[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Toms River 10-14-2008 by Ord. No. 4159-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 477.
The Township of Toms River hereby determines to install and utilize a traffic control signal monitoring system ("system") at various intersections within the Township of Toms River as approved by the Commissioner of Transportation pursuant to the Act.
The system to be installed and the locations of the monitoring system shall be approved by the Township Council by resolution from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
The Township shall have the authority to enter into a contract, following a lawful procurement process, for the installation of the system. Any contract that shall contain provisions contrary to the Act shall not be deemed invalid but rather reformed to conform to the Act.
The signs notifying drivers that a system is being utilized shall be approved by the Municipal Engineer, and shall be placed on each street converging into the affected intersection as required by the Act.
The Municipal Engineer shall inspect and certify the system at least once every six months from the date of its installation.
The Police Department of the Township of Toms River shall review the recorded images produced by the system, to determine whether sufficient evidence exists demonstrating that a traffic control signal violation has occurred and shall issue a summons when appropriate in accordance with the rules of the Court.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the recorded images produced by the system shall be available for the exclusive use of the Police Department for the purpose of discharging its duties under P.L. 2007, Ch. 384.
Any recorded image or information produced in connection with the system shall not be deemed a public record under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., or common law. The recorded images shall not be:
Any recorded image or information collected in connection with a traffic control signal violation shall not be retained after 60 days following the collection of any fine or penalty.
If a summons is not issued within 40 business days following the traffic control signal violation, all recorded images and any information collected with respect to the traffic control signal violation shall be removed by the Police Department within two business days.
The liability of the owner and operator of a motor vehicle for a traffic control signal violation summons pursuant to the system shall be joint subject to provisions of the Act.
Any person liable for a traffic control signal violation, pursuant to the chapter and the Act, utilizing the system shall be subject to the following fines: