A few National Park Rangers are working overtime, according to island residents. Sources report numerous incidents where Rangers have been what-some-might-say is "overly aggressive" in enforcing Park rules.
Rangers are issuing speeding tickets to drivers who exceed the 20 mph posted limit on the recently-paved North Shore Road.
According to the St. John Source, it's not all tourists who are getting the citations. "No one is exempt. Not taxi drivers, not water delivery trucks, not tourists, and not someone zipping along the North Shore Road on their way to work," the Source said. (Full story here.)
The Inquiring Iguana has heard that tickets are also being issued to people who find no room at beach parking lots and so leave their car along the side of the road. If the tire is on the pavement, a ticket will be left on the windshield.
Iguana even heard about one person who got a ticket when his car was in his own driveway located, coincidentally near Park land.
Drivers are the only ones in jeopardy from this new-found energy at law enforcement. A long-time island visitor, who picked up three sea shells on the beach, was ordered by a Ranger to put them down. He didn't – and got a ticket.
The Source said Rangers are using radar guns in their their fight on speeding, which they say has been a factor in half a dozen accidents in the past year.