In 2011, the installed at four intersections in Woodbridge Township garnered more than 7,000 tickets, and more than 97 percent of the tickets were to people who lived outside the township.
So said American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that installed and maintains Woodbridge's red light cameras.
The lion's share of the tickets during 2011 were at the , the granddaddy of red light camera roadways in Woodbridge since their installation in 2010.
, most of which were up and running in December, is still young. are at Route 1 and Green Street; Route 1 and Gill Lane; and the Walmart entrance at Route 184 and West Pond Road.
ATS put out a press release with interesting facts toted up at their red light camera systems, not only in Woodbridge, but in Brick Township, Deptford, Glassboro Borough, Gloucester, and Linden.
They say that the Avenel Street and Route 1 site has seen "a 40 percent reduction" in the running of red lights.
The system is working, ATS said, because "98% of the vehicles that received a violation have not received another red-light running violation." This "indicates, a high level of compliance with the program and a low rate of recidivism."
Other ATS facts about Woodbridge:
- The most red-light running violations occur on Fridays, the fewest on Wednesdays.
- Red-light running violations are most common at noon.
- Over 80 drivers were caught ignoring the traffic signal on Saturday at noon, making it the most dangerous combined hour and day for red-light running in Woodbridge.