Belmar New Jersey Considering Red Light Cameras

The Belmar city council is considering whether or not to apply to have red-light cameras installed at various spots along Route 35. Last week at their work session meeting, a representative from a red-light camera company presented the council and mayor his findings of a test-run already conducted in the borough, as well as the benefits of such a system and how it would work.  Fines would be $85.

Belmar Police Chief Thomas Palmisano, who spoke openly regarding his support for the cameras as not only a means for catching violators but also as a tool for documenting traffic accidents, said a test camera at Route 35 and 10th Avenue witnessed 84 violations in a 10-hour period.  See Belmar Patch story.