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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:51:36 PM

By Leanne Vuksanic
If New Jersey’s red light camera program is all about safety, then the money collected from tickets should go to directly into a safety fund, instead of bolstering municipal budgets and using citizens as “cash cows”, Sen. Michael Doherty announced today.
The well-known critic of red light camera systems has drafted a bill to redirect red light camera ticket revenues from municipal budgets and into the State’s Highway Safety Fund.

Doherty believes that if local mayors actually care about safety then they should support his bill.

“Under current law, most red light camera ticket revenues go to supporting bloated municipal budgets, which is unproductive,” said Doherty in a release. “Since increasing safety is supposedly the goal of red light cameras, we should
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:15:49 AM

sounds good
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:54:31 AM

I agree. If it is about safety, then the money from it should fund safety.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:22:54 PM

Agree
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:56:06 AM

great bill since we all know these things are nothing but a money grab. The money should go to a safety fund
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:47:36 AM

Works for me.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:43:05 AM

Good thought.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:14:57 AM

Sounds reasonable to me.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:56:25 AM

Sounds like a reasonable idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:43:39 AM

maybe some common sence here? naaa never happen
danindenver
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:59:35 AM

Wow!
What a concept!

MAC48
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:48:16 AM

It would be nice to see such a law passed here in Texas that would put 100% of the Red Light Camera revenue into the state highway trust fund.
endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:40:18 AM

Maybe a portion of it, but by law, it would be difficult to treat those different than other red light any other traffic violations.
beale055
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:15:39 AM

Makes perfect sense. Or at least a large portion of the money
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:10:29 AM

Yeah, let them put their safety money where their mouths are.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:07:42 AM

Makes sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:40:38 PM

Have to agree with Sen. Doherty. These things are nothing but a money grab.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:23:19 PM


Excellent points by NJ state Senator Doherty, but not much chance the city mayors will change. They will keep placing the red light camera program money into their general fund rather than a safety budget. How about using to add more police?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:04:07 PM

One deceit deserves another.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:58:48 PM

Every politician knows the best way to spend our money.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:55:07 PM

There are always a number of mistakes in stuff like this. They should be changed too the right.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:32:19 PM

A scam.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:30:36 PM

A senator tell it as it is. It's good to see.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:18:03 PM

From the article: "Under current law, most red light camera ticket revenues go to supporting bloated municipal budgets"

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It's easy to see where the priority happens to be when you see where the revenue being generated is actually directed. Sen. Michael Doherty gives these mayors an opportunity to "put their money where their mouth is".
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:49:24 PM

I agree with the Senator.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:37:02 PM

From the article;

“I don’t like the idea of ‘Big Brother’ watching us on every street corner and I don’t see any evidence that it’s made New Jersey’s roads any safer.”

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Personally I believe that red light cameras do not make our roads safer and they are nothing more than "cash cows".
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:03:12 PM

Where it REALLY should go is specifically to funding improved traffic control systems - like synchronized traffic lights, dynamic signal timing, etc.
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:53:36 PM

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