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Old 04-19-2014, 10:02 AM
MJ7
 
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I've noticed in a few states they are blatantly out more at the end of the month. I can't say for certain they have a quota, but that doesn't matter. Near the end of the month I drive safer and more aware.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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How many places are there where a Police car will Stop/turn on his Red lights to hold back any traffic in order to allow a person with a cane to Jaywalk across a street.

Happened to me here in Baja Mexico south of Rosarito. Revenue NO....Courtesy YES.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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Shame on me for posting this, but perhaps instead of some nefarious municipal plot - although they do indeed exist - traffic cops are burdened with the same demands of "accountability" that most of us must contend with our jobs. Salesmen have quotas that they are expected to meet, school teachers have test scores that their students have to achieve and yes even cops live by the numbers that they generate - lions, tigers, and bears OH MY! For the most part, those nefarious small towns that live and breath on traffic ticket revenue notwithstanding, their bosses don't get to pass their cubicle to see that they are working up to speed, so how do you tell if your officers are patrolling the streets unless they have something to show for it.

The mayor gets a complaint that people are "flying" through their residence, the police chief says we are doing everything we can. Mayor ask "then why am I getting these complaints." Police chief pulls out his Excell spread sheet and says, "here mister mayor, this is how many tickets we've written in the neighborhood." The mayor says, "That's great. I can show this to Mrs. So and So and get her off my back."

My advice, don't speed!
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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Whether or not they have quotas doesn't matter, they still provide revenue. I have no problem with tickets for 10+ over, but 47 in a 45? At that point, it's just absurd.
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