- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Red light cameras recently taken down at intersections around the state generated more than $150 million in fives over five years.

NJ.com reports (https://bit.ly/17zP0Rm ) that figures from the state Judiciary show that $156 million was generated at 73 intersections in 24 towns across the state. There was $32.1 million in fines paid last year and $43.4 million in 2013.

The five-year pilot program ended in December 2014.

Supporters say the cameras have made roads safer, but opponents say the statistics show otherwise. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon told NJ.com that the program cost motorists more in fines than the $5 million he estimates the state saved from prevented crashes and injuries.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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