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    Unhappy Police Paparazzi snapping my picture

    Yep, a photo enforcement camera snapped a fine picture of my vehicle going 36 in a 25. $50 down the drain, and a nice addition to the background packet I was about to turn in Guess I should pay more attention to those signs with numbers on them.

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    I've heard of red-light cameras, but from where I'm from we don't have any speed cameras! That sucks.

    I heard a rumor that E-Z Pass was going to "merge in" with Law Enforcement and start calculating one's average speed from one toll to the next. If your average speed is worthy of a ticket, you'll be getting a surprise in the mail a few days later. Although I have yet to hear anything more about it and I've never heard of someone receieving a ticket this way, I still think that would be a little much also.
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    That is stupid. Speed camera's should not take the place of real life LEO's running radar. One of the biggest luxuries and responsibilities in our job is officer discretion. When you have a preset speed set to ticket someone, you don't have that option.

    Unfortunately, city officials may use the speed camera as a tool to justify not hiring more officers. Then of course you also have the identification issues, just like you do with the red light cameras.

    City officials who don't know how to budget money appropriately, or obtain state or federal funding, love speed cameras. That way they have a cheap, quick way to make money for the city that they normally wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    That is stupid. Speed camera's should not take the place of real life LEO's running radar. One of the biggest luxuries and responsibilities in our job is officer discretion. When you have a preset speed set to ticket someone, you don't have that option.

    Unfortunately, city officials may use the speed camera as a tool to justify not hiring more officers. Then of course you also have the identification issues that you do with the red light cameras.

    City officials who don't know how to budget money appropriately, or obtakin state or federal funding love speed cameras, that way they have a cheap, quick way to make money for the city.
    Yeah that's kinda how I felt about it. Wanted to beat my head against the wall when I saw I only entered the ticketing threshold by 1mph. It also stated clearly on the ticket that I was responsible for the fine even if I wasn't driving. Next time I'll be sure to borrow a friend's car when I want to get lost in DC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    It also stated clearly on the ticket that I was responsible for the fine even if I wasn't driving.
    That's a load of crap. You shouldn't have to pay. If they can't prove it was you driving, they shouldn't be allowed to ticket you.

    We don't have speed cameras here, but we do have a few red light ones which are quite the cash cow according to the newspaper. I'm going to have to really watch it when I move to Alberta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Yep, a photo enforcement camera snapped a fine picture of my vehicle going 36 in a 25. $50 down the drain, and a nice addition to the background packet I was about to turn in Guess I should pay more attention to those signs with numbers on them.
    36/25 Photo radar fine out this way runs ya $97.00....
    And no professional courtesy....
    One of our crash team members recently got hit by one on his way to a wreck investigation. Sucks because he was in his personal vehicle.
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    You do the crime, you do the time, asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Yep, a photo enforcement camera snapped a fine picture of my vehicle going 36 in a 25. $50 down the drain, and a nice addition to the background packet I was about to turn in Guess I should pay more attention to those signs with numbers on them.
    Don't know how it works there... but it may not have any impact on your background. Our fine city considers Red light/Photo Radar tickets to be strictly civil in nature, and no points are assessed regardless of speed. They just want yer money!!! I think Colorado on a whole may look at it this way as well.

    Still, I hate those fucking things. Our brass will actually send us tickets that we get from those things while on patrol in our police vehicles (they even like to look at the log sheets to make sure we weren't on an "authorized" emergency run at the time... and even if we were, lights and sirens better be going at the time the picture was taken). Any cop knows that sometimes you need to get there NOW, even if the Ops Manual doesn't quite allow you to get there quickly... Still, plenty of our guys have had to pay for these on-duty infractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Rock View Post
    You do the crime, you do the time, asshole.
    Sgt Rock, you are an interesting type of officer, aren't you?

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    Oh you'd love England then. You can't drive anywhere without the Cameras waiting for you. Even have the Average Speed calculating ones on Motorway gantries. £60 fine and 3 points on your licence. 12points in 3 years, Bye Bye licence. They are even bringing in a camera system that takes a picture of the driver at the same time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Rock View Post
    You do the crime, you do the time, asshole.
    You smell familiar....

    ohhhh wait, I saw you this morning. Then I flushed you

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    guess my memory is getting bad......I don't remember much of sgt rock from before, other than that icon he uses...never cared much for that icon either, lol
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    Should buy that photoblocker spray for your plate that they sell in the car mags.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OffDuty View Post
    Should buy that photoblocker spray for your plate that they sell in the car mags.!
    hahaha Maybe if I move up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffDuty View Post
    Should buy that photoblocker spray for your plate that they sell in the car mags.!
    We were told that stuff doesn't work. How true that is I have no idea. Where's MotorwayCop when you need a traffic officer?
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    Yeah I'm sure it's junk, but you can sell anything if you put the right stickers on it and target idiots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian View Post
    Yeah I'm sure it's junk, but you can sell anything if you put the right stickers on it and target idiots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
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    Pregnant too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Rock View Post
    You do the crime, you do the time, asshole.
    Yeah, but if someone other than you is driving your car and does the crime, YOU'RE still stuck paying the fine. Although $50 for a speeding ticket is super cheap.

 

 

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