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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

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    Post Traffic law enforcement in your area

    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

    Here traffic enforcement is too severe and almost abusive. They go to speed traps and ticket people for speeding when the speed limit sign is hidden by trees and overgrowth. There is a small town where they literally make most of their revenue passing out speeding tickets on 1 road. I have personally never gotten a ticket, but here in Nashville cops are borderline abusive when it comes to ticketing and the like. Plus they lie about your speed and make up details to pass out tickets. If you take them to court you will win the case, but most cops hope that you will just pay the ticket and not waste your time in court.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    A speed trap is not law enforcement abuse. Those signs on the side of the road with numbers under the words "speed limit" are not speed suggestion. If you obeyed traffic laws then you would not get pulled over for speeding. I have gotten my fair of speeding tickets(mostly for drag racing) and I deserved them.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Everyone who zips down my street eventually gets a ticket.

    I say that's about right.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    So far, I have managed to convince the local officers to give me a warning for the last few stops. So I am good. The one time I did get a ticket in this town, it was for going 20 over and he put it down as 6 over, which cost me $10. I am cool with that too.

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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    A speed trap is not law enforcement abuse. Those signs on the side of the road with numbers under the words "speed limit" are not speed suggestion. If you obeyed traffic laws then you would not get pulled over for speeding. I have gotten my fair of speeding tickets(mostly for drag racing) and I deserved them.
    It is abuse. Especially when they lie about your speed and speed trap in areas where the speed limit sign is covered. They ticket and monitor stop signs in my neighborhood as well and write false tickets to make revenue.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It is abuse. Especially when they lie about your speed and speed trap in areas where the speed limit sign is covered. They ticket and monitor stop signs in my neighborhood as well and write false tickets to make revenue.
    Any evidence of this or this just the claims on whiners who got caught speeding? I know in my state from basic drivers ed classes that if you do not see a speed limit sign then the speed limit is 25MPH especially if it is in a residential neighborhood. As for signs being covered surely someone would have fought those tickets in court and got the city to remove the obstructions.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    A speed trap is not law enforcement abuse. Those signs on the side of the road with numbers under the words "speed limit" are not speed suggestion. If you obeyed traffic laws then you would not get pulled over for speeding. I have gotten my fair of speeding tickets(mostly for drag racing) and I deserved them.
    Sheesh I live on a six lane road where the speed limit is artificially low, 35 mph. The traffic cops love it for handing out tickets.

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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Any evidence of this or this just the claims on whiners who got caught speeding? I know in my state from basic drivers ed classes that if you do not see a speed limit sign then the speed limit is 25MPH especially if it is in a residential neighborhood. As for signs being covered surely someone would have fought those tickets in court and got the city to remove the obstructions.
    Yeah, they pulled my dad over for going 43 in a 35. My dad showed them the sign that was covered by a tree and brush. The cops were literally lining people up to ticket them. They told my dad that they would trim the sign eventually, but that it was no excuse for speeding. He got a ticket and paid it. I have never gotten a ticket, and it's largely because I know where the cops are and I have memorized the speed limits on streets. I understand pulling over someone who is speeding, but cops shouldn't set traps to milk revenue out of drivers. They also make fake accusations here. I was riding home from church with my family several years ago, and the cops were ticketing at our stop sign in my neighborhood. My dad was in a tan truck, and my mom (and me) were in a blue minivan. The cops pulled both of the vehicles over and gave us a tickets for "rolling stops." They were BS tickets and my mom decided to challenge hers in court (the cops were going to be "merciful" and only give a ticket to 1 of us because we were all a family). When my mom went to court the cops presented their case and said they ticketed her for running a stop sign. They had in their report that she was driving a white vehicle. My mom corrected them and said it was a blue minivan, and that she made a complete stop. The judge canceled the ticket and knew these cops were just pulling over everyone, ticketing them with a false charge, filling out a BS report, and hoping that people will just pay up and not challenge things in court. It may not be like this for every city, but the cops in Nashville, Mount Juliet, and Lakewood are ticket happy and abuse their authority as keepers of the law.
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    Re: Traffic law enforcement in your area

    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.
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