a result of a settlement in a class action lawsuit, nearly 500,000 drivers who received red light camera tickets in Lawrence Township and 17 other municipalities prior to July 25 - when the camera systems' yellow light times were recertified - will each be eligible for a $6 refund, according to a report published today by The Star-Ledger.
The tickets issued to motorists ranged from $85 to $140, according to the Star-Ledger.
American Traffic Solutions, the Arizona-based company that operates the respective camera systems through agreements with the respective municipalities, agreed to the $4.2 million settlement, but noted that the company and its municipal partners admit no wrongdoing, according to a statement released by ATS (a copy of which can be found in the media box to the right).
In addition to Lawrence Township, municipalities affected by the settlement are: Brick, Deptford, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Jersey City, Linden, Glassboro, Gloucester Township, Monroe Township, Palisades Park, Piscataway, Pohatcong, Rahway, Roselle Park, Union Township, Wayne and Woodbridge.
- Dec. 21: "Letter to the Editor: New Jersey's Red Light Camera Program Has Failed"
- Oct. 16: "Assemblyman Says Red Light Cameras Not Working as Promised"
- Oct. 16: "Accidents Increase at Red Light Camera Intersection"
- Oct. 9: "Poll: Should Right Turns on Red be Prohibited at Intersections Equipped With Red Light Cameras?"
- July 25: "Lawrence Red Light Cameras Meet Timing Requirement"
- June 23: "Judge Orders Hold on Red Light Tickets Pending NJDOT Review"
- June 20: "Red Light Cams Shut Down Over 'Yellow Light' Length Concerns"
- Feb. 9: "Lawrence Police Address 'Inaccurate' Media Report About Red Light Camera Tickets"
- Dec. 22, 2011: "Lawrence Twp. Issues Red Light Camera Fact Sheet"