In this soon-to-be-classic video one cop pulls over another cop for speeding.Read more »
A plea agreement indicates that he will pay back the $17,550 the department lost in revenue from the refunded tickets but does not mention any pay back of the overtime salary earned. Of course, government receives restitution for "lost revenue" (that it was never entitled to, even under the law).Read more »
Paying drivers not to speed could be the next step in the war against the road toll, a US study has concluded. The study, undertaken by research company Udini and partly funded by the US Government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, found that speeding was virtually eliminated among a group of drivers who were offered US$25 ($25) a week not to exceed the speed limit. The report concluded there were "dramatic reductions in speeding" with even modest financial incentives.Read more »
A special investigation by south Florida newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel, brings to light the unnecessary deaths and injuries caused by speeding cops over the past several years.Read more »
The man, 20, was driving east on U.S. Highway 40 near Strawberry Reservoir when a deputy tried to stop him for going 15 miles over the speed limit, according to Wasatch County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jared Rigby. The driver did not stop and the deputy told dispatchers he was pursuing a fleeing driver. A short time later, a dispatcher notified the deputy that the driver had called in and said “that he was not going to stop and that I needed to leave him alone,” Rigby said, reading from the deputy's report.Read more »
For 31-year-old Lucas Lamb of Greenville, Illinois, the wild evening of August 14 was filled with a speeding ticket, a twist of fate, and the sweet taste of revenge! (Or so he thought).Read more »
I KNEW it! Proof that at least one police department has quotas for speeding tickets. They were even taken off normal patrols to issue moving violations. This story says they were supposed to write 18 tickets a day. Several cops are sueing LAPD for this as quotas are illegal.Read more »
It's probably a safe bet that many Autoblog readers find speed limits very annoying in general. To that end, it turns out that a significant number of limits in Michigan may, in fact, be illegal.Read more »
I few suggestions from police officer across the country how not to piss them off during a tragic stop. Fear authority! Nothing fuels a police state quite like blind compliance.Read more »
In London and Cornwall, a pilot program has just been launched that combines all the fun of terrestrial speed cameras with the creepy omniscience of GPS. In a nutshell, the program -- called "SpeedSpike" -- uses positioning satellites to track motorists as they travel between traffic cameras. By calculating the time it takes a driver to move from one point to the other, SpeedSpike can determine whether or not the motorist has been speeding.Read more »
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