A New Jersey lawmaker says motorists are being cheated by red light cameras and he says he has the data to prove it.

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R) at press conference in Tinton Falls introducing red light camera data (Declan O'Scanlon via Twitter)

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon says the cameras are designed to increase revenue for towns and don't promote safety as intended.

At a news conference Monday, O'Scanlon presented online videos that showed several intersections where yellow lights were shorter than required under the camera program's guidelines. He says two-tenths of a second difference in the yellow light can increase violations by 30 percent.

Last June, state officials suspended the program for a month after determining that 63 of the cameras were not tested to ensure the yellow lights were timed properly.

The state announced in April that it had suspended plans to add more cameras before next December.

 Videos Of Short Yellow Lights

Video Clip # Municipality Intersection Cross Street Steady Yel. Listed Yel. Time VIMEO


Union Rt 82 509 (Morris) 3.892 Sec 4.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72668818


Union 509 (Morris) Rt 82/Left Turn 2.895 Sec Min. 3.0 Sec https://vimeo.com/72668817


Jersey City Rt. 1-9 Sip 3.753 Sec 4.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72667664


Jersey City Communipaw Ave JFK 2.820 Sec 3.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72667336


Newark Market Raymond 3.872 Sec 4.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72667663


Springfield Rt. 82 Maple 3.861 Sec 4.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72668815


Springfield Maple NB Rt. 82 2.903 Sec 3.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72667667


Roselle Park RT 28 (Westfield Ave) Locust Street 3.864 Sec 4.00 Sec https://vimeo.com/72667665

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