Learn More About Red Light Camera Tickets
Red light cameras are in fact legal in the state of New Jersey, but there are some limitations as to how they can be used. Essentially, a red-light camera gets the license plate of those who run a red light, and automatically tickets them based on the car information. This is something New Jersey has been doing for a few years now, though they claimed to have turned off the red-light cameras a couple years back. Nevertheless, they are still completely legal, and there are a few things you should know before you pay that red-light ticket.
The Driver – There are a few ways to get out of a traffic ticket, one of them being the fact that you might not have been the driver of the car. If the camera cannot prove that you are the driver of the car and that someone else may have been driving it, you are likely to get out of paying the ticket.
Yellow Light – In some cases over the past few years in New Jersey, the yellow lights have been proven to be deliberately set shorter so that more people would be running the red-light. If this is the case, you are likely to be able to get out of paying the ticket for running the red light.
Warning Signs – In some cases, there must be mandatory warning signs stating that you are approaching a red-light camera. Though it is important to make sure this qualifies to your area, if there was no warning sign demonstrating an oncoming red-light camera, there may be a chance you do not need to pay for that ticket.
All this being said, there is a good chance the ticket won’t be worth all that much to pay, but if you have been involved in any traffic incident and have wrongfully received a ticket, consider contacting Tumelty’s law offices. Mr. Tumelty is a dedicated defense attorney who is committed to giving his clients the communication and support they deserve. For a free initial consultation to discuss your case, call his office today at 609-390-4600 or send him an email via his online contact form.