Por que tan serioso: Fabric_Man: meow said the dog: Seriously. Everyone thinks they are the good Pocket Ninja. I want to read one or two concise thoughts.
Fabric_Man: meow said the dog: Stroke-like typing detected.
armor helix: Who puts up those billboard signs that say "speed trap?" It seems like that would irritate the police and the city because they make so much money off of it.Don't these billboards need to be approved by the city? Why would the city approve them?
Dr Jack Badofsky: DoctorWhat: I thought the state of Ohio was the most notorious speed trap in the country.I assume you're referencing Linndale, which was taken care of years ago. There was an article in Car And Driver about it. Turns out the Linndale council was skimming big time off of fines and was removed from office.
dustman81: That would have been New Rome. Linndale is still around, but the state legislature nurtured their mayor's court, by requiring a municipality to have 200 residents to have a mayor's court.
AloysiusSnuffleupagus: The Larch:They had 20 cops on the books and never made more than $253,000 / year in tickets. Between the equipment and payroll, their setup probably cost a lot more money than it made. I'm sure there was plenty of the standard small-town cronyism deciding who got the jobs and contracts, but I'm pretty sure nobody got rich from this. The slush fund was enough money to keep a few lucky people flush with lottery tickets and cigarettes.Which works out to $26.59 per citation according to the 2011 figures of $253k and 9515 tickets as quoted in the article. Something doesn't quite add up here with these numbers- I suspect someone forgot a 0 in the revenue figure, how else to explain 20 cops on payroll and all the new equipment supposedly purchased with ticket revenue?
Pick: I live about 30 miles from that area. Waldo is NOT a speed trap. There is PLENTY of warning ahead of time and distance for the speed zones. You have to be a complete idiot to get a ticket there. But, there are plenty of those around. Like the guy they caught going 105 MPH through the stop light. Oh, and don't drive through there in one of those Ford Crown Vic police cars you bought at a city auction. You WILL be stopped.I have been between Waldo and Starke many times and never knew Hampton had a Police Dept.
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