A new bill in New Jersey will prevent drivers from getting tickets from other states. Sponsored by Senators Nicolas Sacco, Declan O’Scanlon and Senate President Nicolas Scutari, it received bilateral support and unanimously adopted the Senate Committee on Law and Public Security on Monday.
However, it still has to go through the Assembly to become law. If successful, the bill would bar New Jersey agencies from sharing driver personal information in order to issue tickets.
The O’Scanlon bill, called the Camera Vaccination Act, says New Jersey drivers will be effectively prevented from obtaining tickets through speed and red light cameras in other jurisdictions. He set an example for a similar bill in North Dakota.
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Other states “use these cameras more to kidnap New Jersey residents,” O’Scanlon said. Burlington County Times. “Our residents will leave, and then they will come home and get a ticket in the mail in a month or two.”
This is the state’s second attempt to pass the law since Senator Sacco and now Senate Speaker Scoutari introduced a similar bill in 2014.
“Red light cameras have been banned in New Jersey since the program expired in 2014 and speed cameras have never been allowed, so there is no reason for our residents to still refer to these devices,” Scutari said in a statement.
Sponsors of the bill say speed cameras and red light cameras have little effect on improving road safety. However, Disease control centersCiting several scientific studies, some studies report that “speed cameras significantly reduce accidents” by up to 25 percent.
The Institute of Road Safety InsuranceAt the same time, about 115,741 people were injured in traffic accidents and another 928 people died. The study showed that red light cameras reduced the speed of fatal red light accidents in major cities by 21 percent and all types of fatal accidents at signaled intersections by 14 percent.
The level of accidents is now a matter of particular concern, as US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigig recently announced plans to eliminate a record increase in traffic accidents on U.S. roads, including automated ticketing cameras.