From: "Anthony Q. Bachler"
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Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
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Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 05:08:48 GMT
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We have a law here in missouri which limits income from traffic tickets to a
certain percentage of the municipalities income. I forget the name of the
law but its named after a town that had 20 full time police officers, 6
brand new cruisers, and a population of 25, including the officers. Their
yearly income from tickets was something like $2.5 million. They passed the
law because people where literally getting tickets for going 1 mph over the
limit, crossing 1 inch over the white stop line, and failure to signal at
least 150 yards before a turn.
"If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault] (1844-1924)
"Jim Yanik" wrote in message
> "Michael Culley" wrote in
> >> (BTW, 4/5 of moving
> >> violations are speeding tickets). Only about 6% of the accidents here
> >> are actually caused from speeding.
> > I don't like speeding tickets much myself and agree with some of what
> > you said, but there is a huge gaping hole in this arguement. Maybe
> > this speeding fines are working?
> > --
> > Michael Culley
> The speeding still occurs.The accidents come more from other causes like
> running red lights,inattention to driving,improper lane
> changes,tailgating,reckless driving,etc. Some US police departments get
> majority of their budget from speeding tickets.There's one in Ohio that
> issues speeding tickets on an Interstate that runs through their town,even
> though there's NO entrance or exit IN their town.The size of their police
> dept. more then doubled,IIRC,solely to write more speeding tix.
> Jim Yanik,NRA member
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