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Posted by Speedster on April 02, 1999 at 17:00:33:

In Reply to: HOW MANY SPEEDING TIX, PAST 12 MONTHS? posted by QUICK POLL on April 02, 1999 at 15:47:32:

I got my first speeding ticket with the new z3- 20 mph over the limit, meaning court time. oops!! Well, not wanting to get drug to court, I went to the District Attorney's office and pleaded my case-new car, sorry about the speed, won't do it again, etc etc. The DA dropped the ticket. Then I went and got a really good laser/radar detector. No ticket since.

Do any of you realize how much money cops make off of court cases relating to traffic violations? A lot. They get a cut of what you pay when you show up for court. Don't you think the police have something better to do like fight real crime?

Irresponsible slow drivers are much more dangerous than fast responsible ones. But hey, the police departments have to justify their budget by stopping those common criminals who drive over 55!


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