also this:Bung_Howdy: rational thought from a retired cop
buzzcut73: If I were in charge for a day, I'd make it so that all ticket revenue, whether it is written by a city, state, or county cop, goes to the state for road maintenance. Not a dime for law enforcement or city general funds. I imagine they'd suddenly be finding better things to do and only writing tickets for the more egregious violations, and not BS like 42 in a 35 on a section of highway that should be a 55 zone anyway.
I Like Shiny Things: Cops suck ass for giving speeding tickets.Everyone I've ever met on Fark is an awesome driver and they agree with me that safety laws like this should only apply to other people.The dumbass cops could save so much time if they ever realized that myself and everyone I personally know can drive whatever speed we want without endangering the lives of others. We have driving skills and stuff. Sometimes I even drift, and I've never once caused an accident.
bump: They only focus on downtown cause that's where all the lights are bright...
anuran: Go a bit further South to see why he is concerned.The town of Coburg, Oregon has a police department. Not one of its officers is tasked with law enforcement inside the town. They are all employed catching speeders on nearby I-5. When the State tried to shut them down the city bought land next to the highway so it could continue. Tickets make up pretty much the entire budget
Lifeless: Pretty much everything there is paid by ticketing Californians.
Dinjiin: Lifeless: Pretty much everything there is paid by ticketing Californians.Don't forget the state to the north.Oregon is really the speedbump of the west. Rural expressways in CA and WA are posted 70, while AZ, ID, MT and UT are 75. Rural expressways in Oregon are currently 65, which is strictly enforced. Driving on I-84 in eastern Oregon (some of the most desolate land in the lower-48) drags on forever.Supposedly the Oregon legislature voted numerous times to increase the speed to 75, but Governor Kitzhaber kept vetoing the bills. After Kitzhaber left, they managed to pass a bill that allowed the ODOT to raise limits to 70, but ODOT declined to do so because it lacked a clause allowing them to set a lower speed for trucks. The legislature is now dinking around with another bill to fix that.
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