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Red Light Camera Coming to Second East Windsor Intersection

The intersection of Route 130 and Route 571 will be getting a camera by the year's end.

Before the end of the year East Windsor will have a new red light camera at the intersection of Route 130 and Route 571, according to the township and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

The camera was approved by the NJDOT in April after the township suggested its location, said NJDOT spokesman Joe Dee.

East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov said the intersection was a primary concern for the town because of the amount of traffic that passes through.

“Many vehicles use that area as an alternative to the turnpike since it doesn’t have tolls,” Mironov said. “It [the camera] serves as a supplement to local policing and as a safety tool for that area.”

A specific date for the installation of the new cameras has not been set, but Mironov said it should be operational before the end of the year.

Police Chief James Monahan said there will be a 30-day transition period where written warnings are given out. After that period, the department will begin issuing summonses. Monahan said a Traffic Safety Unit officer reviews the video and still images recorded by the cameras before giving a ticket. 

“The tripping of the camera by a vehicle does not automatically generate a traffic summons or violation,” Monahan said in a statement. “Only if the police officer reviews the images and establishes that sufficient evidence of a violation exists is authorization made for the issuance of the traffic summons.”

In June, the NJDOT , including the East Windsor camera at Route 130 and Dutch Neck Road, to test the yellow light timing. The state lifted the suspension in July and said the yellow lights at those locations met the minimum duration required.

East Windsor . When this camera was originally approved, the NJDOT denied cameras at the intersections of Route 130 and Route 571, and at Route 571 and Old Trenton Road.

In the most recent approval, the NJDOT reviewed crash data and violation statistics at the intersection, according to Monahan.

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casperspooks August 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM
According to your theory, we can all "hang back" and risk getting rear ended at a MUCH HIGHER rate than ever before. The studies demonstrate that your assumptions and theories about law-abiders not having to worry is weak at best.
Charles Cohen August 13, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Glenn, your assumptions of knowing your intersections, works fine if you are a local in your own community, but people driving thru these intersections are not all local east windsor residents. They do not know the timing of the lights and if you new anything about the intersection of Rt. 571 and Rt 130, you would know that it is impossible during most times to "slow down" and let the pass you. This intersection is always backed up going southbound during rush hours and when the turnpike is backed up. My experience with out of town impatient drivers is that if you slow down to let them pass usually they will then have a case of road rage. When Mr. Jack Swartz of Neshimany high school taught you how to drive, east windsors traffic was probably 1/2 of what it is now. Ps. I drive about 100,000 miles a year, do you even have a car?
LR August 24, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Due to Red Light cameras, every single time I approach any intersection with a traffic light I speed up (gun it) until I pass the intersection. Although this is not a safe practice, this is the only way to avoid a ticket should the light turn amber and red while driving. I hope New Jersey bans ALL Red Light cameras soon; I hate driving with the Fear of getting a ticket everytime I pass a traffic light.
vinny March 02, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Well that will be another intersection I will avoid at all costs. The business around those two intersections with red light cams will never see any of my money spent there.
Charles Cohen March 09, 2013 at 05:12 AM
Guess what everyone, the police chief of Lawrenceville announced that there are MORE accidents with the red light cameras not less. The problem in East Windsor is the Mayor and council vote for these revenue producing items, the police enforce the regulations like the good guestapo that they are, and finally the Kangeroo Court with its Guilty until proven innocent set of rules, makes sure that you will be ticketed, and found guilty no matter what you say or prove. Then to put the icing on the cake the court will hit you with court costs, to "convince" you to just pay.

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