New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras

 

This is slick....

New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations caught on speed or red-light cameras.

http://autos.aol.com/article/new-jersey-shields-drivers-othe...

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NJ

The writer of the article makes a great case for what happens when states and cities use "safety" as an excuse to raise revenue and a great case against the corrupt incentives that work against justice when it comes to automated enforcement. Chicagoans are shocked, SHOCKED, to see that a company like Redflex would use bribery to crawl into bed with their city government to screw ordinary citizens and split the money.

However I would predict that New Jersey can pass all the laws it wants--other states and cities will find a way to get their money without NJ's help. It's not like the NJ DMV is the only source of the information the law would block sharing by NJ state officials. And the stick that another state has in collecting fines against NJ drivers is selling the ticket to debt collection agencies. You'll either pay up or see your credit trashed which can cause you expensive problems in loans, insurance, rental housing, and employment. Not ever having to worry when another state issues you a ticket, as long as you stay out of that state, is not a sure thing anymore with credit collection in the mix.

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Dagarmin is correct

NJ can pass any laws it wants and if NJ drivers don't paid and when their drivers get stop by the cops at the states which have the redlight/speed cameras they will paid the price for not paying it.

I like the idea but

I like the idea but, I would pay anyway because if you get stopped in the state which issued the redlight ticket i'm sure they would get the money back anyway as far as bench warrant or some other legal action to counter act Nj law

Burning bridges.

NJ better be careful or some errant governor may close the bridge going into their state wink

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It May Work

Other states only have the license plate number of the "violator." They ask NJ who is the owner of the vehicle with that license plate. NJ law would refuse to provide names and addresses. It might work. Of course, NJ is still sending tickets to RLC violators in NJ.

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Why is the state of New

Why is the state of New Jersey basically telling it's residents it's OK to ignore the legal traffic enforcement laws of another state?

No matter the public opinion of traffic cameras, they are installed legally and until they are removed legally then they are enforceable.

So if a New Jersey resident gets a speeding ticket or a running a red light ticket in a non-camera area, can they also ignore the ticket? If not, why?

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Tit for tat

KenSny wrote:

Why is the state of New Jersey basically telling it's residents it's OK to ignore the legal traffic enforcement laws of another state?

No matter the public opinion of traffic cameras, they are installed legally and until they are removed legally then they are enforceable.

So if a New Jersey resident gets a speeding ticket or a running a red light ticket in a non-camera area, can they also ignore the ticket? If not, why?

Plus some states, especially nearby and smaller ones owed lots of NJ-resident tickets, would likely retaliate by refusing to cooperate in giving NJ their residents' name and addresses. But I still wouldn't be surprised if a debt collector had other ways of getting your address and phone number from your license plate besides contacting your state's DMV. Give them enough financial incentive, and they'll come up with a way to do it. "Private information?" Ha. That doesn't mean much these days. Your SSN, name, address, and phone number are probably available online for about a buck or less.

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That

alandb wrote:

NJ better be careful or some errant governor may close the bridge going into their state wink

Sounds very familiar. grin grin grin

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Goody for NJ

KenSny wrote:

Why is the state of New Jersey basically telling it's residents it's OK to ignore the legal traffic enforcement laws of another state?...

NJ is not telling its citizens to ignore the out-of-state tickets. If NJ's tactic works, the ticketing states would never get the driver's information.

BTW, I applaud anything that defeats RLC and Speed cameras.

Phil

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It's not like you're exempt

It's not like you're exempt from RLC tickets, it just requires a real human being to witness the violation instead of a camera.

prevention vs non-payment

fv0974 wrote:

I like the idea but, I would pay anyway because if you get stopped in the state which issued the redlight ticket i'm sure they would get the money back anyway as far as bench warrant or some other legal action to counter act Nj law

Yeah, if you get a ticket you'd pay it. The idea is that you don't get the ticket in the first place - the other state doesn't get a name to go with the license plate.

I Wonder

How will NJ differentiate between other states vehicle ownership requests for RLC violations as opposed to serious ones like child abduction, bank robbery etc.

Umm The Country of New

Umm The Country of New Jersey Strikes again.

kewl!

That would be awesome for the folks from Jersey!