New Bill Would Protect New Jersey Drivers From Fines for Certain Out-of-State Traffic Violations

New Jersey state Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Senate President Nick Scutari introduced the Automated Enforcement Inoculation Act which aims to protect New Jersey drivers from predatory fines for certain out-of-state traffic violations.

“At a time when bipartisanship seemed rare, New Jersey legislators came together to prioritize truth over profit and banned the use of automated enforcement within our borders. Despite soundly rejecting these systems, it has not stopped corrupt companies from reaching into our wallets from out of state. We need to pass this bill to firmly shut the door on this government sanctioned theft and protect our residents from predatory fines,” said Sen. O’Scanlon (R-13).

O’Scanlon’s bill would prevent the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and other state entities from disclosing the personal information of New Jersey driver’s license holders to help another state impose or collect a fine for alleged violations captured by automated camera ticketing systems.

“While half of all states have rejected these corrupt schemes, there is no reason why we should allow our MVC to be complicit with those who haven’t,” Sen. O’Scanlon continued. “Studies have shown that camera enforcement is a flawed system that provides no safety benefit for drivers.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a chart ranking fatality rates per 100 million miles traveled in all 50 states. The red-shaded states employ automated enforcement. Another chart displays the percentage of rate change from 2019-2020.

“If these systems improved safety you’d expect the red-shaded states to be consistently at the top of the list with lower fatality rates than states who do not use camera enforcement. That’s decidedly not the case,” Sen. O’Scanlon concluded. “They are nothing more than a mechanism to impose regressive taxes that preys most viciously on the poor. The Automated Enforcement Inoculation Act would defend our residents against a corrupt industry that profits off debunked claims of improved public safety.”

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  1. umm this is not a new bill it was introduced on 01/11/2022 and the last action taken on this bill was on 06/29/2022 it has been pending ever since

    • The bill you are referring to, A4343/S460, as you note, was introduced last session. Bills don’t remain “pending” from one legislative session to another and instead die when the session concludes.
      Hence, this bill is a new bill for the 2024-2025 session.

  2. New WH Proposal Would Protect Hamas Terrorists For Being Unfairly Targeted For Massacres They Perpetrate Outside The Gazan And US Borders
    A new proposal announced by the White House on Wednesday would protect Gazan Terrorists, who reside inside Gazan territory, from punitive and predatory measures imposed on them for massacres they perpetrate outside the Gazan and US borders.
    “Members of Hamas who commit acts of terror outside the borders of Gaza and the US,” President Biden told reporters on Wednesday, “must be protected from predatory measures imposed on them by foreign governments, including the government of Bibi Netanyahu and our own foreign government right here in the US of A.”
    “The proposal we’ve disclosed today,” Mr. Biden explained, “aims to protect Gazan massacrists from receiving unfair predatory punishment from victims of foreign countries – including Israeli and American victims – who are not citizens of Gaza.”
    “Moreover, a terrorist from Gaza who commits an act of terror outside Gaza, should not be deprived of obtaining humanitarian aid that arrives inside the borders of Gaza,” the President asserted.
    Mr. Biden added that the proposed WH plan would also prevent US officials “from disclosing the personal information of Hamas terrorists to foreign governments, including the Israeli government and the US government.”

  3. A bill of this sort has been introduced in the past
    If I recall correctly, New York (who this bill is really targeting) threatened to levy penalties on all nj drivers if the bill were to pass.
    NY does things like that.
    They target out of state drivers and commuters with some of the highest tolls in the country, but when there was a proposal in Connecticut to to put a sub $1 toll on a highway that many New Yorkers drive on, they raised a ruckus and made some threats which got the toll canned.
    Screw NY

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