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Red Light Camera Firm Settling NJ Lawsuit

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers busted by red light cameras in five New Jersey towns before August 2012 could get a partial refund of their tickets due to a proposed legal settlement.

Lawyers for plaintiffs filed court papers in federal court Friday outlining a settlement with Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems.

Drivers had sued Redflex and the towns where it operates cameras claiming that drivers were ticketed in part because yellow lights were too short.

Under the agreement, the company would pay $2.1 million to return 10 percent of the fines to drivers who received tickets in the towns.

A special court master would also evaluate the technology to ensure it complies with law and the company would produce an education video about the system.

The towns are Cherry Hill, Edison, Englewood, Newark and Stratford.

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