Red Light Camera Motorists Eligible for $6 Refund Following Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit

Motorists who received tickets prior to the July 25 timing recertification of red light camera systems in 18 municipalities, including Lawrence Township, are eligible for the refund.

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.

See Also:

  • 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"




Sanriobaby December 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
$6 is better than nothing.....
James C. Walker January 01, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Whoop-De-Do !! A $6 refund on tickets from $85 to $140, giving back 4% to 7% of the corrupt and illegal collections with uncertified cameras. Even the courts in NJ uphold most of the predatory red light camera cash registers systems. It is about MONEY, not safety, and even the courts are of very little help. The only real solution is to ban red light cameras statewide. Contact your state Assemblymen and Senators to ask them to vigorously and openly support Senator Doherty's bill S1952 which will ban the cameras. Ask the legislators to work hard to get this bill passed. Contact Governor Christie to ask him to support the bill and sign it when passed by the legislature. Then contact your local officials to demand that the cameras NOT be used in your area, or be removed if already in use. Vote out any local officials who support the cameras at the next opportunity. The money grab scam of red light camera cash registers CAN be ended if enough NJ residents get behind the drive to end it. James C. Walker, National Motorists Association


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