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Good for them!
If my calculations are correct, that is almost 50 tickets every day for a year. Rough estimate of $50 per ticket yields 850000 to the town.
If the police department wants people to slow down for safety then the billboard does that, this isn’t about safety, it’s about revenue
>Neutralize a Notorious Speed Trap
That sign doesn’t neutralize the speed trap.. Camera is still there, able to take pictures..
The income generated, yes..
>However, the town of Linndale reportedly isn’t happy about the billboard.
**Proves** the camera isn’t about safety, it is about money…
>and having a population of under 400 people
The article that this article links to says just shy of 200 people.. I wonder why they doubled the number..
This is where I turn onto Highway 71.
Even though I don’t recognize Linndale as a legitimate city and have never paid one of their camera fines, I do value the much better warning a private company provides than this purported government.
If you are speeding without a radar detector to detect these traps for you then you deserve the ticket. You can get a high end one for the cost of the ticket.
Looks like the vape store is blowing smoke up the police department’s revenue-seeking behinds!
I mean, if private businesses slow traffic to safe levels, I’ll take it
FINALLY someone uses the term “speed trap” correctly!
A speed trap is where the speed limit suddenly drops so fast that it’s hard to slow down in time. It is not just a cop on the side of the road enforcing the limit.
Looks like the vape store is blowing some smoke in the police department’s direction!
The city’s response is one of the many reasons I’m against speed cameras. They’re not about getting people to slow down, they’re about making money for the police department/city. The reason speed limits exist to begin with is for safety and the reason speeding tickets result in a fine isn’t to make anyone any money but to try and incentivize drivers to slow down and pay attention to the speed limit.
Sudden drops of the speed limit also shouldn’t happen, there should be warnings when the limit is about to change. You shouldn’t go around a corner or through an underpass just to suddenly find out the speed limit is now much lower than it was before.
I also believe cops doing speed enforcement shouldn’t be allowed to hide to bust people, they should sit out in the open in a clearly marked police car, because, again, it becomes about getting as many tickets (and thus fines) as possible and not slowing traffic down.
Some police officers get upset when they are running a speed trap and people flash their high-beams to on coming traffic to warn them.
Others like it, they feel their role is better served, the other drivers slowed people down with their high-beams.
This billboard is slowing people down; maybe it prevents .5 accidents, maybe it does nothing.
Headline within the next six months:
“Vape store owner shot and killed by police.”