Sunday, April 27, 2008

300C on Eastern Turnpikes

Do you believe this ?
A eastern Turnpike Authority has turned into the nation’s longest speed trap as state troopers in their Chrysler 300s , are gunning for harried 300C commuters and writing tickets at a rate of an additional 4,000 a year, to pay for their new comfortable and fast 300C. a newspaper could have said 722 more speeding citations than last year were issued during the first two months of 2008, a nearly 12 percent increase over the same period last year. The total amount raised from the stepped-up speeding enforcement is unclear, but a Turnpike budget plan projected an additional $1.2 million to buy more 300C from tickets this year. The authority has been struggling to close a budget gap of about $30 million they spent on cars last year. The rumor is they will get the consumer discount on the Chrysler 300 if they can close the gap deal. In addition to the increased ticketing, the gold Turnpike Authority brass hiked tolls along the highway in January, increasing the cost for Chrysler 300C at some toll booths by 25 cents, to $1.25. One-way tolls going out of the city in the summer tunnels rose 50 cents, to $3.50. The idea being that only the state police and Turnpike Authority spokesman declined to comment. I think this can be a truism.


petersamuel said...

"A eastern Turnpike"? Which one? WV, PA, NJ,NH, ME, MA? Please tell.

cator said...

East of Oz