In Reply to: You are an idiot ! posted by hammer on April 02, 1999 at 16:50:22:
...instead of fighting it. Worst kind of buyers remorse.
Speedster's not technically correct, the cops don't get the cash directly, it's mostly funneled through the town coffers for more equipment or funds for other uses. Except in some local situations, cops never personally get a direct cut of the booty. However, several small towns (mostly down south) have been put out of business when the feds cracked down on 'em. In fact, some "towns" have entirely disappeared when deprived of speed trap sugar(check the NMA archives for the names).
Don't worry Hammer, your money went to a good cause - probably funded the acquisition of some more "revenuer-guns"! If you're a cop, I can understand your taking offence to the implication, just as I'm sure you can understand the rest of us taking offence to the idea of revenue driven speed limit enforcement where we're the victims (instead of rational, safety driven enforcement like ticketing people going 45 in a 65!)
Speedster/Dave/z3rider, if you're serious about curbing abuses of speed limit enforcement for revenue purposes, join the NMA. You can thank the NMA for raising the speed limit (and in the process saving thousands of person-hours, lives and dollars).