Hey all, I don't know how true this is, but my Dad just emailed it to me from work...
Sent: 2/7/2008 4:40:19 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
> Subj: State Trooper alert
> Starting today, New Jersey will launch a 30 day speeding ticket frenzy.
> The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding
> tickets. 1 million will go to pay state troopers' overtime.
> There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main
> intersections and highways. They are the following:
> I-295 north and south
> 1-95 (Jersey Turnpike) north and south
> 1-80 east and west
> I-287 north and south
> I-78 east and west
> 1-195 east and west
> 1-280 east and west
> Rt. 130 north and south
> Garden State Parkway north and south
> 5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is
> supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to
> 20 minutes.
> They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and are
> bringing in all of their part timers on full time.
> If you work in NJ, NY, DE or CT you will probably take one of these highways.
> It's up to you how fast you are going when t hey clock you.
> 101.5 FM confirmed all of this. So be safe and don't forget speeding
> tickets are on you.
> Driving Ticket fine increase in NJ:
> Starting on August 15th, the price of a ticket for violation
> of NJ Law39:3-29 (failure to show your driver's license, registration, or
> insurance card at the time you are stopped) is going from $44.00 to
> Please make sure your vehicles have the proper documents in them. If you
> jump in the car to run to the store and forget your wallet with your license
> it and you are stopped.... Oh well... you just spent $173. And the fine for
> not having all three documents is $519!!!
> Forward to people in NJ, and let them know of this change. And be careful,
> the fine for hand held cell phone use while driving will be going up to
This is the life we chose, the life we lead. And there is only one guarantee: none of us will see heaven.
This has been out for a while now.....my dad always tells me this **** and FYI it is true....
Originally Posted by Big_Bird
You're like the crazy uncle that no one has seen in a while. You suddenly show up to the family gathering with a new chick half your age (so an 11.5 year old) and you brought gifts for everyone in the form of Polly Pocket toys.
I live in PA and I'm always on alert when I venture into Jersey. One, there are troopers everywhere. It's crazy how many are on the road at any given time. Especially when I'm coming back from the shore at 3am... shouldn't they be sleeping behind a billboard or something? I have this illogical fear that if I'm ever stopped by NJ State Troopers (luckily i have never been), that they'll make me "disappear" and no one will know what happened to me. That being said, I now make sure at least one person not going with me knows where I'm going and when to expect me back, haha
PS: When I was learning how to drive a stick in Ocean City, NJ someone cell phoned 911 to report "erratic driving" and sure enough a police car pulled me over but ended up not citing me. That's my only experience with law enforcement in NJ.
Heh, that's pretty funny. Some Mercedes was riding my ___ on 80 and started flashing the highs at me, so I slowed down to about 60 and boxed the bastard in, then when 280 merged into 80, she had room to try to get around me, so I decided to not let her by. Well after a bit of racing and staying ahead I started to slow down some since I had to get off soon anyway, and I got into the right lane (doin about 78-82) I see her SLAM on her brakes and just drop from about 80 to 50 so I'm thinking...wtf? I look over and theres the trooped running the gun, so I just said f it and coasted my way down to 73 and kept it steady with the traffic...He didn't even move and I know he saw us both doing about 90-95.
Oh I wasn't in my tC...I was in a Jeep, so I'm sure if I had the tC I would have been pulled over and harassed like there was no tomorrow.