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The recession may be claiming a new victim: the 5-10-mph "cushion" police and state troopers across the USA have routinely given motorists exceeding the speed limit.
As cities and states scramble to fill budget gaps with revenue from traffic citations, "not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but the frequency of a warning instead of a ticket is way down," says James Baxter, president of the National Motorists Association, a Wisconsin-based drivers' rights group that helps its members fight speeding tickets.
"Most people, if they're stopped now, are getting a ticket ev
Originally posted by TheBloodRed
In my driver's ed course the test stated that if you broke any law of driving you immediately fail. There was a buffer of 5mph on the speed limit so one could go 50 in a 45 etc and not fail.
So tell me why they all of a sudden wish to withdrawal that buffer??