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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Email Sheriff McCarthy... I'm sure enough public outrage may have some effect.

    polkcounty.sheriff@polkcountyiowa.gov



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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by geburgess View Post
    Email Sheriff McCarthy... I'm sure enough public outrage may have some effect.

    polkcounty.sheriff@polkcountyiowa.gov


    I believe sending a crap load of money would be much more effective.




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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Love how the $65 tickets turn into $115 after added costs. Just call them $115 tickets. Looks like high school seniors will be spending their moolah on traffic tickets.


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Wonder what the fine is for covering the camera with an American flag? Interference with official acts I suppose?



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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Wonder what the fine is for covering the camera with an American flag? Interference with official acts I suppose?
    Just use borrowed or deep south or real muddy plates.


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Not when you shoot it from a distance for target practice.
    Better make sure your taser is set to stun



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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    If these cameras make so much money why dont they just buy the cameras so they dont have to share the profits?


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    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.
    You can protest it all you want but it will do you no good. I got a red light ticket because I turned right on red and didnt stop for long enough. When you view the vid, it is clear nobody was around and I did stop but they claimed I needed to stop for a longer amount of time. The speed cams will be the same way.


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    If these cameras make so much money why dont they just buy the cameras so they dont have to share the profits?
    Because the way the system works now the city pays nothing to purchase, install or maintain the cameras. The companies also do an initial review of all violations and weed out the ones that aren't violations. The politicians just sit back and watch the speeders give them free money.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    Because the way the system works now the city pays nothing to purchase, install or maintain the cameras. The companies also do an initial review of all violations and weed out the ones that aren't violations. The politicians just sit back and watch the speeders give them free money.
    But they give up half the profits.


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    You can protest it all you want but it will do you no good. I got a red light ticket because I turned right on red and didnt stop for long enough. When you view the vid, it is clear nobody was around and I did stop but they claimed I needed to stop for a longer amount of time. The speed cams will be the same way.
    There's a magic amount of time that you're supposed to stop for?


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    But they give up half the profits.
    Which is the smarter option?

    1. Get a bunch of money with little effort, expense or risk.

    2. Make more money but have to pay for equipment, repairs, staff and have all the risk if the equipment gets damaged.(Could work out to be less money)



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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkhunter View Post
    There's a magic amount of time that you're supposed to stop for?
    All wheels must stop motion. There is no set amount of time.

    People need to understand that turning at a red light is the same as turning at a stop sign. Stop then go. You dont get to roll through it just because it is a light.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    All wheels must stop motion. There is no set amount of time.

    People need to understand that turning at a red light is the same as turning at a stop sign. Stop then go. You dont get to roll through it just because it is a light.
    That's what I thought. Kingcy's description made it sound like he was supposed to count three-Mississippi, or something ridiculous like that.


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    Re: More speed cameras coming your way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    They will not issue tickets for 1mph over. That is just the media trying to stir up emotions so they can make more money.
    Kind of like when CR added 2 new cameras on 380. A pr officer stated they would be able to time cars between cameras and if you went too fast between them they could calculate your speed and issue a ticket...... Yeah, right.



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