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RE: [smbc] Public Safety My Ass
- From: "Tom Martin" <tmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:21:56 -0800
- Subject: RE: [smbc] Public Safety My Ass
Union City is certainly playing the game. Not just with the signal
timing, but with the tickets themselves. I was stopped for speeding on
Union City Blvd, the ticket didn't mention speed at all. I was cited
for "failure to follow signs". Thus the ticket was not a moving
violation and therefore funds did not have to be shared with the state.
The officer said he was doing me a favor by giving me this type of
ticket as it would not go on my driving record. "The fine will be
substantially lower than the
$500 a speeding ticket would cost". B.S. The ticket was $ 482.00.
Next time I see officer sullivan I will call him a bald-faced liar to
his face. I wrote a rather nasty letter to the court asking why I
wasn't being cited for speeding and they spewed the same B.S. the
I have since learned that you can insist on them citing you for
speeding. In my case the ticket would have been $ 230.00 and yes, a
point would have been put on my spotless driving record...
425 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94607
From: Dan Bockmier [mailto:dan@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: February 15, 2012 9:16 AM
To: Sunday Morning Breakfast Club
Subject: [smbc] Public Safety My Ass
It has always been my contention that speed limit enforcement is far
more about revenue than public safety.
Well...this past month's Motorcycle Consumer News columnist, Fred Rau,
researches to find a shocking number of states and municipalities
(including Union City CA) that have become outrageously blatant about
traffic enforcement being absolutely nothing more than revenue - by
gaming the system to scam motorists out of money.
So the next time the nice highway patrol officer is lecturing you on
safety, smile and know that they either believe their own propaganda, or
are more full of shit than a stockade.