If you're in a rush, beware: Brick's three red light cameras are sending out tickets again.
The state Department of Transportation has authorized 63 of the state's red light cameras that were suspended from issuing tickets last month to begin issuing them again.
The issue, state officials said at the time, was that an internationally-accepted formula to calculate the length of a yellow light at intersections may not have conformed to a slightly different formula specified in the law allowing the state's red light cameras in certain municipalities.
Each affected municipality has conducted the requested traffic analysis and provided their re-certifications to NJDOT via a professionally licensed municipal engineer, officials said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon. In each case the results have confirmed that the duration of a yellow light at the authorized intersection meets the minimum duration as required by the legislation.
Since the cameras weren't physically turned off during the length of the suspension period – they just didn't issue summonses – traffic tickets will now be mailed to drivers who violated the red light during that time.
Brick is one of 25 municipalities statewide allowed to operate the cameras under a pilot program that was approved in 2009, and has three intersections covered by them. Those intersections are Route 70 and Brick Boulevard, Route 70 and Chambers Bridge Road and Brick Boulevard and Hooper Avenue.
Drivers who violate the red light signal are slapped with an $85 ticket after video of the violation is reviewed by a police officer.