One Middlesex County town has OK’d the installation of red-light cameras at a few intersections known to be high producers of car accidents, according to MyCentralJersey.com. The red-light cameras are part of a five year pilot program designed to test the effectiveness of the cameras in preventing intersection accidents in New Jersey. The program was approved in 2008 and in order to be selected for participation, municipalities had to provide specific intersection locations where accidents were a regular occurrence. There are plans for installation of the red-light cameras in Rahway and South Brunswick. East Brunswick’s permit for installation is currently pending.
Intersections are one of the most common locations for car accidents to happen. Motorists will often speed through a yellow light or turn on a red light without first checking for pedestrians or other vehicles that have the right-of-way. With the implementation of the red-light camera program, some New Jersey towns are hoping that drivers will be safer when behind the wheel. According to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, there were 57,039 intersection crashes in 2009 alone. These accidents ranged from minor to severe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an intersection car crash, you deserve to know your rights and hold negligent parties responsible. At Lependorf & Silverstein, our dedicated New Jersey intersection accident attorneys have nearly 20 years experience each in handling a wide array of auto accident injury cases. You may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and any property damage the accident caused. Call Lependorf & Silverstein today at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.