New Jersey troopers to crack down on I-295 speeding

    The New Jersey State Police are cracking down on speeders in a construction area on Interstate 295 in South Jersey.

    The New Jersey State Police are cracking down on speeders in a construction area on Interstate 295 in South Jersey.

    The eight mile section of Interstate 295 runs from Cherry Hill in Camden County to Westville in Gloucester County. Since construction started in August, 100 accidents with injuries have happened on that stretch. Sergeant Stephen Jones says people are driving too fast through the zone, so police have set up special patrols, with a pair of troopers on an overpass with a laser speed checker.

    “They are getting typically just one after another way over the speed limit,” he said. “The speed limit is 45. they are getting people in the mid 60’s constantly, and then they will call out the descriptions of the vehicles and then the chase cars will get them a half mile down the road and ticket them.”

    The fines are doubled in the construction zone, and start at 140 dollars, but Sergeant Jones says the goal is to prevent accidents. I

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