Friday, March 21, 2008

Sheriff of Nottingham

Anyone who has had more than a couple of conversations with me, is well aware of my feelings about law enforcement. The last thing in the world I needed was proof, that traffic laws and cops don't give a damn about you or your safety, unless the right amount of money is involved.

Cameras installed at red lights have now been found to reduce fines, because motorists are aggressive about not running a red light where these cameras have been installed. Because of the reduced revenue from fines, the lights in most places that they have been installed are getting shut down. Even funnier is that there was a significant increase in rear-end collisions, because people would slam on their brakes to avoid running a red light.

Law enforcement, in all their stupidity, caused more accidents while generating less revenue. To go back to making money they are removing the red light cameras. However they will continue to set up speed traps on the freeway, which also causes motorists to hit their brakes, causing rear-end collisions. The only reason that highway patrols across the nation are not being disbanded, is because there is no study to show before and after statistics. There have always been speed traps, so we can't demonstrate how much damage cops are causing by setting them up as opposed to not having them.

Your safety means absolutely nothing in the grander scheme of law enforcement.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Matt "The Bull" said...

reminds me of my Nothing is real and no-one really cares theory.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I was hoping you were going to expound upon the best death scene ever. We know you hate cops. Except for Uncle Lynn.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow, interesting idea about your stop light cameras. People around here just think it is an infringement on their right to privacy, not some sort of cop conspiracy.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Lance & Alayna said...

My parents and I both received a lovely picture of me speeding down the 101 freeway in Scottsdale due to speed cameras. This was back in November and I never received a ticket. So they spent all that time trying to track me down for what??? Plus everyone knows where the speed cameras are, so we all go 65 in those areas and then speed right up after we are past them. Ridiculous waste of money.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Wow Panda said...

Neal Boortz said "If speed kills, the country side will be littered with bodies of pilots".

9:53 AM  

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