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April 5, 2011 > Letter to the editor: Newark's Red Light Cameras

Letter to the editor: Newark's Red Light Cameras

The California State Department of Finance estimated Newark's population at 44,380 as of January 2010. In the little more than four years since Newark activated its Red Light Camera program it has issued 35,550 tickets and is on track in about 12 months time to have achieved the dubious distinction of having issued the equivalent of at least one ticket for every man, woman, and child living in the city. Over 80% of tickets were for illegal right turns. The old contract will expire in about 6 weeks and the City Council will be asked to ratify a new multi-year contract in about 3 weeks. A full review of the Red Light Camera program is needed. Ask for it.

Roger Jones

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