New Jersey panel advances bill sB1322 to thwart ticket quotas (NMA Mention)

A bill moving through the New Jersey Senate is intended to put an end to police ticket quotas.

The National Motorists Association says that “a speed trap exists wherever traffic enforcement is focused on extracting revenue from drivers instead of improving safety.”

New Jersey law prohibits ticketing numbers from being the “sole” factor when evaluating officer performance.

A bipartisan effort at the statehouse, however, would address a loophole they say allows policing for profit.

The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously to advance a bill to prohibit law enforcement agencies from using the volume of an officer’s arrests or citations as a factor when evaluating that officer’s overall performance.