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In the past four years, police in Gauley Bridge -- which has 614 residents, according to the 2010 Census -- have issued more than 6,000 speeding tickets. That's more than any other city or town in the state, according to the state Division of Motor Vehicles.
The West Virginia State Police have seized boxes of records and several computers as part of an investigation into the Gauley Bridge Police Department, said Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Carl Harris.
"What part of 25 miles per hour and 45 miles per hour do people not understand?"
"We even give them 9 miles per hour over."
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Now, if citizens in the town KNOW the speed limit, and if the cops are not issuing frivolous 1 or 2 mph over the limit tickets, then I agree with the cops!
The only suspicious part to me is this: in a town of 600 people, you cannot issue 6000 tickets.
Originally posted by poet1b
They shouldn't be able to fine someone for a traffic ticket unless the person has multiple violations. Safety violations shouldn't be considered a crime, unless it is excess.
That would eliminate the temptation of these towns to hit people with traffic violations in order to generate revenue.
Prince Georges County is planning on adding as many as six new cameras each month this year, with the goal of having 72 by July, according to the Washington Examiner. In the short period of time the county's current 20 cameras have been in place(since September) they have issued over 93,425 citations (face value $3.7million).
Originally posted by xstealth
I got pulled over for 6mph over the speed limit, then they insisted on searching my vehicle because it was 10pm; after I refused they brought a dog to sniff around my vehicle; when I have no criminal or drug history.
I was polite and friendly the entire time; yet they felt the need to search me and collect more revenue.
Protect and Serve, thanks our boys in blue.edit on 2/3/12 by xstealth because: (no reason given)