Assemblyman Mike Carroll, the Morris County Republican, mentioned that he had gotten a speeding ticket last month in the town of Pennington. Carroll said he was driving home when he thought he’d take a look around that lovely little town. Big mistake. He ran into a radar trap and was ticketed for going 42 in a 25-mph zone.
Carroll didn’t try to talk his way out of it. He just took the ticket. I’ve heard unconfirmed reports that other legislators have been ticketed as well recently. If so, that’s fine with Carroll.
“If they’re not going to give us breaks, who can complain?” he said. “To my way of thinking, we’re nothing special.”
And if there is a ticket blitz on legislators, that might be good news for the driving public. Maybe our elected officials will finally come to realize what a mess they’ve created for the rest of us. Carroll certainly does.
“Most of these tickets are municipal revenue raisers,” said Carroll. “They have nothing to do with safety.”top