Class Action Settlement Gives Red Light Camera Motorists a $6 Refund

If you got a ticket at any of the red light cameras suspended in June, you may be eligible for a small refund.

Drivers who received red light camera tickets in Woodbridge and other municipalities who subscribe to the program won a class action lawsuit against American Traffic Solutions (ATS) Friday.

The settlement announced Friday was for $4.2 million according to a report on nj.com and affects motorists who received red light camera tickets at those lights where the timing of the yellow lights weren't properly certified by the state back in June.

The problem affected 21 of 26 municipalities enrolled in the program, including Woodbridge, but only one red light camera of the four in the township was at issue. That's the one at the intersection of Route 1 and Avenel Street in the Avenel section of Woodbridge.

It also only affects drivers who received tickets at red light camera intersections operated by American Traffic Solutions.

Motorists who got red light camera tickets will receive a postcard in the mail telling them how to apply for their refund. The average refund on tickets ranging from $85 to $140 will be about $6, according to a nj.com report.

The municipalities affected by the settlement include Woodbridge, Rahway, Linden, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Piscataway, and Brick, among others.

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Tamara Winfrey December 29, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I bet the lawyers got a LOT more than $6!
marty December 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM
marty every ticket givin should be null and void!
olga bocchiaro December 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Pathetic, this is truly a large cash cow. When I am on Gill Lane in woodbridge I see that camera go off almost continously. It looks like the old disco days with the strough lights, except this is dollars flashing into the revenue that is never enough.
Stephen December 31, 2012 at 07:13 AM
A "settlement", NO. Call this what it is a RIP OFF! www.banthecams.org
James C. Walker December 31, 2012 at 04:40 PM
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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