TICKETS FOR CAR SAFETY ISSUES ON THE RISE IN N.J.

The Record newspaper reports that police in New Jersey have issued more tickets for vehicle safety violations in the past five years. The Record reviewed statewide court records and found that nearly 100,000 tickets for poorly maintained lights were issued just last year, a 13.7 percent increase from 2009. Tickets for chipped or broken windshields rose nearly 39 percent and citations for worn tires were up by 10 percent. The Motor Vehicle Commission has three mobile vans used for roadside inspections. Only about 69 percent of the vehicles that were spot-checked passed inspection last year.

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