Agreement Reached in Traffic Cameras Suit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -

Motorists ticketed by New Jersey’s red-light cameras last year moved closer to getting some of their money back Wednesday, with the filing of an amended settlement in a lawsuit filed against the company that installs and operates the cameras.

Under terms of the settlement, American Traffic Solutions would set up a $4.2 million fund to pay plaintiffs while not admitting any wrongdoing or liability. The class-action lawsuit filed last year claims the lights did not take into account average road speeds and did not give drivers time to hit the brakes.

Anyone who was ticketed before August 2012 in any of 18 towns and paid the fine would be eligible to receive money back.