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Old 01-21-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:17 PM
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Location: Ohio
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That should erase any doubt that traffic enforcement is being used as a revenue generator.

Now watch for cities and towns to make speed limits artificially low so that they can snare even more folks in their revenue traps.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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I am so sick of going in the wrong lane on the PA turnpike, and accidentally going through the easy pass. Then there is no dude to take my money, so I get a bill for the whole turnpike fee of 50 some dollars to pay. I did it three times. I am spacey, not dumb. (although some would argue that)

I refused to pay the last one, and haven't heard a thing yet. I pay enough tax money for the turnpike upkeep. I refuse to pay the whole fare of 50 some dollars when I travelled 10 miles on the turnpike.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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That's why I avoid the highway. It's just easier to not have to deal with tolls and such.
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