State Police Ramp Up Ticket Writing On N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

NJ_State_PoliceState troopers are writing more tickets on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. State Police figures show tickets for all motor-vehicle violations increased 61 percent on the parkway last month, compared to April 2009. It was up 45 percent on the turnpike for the same period. Troopers issued 396 tickets to truckers in March compared witho 95 written in March 2009. The increase comes in the wake of comments made by Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson at two turnpike authority¬†meetings. Simpson questioned whether troopers were aggressive targeting speeding trucks. Simpson said he didn’t request stepped up enforcement, but he is happy with the results. AP

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  1. It’s about time they target the trucks. They sit up in their cabin knowing they will almost never get hurt in an accident but when they do get into an accident the results can be horrible for the little car that collides with them.

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