Update: The article below is a hoax. See Snopes with this link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/speeding.asp. See, even I can be fooled (like supporters of Peter Cammarano were). It still it doesn't hurt to slow down this summer if you are a "Larry Lead Foot" or a "Sally Speeder".
Most of us are probably aware that New Jersey drivers get a pretty bad rap. Some of it is justified especially in the Summer where many people speed to get to their destinations on the Jersey Shore. If you are admittedly a lead foot it might be time to take heed and drive a little slower on the interstates. State Police are beefing up their patrols and focus on speeding. Read below:
NJ State Police Ticketing Initiative
Here's the latest NJ State Police Initiative (Radio Station 101.5 FM
confirmed this info).
Starting today, New Jersey will launch a 30-day speeding ticket
frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated
in speeding tickets. One million dollars will go to pay state troopers
There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9
main intersections and highways as follows:
I-295 North and South,
I-95 Jersey Turnpike North and South
I-80 East and West
I-287 North and South
I-78 East and West
I-195 East and West
I-280 East and West
Route 130 - North and South
Garden State Parkway - North and South
5 MPH above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is
supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes.
They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and
are bringing in all of their part-timers on full time. If you work in
NJ, NY, DE or CT, you will probably be on one of these highways. So,
please be on guard and drive safely!
Starting August 15, the price of a violation to show your driver's
license, registration or insurance card at the time you are stopped,
increased from $44.00 to $173.00. (Keep these documents in your car).
And the fine for not having all three documents is $519.00!
The fine for hand-held cell phone use while driving will be going up