caught speeding along 13 New Jersey highways will now face doubled
fines under legislation signed by the governor.
new law also increases fines for certain commercial motor vehicle
equipment violations and increases fines for out-of-state overweight
July 15, Gov. James McGreevey signed A3527, allowing the state to
designate several miles of road throughout the state as “safe corridors”
based on accident rates, fatalities, traffic volume and other highway
traffic safety criteria.
fine for driving up to 9 mph above the speed limit in the corridors
would climb from $78 to $156 under the plan, the Star-Ledger reported. Driving 20 to 24 mph over the limit could result in a
$386 ticket, up from $193.
tougher fines take effect in February. The additional revenue from
fines will be split between the municipalities where drivers are
ticketed and a new state fund to be used for highway safety projects.
13 stretches that received the safe corridor designation were various
10-mile sections on state Routes 1, 9, 22, 40, 46, 47, 73 and 206.
They will be identified by road signs.