5 towns benefit from I-287 tickets

5 towns benefit from I-287 tickets

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 19, 2008, titled 5 towns benefit from I-287 tickets. In it, Newsday reports that:

Interstate 287 is helping ease the property tax burden in five north Jersey towns.

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Since: Mar 08

Grass Valley, CA

#1 Aug 19, 2008
WOW nice place- seems they use to do this sort of thing down south ...

New Jersey aka - the "Trooper Thug" State.
Professor

Saddle River, NJ

#2 Aug 19, 2008
The elected officials of these five municipalities piously speak of $afety, while ringing the cash registers of their municipal courts. Patrolling New Jersey Interstates and toll roads is the primary responsibility of the New Jersey State Police. Isn't it the primary responsibility of the local police agencies to protect and serve their towns? Does patrolling I287 serve Bloomingdale, etc? The funny thing is, the amount collected in fines and costs, while substantial, is only a small percentage of the typical New Jersey local budget, which usually is replete with political appointees and overpaid cops and officials. These money-grubbing politicians are afraid to face their overburdened taxpayers with an increase in the tax rate, so they whack the out-of-towners and out-of-staters. The town officials have put themselves in the same league as some of the garden spots of the South along I95. They make their towns just one more Jersey Joke!
pequannock resident

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Aug 20, 2008
This is fine with me, we have to put up with hearing those whining trucks all night long on 287, believe me, they are only catching a fraction of the speeders up there, the speed limit is a joke, more power to them to make them pay.
Gingerspal

West Orange, NJ

#4 Sep 6, 2008
My son, who is a professional musician, also is a delivery man by day. On his day off, he was traveling via 287 to Madison, NJ to purchase some rare and exotic beers that he was taking with him to Texas for a friend who will be opening a brew pub there. He is an extremely careful driver who has never received a ticket. It started to rain, so he moved to the right lane and was pulled over. The patrolman proceeded to ask him why he slowed down (it was raining and he went into the slower lane); where he was going; why he was going to Madison; why couldn't he have purchased the beer in his hometwon (it's RARE and EXOTIC beer); what does he do for a living; why did his car contain food and soda bottles (he's a driver and often eats in his car), etc., etc. never telling him why he was pulled over. It certainly wasn't for speeding because he was doing 55mph. The officer examined the car - nothing wrong there! It was as if he was looking for something to "get" him on. My son thought this behavior was intrusive and excessive and smacked of profiling, but he was polite and calm throughout the entire ordeal. The result was that the cop said, "I'm gonna write you up for impeding traffic"! My son said that there was little traffic on the road and he was certainly not impeding anyone. He was moving out of state in the next few weeks and wanted no trouble. He told me he wasn't sure where he was stopped along 287(between Franklin Lakes and Madison). I was livid and wanted to visit that municipality's police station to complain. This happened back in May and I'm still angry.

Since: Jun 08

Jersey City, New Jersey

#5 Sep 6, 2008
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..Any town that benefits from motorists tickets is a disgrace.
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..It is supposed to be "LAW and Public Safety" -- NOT Rewards and Fines.
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Now Ive Seen It All

Hopatcong, NJ

#6 Sep 6, 2008
Gingerspal wrote:
My son, who is a professional musician, also is a delivery man by day. On his day off, he was traveling via 287 to Madison, NJ to purchase some rare and exotic beers that he was taking with him to Texas for a friend who will be opening a brew pub there. He is an extremely careful driver who has never received a ticket. It started to rain, so he moved to the right lane and was pulled over. The patrolman proceeded to ask him why he slowed down (it was raining and he went into the slower lane); where he was going; why he was going to Madison; why couldn't he have purchased the beer in his hometwon (it's RARE and EXOTIC beer); what does he do for a living; why did his car contain food and soda bottles (he's a driver and often eats in his car), etc., etc. never telling him why he was pulled over. It certainly wasn't for speeding because he was doing 55mph. The officer examined the car - nothing wrong there! It was as if he was looking for something to "get" him on. My son thought this behavior was intrusive and excessive and smacked of profiling, but he was polite and calm throughout the entire ordeal. The result was that the cop said, "I'm gonna write you up for impeding traffic"! My son said that there was little traffic on the road and he was certainly not impeding anyone. He was moving out of state in the next few weeks and wanted no trouble. He told me he wasn't sure where he was stopped along 287(between Franklin Lakes and Madison). I was livid and wanted to visit that municipality's police station to complain. This happened back in May and I'm still angry.
-- You SON was stopped but you're the one who's ANGRY LOL
-- Lemme guess, your son the "professional musician" looks the part???
-- That cop was justified because of the above and the fugazy story with an answer or excuse for every question.
-- How was it that the cop didn't find the weed and coke that were stashed? I guess he didn't look hard enough! But you're still ANGRY!?!
Fyuck you and your d-i-r-t-b-a-g druggie musician son. Stop defending him. Sooner or later the drugs will catch up with him and he'll be someone's girlfriend in prison or the latest grave in Potters Field.

Since: Jun 08

Jersey City, New Jersey

#7 Sep 6, 2008
Professor wrote:
The elected officials of these five municipalities piously speak of $afety, while ringing the cash registers of their municipal courts. Patrolling New Jersey Interstates and toll roads is the primary responsibility of the New Jersey State Police. Isn't it the primary responsibility of the local police agencies to protect and serve their towns? Does patrolling I287 serve Bloomingdale, etc? The funny thing is, the amount collected in fines and costs, while substantial, is only a small percentage of the typical New Jersey local budget, which usually is replete with political appointees and overpaid cops and officials. These money-grubbing politicians are afraid to face their overburdened taxpayers with an increase in the tax rate, so they whack the out-of-towners and out-of-staters. The town officials have put themselves in the same league as some of the garden spots of the South along I95. They make their towns just one more Jersey Joke!
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..if you will read comment #5
any revenue arrived from traffic tickets into the towns coffers is a DISGRACE, Yesterday such towns were called "Speed-Traps", while the terminality may have changes D I S G R A C E hasn't and the "so-called police" that write the tickets......
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Now Ive Seen It All

Hopatcong, NJ

#8 Sep 6, 2008
bbednarz wrote:
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..Any town that benefits from motorists tickets is a disgrace.
.
..It is supposed to be "LAW and Public Safety" -- NOT Rewards and Fines.
.
I would have written "don't do the crime if you can't do the time" but then I saw you are from Newark, so that explins your contempt for orderly society.
bluto ringwood

Old Bridge, NJ

#9 Jan 11, 2009
Gingerspal wrote:
My son, who is a professional musician, also is a delivery man by day. On his day off, he was traveling via 287 to Madison, NJ to purchase some rare and exotic beers that he was taking with him to Texas for a friend who will be opening a brew pub there. He is an extremely careful driver who has never received a ticket. It started to rain, so he moved to the right lane and was pulled over. The patrolman proceeded to ask him why he slowed down (it was raining and he went into the slower lane); where he was going; why he was going to Madison; why couldn't he have purchased the beer in his hometwon (it's RARE and EXOTIC beer); what does he do for a living; why did his car contain food and soda bottles (he's a driver and often eats in his car), etc., etc. never telling him why he was pulled over. It certainly wasn't for speeding because he was doing 55mph. The officer examined the car - nothing wrong there! It was as if he was looking for something to "get" him on. My son thought this behavior was intrusive and excessive and smacked of profiling, but he was polite and calm throughout the entire ordeal. The result was that the cop said, "I'm gonna write you up for impeding traffic"! My son said that there was little traffic on the road and he was certainly not impeding anyone. He was moving out of state in the next few weeks and wanted no trouble. He told me he wasn't sure where he was stopped along 287(between Franklin Lakes and Madison). I was livid and wanted to visit that municipality's police station to complain. This happened back in May and I'm still angry.
The towns name is on the ticket. Mommys boy it seems has to cry to mommy, who by the way wasn't there. How many of these did you write to his teachers. Well maam, the boys off to Texas where mommys boys don't fare well.
Ginger

Tujunga, CA

#10 Jan 13, 2009
Gingerspal wrote:
My son, who is a professional musician, also is a delivery man by day. On his day off, he was traveling via 287 to Madison, NJ to purchase some rare and exotic beers that he was taking with him to Texas for a friend who will be opening a brew pub there. He is an extremely careful driver who has never received a ticket. It started to rain, so he moved to the right lane and was pulled over. The patrolman proceeded to ask him why he slowed down (it was raining and he went into the slower lane); where he was going; why he was going to Madison; why couldn't he have purchased the beer in his hometwon (it's RARE and EXOTIC beer); what does he do for a living; why did his car contain food and soda bottles (he's a driver and often eats in his car), etc., etc. never telling him why he was pulled over. It certainly wasn't for speeding because he was doing 55mph. The officer examined the car - nothing wrong there! It was as if he was looking for something to "get" him on. My son thought this behavior was intrusive and excessive and smacked of profiling, but he was polite and calm throughout the entire ordeal. The result was that the cop said, "I'm gonna write you up for impeding traffic"! My son said that there was little traffic on the road and he was certainly not impeding anyone. He was moving out of state in the next few weeks and wanted no trouble. He told me he wasn't sure where he was stopped along 287(between Franklin Lakes and Madison). I was livid and wanted to visit that municipality's police station to complain. This happened back in May and I'm still angry.
Are you a 'helicopter parent?' Let your son grow up! So this kind of thing happens -- I suggest you get over it soon, or I won't let you be my pal any more!

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#11 Jun 16, 2010
they wait in unmarked cars, usually right after the bend in the road. I ride 287 to and from work and they are always waiting.
pAT

Middletown, NY

#14 Dec 21, 2013
TROPER TURF - KEEP THE LOCALS FROM POACHING ON STATE TROOPER HIGHWAYS. Mahwah - oalkand - riverdale etc..........
Lorenzo

Jersey City, NJ

#15 Nov 10, 2015
pAT wrote:
TROPER TURF - KEEP THE LOCALS FROM POACHING ON STATE TROOPER HIGHWAYS. Mahwah - oalkand - riverdale etc..........
Troopers are true professionals not like loser Riverdale officers.

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