More and more New Jersey drivers are trying to out run the state police to avoid getting a traffic ticket. Yesterday State Police Col. Patrick Callahan said there have been 153 state police pursuits in the first 8 months of 2020. At this time last year there were 102 pursuits. Accidents are up 34 percent and so are fatalities. Governor Murphy blamed the rise on what he called a "cocktail" of factors. Which include lighter traffic and built up stress. At the beginning of the shut down traffic incidents were way down. Since then chases and accidents have drastically increased as the state slowly reopens. Callahan said: "Getting out of traffic summonses is no need to put everyone's life at risk."