May 10, 2013
All state and local government of the United States today have a major revenue source coming from the roads. Thanks to their parking tickets, red light cameras, speed cameras, speed traps and toll roads. All over America, some state and local government are in need of financial resources and most of them chose to use traffic enforcement to raise government revenues. National Motorist Association calculated that by issuing speeding tickets alone, the government was able to raise an amount from 4.5 billion to 6 billion dollars annually. It is obvious that the usual speeding ticket price keeps rising.
The state of California issues yearly more than 16 million traffic tickets costing with each fine costing around $250. For the affluent motorists, it is no big deal but for a family that can hardly afford their monthly expenses, this is a financial disaster. Looking at the country’s highways, they are altered systematically as surveillance post.
Every road has a number of hidden cameras like watchful eyes catching vehicles capturing millions of data points on all road users. As you drive along the highway, the police cruiser at the rear has your license plate plus a whole host of information about you. In District of Columbia -Washington authorities utilize automated license plate readers to surveillance every movement of every vehicle entering the city. Your time of arrival and departure are doubly noted.
Back in the old days, American highways were great illustrations of great liberties and freedoms that motorists enjoyed. Every Tom, Dick and Harry loved to hop into his vehicle and enjoy a spin. Today, the government is taking out the joy of driving. Lopsided bureaucrats dominating political system have decided that tons of money is sucked out of roads as tools to increase revenues.
James Tignanelli, president of the Michigan Police Officers Association said that when elected officials need more money, they know it is found on the road. They try to cover up by saying that the goal of all those road gadgets is to stop speeding but it is actually a money generating scheme.
Utica-Michigan Police Chief Michael Reaves mentioned that the role of law enforcement has changed over the years. When he started in this job 3 decades ago, police work never revenue enhancement, but today a police chief has to look for means to produces revenues.
The Los Angeles Times noticed that various traffic fines L.A. are far higher than they were once. Eight years ago, a driver running a red light was fined $271 but today it is almost double to $446. One study made found that a driver getting just one speeding ticket has to pay an additional 20% for car insurance in the next three to six years.
That adds up to tons of green bucks!
USA Today reported that issuing traffic tickets by installation of hidden cameras has become a profitable industry. Politicians instead of making laws are finding ways to issue even more tickets as the tickets issued from cameras.
If you have received a traffic ticket, please contact an experienced traffic ticket lawyer. Protect your right to drive legally
Source: Info Wars Com