SOURCE: American Traffic Solutions

April 02, 2013 08:00 ET

Red-Light Running Violation Analysis Shows New Jersey Drivers Are Stopping on Red

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - April 02, 2013) -  A new review of red-light safety camera violations issued in New Jersey shows driver behavior is changing. The analysis tracks red-light running violation counts in 18 townships with ATS cameras since the beginning of each program through the end 2012. Findings include reductions in average violations per camera coupled with a very low percentage of vehicles receiving more than one violation. Both results show behavior is changing and more drivers are stopping on red. 

Since installation, average violations per camera have fallen by 44 percent. Additionally, 86 percent of vehicles with a paid violation did not get a second.

"The low incidence of repeat red-light running is a key indicator that red-light safety cameras are making intersections safer by changing driver behavior," said James Tuton, President and CEO, American Traffic Solutions. "Nearly 9 out of 10 of every 10 vehicles issued and paying a violation, do not get a second. Furthermore a 44 percent reduction in violations issued per camera location is a strong indicator of the camera's effectiveness."

Other findings include:

  • 90 percent of all violations are issued to vehicles registered in New Jersey, followed by Pennsylvania and then New York.
  • 58 percent of all red-light running violations occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., making this the most dangerous time of day for red-light running.
  • Saturday is the day of the week when most violations occur, followed by Friday.

The analysis looked at red-light running violation data collected from red-light safety cameras in: Brick Township, Deptford, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Glassboro, Gloucester Township, Jersey City, Lawrence Township, Linden, Monroe, Palisades Park, Piscataway, Pohatcong Township, Rahway, Roselle Park, Union Township, Wayne Township and Woodbridge.

A copy of the report can be found at: http://www.atsol.com/an-analysis-of-new-jersey-red-light-photo-enforcement-programs/

About American Traffic Solutions:
ATS is proud to be the market leader in road safety camera installations in North America. ATS has more than 3,200 installed red-light and speed safety cameras serving more than 30 million people. ATS is the largest road safety camera program service provider in North America with awards or contracts with more than 300 local jurisdictions in 21 states and Washington, D.C., including: Kansas City, St. Louis, Fort Worth, Memphis, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, and more. ATS also offers PlatePass, an automated electronic toll payment service that enables rental vehicle customers to use high-speed, cashless electronic toll lanes. ATS is a privately-owned, U.S. corporation. For more information, please visit: www.atsol.com or www.PlatePass.com. To view video that serves as a chilling reminder of the dangers that red-light runners present to our family and children; visit ATS on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ATSRoadSafety

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Charles Territo
    Senior Vice President Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs
    Phone: (480) 443-7000
    Email: charles.territo@atsol.com