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.