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Old 10-26-2013, 08:03 AM   #25141
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Jeez! Enough already!

Where are the pics?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #25142
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How about the infamous Linndale Ohio, a small jurisdiction that interstate 71 runs through for less than 1/4 mile. They posted a 60 mile speed limit in the section and promptly wrote 10's of thousands of tickets.

This town of 117 people used it to but several cop cars, equipment, court and pay them selves BIG salaries. It is so bad, both state and federal governments have been trying to shut them down for years.

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/loc...come-to-an-end
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #25143
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Women firemen are caller firefighter and men are called firemen
Nope, not in my neck of the woods. Both genders are firefighters, because as someone else stated, that's what they do.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:11 AM   #25144
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That is the problem with your line of thought. Neither the parked cop nor the photographers are riding the motorcycles. The motorcycle operator is responsible for the crash.

With your line of thought, what is next?? Should we start blaming the trees, the leaves, the grass?? When does the blame come back to the operator of the vehicle??
At some "bike week", the guy who blames the cop for the crash will sue the chick who flashed her boobies, for making him run off the road....
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:15 AM   #25145
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:20 AM   #25146
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Mmmmhmmmm.

If I write a ticket that goes uncontested, the city gets $13 of the fine and court costs. The bulk of the $133 fine / costs goes to the state, and the next biggest bulk of it goes to the court itself, which is county run. Smaller amounts are directed into various state mandated funds for driver education, seat belts, EMS, etc.

Clearly it's all about the benjamins.
so 100% of uncontested ticket revenue is distributed between the various governments? that was my point.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #25147
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Out for fun.


kind of an ugly looking bike based on the pic, but a great shot.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #25148
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At some "bike week", the guy who blames the cop for the crash will sue the chick who flashed her boobies, for making him run off the road....
Years ago a couple of babes in a convertible in the LA area were flashing semi's. One truck driver did get s distracted and hit a half dozen cars.

Next day newspaper headline read, "Bears Two, Rams Six."
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:27 AM   #25149
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Years ago a couple of babes in a convertible in the LA area were flashing semi's. One truck driver did get s distracted and hit a half dozen cars.

Next day newspaper headline read, "Bears Two, Rams Six."
ba-dum TSSSH!
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:47 AM   #25150
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... But school zones? No break.....ever. If I got you speeding in a school zone (or a construction zone with Workers Present), you got a ticket. Period….
I agree with this, but with one major caveat. It has to be a legitimate school zone and a legitimate construction zone. There are more than one school zones around here that say "20 mph when children present". In one case that sign is at the bottom of a quarter mile long hill leading up to a school just over the hill. You can't see the school, or any kids, until you crest the hill. Another school around here has the flashing school zone signs that are automated. They still flash at the correct times, even on school holidays, school closure days due to weather, etc. That same school has absolutely '0' kids who leave the school on foot. The school is a 1/4 mile back from the road, and is completely fenced around the perimeter. But if you go over 20mph you will get a ticket.

I was driving down I-59 a couple of weeks ago riding to Barber for the Vintage Festival. There would suddenly be a 1/2 mile of construction barrels on the shoulder next to a sign that said "Speeding fines tripled in construction zones". That's it. Just a bunch of barrels on the shoulder. No workers, no work, no projects started, nothing. Just a nice plain clean stretch of highway with this little gold mine of revenue raising at 9:00 at night.

It's shit like that which makes us less tolerant of speed enforcement. If I go through Deals Gap at 10 mph over I will get a ticket if there is a cop present. But if someone is riding a trike, rear wheels crossing over the center line in every lane, running half the speed limit and holding up 15 other vehicles, not one cop will enforce the "impeding Traffic" law we have on the books in our state or stop a slow trike for crossing the line. Cross it on a sport bike and they treat you like public enemy number one, but three or more wheels get a break.

When I see that I can't help but think it is about money and not safety.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #25151
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All this talk about speeding and tickets. I'm just trying to get slow people to stop cruising in the passing lane.

Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:17 AM   #25152
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so 100% of uncontested ticket revenue is distributed between the various governments? that was my point.
But saying it's for revenue is inaccurate.

It would be pointless, from a revenue standpoint, for me to write tickets all day long, because the city would see so little of the money. Yes, the money goes somewhere, but it does not directly benefit me, my department, my city, or even my region in any appreciable way. Thus, there is no individual motivation for me to write tickets for revenue.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:30 AM   #25153
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #25154
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I like this post.

The less we trust the people we choose to have enforce the rules for us the less respect they will show to us. We do ourselves no favored by badmouthing the police. The cop who pulls us over may not be a rider, or have heard our comments against the police, but he may work with one who has.

This goes both ways!
The people we put into a position to keep is safe must earn the trust we give to them. We give them the trust first, then they earn it, which is contrary to how it normally works, thus the trust earned carries a much greater value.

We hold those that we put in a position above us with great respect, but then demand the very best of them.
Above us , NO! Equal , maybe.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #25155
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Thus, there is no individual motivation for me to write tickets for revenue.
Well maybe you should try working in another part of the world.
A police exchange program with one of our south of the border friends perhaps?

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