Speed traps as revenue generators

Car talk
User avatar
nolaxride
Global Moderator
Posts: 26562
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:09 pm

Re: Speed traps as revenue generators

Post by nolaxride » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 pm

Pete wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Local news expose was whining about the percentage of cities' budgets were generated by speed traps. One city was 12%, another 17%, and the top was 25%.

Honestly if a city needs the revenue to stay afloat I'd rather them take it from law breakers than raise my taxes
Nothing pisses me off more than a freakin' speed trap. Got pulled over in a small town in Wisconsin. One mile an hour over the limit. $50 dollar ticket, $2,500 to beat it. Yes, it was worth it.
0 x
-- Ο Μπάρι είναι ηλίθιος

User avatar
Pete
Site Admin
Posts: 12216
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:15 am
Location: North GA USA

Re: Speed traps as revenue generators

Post by Pete » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:41 am

nolaxride wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Pete wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Local news expose was whining about the percentage of cities' budgets were generated by speed traps. One city was 12%, another 17%, and the top was 25%.

Honestly if a city needs the revenue to stay afloat I'd rather them take it from law breakers than raise my taxes
Nothing pisses me off more than a freakin' speed trap. Got pulled over in a small town in Wisconsin. One mile an hour over the limit. $50 dollar ticket, $2,500 to beat it. Yes, it was worth it.
Holy crow I hardly ever hear of a ticket for 1 mile over unless it's a construction zone. That's chickenzhit.
0 x
"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon

User avatar
nolaxride
Global Moderator
Posts: 26562
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:09 pm

Re: Speed traps as revenue generators

Post by nolaxride » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:00 pm

Pete wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:41 am
nolaxride wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Pete wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
Local news expose was whining about the percentage of cities' budgets were generated by speed traps. One city was 12%, another 17%, and the top was 25%.

Honestly if a city needs the revenue to stay afloat I'd rather them take it from law breakers than raise my taxes
Nothing pisses me off more than a freakin' speed trap. Got pulled over in a small town in Wisconsin. One mile an hour over the limit. $50 dollar ticket, $2,500 to beat it. Yes, it was worth it.
Holy crow I hardly ever hear of a ticket for 1 mile over unless it's a construction zone. That's chickenzhit.
Rosendale Wi. Almost famous world over.
0 x
-- Ο Μπάρι είναι ηλίθιος

Post Reply