N.J.: Red light ticket camera class action

“The expected amount left over for affected motorists is just $6″ and if motorists don’t file a claim, reversions go to defendant American Traffic Solutions (ATS). “More than 81,000 citations worth $10.2 million were issued in New Jersey through red light camera programs that were not in compliance with state law.” Lawyers who filed the suit are in line to collect $800,000. [The Newspaper; AnnMarie McDonald, NJLRA]

4 Comments

  • This is a case where coupons make sense.
    “…here you go Officer, one Get Out of Jail Free Card. I’ll be on my way…”

  • @Nevins–
    Brilliant!

  • The numbers don’t add up. The settlement is $4.2 million. 800k goes to the lawyers, 18k to the class representatives. That leaves just under $3.4 million for the remaining members of the class and for the cost of mailing out the postcards. For only $6 to be available to the residual class members, mailing the post cards would have to cost almost $3.4 million. Does it really cost just under $42 per citation to mail out postcards?

  • Throw the ticket in the trash. Thats what I do. And spray paint the scamera lens.