Woman drives 800 miles to fight NJ traffic ticket - New York News

Woman drives 800 miles to fight NJ traffic ticket

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A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey.

A New Jersey judge Tuesday said she wouldn't want her grandchildren walking behind Lynda Farley's so-called Liberty Van because of its blind spots and lack of view out the rearview mirror. But the judge said a string of flowers bordering the windshield hadn't unduly interfered with Farley's vision and threw out the obstructed-view citation.

Farley lives in Edmonton, Ky. She was ticketed heading home last year from New York's Sept. 11 commemoration.

She made the 800-mile drive back to northwestern New Jersey several times to fight the fine. She tells the Easton, Pa., newspaper The Express-Times it was worth it to protect her free-speech rights.

Farley has criss-crossed the country in her van and has been ticketed multiple times.  On her website, she says she was ticketed eight times on one 2013 trip across Pennsylvania.

After that experience she wrote:  "Folks, they DON'T LIKE OUR FIRST AMENDMENT ANYMORE, either!"


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