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  • Watch Your Speed: These Three Towns Issue A Quarter Of Vermont's Traffic Fines

    04/30/2018 11:34:21 AM PDT · by tlozo · 16 replies
    VPR ^ | Apr 24, 2018 | Emily Corwin
    If you got a traffic ticket in Vermont last year, you’re not alone. Law enforcement issued more than 24,000 tickets worth upwards of $4 million in fines to drivers in Vermont in 2017. A quarter were issued in just three Vermont towns: Plymouth, Bridgewater and Mount Tabor. The top two towns, Plymouth and Bridgewater, have a couple of things in common. They both contract the Windsor County Sheriff's Department for speed enforcement services, and that department issues nearly three times as many tickets as any other law enforcement agency in the state. And although Plymouth and Bridgewater are both on...
  • Senate OKs surcharge on traffic fines to pay for police programs

    04/25/2018 6:16:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Motorists who speed a little too much or drift through stop signs may soon be paying a bit more in their debt to society. Legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate would tack a $4 fee on all traffic fines. The proceeds would be used to pay for new training equipment for police. But those who seek to avoid fines by going to defensive driving school won't get off the hook. HB 2527 tacks that same surcharge on to what they pay for those classes. Mike Williams, who lobbies for the Arizona Police Association, said officers need access to...
  • Colorado Cops Concede Car Chase To Ford Mustang Doing 150 MPH

    04/03/2018 3:32:32 AM PDT · by tlozo · 93 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 31, 2018 | James Gilboy
    Will you tone it down, Maverick? A driver in Colorado felt the need for speed, which initially attracted, and later repelled responding red-and-blue. The Denver Post reports that an unknown individual, in an older, dark-colored Ford Mustang, blitzed along a stretch of Interstate 70 that follows the contours of the Colorado River, west of the mountain town Glenwood Springs. Their speed scratched 140 miles per hour, and when the Colorado State Patrol began pursuit with full sirens and flashing lights around 12:30 a.m., the errant driver's speed increased to 150 miles per hour. "They tried to catch up. They weren’t...
  • These are the fastest speeding tickets in Texas in 2017

    01/03/2018 8:24:23 PM PST · by texas booster · 58 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 12/28/2017 | Heather Leighton
    Chron.com reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety to ask about the fastest speeding tickets from January 1, 2017, to November 28, 2017, and out of the more than 230 tickets sent to us, all of them were faster than 120 mph. Now, the fastest speed limit in Texas is 80 mph, but 120 is still well over the limit and ranges into the category of reckless driving, which is identified by driving faster than 20 mph over the posted speed, according to local law firms. Because this information is provided by a state agency, tickets issued by...
  • KPD: Woman clocked at 115 mph with kids in car

    08/10/2017 8:18:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | August 5, 2017 | Rain Smith
    KINGSPORT — A Greeneville woman has been arrested after allegedly zooming through Interstate 81 traffic at 115 mph while hauling a 16-year-old and toddler as passengers. According to an affidavit filed in Kingsport General Sessions Court, Britanni N. Starnes, 20, is charged with reckless endangerment and speeding. The incident occurred Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. A Kingsport officer near mile marker 56 spotted a 2010 Nissan Versa speeding in the northbound lanes. Radar reportedly confirmed the vehicle was traveling at 115 mph. After being pulled over, Starnes claimed she was rushing to the hospital, where her brother was being treated for...
  • Maine man was clocked driving at 146 mph down Interstate 95, police say..

    09/29/2016 8:01:51 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-29-16 | AP story
    PITTSFIELD, Maine – Maine State Police say they've charged an 18-year-old Manchester man with driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph on Interstate 95, more than twice the 70 mph speed limit.
  • TX man pays his $212 speeding ticket with 2 buckets full of COINS in protest

    05/29/2016 2:00:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/29/2016 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    A Texas man who got busted driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit paid his fine entirely in pennies - as an act of protest against what he thought was 'extortion'. Brett Sanders, of Frisco, took his case to trial after going at 39 mph instead of 30 in his neighborhood. But he lost and a jury decided he should pay a $212 fine. Sanders, a full-time IT professional and a first and second amendment activist, gathered thousands of pennies to honor his debt.
  • Driver caught speeding to the Super Bowl on Pa. Turnpike Sunday afternoon

    02/07/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Penn Live ^ | February 07, 2016 | Wesley Robinson
    A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday evening, preventing him from making the 2,800-mile trip to the Super Bowl in California. Charles E. Robinson was pulled over for speeding at around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday near mile marker 230 heading east on the Turnpike, state police said in a news release. Trooper Mark Gray said Robinson was going about 100 mph in a rental car. Robinson told Gray that he was traveling to the Super Bowl, according to the release. Gray wrote in his report that he "immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana," which led...
  • “Star Wars” Star Busted On SC Interstate

    08/06/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    FitsNews ^ | June 22, 2015 | FitsNews
    CUE POD RACER JOKES … || By FITSNEWS || Jake Lloyd – the actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 Star Wars’ franchise reboot The Phantom Menace – has been arrested in South Carolina after leading authorities on a high speed chase along Interstate 95. The 26-year-old actor from Fort Collins, Colorado reportedly told police his name was Jake Broadbent. Officers from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department were involved in the pursuit – during which Lloyd’s vehicle reportedly topped speeds of 100 miles per hour. The incident ended when...
  • Amtrak train reportedly traveling at more than 100 mph before crash that killed 7 (Breaking)

    05/13/2015 10:51:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 13,2015 | FoxNews.Com
    DEVELOPING: The Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night-- killing at least seven and sending over 200 to area hospitals-- appeared to have been traveling at more than 100 miles an hour as it approached a sharp curve on the track, two people with knowledge of the investigation told The Wall Street Journal.
  • Panthers quarterback Cam Newton injured in uptown car wreck

    12/09/2014 12:20:54 PM PST · by GreensKeeperWillie · 40 replies
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken by ambulance to a hospital at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday after a truck crashed and overturned on the Church Street bridge over Interstate 277.
  • Headlight flashing OK, Missouri judge says

    02/06/2014 9:00:02 AM PST · by fungoking · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/6/2014 | JIM SALTER
    Headlight flashing OK, Missouri judge says ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's a common practice among drivers who pass through a speed trap: Flash your headlights at approaching cars as a warning to slow down. Now, a federal court judge in Missouri says penalizing drivers for the headlight flash violates their First Amendment right to free speech. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey in St. Louis on Monday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the St. Louis County town of Ellisville from citing and prosecuting drivers who flash their lights to warn of radar and speed traps. Ellisville's city attorney said there...
  • Pilot program: Speed sensors trigger red light on Philly road

    11/19/2013 12:47:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 2:01 AM | Robert Moran
    The speed limit on Kelly Drive near Fountain Green Drive is 35 mph, but the average speed of motorists is nearly 55. In an attempt to slow everybody down, the city has installed sensors in the roadway that determine the speed of vehicles approaching Fountain Green, about a half-mile north of the Girard Avenue Bridge. If a vehicle passes the sensor going above the speed limit, the light at Fountain Green turns red. … In another safety measure, the city will add a nonslip surface on Kelly Drive next year to help reduce accidents on rainy days, (acting Streets Commissioner...
  • Patrol: Caught At 148 MPH, Mustang Driver Says He Was ‘Airing It Out’

    08/12/2013 5:36:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 94 replies
    CBS local ^ | 8-7-13 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 41-year-old Darwin man who was caught driving more than 145 mph in his Ford Mustang GT said he was “airing it out,” according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said Richard Bernhagen was clocked at 148 mph on July 17 on Tagus Avenue, a county road just outside of Hutchinson, Minn.
  • CO lawmakers granted immunity from parking, speeding tickets while happily gouging little people

    08/07/2013 6:58:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Laws are for plebes: State lawmakers are getting special perks because of their legislative license plates.The plates issued to the 100 state lawmakers and representatives elected to serve Colorado are preventing them not only from receiving photo radar tickets but also collection notices from past due parking tickets.The legislative plates are not entered into the Colorado DMV database, so when photo radar cameras catch these drivers speeding, they never received tickets. That’s because of a loophole that doesn’t allow the City of Denver to electronically cross-reference those plates with a home address. The same “loophole” affects parking tickets and the...
  • Police Say Speeding Tickets Are All About Discretion

    07/05/2013 8:08:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KCRG ^ | Jul 3, 2013 | Forrest Saunders
    Tuesday, dash cam video surfaced of an Iowa State Trooper pursuing a speeding black Chevy SUV on Highway 20 between Cedar Falls and Fort Dodge, back in April. In an audio recording, you can hear DCI Special Agent Larry Hedlund call a state dispatcher for help in pulling over the SUV that he was going a "hard 90." State Patrol started a pursuit, but backed off when they learned the SUV was being driven by a fellow officer and Governor Terry Branstad was a passenger. Five days later the DCI put Hedlund on administrative leave after he complained to his...
  • Driver charged with going 139 MPH

    05/07/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 202 replies
    The Day ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jennifer McDermott
    Stonington — A Quaker Hill man was charged with reckless driving Saturday after police say he drove 139 miles per hour on Interstate 95. Stewart V. Williams, 25, of [Adress redacted by Moi --TSR], Quaker Hill, was charged with reckless driving, greater than 85 mph. According to State Police, Williams was traveling northbound near exit 92 when a trooper used a laser clock to read the speed of his 2012 Audi R8 at 139 miles per hour in a 65-miles-per-hour zone. Williams was stopped and taken into custody. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to...
  • Nearly 7K speeding tickets issued on ICC

    04/01/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 29, 2013 | Ari Ashe
    LAUREL, Md. - Since the Intercounty Connector opened, nearly 7,000 speeding tickets have been issued, according to documents obtained by WTOP. While most tickets are clearly violations, some raise questions for drivers. Police issued nearly 200 tickets to drivers going less than 65 mph in a 55 mph zone. On Oct. 6, 2011, a driver was ticketed for going 59 mph. "That's crazy. I've never heard of that before and I don't understand it," says Sergio Gutierrez of Laurel. He says it's confusing, especially with the recent story of Maryland State Police ticketing a woman for driving 62 mph in...
  • [Baltimore] issued speed camera ticket to motionless car

    12/14/2012 9:25:23 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/12/12 | Scott Calvert,
    The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone — and that owner Daniel Doty owed $40 for the infraction. But the Mazda wasn't speeding. It wasn't even moving. The two photos printed on the citation as evidence of speeding show the car was idling at a red light with its brake lights illuminated. A three-second video clip also offered as evidence shows the car motionless, as traffic flows by on a cross street.
  • Motionless Driver Gets Ticketed For Speeding

    12/14/2012 9:13:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | December 14, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    Speeding tickets generate revenue for the city or county in which they’re issued. If the police department is low on revenue, they’ll set up a speed trap on a busy road and lie in wait for the non-violent speed violators. If the city is really desperate, they’ll invest in a speed camera system that will be distributed around the city and send citations to the registered owners of the alleged speeding vehicles. And if they’re still not happy with the money they’re making, they’ll start issuing speeding tickets to people who aren’t even speeding. In Baltimore, Maryland, they’ve generated over...