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  •  Although what I've heard.... (5+ / 0-)
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    eeff, Orinoco, myrealname, NCrissieB, addisnana

    ... is that they're using the money generated from the camera speed-traps to... buy more cameras for speed traps.

    The fines aren't large and don't affect your record... I suspect their purpose is to slow down traffic rather than raise revenue for the county.

    •  Interesting because (5+ / 0-)
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      eeff, myrealname, mommaK, BYw, NCrissieB

      When I worked for local government, our traffic engineers said the best deterrent to speeding was those little signs that tell you how fast you are going.  It is something everyone sees and for that reason, they work.

      "in the wake of Sept. 11, a frightened nation betrayed one of its core principles -- the rule of law -- for the fool's gold of security." Leonard Pitts

      by gulfgal98 on Tue May 26, 2009 at 07:17:58 AM PDT

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