THE CAMERAS ARE HERE: Jersey City Activates Additional Red Light Camera at Kennedy Boulevard and Rte. 139/Hoboken Avenue

 Warning Phase Activated at 12:01 a.m. on 4/14/2012 and Ticketing Period to Commence on May 13, 2012

Read to find out where the other cameras are posted.

JERSEY CITY – Police Department officials announced today that an additional red light camera began its trial phase at 12:01 a.m. (midnight) on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Route 139/Hoboken Avenue. The camera, which is part of a New Jersey Department of Transportation program, will take video and photos of red-light violators.

The trial phase or “warning period” will last until 12:01 a.m. on May 13, 2012 during which violators will receive a written warning in the mail. After that, motorists cited for running the red light will receive an $85 citation.

The City’s road safety program aims to protect drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians from injuries or crashes caused by red-light running. Jersey City’s road safety program has been in effect since April 2011 and has already recorded more than 16,000 violations at the various locations.

“The intent of our road safety program is to get drivers to obey traffic signals,” said Police Chief Thomas Comey. “The purpose of this program is to improve public safety and reduce collisions resulting from red-light violations.”

Intersection safety cameras operate 24-hours a day and capture still images and video of red-light running violations. Intersection safety cameras are currently located at the following other intersections:

John F Kennedy Blvd @ Communipaw Ave/CR 612

Jersey Avenue @ 18th Street

Montgomery and Merseles streets

Newark and Tonelle avenues

Intersection of Sip Avenue and Routes 1 & 9/440, east bound approach

Intersection of Sip Avenue and Routes 1 & 9/440, west bound approach

Duncan Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard

Montgomery Avenue & Kennedy Boulevard

 Intersection safety technology is just one way Jersey City is making local streets safer for everyone. The program is administered by American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) with each violation reviewed and approved by Jersey City’s Police Department prior to being issued.

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699./////