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(Albuquerque Journal)   New Mexico highway "safety corridors" explained: They exist because they are mandated to exist, the DOT has no idea if they work, and police don't enforce them   ( abqjournal.com) divider line
    More: PSA, New Mexico, safety corridors, Albuquerque Police Department, highways, Bernalillo County, Tony Abbo  
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2012-12-17 11:30:21 AM  
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Increases the opportunity for speeding tickets....

Warning to Farkers: There is new technology that makes it far easier for the police to detect and cite you for speeding. The days of a cop needing to pull off the road and hit you with a radar or laser gun are coming to an end. I got popped last week by a state patrolman. He was driving on the other side of a divided highway and as he and I both crested a hill, his blues came on. It didn't even take a second. I had just entered a zone where the speed limit drops from 70 to 55 and I was still doing 70. He pulled me and gave me a warning. I asked how he did that so fast and he told me their new system automatically detects the speed of an oncoming car and, if it is speeding, it initiates a traffic stop immediately and sends a notice of the stop, along with GPS coordinates, back to the patrol post. Pretty slick, but damn. Since the new cruisers don't even look like police cars, avoiding speeding tickets is going to be hard to do.
2012-12-17 10:57:38 AM  
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Safety corridors are designated portions of routes that have higher than normal amounts of crashes. States get extra funds to try and improve safety, whether that's through more signs, speed enforcement, or geometric improvements. After reading TFA though I'm not sure what NMDOT has done in this particular safety corridor to improve safety other than to lower the speed limit.
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