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. 

"Most people, if they're stopped now, are getting a ticket even if it's only a minor violation of a few miles per hour," Baxter says. He cites anecdotal evidence of drivers being pulled over at slower speeds....

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843 hits 3.0 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by KikiPeepers

Have you noticed police out ticketing more since the recession started?
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.

"Most people, if they're stopped now, are getting a ticket even if it's only a minor violation of a few miles per hour," Baxter says. He cites anecdotal evidence of drivers being pulled over at slower speeds....

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12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/24/10 - 6:52:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Come to think of it, I've gotten three speeding tickets in the last year, after many, many years of ticket free bliss.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/24/10 - 6:59:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I haven't seen as many as I used to actually.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/24/10 - 10:09:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, no. As a teen I was alway convinced the roads were crawling with cops; now I hardly see them, or if I do, I'm like, goody-pull over that f*cker who doesn't have his lights on and isn't signaling.

I thought with everyone tightening their belts cops would have less time to set up speed traps because there'd be reduced/reassigned hours.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/24/10 - 10:10:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh, and i've never gotten a ticket
12 yrs ago - Friday 4/30/10 - 10:03:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Cops need to make ends meet, too.
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/18/10 - 9:20:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, they have to fill their quota. How else will they pay for all those doughnuts ?
11 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/18/10 - 9:21:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 7/18/10 - 9:20:26 PM ladiesfirst9 wrote:
Hey, they have to fill their quota. How else will they pay for all those doughnuts ?

quotas are illegal

not like they don't happen anyway.



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