• fr8bil avatar fr8bil Posted: 7/9/2012 6:39pm PDT

    Nothing more than illegal extortion completely violating ALL of any person's Constitutional rights. No jack booted speed cop has any right to demand payment of any kind. That is totally usurping the the power of the Courts and it makes no diff. whether the person in question is a foreign national or a U.S. Citizen.

  • retiredscleo avatar retiredscleo Posted: 1/9/2013 9:59am PST

    Most states require police officers to take bond money from violators who live out side of the US and also US citizens who do not have a valid driver license or are not members of the (nrvc) compact. The reason is there is no way to ensure the violators court appearance or payment of the ticket. The violator may still contest the charge in court either way. Posting bond does not admit guilt. Members of (nrvc) can have their license suspended for failure to pay traffic fine so they are given a courtesy summons. They can either come to court or let the bond stand as the fine!

  • biochfan avatar biochfan Posted: 7/10/2012 6:35am PDT

    Anything the police do to "entrap" a motorist should be illegal including hiding behind buildings, trees, billboards, dip in the road, in a drive or road off the highway, behind a bridge abutment. They go after foreign drivers plus out of state ones as they know they are most likely on vacation and either won't or don't want to go to court and fight it. So they just pay the fine. It's like shooting fish in a barrel or as my dad says they are basically sitting ducks. First thing every driver should do is buy a radar dectector. I won't drive without one. First time it goes off it'll pay for itself. ANYTHING the average driver can do to beat the cops at these "speed traps" or as I call them "revenue generators" is fair and legal in my opinion.

  • fb_100000552030719 avatar Kevin Posted: 7/12/2012 5:58am PDT

    @biochfan: ok, ok cops do hide behind things and get all sneaky to catch speeders (as well as APBs, DWIs and a litany of other issues too long to belabor here). Ya Wanna know WHY we hide?? Because every single bloody time you SEE us you get a dose of religion and do it the right way RIGHT UP TILL YOU DON'T SEE US ANY MORE!!! So we sometimes take the "seeing us" out of the equation on occasion. Are you also recomending that the next time I investigate a child molester I just set up a pair of 6x20 binocculars on a tripod on their front lawn? You don't always do stupid stuff where i can see...so if you DO alot of stupid stuff...I'm alowing you the visual peace of mind of doing in my line of sight what you'd normally do any darn way.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/9/2012 11:27am PDT

    "Report: Springdale, Utah Speed Trap Targets Foreign Tourists"

    That's because they are called "Soft Targets". Maine does the same thing with tourist even though they depend on Tourism to to help supplement their greedy tax policy which is used mostly for social programs. The facts are there on the Net is one cares to do the research.

  • fb_1431009018 avatar Jeff Posted: 7/11/2012 9:00pm PDT

    "However, he also says that an internal investigation has cleared his officers of any wrongdoing."

    Right. Much more likely that he's on the take as well.

  • fb_100000552030719 avatar Kevin Posted: 7/12/2012 5:59am PDT

    I'm sorry but on THIS post i think i agree, Jeff