"We will continue to bring this revenue-enhancing and life-saving program to all of our neighborhoods," Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker said in a March statement announcing the expansion of its red light camera program. . .
The Bergen, New Jersey Record newspaper obtained accident records from the state transportation department and found that no pedestrians were killed anywhere in New Jersey by drivers making right-hand turns in either 2006 or 2007. In fact, during the same period, nearly a quarter of all pedestrian fatalities could be attributed to drunks stumbling into traffic. The Record's findings match those of a US Department of Transportation report that showed right-turn on red collisions were rare.