Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nanny State Strikes Again

You are now part of another Joisey revenue raising scheme brought to you compliments of Jon (the "Financial wiz") Corzine.
Starting yesterday, New Jersey launched a 30 day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that nine million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. One million will go to pay state troopers' overtime. There will be 50 additional state troopers on duty at all times patrolling main intersections and highways including the following: I-295 north and south, 1-95 (Jersey Turnpike) north and south, 1-80 east and west, I-287 north and south, I-78 east and west, 1-195 east and west, 1-280 east and west, Rt. 130 north and south, Garden State Parkway north and south. Five mph above the limit can justify a ticket and we're told that 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 all part timers onto full time. If you work in NJ, NY, DE or CT you probably use one of these highways.
It's up to you how fast you are going when they clock you. We are told that radio station 101.5 FM (New Jersey 105) has confirmed all of this.
Driving Ticket fines increase in NJ: Starting on August 15th, the price of a ticket for violation of NJ Law 39:3-29 (failure to show your driver's license, registration, or insurance card at the time you are stopped) is going from $44.00 to $173.00. Please make sure your vehicles have the proper documents in them. If you jump in the car to run to the store and forget your wallet with your license in it and you are stopped.... Oh well... you just spent $173. And the fine for not having all three documents is $519! The fine for hand held cell phone use while driving will be going up to $180.00.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The NJSA revision that raised the license fine was done on 8/15/2003. Could this be an urban legend?