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NJ Senator Pushes To Get Rid Of Red Light Cameras

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TRENTON, N.J. -

New Jersey resident Ruby Ross is outraged that she had to pay a $140 fine after being cited for "a rolling turn" at the intersection of Franklln Corner Road and Route 1 in Lawrenceville.

Ruby insists she came to a full stop before turning right on red.

The camera saw it differently.

"I didn't do it. I had to pay for something I didn't do," said Ross.

It's because of people like Ruby that state Sen. Shirley Turner wants to post signs at red light camera intersections that say "no turn on red." She has always opposed the red light camera program and says the signs will help motorists.

"It just fleeces motorists and picks their pockets, and this is not a time to take money out of pockets 'cause we're all struggling just pay for gas," Turner said.

Turner hopes her bill will help get rid of red light cameras for good, which is a tough sell to towns raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from issuing all of those tickets.

Drivers we talked to Monday say the ban won't help. It's "big brother" that needs to go.

"I don't agree there should be no right on red. A red light camera at most should stop something dangerous not be a way of getting taxes from people," said one driver.

The bill now goes to committee. The five-year pilot program is in its fourth year.        

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