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Old 04-25-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Default Red light camera in Cherry Hill - Heads up for those in the area

Just wanted to remind folks of the red light camera that is installed on Route 70 and Springdale Road in Cherry Hill.

I personally know 2 people who got caught making right hand turn onto Springdale on a late yellow/Red light. You will get a ticket for that and they will send you the link to the video.

In that intersection, it's OK to make a right hand turn on red after you come to a full stop. I've observed that intersection a few times duirng the past few weeks and noticed the number of people who are getting caught making the right hand turn on yellow/red.

I love to see the number of tickets that were giving out for that exact reason during the past year. It's definitely a money maker for them and the company that run the camera.

The camera were installed for a while but thought I post this as a reminder.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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I found this old article.

News (http://www.cherryhill.com/news/newssept142011a.php - broken link)

4,330 tickets in 4 months.. 4330 x $85.. You do the math..
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I can't remember the last time I was at that intersection and didn't see the cameras going off.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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Wish they would put those at all the major intersections. One thing I noticed about driving here is that New Jersey drivers love to play chicken with the red light.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:09 AM
 
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Wish they would put those at all the major intersections. One thing I noticed about driving here is that New Jersey drivers love to play chicken with the red light.
its not a NJ thing, Its a people thing. When I travel all over pa its the same no matter where I go. Everyone is in a hurry and needs to run that red to save 1 minute in their lives
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I've been driving for a long time and never noticed it as bad anywhere else but here. And I have heard comments about "New Jersey drivers" before, too.
Admittedly, most of my driving experience has been in Canada where we have the reputation of being more polite. There, if you are turning left you can almost always make it through before the light turns red (even Toronto, but not Quebec...they doon't even stop for Stop signs, lol) but if you try that here someone would surely plow into you.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I've been driving for a long time and never noticed it as bad anywhere else but here. And I have heard comments about "New Jersey drivers" before, too.
Admittedly, most of my driving experience has been in Canada where we have the reputation of being more polite. There, if you are turning left you can almost always make it through before the light turns red (even Toronto, but not Quebec...they doon't even stop for Stop signs, lol) but if you try that here someone would surely plow into you.
I can tell you never drove in Philly. Never seen anywhere where people had a complete dis regard for stop signs or red lights then there. I used to live on a street where the people routinely blew thru a stop sigh at 40+ mph never even slowing down.. Saw a kid hit by a car there years ago and the guy never even stopped. Bnocked him right out of his shoes..
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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And I have heard comments about "New Jersey drivers" before, too.
The stereotype about NJ drivers is purely the result of bashing by New Yorkers. Basically, Manhattan is a difficult city to drive in, and at any given time there are thousands of New Jerseyans driving around, and occasionally struggling with it. This is where the stereotype came from, and it has diffused through the New York media to the point where the entire nation knows it. Of course, they neglect to mention the thousands of drivers from Long Island, Westchester County, etc. who make mistakes while city driving as well. NJ has suffered a lot in the hands of the NYC media.

I'd wager that NJ actually has some of the better drivers in the nation. More aggressive driving means that everyone here has better situational awareness of what's going on around them. Plus, things like jug-handles teach NJ drivers to never make assumptions (which is a huge source of traffic accidents), including for example that a left turn will be from the left lane. I can't tell you how many out-of-state people I have seen block the left lane of a highway trying to make a left turn when there is clearly a jughandle right there.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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I can definitely tell when I see a stupid move in my area its a pa tag most of the time.. Or so it seems..
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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I have to turn onto Springdale every morning. I'm new to this area... Thank god my coworkers told me about the red light camera. I don't dare to even turn right when it's a red light at that intersection.
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