Letter: Anyone else have this experience?

We were driving to point Pleasant Beach on the 1st day Chol Hamoad, and were turning left on to Arnold Avenue from a very narrow left turning lane.

Suddenly we notice a cop behind us. He told us that we turned from the wrong lane. We told him that we were in the turning lane which was too narrow and therefore we were partially in the other lane.

The officer told us that he doesn’t make the roads, he just enforces the laws. He then proceeded to write us a moving violation.

Wondering if this happened to anyone else since there were ka’h so many people on the boardwalk.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. I think, (though I may be wrong), that every road must be certified by the city. You can probably look up the official maps of how wide the lane should be.

  2. It’s a really poorly constructed narrow turning lane that looks more like a parking line. Try explaining that to the judge but don’t expect much. I got a $50 ticket for parking near jenkinsons. I paid the muni meter. But the ticket claimed my car wasn’t in between the painted lines. I’m a conscientious driver and I parked carefully. If it was it was over by a few inches . By the time I saw the ticket on my windshield I had pulled away so I couldn’t take a photo. They are looking to ticket folks over there. I’m sure the black hat that I left on the dashboard didn’t help. Be extra careful and assume they are looking to get you…

  3. Very often in these small towns the judge, local lawyers and police are all in co,hoots. This is unfortunate corruption in America. U need to fight this but very hard. The best thing is to higher a big law firm from out of the as area. But probably not worth the money.

  4. I’ve made that turn onto Arnold many times it’s tight but can be done without going over the lines. Point pleasant has always been very strict with parking and driving, it’s just part of visiting towns outside of Lakewood, many towns strictly adhere to their laws, driving and parking. Mantoloking is even stricter, without these strict laws it would be chaos in these beach towns and no one wants that.

  5. You have to drive more carefully at times. If the lane is not enough to contain the width of a car, then it is an illegal lane, which I doubt. Loosey goosey driving or control is not good for other drivers around you, and you may not be aware of that fact.

  6. I think that Jenkensons has a lot of clout in PP. Someone from the Vaad needs to have a talk with them to explain that it’s not good for business

  7. Yakkov I’d be careful your comment sounds threatening. Maybe Jenkinsons does not care what business they lose, the police have done nothing wrong neither has jenkinsons. There are other boardwalks to visit in the area if you’re not happy with point.

  8. Good luck with the VAAD in Point Pleasant. With all due respect: Bad idea.
    Will just make a bad situation worse. I can just see the headlines, don’t do this.

  9. These little, sleepy towns rely on visitors from the gig, busy towns to come visit, do something slightly wrong and get ticketed. You need to be super vigilant in these places.

  10. The problem is that people in this town always go over to the right when making a left turn. I go to point pleasent all the time and have never had a problem. If you drive the proper way they you wont have any problems.

  11. Cops in Point are very quick to write tickets. I once got a ticket while parked in front of a friend’s house for not being completely within a parking spot. My rear bumper was maybe two inches over the white line.

  12. welcome to golus
    thats the long and short answer as to why you received a summons
    though as stated above you may want to check the minimum width of a turning lane and go measure the lane and use that as a defense to fight the summons

  13. Stop thinking that everyone is against us and drive the correct way. Very simple. If you make it us against them, you make yourself a target.

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