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Red Light Running Automated Enforcement, Overview, Reference Data

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Red Light Running Automated Enforcement

Overview

On January 13, 2008, Assembly Bill 4314 (pdf 74k) was signed into law requiring the Commissioner of Transportation to establish a five-year pilot program to determine the effectiveness of the installation and utilization of traffic control signal monitoring systems in New Jersey.

A traffic control signal monitoring system, also known as a Red Light Running (RLR) automated enforcement system, pilot program began capturing violations on December 16, 2009 in accordance with the law.

As of December 16, 2014, 73 red-light camera intersections operating within the 24 participating municipalities no longer have the statutory authority to capture violations through automated enforcement. Without action from the Legislature, New Jersey’s Red Light Running (RLR) Automated Enforcement Pilot Program has ended.

Per state statute, municipalities are provided a 90-day timeframe in which to issue RLR citations. Violations captured on December 16 or earlier can continue to be processed and issued. All participating municipalities have been directed to disconnect the RLR systems and remove the associated signing as soon as is practicable.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has the responsibility to author a comprehensive final report on the RLR Pilot Program, including recommendations for future use. This report will be released in 2015.

The 2011, 2012 and 2013 Reports on Red-Light Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems are available on the Legislatively Mandated Reports section of the NJDOT web site.

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