Consequences of Decreased Ticketing

by Lindsay A. Bernstein on Aug. 21, 2020


Summary: The effects of COVID on Ticketing and Municipal Courts throughout the State of New Jersey

Amidst the current pandemic, you many have noticed that there are many fewer officers issuing traffic citations for such offenses as speeding and improper turns. While this may be welcome news to some motorists, there are significant consequences of this decreased issuance of ticketing. Many municipalities, Lyndhurst as an example, have noticed a substantial decrease in revenue due to this decreased ticketing. Furthermore, reduced ticketing may result in an increased number of traffic offenses being ultimately convicted.Traffic citations, while frustrating for the recipient, do serve an important role in both funding, and their ultimate goal of promoting safety.

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