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Poll Finds Waning Support for Red Light Cams [AUDIO]

A new poll indicates a majority of New Jersey drivers still support the use of red light cameras. But their numbers are shrinking.  

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The poll of a thousand New Jersey drivers done by AAA/Mid-Atlantic finds 56 percent still approve of the “gotcha cams.” But that’s down from a 61 percent approval rate in 2011, and a rate of 77 percent back in 2007.

“So we still have a higher approval rating than a disapproval rating,” said Tracy Noble, AAA spokeswoman.

She suggests the decreasing support for the cameras may be due in part to the fact that more people may have thought this was a good idea, until they were caught by one of the devices at an intersection and ticketed.

AAA’s position is that when properly installed and operated, red light cameras can offer certain benefits in reducing intersection crashes.

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