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How many of you have used a GPS to find someone’s house or find a business? Have you ever used a GPS to navigate around a traffic accident, road construction or heavily congested traffic?

If you are traveling in New Jersey on Interstate 95 just west of the Hudson River and New York, there is a good chance you could find yourself in congested traffic. However, if you are traveling from New York on I-95 onto the New Jersey Turnpike, at the large interchange one west side of Fort Lee, is the small town of Leonia.

If you deter off the interstate and use your GPS to navigate through the streets of Leonia, police will be watching for you and will write you a citation that carries a $200 fine.

(Constitution.com) – Things are about to get very interesting in Leonia, New Jersey, as residents begin to receive tickets for not avoiding traffic.

If you think that this sounds like a bizarre and inexorable misuse of just about every resource involved in the concept, you would be absolutely right.  Hell, you may even be underreporting on the waste.

The idea here is simple; the residents of Leonia are sick and tired of cars packing the neighborhood streets during rush hour.  For this inconvenience of inconveniences, the Leonians blame Google Maps and Waze, who use rerouting algorithms to help their users avoid heavy traffic, construction, and accidents.  In giving these weary and bleary eyed road warriors an alternate route, our usual highway riders end up on the suburban byways instead, giving some of the snowflakes in Leonia a headache.

In order to remedy the problem, Leonia police are about to start dishing out $200 tickets for folks who venture off the highway at the behest of Google’s computational arrangement…

I understand not wanting residential streets being congested with lots of traffic that’s just passing through, but citing people for trying to find a way home to their families without being delayed for hours by traffic accidents or road construction is plain ridiculous. It sounds like more Democrat socialist rules to force everyone to follow the one and only path they want you to take, regardless of the inconvenience.

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