N.J.: Red light ticket camera class action

by Walter Olson on January 5, 2013

“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]


1 nevins 01.05.13 at 4:36 pm

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…”

2 Hugo S. Cunningham 01.05.13 at 10:54 pm


3 Bill Poser 01.05.13 at 11:37 pm

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?

4 Robert thompson 01.09.13 at 5:58 pm

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

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