Every day – in New Jersey and across the nation – innocent lives are lost because of someone else’s reckless decision to run a red light. Red-light running is the leading cause of urban crashes – with pedestrians and occupants in other vehicles accounting for nearly half of the deaths in red-light running crashes. We are working to educate the public about the effectiveness of red-light safety cameras in New Jersey in reducing accidents and saving lives.
Reasons why New Jersey should be concerned:
Nationwide, fatal crashes involving a red-light runner are decreasing while New Jersey fatalities continue to rise – 87.5% from 2008 to 2010
In 2010, 556 people were killed on New Jersey roadways
In 2010, 151 of these traffic fatalities in New Jersey were pedestrians and cyclists
Proof red-light cameras are effective in New Jersey:
In New Jersey, total crashes are down 57% at intersections where red-light safety cameras have been in operation for 2 years
In New Jersey, right-angle “t-bone” crashes are down 86% at intersections where red-light safety cameras have been in operation for 2 years
85% decrease in number of violations issued for the 2-year operational locations, showing a behavioral change in drivers
77% of New Jersey residents support the use of red-light safety cameras at busy intersections. Show your support by spreading the word.