Corzine signs red light camera bill

January 16, 2008 4:46:57 AM PST
New Jersey drivers have more reason to be careful around intersections.

A new state law permits towns to install cameras. And that means running a red light might produce a ticket in the mail, courtesy of an eye in the sky.

The measure establishes a five-year pilot program.

Governor Corzine says the program will be limited at its start - to see if the program reduces traffic accidents.

Red light cameras are used in more than 300 U.S. communities, including New York and Philadelphia.

Senator Nick Scutari of Union County says the program is nothing more than a moneymaker.

Red light cameras in Albuquerque, New Mexico, earned more than $10 million between July 2005 and July 2007.