• Matt Posted: 3/9/2011 12:44pm PST

    Will it invite abuse, of course it will. Would I prefer it, of course I would. States should simply sell a coupon book with 10 speeding coupons inside. Get pulled over and hand the officer your coupons.

  • fb_14500777 avatar Ben Posted: 3/9/2011 12:46pm PST

    If they really want revenue, base the ticket amount based on a percentage of income, like switzerland recently did (a banker quickly racked up a $800,000 in his brand-new mercedes amd black). It won't take many movie stars racing around in Ferrari to really help the budget.

  • Tom Posted: 3/9/2011 1:46pm PST

    @Matt, great idea but with the coupon book you're still dealing with the indignity and delay of being pulled over. Just register a credit card with your license plate and the cop can charge it as you go by. If we're abandoning any pretense that the highway patrol is there for public safety we might as well go all the way.

  • Bobby Blue Posted: 3/9/2011 7:21pm PST

    This is ridiculous. The people should have a say in what they get tickets for. This is just a new way to get more money out of the citizens for stupid reasons. Are they putting anyone's life in danger by going a few mph over the speed limit? NO! In fact most of the roads out there should have higher speed limits than they currently have. Congress did some research back in the 80s or 90s and passed a bill saying most city roads/county roads/highway speed limits should be increased. They had various reasons why it should be increased. The point is though that very few states actually followed the bill. Most states instead ignored it or have made them slower. Freeway speed limits should be voted on by the people in the area. The people should also decide what you get a ticket for, and how much it should be. Enough of this "do whatever you want crap" to get more money out of the citizens. If that money goes to the police departments you know they'll be pulling over everybody and their brother left and right. Just ridiculous.

  • PAUL Posted: 3/10/2011 4:25am PST

    If this becomes law, I from Maryland will not visit your Beaches, I will go to Virginia Beach instead.

  • fr8bil Posted: 3/10/2011 9:47am PST

    Another case of cash register justice. Is everyone supposed to have an "Officially calibrated" speedometer in their cars ? Most OEM speedometers are approximate, not exact. Just how is a motorist to know if they are driving 70 or 71 ?

  • dave Posted: 3/10/2011 7:12pm PST

    I will be watching who votes for this so all my folks will not vote for them again.

  • Dan Posted: 3/11/2011 7:49pm PST

    rich people win. again.

  • Dan Posted: 3/14/2011 1:43pm PDT

    Cash Strapped???? How about sending all of the illegals back to their countries...that would free up a lot of money...screw you little municipalitys who love to mess with the working man! We have the same crap here in st louis right in front of the airport. the dumb ass cops pulling people over in the center shoulder and on the right side...they have posted it as a double fine area and we have 3 different munys running radar within a 1/2 mile stretch...sometimes St. Ann has about 6 or 8 cars at a time out there...they are accidents waiting to happen.