Skip to comments.Seat Belt Violators Caught By Cops Wearing Night Vision Goggles
Posted on 06/02/2005 8:20:41 AM PDT by tgslTakomaEdited on 06/02/2005 8:25:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Rockville, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police are using a military tool in the battle against seat belt violators.
They're using night vision goggles to find people who don't buckle up after dark. Police say 40 percent of drivers don't use their seat belts at night, making the roads much more dangerous after sunset. Police in Maryland are among 13,000 agencies nationwide that are now using the goggles.
With the goggles, Police say they can see inside cars at a distance, allowing them to nail violators who might otherwise go undetected.
The new strategy is paying off. At a seat belt enforcement operation Wednesday night on Rockville Pike, officers issued at least 44 tickets for seat belt violations.
Undoubtedly the goggles were paid for by the fines they're raking in.
Bad policy, bad policing.
Why were the seat belt violators wearing night vision goggles?......
I thought the title meant that the seat belt violators were wearing night vision goggles. Who writes this stuff?
If the police have time for this, surely we can send them TDY to El Paso to help out the border patrol..
Let me get this straight....I can choose to end a pregnancy.....but I cannot choose whether or not I want to wear a seat belt.
It warms my heart to see our tax dollars being spent to catch these dangerous criminals.
Hey.....maybe it's time for everyone to have their CITIZENSHIP stamped on their forehead.....and THESE COPS could THEN FIGURE out who's legal, and who's NOT.....ya think?
only people stupider than cops are the people who give the cops the laws to enforce.
this is disgusting.
Yeah, they will go to the max to nail citizens not wearing seatbelts, but at the same time, refuse to apprehend illegals!
44 Tickets at $100 or so each, not bad work if you can get it.
What an absolute, utter waste of police resources.
"I thought the title meant that the seat belt violators were wearing night vision goggles. Who writes this stuff?"
The quality of spelling and grammar in reporting has gone down hill rapidly as journalism has shifted from news reporting to agenda advancing. Poor sentence structure is just a small part of it.
Also, this weekend I was watching the news and the superimposed title about a veteran's day story was printed as "Veteran's Remembered"
"Police say 40 percent of drivers don't use their seat belts at night, making the roads much more dangerous after sunset."
Just how does the ROAD get more dangerous when some other clown dosen't put on his belt ?
You can't make any money with illegals, that cost money.
Good point about the title of the story.