Speed traps hurt golf economy
Making the drive that so many golfers make, from the East Coast down to Myrtle Beach on I-95, it is striking how many speed traps are set up along the corridor. From New Jersey to Baltimore to Virginia, every state seems determined to grab a bigger and bigger share of ticket revenue.
On one 20-mile stretch, I counted 10 different cars pulled over.
Does this make any sense if you’re trying to promote travel and tourism in a still sluggish economy?
We should be encouraging people to make trips, not fining them $100 for going 65 in a 55. Is there a bigger waste of police (which means public) resources than the speed trap? And don’t give me the tired bureaucratic line about speed traps catching people who are wanted for other crimes. If that is the purpose, than the state troopers should arrest those people and let everyone else they pulled over who doesn’t have an outstanding warrant go without a ticket.
Otherwise, they should change those catchy tourism slogans. Visit Virginia: Tickets R Us.
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