If you have driven around New Jersey, you may have noticed small devices perched on top of traffic lights that look like video cameras. Modern technology has made continuously recording video practical for governments, and many people are concerned that “big brother” is always watching, ensuring their compliance with minor traffic laws.
First of all, we should all try and follow the law at all times, as the rules of the road exist to keep us all safe. That being said, many drivers worry that these cameras will be used to issue tickets for violations like rolling through a stop sign or traveling 1 or 2 miles above the posted speed limit.
No Cause for Alarm
According to an article published at NJ.com, drivers have nothing to worry about from these cameras. The cameras in question are used to detect whether a vehicle is present at an intersection in order to start the process of a signal change. They are different from red light cameras, which were mounted near traffic lights, not on them. These cameras were used to issue tickets to drivers who ran red lights, but New Jersey ended the red light camera enforcement program on December 16, 2014.
Traffic Tickets Should be Handled by an Attorney
While these cameras are not being used to issue tickets to unsuspecting drivers, law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey are certainly still on the lookout for drivers who violate traffic laws. Drivers who receive traffic tickets should keep in mind that simply paying the ticket is an admission of guilt and can result in significant unforeseen consequences. Many moving violations have points associated with a conviction, and people who accumulate points can face the suspension or revocation of their driver’s license. In addition, failing to show up in court or simply forgetting to pay a fine on time can result in a bench warrant for your arrest being issued. This could result in you getting pulled over at any time and arrested, a process that could take hours and result in significant embarrassment, missed obligations, and an arrest record.
When you hire an attorney to handle your ticket, you can rest assured that the matter will be resolved as favorably as possible and without any further complications.
Call 732-238-8686 today for more information.
If you have been accused of a traffic offense, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Admitting guilt for even minor offenses can result in serious consequences, including fines, points, and higher insurance rates. To schedule a consultation with New Jersey traffic attorney David C. Barry, call our office today at 732-238-8686 or contact us online.