N.J. Launches Two-Week Crackdown on Tailgating on Parkway and Turnpike


gsp-turnpikeNew Jersey State troopers plan to start targeting tailgaters on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. The two-week crackdown begins tomorrow and runs through Oct. 31.State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said troopers will use laser technology that calculates the time and distance between vehicles.

Sgt. Stephen Jones saids following another vehicle too closely causes about one-third of the crashes on the toll roads.

Jones said in ideal conditions, motorists should maintain a distance of one car length behind another vehicle for every 10 mph they are traveling.

Violators face fines and points assessed to their driving record.

{NJ.com/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. It is well time that they finally did this!! Why though is it only for two weeks? This is an ongoing problem!

    At http://matzav.com/boruch-dayan-emes-bochur-killed-in-lakewood-rl I made this remark and I will repeat it here.

    For far, far, far too long, countless automobile drivers have been driving in a severely brutal manner, projecting a severely callous attitude of:


    and thus terrorizing pedestrians and other moterists and greatly threatening their safety.

    These mean drivers certainly need to be delt with very harshly; if, Rachmana Litzlan, they actually injure or murder someone, they must be given extremey severe punishment — MAYBE, even, yes, the electric chair!!

    [There is a dictum in the Talmud that states that if a certain crime has become excessively widespread in society, then even if that crime does not incurr the death penalty, the death penalty can still be given for that crime in order to put a stop to it. (Of course, this is an extremely complex serious issue that would have to be determined by appropriate scholars and authorities.)]

    If this would be done, Im Yirtza HaShem — G-D Willing, the roads and the freeways and the streets would be a lot, lot safer!