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(Syracuse Post-Standard)   The most profitable traffic courts in New York, or where not to drive for the holidays   (syracuse.com) divider line 39
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2013-12-02 06:42:27 PM
The state so nice, none of the assholes want to leave.
 
2013-12-02 06:44:25 PM
The$e traffic ticket$ are $imply a way to keep driver$ $afe.  It'$ for your own good, citizen$.
 
2013-12-02 06:46:53 PM
Good old Suffolk County, N.Y. gets an
honorable mention.
 
2013-12-02 06:50:23 PM
The most is in Suffolk County. What a shock.
 
2013-12-02 06:51:01 PM
s2.postimg.org
 
2013-12-02 06:56:48 PM
Yea, Brighton!
 
2013-12-02 06:59:44 PM

bmr68: Good old Suffolk County, N.Y. gets an
honorable mention.


Geneva NY. 4 mph over the limit. Searched my car for an hour before letting me go.
 
2013-12-02 07:09:19 PM
Interesting map, but its very hard to judge how bad any given jurisdiction is without some sense of the traffic volume. Also remember that in NY, the distinction between towns and cities is largely historical, you can have a city with 15k people, and a town with 200k, that town is gonna generate a few more tickets then some village with a population of 2k, and no major highways.
 
2013-12-02 07:14:21 PM
Oh good, an article praising the towns catching the most unsafe drivers and making money off them as well.  Good on you, all of you.
 
2013-12-02 07:19:10 PM
Traffic court$ are for your $afety, people!
 
2013-12-02 07:20:32 PM
Hooray for Tuxedo!

$900K in tickets in a town of 3500 people.

But it's all about the safety... we can't have people zooming up Route 17 at 37 MPH...
 
2013-12-02 07:22:06 PM

Monty845: Interesting map, but its very hard to judge how bad any given jurisdiction is without some sense of the traffic volume. Also remember that in NY, the distinction between towns and cities is largely historical, you can have a city with 15k people, and a town with 200k, that town is gonna generate a few more tickets then some village with a population of 2k, and no major highways.


Yeah.

I'm sure some part of the stretch of route 79 between Whitney Point (route 81) and Ithaca would fall under this, adjusted for population.  Caroline.  Watch out for Caroline.
 
2013-12-02 07:22:56 PM
There are a lot of little shiatholes along route 5 in CNY (Sherrill, I'm looking at you) that do shady shiat like dropping the speed limit from 55 to 35 for 20 yards (conveniently, the lone sign denoting the change is 95% obscured by untrimmed hedges on each side of the road). I've never driven through without seeing a car pulled over, and the parking lot for their tiny courthouse is packed every single day.
 
2013-12-02 07:30:47 PM

JosephFinn: Oh good, an article praising the towns catching the most unsafe drivers and making money off them as well

drivers because of greed/unfunded mandates, regardless of public safety.

FTFY.
 
2013-12-02 07:33:10 PM
Add every shiathole county in.Ga south of Atlanta along 75 to the list.
 
2013-12-02 08:07:12 PM
Antwerp, NY. Avoid it like the plague.
 
2013-12-02 08:07:37 PM
#4 Amherst
#10 Tonawanda
#13 Cheektowaga

I wasn't surprised to find Amherst in the top 10, being as their police department is massive and filled with racist f*ckwits.  The other two must be there on account of the 290 and Thruway respectively.

/ Buffalonian
// tries not to leave city limits
 
2013-12-02 08:11:25 PM
St. Lawrence County FTW!
 
2013-12-02 08:13:18 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: JosephFinn: Oh good, an article praising the towns catching the most unsafe drivers and making money off them as welldrivers because of greed/unfunded mandates, regardless of public safety.

FTFY.


So stop speeding.
 
2013-12-02 08:25:17 PM
I figured I'd see Poughkeepsie on that map. They like the ticky-tack ticket in Hyde Park, too.
 
2013-12-02 09:04:30 PM
They don't keep those judges because they're pretty; they keep them around because they're good at separating people from their money.
 
2013-12-02 09:05:35 PM
Yup, lots of the towns in Nassau that have their own police departments. Garden City in particular doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that Malverne made it at all. Malverne's about the size of my couch and none of the really major roads go through it.
 
2013-12-02 09:28:34 PM

FreakinB: Yup, lots of the towns in Nassau that have their own police departments. Garden City in particular doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that Malverne made it at all. Malverne's about the size of my couch and none of the really major roads go through it.


Ocean Ave is a major speed trap at night.
 
2013-12-02 09:36:56 PM

aquaticphoenix: #4 Amherst
#10 Tonawanda
#13 Cheektowaga

I wasn't surprised to find Amherst in the top 10, being as their police department is massive and filled with racist f*ckwits.  The other two must be there on account of the 290 and Thruway respectively.

/ Buffalonian
// tries not to leave city limits


Now just a minute there, pilgrim. That's why Amherst is also consistently among the top 10 safest municipalities in the nation. Srsly.

/Mind your P's and Q's, hear?
 
2013-12-02 09:43:57 PM
I live in #68 and I think I know why it's on the list. We're by two highways and there is a stretch of strip-malled county road that people speed down at night. I can't really think of any deliberate speed traps in town.
 
2013-12-02 09:48:14 PM
go figure.  All of the courts on Long Island with the most income 1million and above are incorporated Towns / Villages with there own police force.  Freeport, Rockville Center, Garden City, Lynbrook, Mineola, Hempstead..  and I live right in the middle.....
 
2013-12-02 10:36:28 PM
Yeah, one undeserved ticket I got and fought (I do pay those where I did fark up,) but if I know I am right I will fight it... It really cost the city a lot more than than they took in fines through lost tax revenue and patronage of local businesses. Let's just say the municipality is near my office, on the way home and convenient for me... but I basically decided not to purchase anything in that town for a long while... Over five years they lost $2,000 in sales taxes at a rate of around 9.5% for a $50.00 shakedown; which  also means a bigger loss to the local shops.

These towns could end up loosing more money in the long term by pissing off people...

/Very easy to go a few blocks further to spend my money.
 
2013-12-02 10:40:56 PM
I will add.... Tickets should not be about revenue... it should be about what they were meant to be - for public safety and education... I think that all fines from tickets should go to the state general fund then be distributed equally to each town, city and county based on their size and population (insert some equitable formula) .  Make it about safety enforcement only and have nothing to do with revenue generation what-so-ever.
 
2013-12-02 11:01:32 PM
It should be illegal for courts to turn a profit. That's not the point of law and order.

We should replace fees with some kind of community service geas payable nationwide and/or corporal punishment in public and scientifically designed to prevent serious injury.
 
2013-12-02 11:14:14 PM
As a college student in Plattsburgh who lives just outside Queensbury, I can attest that driving in New York state farking sucks.
 
2013-12-02 11:52:56 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hooray for Tuxedo!

$900K in tickets in a town of 3500 people.

But it's all about the safety... we can't have people zooming up Route 17 at 37 MPH...


I was going to say Liberty, NY on 17. $877K from tickets, most along Route 17. I remember riding with one of my friends who used to drive a truck for a living and he told me to NEVER speed there.
 
2013-12-02 11:55:10 PM

aquaticphoenix: #4 Amherst
#10 Tonawanda
#13 Cheektowaga

I wasn't surprised to find Amherst in the top 10, being as their police department is massive and filled with racist f*ckwits.  The other two must be there on account of the 290 and Thruway respectively.

/ Buffalonian
// tries not to leave city limits


Amherst also has 90, 290 and 990 going through the town. Seriously, Amherst is a HUGE town.
 
2013-12-03 12:31:02 AM

JosephFinn: Dr Jack Badofsky: JosephFinn: Oh good, an article praising the towns catching the most unsafe drivers and making money off them as welldrivers because of greed/unfunded mandates, regardless of public safety.

FTFY.

So stop speeding.


I'm perfectly fine driving the speeds I drive, and if someone is going faster than me, I'll move over. Pretty simple really. Does it make you cry when people go 66mph next to you?

/The people that are the problem are the 65 M.P.H. Paladins. They're the first ones spinning off in the median or blocking lanes when sudden, evasive/emergency maneuvers are required. Their first reaction: close eyes, cover eyes with both hands, and clench every single muscle group possible.
 
2013-12-03 12:39:59 AM

JosephFinn: Dr Jack Badofsky: JosephFinn: Oh good, an article praising the towns catching the most unsafe drivers and making money off them as welldrivers because of greed/unfunded mandates, regardless of public safety.

FTFY.

So stop speeding.


Also, your ability to not get a ticket does not end once the lights start flashing. Been pulled over 3 or 4 times in the last 10 years and no ticket.

/once on Walden Ave. In Depew where it changes just before Transit heading east from the Galleria. A quick, polite conversation with the Depew cop who had me at 54 in a 40, and he just chuckled and waved me on my way. And he was a fairly young guy too. They are usually the toughest.
 
2013-12-03 01:00:12 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The state so nice, none of the assholes want to leave.


No, while this particular asshole would dearly love to leave, and move to Vancouver, I can't due to family obligations.
If I had a few million dollars, Canada would be their new mailing address.
 
2013-12-03 01:00:49 AM

Monty845: Interesting map, but its very hard to judge how bad any given jurisdiction is without some sense of the traffic volume. Also remember that in NY, the distinction between towns and cities is largely historical, you can have a city with 15k people, and a town with 200k, that town is gonna generate a few more tickets then some village with a population of 2k, and no major highways.


OBJECTION your honor
i would bring to the courts attention
the township of NEW ROME (pop 60)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Rome,_Ohio
 
2013-12-03 06:51:35 AM

Misch: I was going to say Liberty, NY on 17. $877K from tickets, most along Route 17. I remember riding with one of my friends who used to drive a truck for a living and he told me to NEVER speed there.


Don't even bother with 17 at all if you can help it, especially in the summer with the bizarre combination of migrating Hasidim, traveling drug dealers from Middletown and Monticello, Orange County commuter psychos and Bethel Woods concertgoers...and soon enough, casino dipshiats.
 
2013-12-03 08:50:35 AM
Ah, Dickinson NY, out on 11B. It's a main route for kids coming from the east going back to school at St. Lawrence or Clarkson, and up there, college kid cars stick out like a sore thumb. There is NOTHING along that road, but it drops from 55 to 35 in Dickinson right at the top of a huge hill. That intersection where they put the pin on the map is at a gas station in the middle of the big downhill.

/SLU '99
/Never got caught speeding in 4 years driving between BTV and SLU.
 
2013-12-03 11:03:59 AM
I see that shiathole Poughkeepsie made the list.

Pulled out of a line of traffic, apparently for my out of state plates, since we were all doing under the limit.  Got a $480 dollar fine arrived in the mail a week later.  Allegedly for going 5 over the limit.

At least the cop had the grace to look embarrassed as wrote me up.

Shiathole.

Bright side, I've talked at least two couples out of going there, so, sorry, shiathole, you've lost more money in room rental and restaurant meals than you got out of me.

Did I mention...Poughkeepsie is a shiathole?
 
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