Governor Corzine is a champion of pedestrian safety but according to the Philadelphia Inquirer - "Gov. Corzine's SUV was flying along the Garden State Parkway at 91 m.p.h. in a 65-m.p.h. zone before it collided with another vehicle and slammed into a guardrail." The State Police has promised a full review of the Executive Protection Unit's driving practices.
Corzine's SUV isn't the first chief executive vehicle to scoff at the speed limit, the article points to Governor Rendell's need for speed and anyone who has been buzzed by the Presidential motorcade knows that the Secret Service travels through the city streets at life threatening speeds.
There has been an outcry for the Governor to pay the seat belt fine. How about fining the State Trooper for speeding? The message seems to be that government officials can drive as reckless as they need to but just make sure you are buckled up.
We wish the Governor well and a full recovery.