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January 7, 2011 > Letter to the editor: Red Light Cameras

Letter to the editor: Red Light Cameras

Newark employs five red light cameras. In a 12 month period ending Oct. 31, 2010, the cameras spotted 10,776 violations. Of these 5.1% were for left turners and 5.1 % were for motorists going straight through the intersections. The remaining 9,671 (89.8%) were camera activations for right turners. The mandatory minimum fine for a right turn violation is the same as for a straight through or left turn: a whopping $476.00.

When did low speed right turns become the bane of our society?

The best example of "cameras gone wild" is at Cedar northbound at Mowry where 99.1% of camera flashes were for right turners.

Roger L. Jones

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