Police to crack down on speeders in some Jersey counties

Motorists who exceed the speed limit can expect to get a ticket in seven north Jersey towns this summer.

Starting Wednesday, police will target motorists who treat the speed limit as a suggestion and not the law.

"Obey the Signs or Pay the Fines" grants will pay for about 80 hours of overtime in
participating police departments. Instead of warnings, speeders will receive tickets ranging from $85 to $260 and points against their licenses.

Four counties that launched the program last year issued nearly 6,400 tickets during the one-month period.

Some police departments in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties are participating this year.