More speed cameras coming your way!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dmclone, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    "Sheriff Bill McCarthy, who sought and received permission to obtain mobile speed cameras over the summer, said Polk leaders still need to negotiate with a company that will provide two or three free cameras to his department in exchange for a share of the fines."

    This should tell you everything you need to know. It's all a business.
     
  2. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Active Member

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    #3 ArgentCy, Dec 4, 2012
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    One mph over the limit is a joke and would never hold up in court. Most cars and speedometers are not that accurate and that's why cops will give you a warning most of the time for up to 5 mph. The easy way for DSM to get rid of these cameras is too not pay the fines. They are not a criminal offense but a civil fine and they can't do much to enforce. Many cities like Pheonix and LA have been getting rid of the cameras due to the fact that they started loosing money with so many people not paying. However, the one thing they will probably try is to take it out of your Iowa tax return if you owe money.
     
  3. Bu4ISU

    Bu4ISU Well-Known Member

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    So if I go 16 mph or over I could get away with it?:wink:
     
  4. JWIL4CY

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    If I get a ticket for going 1 mph over the limit I will go back to the camera and smash it into the ground with a bat.
     
  5. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    No you won't.
     
  6. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Active Member

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    Lol, I also hear that burning tires, pellet guns, lots of things to take out your frustration with. I forget where but it got so common that they put up cameras to watch the cameras as they were being damaged so often. Pretty sure that was in Britain.
     
  7. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    But do they cameras to watch the ones watching the cameras being damaged?
     
  8. Jordanj6502

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    Maybe they put the new camera in view of the original camera?
     
  9. ArgentCy

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    No not yet, but I'm sure the people would never have thought to take out said camera first and then the speed cameras. Eventually, they could put up a wide area of cameras but at some point the costs will exceed the revenue and they will tire of the game.
     
  10. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Well done.
     
  11. Cyclonepride

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    Contest every single ticket. This is nothing more than fleecing of citizens for the benefit of the public sector. 1 mph over is ******* ridiculous, and while I wouldn't go out and smash these things, I wouldn't report someone who did.
     
  12. ImperialCyclone

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    That is the same thing as saying this: "who watches the Watchmen?"

    Have a nice day.
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  13. longtimeclone

    longtimeclone Well-Known Member

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    I was reading an article about how difficult it is to protest these tickets in Cedar Rapids which the city was doing on purpose so people would just pay the fine instead of trying to fight them.

    Edit: I don't know if it is still that way or they have changed it to make it easier to protest. The article came out a little after the cameras came out.
     
  14. IcSyU

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    Good luck. The State isn't a middleman in this case like getting a ticket from an actual officer. The City is the middleman and doesn't have State taxing power.
     
  15. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    Just don't pay them, they don't do anything to you. No problems with taxes, renewing plates or DL. It's all a joke. If everyone would shred them they would go away.
     
  16. Boxerdaddy

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    Challenge accepted.
     
  17. Cyclonepride

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    Whatever it takes to make it unworkable and expensive for the county, I would do, including buying everything possible in another county, or online. Leaders represent the wishes of those who elected them. If Polk County businesses wish for this kind of crap, they can do without my business.
     
  18. Rabbuk

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    I heard if you go fast enough the cameras can't see you.
     
  19. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    This is true.
     

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