Many people call them "speed traps," cops call them "Speed Enforcement Details." Regardless, they're designed to save lives, but this weekend, a woman on a motorcycle was killed while being pulled over. "They were wearing helmets. They don't drink. They were out for a nice "Sunday cruise" and now Margie is gone," said the victim's friend, Nancie Risola. "Margie's not gone because they were going a little over the speed limit," Risola said. "She's gone because they were stopped in an unsafe place."
Pam Guenther was enjoying a Saturday morning ride on the back of her husband's motorcycle in Ocala, Fla., when a cop driving in the other direction abruptly turned around and pulled them to the side of the road.
"I knew we weren't speeding," Guenther told Asylum. "So my first question was why is he pulling us over? [The officer] just pointed to my husband and said, 'He's wearing a mask, and it's illegal to cover your face when riding a motorcycle.'"
Like a regular speed camera, it can fine drivers who go over the speed limit, but there's also a carrot to go with that stick. If you follow the speed limit, you are entered into a lottery with cash prizes!
Florida’s Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad was ticketed on a Tallahassee street for doing 44 in a 35. A short time later, DOT commenced a study of road conditions and decided to raise the speed limit to 45.
A Harford County Circuit Court judge Monday dismissed wiretapping charges against Anthony Graber, a motorcyclist who was jailed briefly after he taped a Maryland state trooper who stopped him for speeding on I-95. Graber used a camera mounted on his helmet, then posted the video on YouTube.
Keith Degroot was in a pub when a burly 6′ 3″ Hell’s Angel biker approached him, knocked his beer over and called him an [copulating ethnic slur]. Degroot felt intimidated and reacted with his walking stick, smashing the biker in the head and causing serious injuries. Now he's in jail.