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?