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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I got a red light ticket once. I had stopped in the intersection for a stray dog. Could not get it dismissed because the dog was in front of the car and the camera was behind me. They didn't have video back then. Supposedly now they have video.

    My neighbor got one for his daughter's car when her boyfriend ran the red light. He went to the judge and told him who was driving the car and the judge said, and I quote, "You are responsible for the car because it is registered in your name". I wasn't aware of that rule.
    And that is bull****. Wonder if that judge is getting any kickback on those tickets?
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    i don't support them. most of the reason is that they set the speeds artificially low. i'm the furthest thing from a speed demon that you'll ever meet, and i routinely see four lane roads or rural roads outside of town that are designed for 40 to 45 mph, yet the speed limit is 30 or less. it's hard to explain, but it's difficult to drive at a speed so far below the speed the road seems to be designed for. also, i don't like that level of monitoring.

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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Slateriesling View Post
    The stop light cameras in my neighborhood are set up to frustrate the commuters to increase the number of violations after the installation caused the violations to go down to such a low number the company wasn't making enough money. What they do is during the busy times in the morning and afternoon randomly have the lights change after only 2 cars got through a green light. This causes the motorists to get frustrated after waiting through 2 greenlights to run it. It is so bad that I know people that avoid the lights by driving through residential areas rather than get caught up in this ridiculous manipulation.

    Anytime crime control becomes a for profit business, you can be sure you will be manipulated into breaking the law if you don't do it on your own. It is time for a Constitutional Amendment saying that for profit crime control, including for profit prisons should be illegal.
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't support them. most of the reason is that they set the speeds artificially low. i'm the furthest thing from a speed demon that you'll ever meet, and i routinely see four lane roads or rural roads outside of town that are designed for 40 to 45 mph, yet the speed limit is 30 or less. it's hard to explain, but it's difficult to drive at a speed so far below the speed the road seems to be designed for. also, i don't like that level of monitoring.
    This is exactly what is going on here in Santa Fe. 4 lane roads also that have fat medians with turning lanes... 30mph. Give me a freegin break. And the speed trap van is there regularly.
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Slateriesling View Post
    Since the local paper was bought up by the guy that owns all of the papers in the county the paper is useless. This paper has turned into a personal agenda vehicle for his political ambitions. Talk about F'd up.
    How cute... you have your very own little Berlusconi.
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    This is exactly what is going on here in Santa Fe. 4 lane roads also that have fat medians with turning lanes... 30mph. Give me a freegin break. And the speed trap van is there regularly.
    i'm certainly not advocating for dangerous speed limits, but realistic ones would be nice. they should probably set them somewhere in between the eighty to eighty fifth percentile speeds.

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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i don't support them. most of the reason is that they set the speeds artificially low. i'm the furthest thing from a speed demon that you'll ever meet, and i routinely see four lane roads or rural roads outside of town that are designed for 40 to 45 mph, yet the speed limit is 30 or less. it's hard to explain, but it's difficult to drive at a speed so far below the speed the road seems to be designed for. also, i don't like that level of monitoring.
    You are the last person who should be trying to advocate for the removal of speed and redlight cameras. Because people will look at your opposition as rooted in the fact you want to drive over the speed limit.
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You are the last person who should be trying to advocate for the removal of speed and redlight cameras. Because people will look at your opposition as rooted in the fact you want to drive over the speed limit.
    i would like to drive at the safe speed that the road was designed for. people can read into my opposition anything they want, because it doesn't matter. however, i try to be as safe as possible, because i don't want to hurt myself or anyone else.

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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    If you ever get a ticket from one of these, just ask the court to provide the calibration records for the camera unit to prove it is functioning properly.

    If you ever get a speeding ticket from a cop with a radar gun, ask for the calibration records for the radar gun and ask for the records showing the police officer was properly trained to use it.

    It's usually pointless to try to get out of a speeding ticket, but showing up in court can get the points waived if you don't get another ticket in an amount of time set by the judge.
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    Re: Judge: Town's speeding cameras are '3 Card Monty' scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i would like to drive at the safe speed that the road was designed for. people can read into my opposition anything they want, because it doesn't matter. however, i try to be as safe as possible, because i don't want to hurt myself or anyone else.
    How do you know what a safe speed that road is designed for? Are you a street designer? I think you are just wanting an excuse to speed.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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