Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Speeding drivers

Not only are the (speeding) tolerances much lower, but the frequency of a warning instead of a ticket is way down. Most people, if they're stopped now, are getting a ticket even if it's only a minor violation of a few miles per hour." James Baxter, president of the National Motorists Association, suggesting that the recession may be leading police departments to stop allowing a 5 to 10-mph “cushion” in order to raise more revenue. (USA Today)

This suits me just fine the speeding summer people and people visiting Chautauqua Institution during the season for the weekend have almost killed me going to the mail box. The speed limit here is 45 and they are doing 70mph on county road 33 also known as the Panama-Stedman road. I really worry about the many small children living on our road here in Stedman. The speeding last summer was just terrible.


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