Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) applauded passage out of the Senate Transportation Committee legislation (S-2325/A-3527) prohibiting New Jersey drivers’ information from being shared with other states and private companies for purposes of speed or red-light camera enforcement.
“New Jersey’s red light camera program appears to be headed towards extinction this December – and we already wisely ban speed camera enforcement – but these systems continue to operate in neighboring states where our drivers often commute,” said O’Scanlon. “These programs have proven to be error-prone and ineffective. We shouldn’t allow our motorists to be preyed upon when they are outside of our borders.
“I have no objection with police using the databases for legitimate purposes to ensure our highways are safe nationwide, but I won’t let other states pickpocket our residents,” added the Republican assemblyman. “I have heard and read about the nightmares of the systems in neighboring states like New York, Pennsylvania and the Baltimore-Washington DC corridor. I am pleased the Senate committee agrees with the objective of the bill.”