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Legislation Introduced To Protect NJ Drivers From Out Of State Traffic Cameras

By TAP INTO BERKELEY HEIGHTS STAFF

July 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM

 TRENTON, NJ - NJ Legislation was introduced to block the state Motor Vehicle Commission from sharing drivers' license plate information with other states for red light and speed camera violations. 

The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R) who said that the systems are not effective and that motorists should not be preyed upon, according to reports by CBS News.

Twenty four states and the District of Columbia allow cameras to "catch" drivers going through red lights. Fourteen states and the District use cameras to catch speeders.  

Lawmakers have considered banning cameras in several states, however, none of the proposed legislation passed according to the Washington Post. New Jersey along with Arkansas and Wisconsin prohibit speed cameras.