Two New Jersey state troopers have been suspended after they escorted a large number of exotic sports cars down a freeway at speeds topping 100 mph.
Eye witnesses stated that in the early afternoon of March 30th they watched as 30 or more super cars raced along the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. What makes this story so remarkable is that two state police marked cars with their lights flashing, one at the front and one at the rear were leading the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and other luxury vehicles along the highway. Witnesses also stated that the super cars were weaving in and out of traffic at speeds well over 100 mph and some even had their license plates taped over.
One witness, Wayne Gantt, dubbed the escort “Death Race 2012.” He stated “I had the great pleasure today of nearly being killed by, not one, but two, Lamborghinis traveling in excess of 110 mph in a escorted ‘caravan’ of approximately 30 exotic vehicles all traveling well over 100 mph,” Gantt wrote in an e-mail sent to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which oversees the Parkway.
It turns out the group was travelling to Atlantic City for a night on the town and seem to have been oblivious to any traffic laws they were breaking.
The entire scenario is very strange in that the authorities who are paid to serve and protect, were acting just the opposite in this case. One can argue they were in fact enabling these well to do individuals to break the law and put many lives at risk if an accident occurred.