Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Jersey: Drive At Your Own Risk...

From the "Gee, what a f*cking suprise" file, we take a look at a recent list posted by the National Motorists Association. Put out as a warning to all before the holiday weekend, they aim to determine the best and the worst states when it comes to exploiting the motoring public.

Criteria used was as follows:

These state rankings were calculated using seventeen criteria related to specific traffic laws, enforcement practices, and the treatment of traffic ticket defendants. The rankings are designed to provide guidance to travelers who do not want their vacation ruined by speed traps, arcane laws or “kangaroo” traffic courts.

Full List Of State Rankings From Worst To Best

1) New Jersey
2) Ohio
3) Maryland
4) Louisiana
5) New York
6) Illinois
7) Delaware
8) Virginia
9) Washington
10) Massachusetts

My experience in a New Jersey Kangeroo Court... Monmouth County/Spring 2006:

Me: Your Honor, I plead not guilty to this $180- ticket!
Judge: Court will reduce fine to $150- plus $35- court costs.
Me: But...But...
Judge: Next! (bangs gavel)
Me: "What The Fffffffffff....
Judge: (bangs gavel, harder)
Baliff: (grabbing my arm) One more time with the gavel and you spend the rest of the week in County!
Me: (after paying the fine and leaving the courthouse) "....uuuuuuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkkkk !!!"

True story. Welcome to Jersey, wher every cop is a revenue collector, and every judge a thief...

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