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POLL: Are You Comfortable with Red Light Cameras?

Do you think the NJDOT fixed the issue when they shut down and fixed problematic red light cameras in June?


There's no question that are a hot topic throughout New Jersey; Woodbridge is no exception.

The red light camera outpost on Route 1 and Avenel Street was the only one of the four in the township that was when the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) instituted a reworking of the timing system on affected signal lights throughout the state.

Some drivers, though, they think that the shrouding of pedestrian signal lights at the Avenel Street intersection is because the powers-that-be are so upset by the loss of revenue that they don't want drivers to be warned that the light is about to change - even if that means putting pedestrians at risk.

Other officials say it's a bunch of hooey, although no one knows why the pedestrian crossing signals are covered up.

What do you think? Is it just a routine thing, or is there something more sinister in the works? And while we're talking about it, do you have more confidence in the state's red light camera program since they retooled some of the yellow signal lights throughout the state?

Take the poll, and post your comments below.

Tom Maras August 19, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Obviously, mac and company aren't or they would have them in the township's real Red Light Districts! But hey, they only trip those cameras when they want to close down an enterprise they want to control.
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Just from the revenue generated from the Avenel Red Light camera, the Township could have built two 18 hole golf courses on top of two landfills!!! Just genius! Let's put these cameras at every intersection. Then each family can have a golf course, people will move here, and there will be more jobs and lower taxes! Right? Of course not. The first golf course was a bad idea and the Red Light cameras are Orwellian.
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