OPINION: South Jersey mayors say they'll keep red light cameras for now


In Gloucester Township, Mayor David Mayer said he had seen a marked decrease in accidents on Blackwood-Clementon Road.

“I don’t know why we would follow that lead,” he said. “Our accident rates are down.”

He acknowledged that the cameras are unpopular with residents.

“It does annoy the individual who has never gotten a ticket and who all of a sudden gets something in the mail,” he said.

But Mayer said the cameras have had an economic benefit as well.

“That road is very fast and it hurt our businesses,” said Mayer. “Now we’ve slowed that traffic down.”

Hurt what business?

Paul J. DiBartolo February 23, 2014 at 06:58 PM
The waste of money is with regards to the advertising. I can't get FIOS even if I wanted it because Verizon won't service my area so why bother advertising a pitch to me that I can never catch? BTW, is there another device I don't know about that has replaced the modem? And here I thought I was keeping up.
Mary February 24, 2014 at 06:48 AM
I wish they would install a camera at Cross-Keys Rd & Sicklerville Rd. We could really use one there and it would make plenty of money for the town. Sign says No Turn On Red, happens all day long.
Joe February 24, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Avoid BCR, for the condition of the road alone. The stores are starving because GT has taxed them out causing high rents, and maintain a poor setting for them by way of unfriendly cameras and poor road conditions. Proximity to Lindenwold doesn't help. Find solutions to these things and maybe it will start to come back.
Joe February 24, 2014 at 07:36 AM
BTW, where does the $500G+ that the cameras generate go? Oh yeah, our taxes would have gone up even more than they did if we didn't have it. (politician talk for it's none of your business how we blow your money) So when they get us acustomed to this one they will add another then another.
Big Daddy 1 February 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Talk about road conditions, that stretch of Blackwood Clementon road that runs through Pine Hill has gone from really bad to even worse. Who would drive here from that direction? You go from maneating potholes to ticket hungry redlights. I mention that because our GT administrator has the same job in Pine Hill. I miss taco bell already.


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