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  • Too Lenient

    4 19.05%
  • About Right

    12 57.14%
  • Too Severe

    1 4.76%
  • Much too Severe

    2 9.52%
  • Outright Abusive

    1 4.76%
  • I have never received a ticket

    5 23.81%
  • I have received just one in my life

    1 4.76%
  • I have received 1-5 tickets

    7 33.33%
  • I have received 6-10 tickets

    0 0%
  • I have received over 10 tickets

    1 4.76%
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yeah, they pulled my dad over for going 43 in a 35.
    Has this area always been a 35MPH or was it just a day or two prior to him getting a ticket they changed it to 35? Do they always change the signs?

    My dad showed them the sign that was covered by a tree and brush.
    Then he should have fought in court. I would think that if citizens were that concerned then they themselves would trim it or if the tree is on private property then ask the property own to trip it.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm lost - why don't people just go out there and trim down the tree/bush if it's in the way of the sign? Why wait for the officials or workers to do it - obviously they're not doing it in a timely fashion. *snip snip* There - now no more unfair tickets. . . no more excuses. . . no more reasons.

    I have 2 speed signs roadside "on" my property and several other street signs like "stop" "yield" (I have a lot of property) - I keep them trimmed and visible as part of my usual lawn care routine because I live out in the middle of nowhere and they only maintain the roads here a few times a year. People still speed - and they still get ticketed. Except for me, because I know what the speed limit is - it is my business to know. It's not that hard to avoid speeding . . . if you remove *your* barriers to knowing the speed limit then its much easier to deem when a cop is being unfair or on a power trip and when they're not.
    They have trimmed the sign after people complained, but not until after the tickets were given out. The sign is in someone's property, and it's in a senior neighborhood. My guess is that they didn't bother to trim it on their own or thought that they can't because the sign is state property. Regardless, the sign was covered and the cops were monopolizing on the fact that people couldn't see the 5mph speed reduction.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Has this area always been a 35MPH or was it just a day or two prior to him getting a ticket they changed it to 35? Do they always change the signs?
    The area has been 40 mph, but once it gets to a school it changes to 35mph for roughly 50 yards (until you reach a light). It's a very short distance and most people didn't know that the speed changes and have always gone 40 because the 35mph limited area is very small. They change the signs and speeds here sometimes, but they'll be ticketing the next day when they do.
    Then he should have fought in court. I would think that if citizens were that concerned then they themselves would trim it or if the tree is on private property then ask the property own to trip it.
    He should have, but he chose not to. The cops literally had an assembly line of cars waiting to be ticketed. It looked almost like some kind of a check point. No one knew about the sign until people started getting ticketed. The cops weren't obviously ticketing on a Sunday near a school because they wanted to "keep kids safe." It was purely for revenue, and they were exploiting a very small strip of road with a hidden speed limit sign in order to make some ticket revenue.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    True - they do that everywhere . . . hoping people will *not* slow down when they should. Yeah, it can get out of hand.
    One ticket, though, should be enough for a person to know that "around downtown they're assholes about it" and then learn that speed, never go over it - set the cruise control if you have to.

    If someone is constantly getting tickets - even by ass cops who are being a butt just to make quota - then there should be a lesson in there somewhere: it's easier to change your speed than it is to change all the cops.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    I got A LOT of tickets when I was younger, but I haven't had a ticket in about five years now. And that ticket broke about a two year ticket free run, but prior to that I got at least a ticket a year, and often more. But out here, its far too severe. There are several speed traps where the speed limit is artificially low. The town I grew up in was the worst - with two of the most ridiculous speed traps. The town has three main north/south roadways that run the length of the town (and beyond) and two east/west ones. One of each is set to ridiculously low levels and when these changes were first made cops will ticket you for going even a few miles over the limit. It's got so bad that most people avoided them if at all possible, meaning traffic got much worse on the other main roads. Finally there were enough complaints and the cops got a little more lenient, but they are still notorious speed traps.

    We've also got a nice little speed trap on the interstate out here. For reasons unknown to just about everyone, the speed limit drops to 45 MPH for a stretch of road. Of course, you'd get run over if you actually drove that slow, but it doesn't stop cops from writing tickets. I drive home across that stretch every night at midnight and every night there are two cop cars lying in wait.

    I don't have a problem with cops pulling over people who are driving recklessly or whatever, but constant patrolling of speed traps is a waste of tax dollars. It does nothing to improve the quality of life or safety of the area. In fact, due to the way it can artificially affect traffic patterns, it could be argued it has a negative affect on the quality of life. I'd prefer cops to do some real police work that would actually improve the quality of life in the area. If we don't have anything more pressing for officers to do, we should cut back the number of officers on the force.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Rarely drive in the city, but I got pulled over 4 or 5 times when I was back upstate. Never once got a ticket.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    What do you think of the traffic law enforcement in the area where you live, roughly within a 50 mile radius?

    Poll is multiple choice. Vote once on on the severity on the enforcement and again on the number of tickets you have received during your lifetime.

    Do you have any speed traps or other abuse?

    Have you or any family or close friends ever been abused?

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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    digsbe wrote(The area has been 40 mph, but once it gets to a school it changes to 35mph for roughly 50 yards (until you reach a light). It's a very short distance and most people didn't know that the speed changes and have always gone 40 because the 35mph limited area is very small.)

    Come on, I have limited knowledge of US driving, yet even I know that you slow down in a school area even to 35 or 30MPH in some instances.
    If you have no idea as to the speed range, you must at the very least realize you are in or near a school speed zone, the signs on the road surface will tell you that.

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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    digsbe wrote(The area has been 40 mph, but once it gets to a school it changes to 35mph for roughly 50 yards (until you reach a light). It's a very short distance and most people didn't know that the speed changes and have always gone 40 because the 35mph limited area is very small.)

    Come on, I have limited knowledge of US driving, yet even I know that you slow down in a school area even to 35 or 30MPH in some instances.
    If you have no idea as to the speed range, you must at the very least realize you are in or near a school speed zone, the signs on the road surface will tell you that.
    You only have to slow down when the lights for the school zone speed limit are flashing. And the speed limit then is usually 10-20mph. Most schools don't change the normal speed limit at all around them. This school is a different instance though, because the road also changes from 2 lane into a 4 lane road. Regardless, the speed limit sign was covered and cops monopolized on that in order to ticket people.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Traffic laws seem to work, in the German city suburb, where I live. There are a lot of families with children in this neighbourhood, and speed rules, signs to say children may cross etc are respected by at least most people. There are also some speed bumps around, just to make sure.

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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    I've only ever gotten tickets that I well deserved, and those rarely. There've been a few times when I should have gotten a ticket, but there were no police around.

    And once, I got a verbal warning for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. That was awesome.

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