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New Jersey suburb imposes traffic violations for shortcut takers

New technologies have afforded drivers ingenious ways to avoid a traffic jam. Unfortunately, the heavy traffic on lesser traveled routes poses a problem for residents along the shortcut path. In New Jersey, one town has recently imposed a law that would give traffic violations to individuals traveling through the location who aren't residents. Some have questioned whether the laws are appropriate. 

The New Jersey town of Leonia is typically small and sleepy, unless it is rush hour and there has been an accident on the George Washington Bridge or I95. Then, travelers will consult various GPS apps looking for alternate routes for their commute. This has resulted in major traffic jams for the individual residents of the small town. 

As a response to the newly clogged roads, Leonia has passed an ordinance prohibiting non-residents from using the town's roads during peak rush hour times. The residents and authorized guests will be given yellow placards to hang in the car windows, identifying them as approved to travel the town's roads. Other individuals found driving the roads during the rush hours will be hit with a $200 fine for taking the alternative route. 

Many are questioning the fairness of the issue, and the ACLU says that the policy amounts to discrimination based on residency. Either way, individuals finding themselves on Leonia's streets without approval may find themselves getting traffic violations. There are many reasons to get a traffic violation in New Jersey. Individuals who wish to fight them in court may choose to hire an experienced defense attorney who can help them build a strong defense. 

Source: CNN, "A New Jersey suburb wants to fine you $200 for driving through during rush hour", Emily Welch, Jan. 19, 2018

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