Be forewarned: Joisey State Police are on a speeding ticket frenzy to raise $$$$$ for the state.
Also, fines will be raised for a wide variety of nominal offenses to replenish the state coffers since the tax 'n spend gang in Trenton still hasn't learned to go on a fiscal diet.
So, poor commuting suckers will foot the bill. That means YOU!
Yes, 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 over-time. 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 will increase from $44.00 to $173.00. (Keep these documents in your car)
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 to $180.00.
You can thank our wacky Governor and the State Legislature for this!