U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-12-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,219 posts, read 47,637,542 times
Reputation: 19725

Advertisements

In the olden days, cops handed out traffic tickets to keep us safe; in our brave, new, cash-strapped world, states and municipalities are pushing police to hand out as many as possible—for the money they bring in. Just look at Virginia, where last weekend police wrote 6,996 tickets in a federally funded effort to line the state’s coffers called “Operation Air, Land, and Speed.”

Virginia, Other States Get Tough on Motorists to Raise Revenue From Tickets
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-12-2010, 06:37 PM
 
10,494 posts, read 23,194,440 times
Reputation: 6667
What, speeding tickets for the states revenue?? That is unheard of. Really, speeders are dangerous, even much more dangerous than drunk drivers.

"Get caught going, say, 60 in a 45 mph zone in the Old Dominion State and you could pay a whopping $2,500."

Even on a 3rd DUI in Nevada you would not get fined that much. What has the world come to anymore?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2010, 06:48 PM
 
10,494 posts, read 23,194,440 times
Reputation: 6667
By the way, I hope everyone notices the sarcasm in my above post. Believe it or not, there would be some dingbat who would attack me on it if I do not clarify it LOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
13,143 posts, read 19,209,707 times
Reputation: 14007
Quote:
Originally Posted by las vegas drunk View Post
What, speeding tickets for the states revenue?? That is unheard of. Really, speeders are dangerous, even much more dangerous than drunk drivers.

"Get caught going, say, 60 in a 45 mph zone in the Old Dominion State and you could pay a whopping $2,500."

Even on a 3rd DUI in Nevada you would not get fined that much. What has the world come to anymore?
Apparently, Virginia needs more gambling.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2010, 07:56 PM
 
48,516 posts, read 83,989,888 times
Reputation: 18050
Normally that is followed after a prevoius servey on compliance with specfic laws. many times it under a STEP federally funded program. Selective traffic enforcement program.Its been going on for years reallywith mnay being aimed at DUI enforcemnt. the offider are paid to only work traffic that is specfic but can give other ticket when observed. Its the fedes that do it because often highway funds are tied to a per centage of compliance by federal law.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Earth
4,227 posts, read 21,119,553 times
Reputation: 2223
Maybe Virginia could take after Boss Hogg and Roscoe Coltrane.....and come with with a flip sign that reads 55 mph one minute before the cop behind the bush pushes a button that changes the sign to 35 mph....then pulls over the motorist and says "didn't you see that sign?"....yes I know it's entrapment....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2010, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
868 posts, read 3,083,515 times
Reputation: 694
They do that in Phoenix; the speed limit will be 65 and then it will drop to 55. Immediately after the 55 sign is a speed camera. Shortly after you pass the camera the limit goes back up to 65.

And they seriously think that we're buying their 'safety' baloney? Please.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
6,654 posts, read 18,693,708 times
Reputation: 6106
Just imagine...people think the cops in Mexico are CORRUPT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2010, 11:48 AM
 
4,711 posts, read 10,901,514 times
Reputation: 3774
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chango View Post
Apparently, Virginia needs more gambling.

It IS gambling....if you want to drive like fool, then you gamble that the cops aren't just around the bend.

I've have been driving in Virginia for 43 years now and have never gotten a ticket...so, if I can do it, anybody can!

I sure wish all government revenue grabs were so easy to avoid!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: USA
2,593 posts, read 3,573,787 times
Reputation: 2222
It's bad out there. There is a local municipality here that will nail you for doing 42 in a 40. The fine for 2mph over is $250. Seems fair huh?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top