Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I have gotten a good many speeding tickets

I have gotten a good many speeding tickets and have never had my insurance rates affected. I had a guess to the reasons why, my guess has been confirmed.

Source: (around page 9) "By comparison, speeding-related citation data is not as frequently collected or maintained in a statewide data-base. In response to the question of maintaining speeding-related citation data, 31 jurisdictions (AL,AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, Guam, HI, IL, IA, KY, LA, MD, MA, MS, NC, NV, NH, NJ, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY) responded in the affirmative. Many of the affirmative responses stated that citation database information is only maintained on citations issued by the state police and does not include speeding citations issued by local enforcement agencies. "

As long as it is not a state trooper in TN, GA, LA, MS, and TX. Thank goodness for the south being too poor to do anything about speeding tickets.

NOTE: I expect this situation to change as technology becomes cheaper.



Sojourner said...

Don't yous guys have those little cameras on top of the stop lights now? The ones that automatically take a picture of your car if you break the speed limit?

Cubicle said...

If you can see the camera pointing at you, then it is not for speeding or running red lights.

Mainly because the camera will need to take a picture of you license plate, so it should be pointing at the back of you car at some point in time to take the picture.

My home town in southern AR just got those and it is to control traffic flow (You know, if no one is in a lane, it lets the other lane go for as long as they want).