Skip to comments.Click it or Ticket - Primary Stop Seat Belt Law - 21st May through Memorial Day
Posted on 05/23/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by dila813
The news is that the Click it or Ticket stepped up enforcement is started on Monday.
Even if you are wearing your seatbelt, that isn't any protection against a ticket.
Police can now stop you for no other reason than they say you weren't wearing it. This is the ultimate revenue generator.
On Twitter, the propaganda is in full swing @NHTSAgov #ClickItorTicket
That’s a wonderful idea...and there’s no way in Hell it would ever pass and you know why.
Isn’t every passenger who sits in a car “there without his/her seat belt on” at least for a moment?
Sounds like legal B.S. which goes unaddressed as nobody takes a ticket to appellate court (the place where legal errors by the initial court can be redressed) which usually costs more than the ticket would. So these petty Napoleons never get their wrists slapped. Unless maybe it’s worth it because that ticket makes the difference between keeping or losing a driver’s license.
Tell it to the people in the car with me that went to traffic court that day.
I think you are being emphatically agreed with.
What stuns me is that cops would be so callous as to give such a high fine to people for such a minor infraction when people are hurting financially.
My Grandfather was a cop and when he knew someones family was hurting, he went light on them.
No one is saying what state(s) this is?
For me it’s Texas. $250 a pop.
No, they specifically made it so that your insurance company can’t use these tickets to determine your insurance rates or anything else.
They made sure you would have zero motivation to fight these tickets, they just want your money. Plain and Simple.
And cops wonder why people hate them.
And somehow it’s a tragedy when they get hurt or killed on the job. Maybe if they were acting like human beings instead of totalitarian assholes, people might trust them again.
If it helps, I know they’re running this campaign in Texas
As many of us learned some time back, the police are NOT your friend. Remember most are union civil servents and know where their bread is buttered.
Nutsa NHTSA being a national group, it might be some Feeberally coordinated thang.
There were some radio ads a few years ago where “safety groups” practically bragged about nationwide seatbelt laws as primary violations, and those got quickly pulled when it looked like opposition was quickly amassing. No sense in losing the 50-state legal tyranny, after all.
The feds have tried to standardize the fines. I think it is 250+ dollars in every state.
Take the farking seatbelts and shove them where the sun don't shine!
You want to be safe in a car? GET RID OF THE FREAKING DIAGONAL BELTS! Replace them with an "H" harness and anti-submarine belt. And even though you are in a car WEAR A FREAKING HELMET!
It's not about SAFETY it's about CONTROL!
Modern PDs are often places where bullies hang out. Not 100% of the time; some are more sensible than others. But the days of Andy Griffith integrity and keeping a short leash on Barney Fifes are long, long gone.
I tell you, everyone that went into the traffic court that day loved cops, everyone left thinking that they are liar bastards that will do anything to appease their overlords.
That’s a chunk of change for a minor infraction.
That has nothing to do with points and drivers licenses