RED BANK: O’SCANLON BEATS RED-LIGHT CAMS

declan o'scanlon 111714 1 Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon in his Red Bank office Monday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

declan o'scanlon 111714 4After five years of pedal-to-the-floor critiques, Red Bank-area state legislator Declan O’Scanlon appears about to beat a ticket.

Or, to be more precise, the 13th-District Assembly member from Little Silver is on the verge of killing automated red-light ticketing of motorists, a system for which he holds back almost nothing in the way of condemnation.

“Sanctioned theft” he calls the system. “Robbery.” “Injustice.” And no, he’s never gotten one of the tickets, he tells redbankgreen.

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O’SCANLON SEES RED OVER RED-LIGHT CAMS

A video posted on YouTube last month by a red-light-camera vendor has drawn fire from a local legislator.

By JOHN T. WARD

Does the above video support the need for red-light cameras?

Posted by camera systems vendor American Traffic Solutions on YouTube in late December, the video is apparently meant to suggest the need for traffic-signal cameras to prevent accidents, though it makes no mention of such systems.

But state 12th-district Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon of Little Silver says the only thing the video compilation proves is that video-monitoring systems at traffic signals are “about the money, not safety.”

O’Scanlon calls the revenue from such systems “ill-gotten gains.”

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