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. In 2009, there were more than 200 fatalities caused by intersection related crashes. 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 traffic safety cameras in New Jersey in reducing accidents and saving lives.Please join us in building a New Jersey Coalition to protect public safety by adding your name to our list of coalition supporters.

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ImageStudy: New Jersey Voters Strongly Support Red Light Safety Cameras

The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) released new research today showing that New Jersey’s registered voters overwhelmingly support the ... Read More

ImageRed-Light Cameras are Becoming Crime-Fighting Tools

David Kelly, head of the National Coalition for Safer Roads says the red light cameras are becoming crime-fighting tools for local police throughou... Read More

ImageStudy Shows New Jersey Supports Use of Red-Light Cameras

“A recent study by The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) revealed that a majority of New Jersey residents support the use of red ligh... Read More



The body of evidence grows every day: red light safety cameras save lives. A May 2010 report from the Institute of Transportation Engineers concluded that red light cameras help reduce crashes and crash severity. A November 2010 report from the National Research Council showed that systematic speed control programs could save as many as 2,000 U.S. lives each year.

Most recently, a definitive study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that red light cameras saved 159 lives in 2004-08 in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities. The vocal minority of camera opponents becomes less credible with each new study. Now is the time to come together — policymakers, law enforcement officials, community leaders — and do everything necessary to ensure our communities utilize road safety cameras. A fine is a small price to pay if it can change reckless driver behavior and make roads safer.