GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Red-light camera; revenue raising scam

http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2012/10/bamboozled_red_light_camera_er.html

Bamboozled: Red-light camera error leads to road of exasperation in Edison
Published: Monday, October 01, 2012, 9:16 AM Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 9:43 AM
Karin Price Mueller/The Star-Ledger By Karin Price Mueller/The Star-Ledger

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In March 2010, Lauren Morosoff packed her stuff into her 2008 Scion TC and moved from Kendall Park to Colorado for a job opportunity.

Unsure of how long she’d stay in Colorado, the 27-year-old kept her New Jersey driver’s license and license plates.

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But a few days later, the Morosoffs had a change of heart — not because they felt they were wrong — but because of pure economics.

The cost to file an appeal is $75, plus transcription fees, and they’d have added costs to send the documents “certified mail.”

“It seems like Lauren might have to appear in court and with the cost of airfare over $400 and the time she’d have to miss from work, it’s not financially feasible,” Morosoff said. “I suppose she could hire a lawyer to represent her, but I can’t imagine what his fees would be.”

Simply paying the fines would be far less costly, unless an attorney would take her case pro bono.

“This really eliminates any faith I had in our judicial system,” Terri Morosoff said.

“We cannot even trust our own state to do the right thing. I feel very sorry for all New Jersey and non-New Jersey drivers out there,” she said.

“Who knows how many others have received bogus tickets and were forced to pay them?”

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