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Old 04-02-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Feel the need for speed???

Mad that someone is traveling the speed limit?

Good! Hit that accelerator and get a ticket!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Damn revenuers!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Yep. Straight cash homie.

If Public Safety officers really cared about safety, they'd do like Ohio and be visible on the highways at all times, and ride amongst the traffic on the roads like everyone else. Just the sight of them slows people down.

But no, they wanna hide in their little cubbyholes and pop out with gotcha tactics. It's always about revenue with these folks. It quit being about safety when the 55mph speed limit was instituted. It was their ticket to massive amounts of revenue. That mentality has never went away even though that speed limit did.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Yep. Straight cash homie.

If Public Safety officers really cared about safety, they'd do like Ohio and be visible on the highways at all times, and ride amongst the traffic on the roads like everyone else. Just the sight of them slows people down.

But no, they wanna hide in their little cubbyholes and pop out with gotcha tactics. It's always about revenue with these folks. It quit being about safety when the 55mph speed limit was instituted. It was their ticket to massive amounts of revenue. That mentality has never went away even though that speed limit did.
With NC facing a $2.5B budget shortfall it's probably just the beginning

"Protect & Serve" has definitely been replaced by "Feed the Coffers"
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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Sounds good to me. 5mph waived, after that each 1 mph over the limit = 50$, plus court costs..after 10MPH over the limit, each 1 mph = 100$
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Sounds good to me. 5mph waived, after that each 1 mph over the limit = 50$, plus court costs..after 10MPH over the limit, each 1 mph = 100$
And sooooooooooooooooooooo much safer, easier, and more lucrative than collaring real criminals. No messy investigations, prosecutions, and costly jury trials, the gavel comes down, you're guilty, pay the clerk, see ya.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Sounds good to me. 5mph waived, after that each 1 mph over the limit = 50$, plus court costs..after 10MPH over the limit, each 1 mph = 100$
Yea, sounds good if half your brain is missing. That's so stupid that it's mindboggling.

Complete garbage. $50 bucks per mile over 5 MPH is highway robbery (no pun intended...).
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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And sooooooooooooooooooooo much safer, easier, and more lucrative than collaring real criminals. No messy investigations, prosecutions, and costly jury trials, the gavel comes down, you're guilty, pay the clerk, see ya.
It's an easy fine to not achieve, drive the speed limit.

That cannot be TOO hard, can it?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:31 PM
 
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Too many people speeding? Well raise the speed limit then. But no, gotta generate that revenue for the city coffers. I don't buy for a second that they are doing this in the name of safety.
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