Counties ranked by speeding tickets given

Counties ranked by speeding tickets given

08 Nisan 2018 - 02:00

It is well known fact.

The chances of severe injury or death increases when a crash occurs at a high speed. Speeding was the third leading cause of fatal crashes in New Jersey in 2016, according to the latest State Police analysis.

Yet, tens of thousands of drivers are ticketed for speeding each year.

Last year, a total of 176,060 speeding tickets were issued statewide. That number includes 147, 996 tickets on roads throughout the state, excluding the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Atlantic City Expressway, according to the state Judiciary. Another, 28,064 speeding tickets were written by State Police on the three toll roads.

“The importance of writing speeding tickets not only enforces our traffic laws, but is also a measure used to help reduce traffic crashes and fatalities," said Tracy Noble, a AAA MidAtlantic spokeswoman. 

Your chances of beating a speeding ticket are not great.

Of the 147,996 speeding tickets on non-toll roads, 110,032 summons resulted in a guilty plea or verdict, according to the Judiciary.

Only 366 drivers were found not guilty in court. Another 9,832 drivers had speeding charges dismissed in court by a judge, for reasons such as  insufficient evidence. The remaining speeding tickets were either merged with other charges or plea bargained to different or lesser offenses.

The ranking is based on the actual number of tickets issued, it is not a per capita ranking because there is no data available on the number of cars on the roads in each county.

How does your county stack up?


(File photo)

21. Sussex:

Known it for its rolling mountains and High Point State Park, seen above, Sussex County is criss-crossed by four winding state highways.

Speeding tickets

2017: 1,373 summons

2016: 1,533 summons

Most summons issued in the past five years: 2,116 in 2013.

20. Salem:

Salem County has the second oldest courthouse in use in the country. This county is home to the southern terminus of the New Jersey Turnpike and I-295.

Speeding tickets

2017: 1,713 summons

2016: 1,531 summons

Most summons issued in the past five years: 1,815  in 2015.



(B51 Photography | Mark Brown)

19. Cape May:

Cape May's beaches and charming Victorian homes make it a popular summertime tourist destination.

Speeding tickets

2017: 1,868 summons

2016: 2,283 summons

Most summons issued in the past five years: 2,646 in 2013.


18. Cumberland:

Located on Delaware Bay and originally known for it's oyster industry, agricultural Cumberland County is home to Route 55, a heavily traveled and dangerous highway for crashes.

Speeding tickets

2017: 2,771 summons

2016: 2,083 summons

Most summons issued in the past five years: 2017.


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