A skeptic of the finding by the state last week that all 85 of New Jersey’s red-light cameras were improperly calibrated, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon choose to do a little field testing of his own. O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) has brought in an out-of-state professional engineer to do an independent study of the red-light cameras that he has suspected were driver traps installed under the guise of traffic safety.
In the first two days of testing this week, the engineer has found questionable timing at five intersections. To meet the standards of the red-light camera pilot program, the yellow light has to last one second for every 10 mph of the speed at which 85 percent of the vehicles approach the intersection.
The lights out of compliance according to this study were intersections on Easton Avenue in New Brunswick and Route 70 in Cherry Hill, as well as Route 18 at Tices Lane in East Brunswick.