Cameras that collect evidence of you speeding or running a red light are nothing new in New Jersey. They are a highly controversial way for law enforcement to be able to monitor roadways for traffic violations without having to increase the number of officers on the roads. These cameras collect the evidence and send an automated ticket right to you, or at least, that is how it is supposed to work. The cameras do not identify the driver, only the person who owns the vehicle based on the license plate, so sometimes there are mistakes. At any rate, these cameras are something that have had their ups and downs in the state.

According to Landline Magazine, up until 2014, the state used red-light cameras in multiple areas. It was a special five-year program that ended with some relief to drivers. You may have been the recipient of a ticket from one of these cameras and understand why many drivers did not like them.

Currently, there is a push by lawmakers to introduce speed limit cameras that would issue automatic tickets for those speeding on state highways. They do provide some leeway by only ticketing those going 11 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. However, the same weakness remains in that it is the registered owner who gets the ticket even if they were not the one driving.

The future of ticket cameras is not completely clear, but if the past is any indication, drivers like you probably will not be pleased if they show up on roads again. This information is for education and is not legal advice.