I am assuming the more they brake the speed limit by the more they fine. I don't know how speeding tickets work. Is it just a stander amount each time or was I correct? I don't care to look it up my self (I don't drive, I take a bus)
You can refine anything in it's pure form to use for good or evil. This goes for everything, not just materials.
Very little of the ticket goes to the LE office, most goes to the civil authority- courts and the like. The cop has little incentive to write a ticket in most towns. Here in Oklahoma some very small towns use speed traps to generate money from those outside the county, but that would be the exception compared to the number of tickets written.
Few would share your deep love of confiscation on so small an issue- the invalid license driver causing injury or death is a different matter but a simple driving on a suspended- not so much. As far as a suspended driver driving- again you are clueless on just how many are doing just that, making the loss permanent is of little deterrence.
I don't give a **** who does or doesn't agree with me on this. I'm simply looking at it as a means to stop the problem. I am well aware of how many unlicensed drivers are out there. I just don't believe that many of them will be able to buy or borrow enough vehicles to constantly get themselves to work, as they get confiscated. Who will be stupid enough to loan a vehicle out to an unlicensed driver knowing that if they're stopped, the car is gone forever (even if the loan payments aren't)?
Here in san diego, there's lots of people pulled over about the 25th of the month. Every month like clockwork.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
The problem is that the act of being caught and fined is likely to act as a more significant deterrent than just spotting some random guy with a sign on the road and slowing down. That is, after all, the original point of legal fines (that they may have become fund-raising in some cases is a separate issue). There is a difference between wanting to make the road safer and wanting dangerous drivers to avoid punishment.
It is interesting that I can't think of any other crimes where warning the criminal that the police are just around the corner wouldn't be considered wrong but actually socially acceptable.
The second shows you don't understand how the world outside your fortress of solitude works. Not even you can tell as a vehicle goes by if the driver has a valid license. Only after a traffic stop can the cop tell if the driver is operating the vehicle legally.
Your confiscation idea is a dead issue in the real world as no one, liberal or Con alike, wants the government having that much power- but fear not, the law does punish folks who operate a motor vehicle with a suspended or no license. They can go to jail after routine traffic stops or if they cause injury.
There are many means to stop a problem- useful, legal ones are of course preferred. ones that fit the magnitude of the crime are this current century's thinking.
As for the Constitution and what little use you have for it.... I'm betting you would be one of the first to scream for it's protection if 'they' came after you. And as we have had this conversation before- you can save the 'cold dead hands' thing.... again we are all very aware of what you think you'd do. broadsword and all...