Ticket cameras are a hotly debated tool to manage speeding in states across the U.S. Many states have rolled out these programs and then ended the use of speed cameras later. Some see the use of the tool as a way to modify driver behavior and keep others safe. Others see the cameras as a money grab by police agencies. New Jersey drivers may see traffic violations from the speed cameras again if a bill allowing their use passes in the state.
At first, the mayor and local police tried to play the nice guy role. Continued traffic violations by repeat offenders, and increased auto and pedestrian traffic in one local New Jersey town have now led to an updated policy. Those who may not have gotten tickets before could be facing tickets now if caught speeding in Little Silver, New Jersey.
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.
When drivers take the license test, they typically learn about all the major driving rules of the state. Some New Jersey laws are lesser known but can still lead to traffic violations. Obstructing the windshield of a car or covering the license plate are both illegal in the state and can result in tickets for unaware drivers.
In a twist of fate, the wife of the person who created the distracted driving policy was fined for violating that law. According to new legislation, police officers can cite individuals for traffic violations if they are using a cellular phone while driving. In New Jersey, the law can include any activity deemed distracting, but cell phones are typically the most likely culprit.
It was anything but the average school day for one bus driver and a bus full of kids. The driver of the bus faces traffic violations after an accident that sent nine people to the hospital. The New Jersey driver is likely preparing a defense against charges that he failed to properly execute his responsibility on the job.
An apparent incident involving a school bus has resulted in charges for one man. The New Jersey resident was charged with multiple traffic violations. The individual facing these charges is likely preparing a criminal defense in hopes to get the charges reduced or dropped in order to avoid certain penalty.
It would take an extremely deft criminal to evade tolls numbering in the many thousands of dollars without being caught. To accumulate that many toll violations, the crimes would have had to occurred over a number of years of heavy driving. It seems impossible, but a recent case in New Jersey involves allegations of exactly that. Supposedly, one man's traffic violations have piled up so much that he owes nearly $88,000.
As traffic stops gone wrong have been in the news more and more frequently, it is important for those in New Jersey to understand the rights they have when interacting with law enforcement officers. As nj.com reports, regardless of the conditions a driver is going through, including speeding to the hospital, if an officer signals to pull over the driver must comply. Even if the driver has a legitimate reason for his or her actions, the officer does not know this at the time, and refusing to pull over could leave the driver vulnerable to charges.