Just when I thought I had seen it all in New Jersey, I am noticing a few new things.
First of all, I dont think I am imagining it, but I would swear that the traps mutliply towards the end of the month in both NJ and upstate NY.
I guess if there was any doubt in your mind that this was not about MONEY?!?! and more about public safety or something, than put any guilt right out of your mind and go upgrade your radar detector.
Secondly, I have spotted what in my opinion is a particular devious trap on the Palisades Parkway, just before the gas station in the central island when heading North towards the New York state throughway.
In this trap, it appears to be a state trooper facing the oncoming traffic, with the rear of his car pulled up almost into the weeds, so he can quickly do a u turn and join the direction of traffic in his pursuit.
Now I dont know all the laws here, but I thought I read one thread about the use of running or parking lights whenver a cop was pulled over and set up in his radar trap?
Well for a couple of nights in a row now, I have noticed NOTHING. This guy's car is blacker than midnight, and there is not a single light in sight. Is this legal?
Farther North, picking up Route 17 in the direction of Harriman, the cops hang out in little residential side streets, shooting radar down Route 17.
In these cases, at least they have the courtesy of using their parking lights.
So you have been warned. And I would love to compare notes with anyone or learn more about legal/ethical vs illegal/unethical radar traps.