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Jesse Coburn / Streetsblog NYC

Jesse Coburn / Streetsblog NYC

Jesse Coburn joined Streetsblog in May 2021 after covering transportation and other topics for Newsday for five years. His 2022 investigation on the dangers of New York City school streets won a Sigma Award this year. Before that he was an editor at the architecture and urbanism magazine ARCH+. He’s also written for the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, Harper’s, Cabinet and other publications.

N.J. lawmaker proposes major reforms to fight temporary license plate fraud

By: - November 29, 2023

Sen. Teresa Ruiz has proposed tougher regulations and fines to combat fraud involving temporary license plates.

Lawmaker proposes new charges for selling, driving with illegal temporary license plates

By: - May 10, 2023

The bill would significantly ratchet up the punishments for selling or buying fraudulent New Jersey temporary license plates.

Ghost tags: Inside New York City’s black market for temporary license plates — Part 3

By: - April 5, 2023

Twenty-five people were killed in crashes involving cars with temporary license plates in New York City in 2021 and 2022, according to the NYPD. At least 10 of those plates were fraudulent.

Ghost tags: Inside New York City’s black market for temporary license plates — Part 2

By: - April 4, 2023

Streetsblog identified 53 dealers across New Jersey that state auditors have caught violating temp tag regulations in recent years.

Ghost tags: Inside New York City’s black market for temporary license plates — Part 1

By: - April 3, 2023

A Streetsblog investigation found scores of used car dealerships that have fraudulently issued temporary license plates or that issue vast numbers of tags with no other discernible business activity.