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Old 07-16-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Whooo Whooo Finally the Cops do their jobs.

Today they had about 20 plus cars out there giving out tickets!!!

The Cops with the Radar were on top of UTSA bridge going west. They've must of pulled about 200 people over and thats just from 8-12 I havent passed by it after 12.

Not only they were getting speeders, they were also pounding on those jackasses that stay on the fast lane and go 10 miles under the limit. Best part of all is that these driver never saw it comming. As soon as some one passed by me hauling butt, there was a squad car speeding thru the on ramp catching up to him. HA HA HA HA that made my day!!!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:56 PM
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Location: Ohio
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This seems to be the season for speed traps here in the city. I've noticed a couple of them so far this month. They set them up in the places I frequent no more than once a year, so I doubt that it will deter the chronic speeders. In my estimation, if it's such a low priority that it's only worth doing once a year, why even bother to do it at all?
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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Not only they were getting speeders, they were also pounding on those jackasses that stay on the fast lane and go 10 miles under the limit.

That's good... that seems to be a huge problem when I'm driving around out there.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Because its the law!!! Seriously If the cops put more effort in speed traps they cant at least double their income to the city/state, how many people speed? almost everyone. Even the dullest plant still gives off its nectar.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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They had the same thing going on over off of 410 just as you go under I10. I was going the speed limit EXACTLY. . . yay me! ;D

Some other unlucky people weren't. I just see a ticket as the BIGGEST waste of time and money. I don't drive more than five over the limit and that's usually an accident. I don't notice it until I'm already going that fast.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:39 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Seriously If the cops put more effort in speed traps they cant at least double their income to the city/state
Raising revenue should never be the reason for a punitive law. I'm fully convinced that revenue is the reason that Hollywood Park has a 20 MPH speed limit next to its City Hall. I got nicked for $140 for going over that ridiculous speed limit and it still sticks in my craw.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I always thought it would be better if they concentrated their speed enforcement efforts in the subdivisions where speeding is more dangerous, at least IMHO.
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Raising revenue should never be the reason for a punitive law. I'm fully convinced that revenue is the reason that Hollywood Park has a 20 MPH speed limit next to its City Hall. I got nicked for $140 for going over that ridiculous speed limit and it still sticks in my craw.
It's actually a big reason that people are attracted to that community. There's very little thru-traffic in there because of the cops' stigma. The residents love that the speed limit is what it is.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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I always thought it would be better if they concentrated their speed enforcement efforts in the subdivisions where speeding is more dangerous, at least IMHO.

Dead on! unfortunately they wont do it. because their chances of catching a speeder there are slim.

I get inspected every time I pass the scales on either side of 35 south in general. On monday DPS Inspected me, they found nothing. The Troopers caddy remark was " No saque para los frijoles pero alla te espero en el 211" which meand he didnt make any money off me, but he'll be wating for me at hwy 211 lol
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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SAPD's focus on freeway speeding is misplaced. Yes, there are some people driving like bats out of Helotes that need to get ticketed, but SAPD focuses entirely too much attention on speeders on the freeway and not enough on other more dangerous and egregious offenses, such as speeding in neighborhoods & school zones, tailgating, weaving, failure to yield, obstructing the passing lane, running red lights, illegal turns, crossing medians, non-use of turn signals, etc. But then again, I can understand why: speeding is easy to enforce since it's fairly prevelent, you can sit in one place and let the violators come to you, and you even have a nice little machine to catch 'em, and on the freeway, you can get 'em in large numbers.

But I digress...
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