Jersey City

Jersey City Tickets Drivers for Honking in Support of Teachers

Jersey City has begun issuing tickets to drivers accused of honking excessively in support of teachers union protests.

The tickets are being handed out only to drivers who lay on their horns, not those who give a quick honk, a city spokeswoman told the Jersey Journal. She says five tickets have been issued so far.

Union president Ron Greco says the city is resorting to "scare tactics" as the school district and teachers try to reach a new deal. He says anyone who got a ticket should bring it to union headquarters.

The city put signs in front of two schools on Wednesday asking people not to honk after receiving complaints from people who live nearby.

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