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#1 2013-07-03 09:10:20

Steel
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OPP article in the Beacon

The Beacon reports the OPP wrote 7,032 speeding tickets...over a single weekend....2,344 per day...almost 100 tickets per hour...considering it takes close to an hour to stop a person, have the pre-ticket chat, write up the ticket and give it to them....that means a huge amount of man power doing nothing but writing speeding tickets...like in the 1,000's of cops each day.

Was this about safety?....they will tell you so...but I think it was more about revenue. Raise the speed limits back to what they were in the late 1960's (60mph on two lane roads and 70mph on controlled access)...and maybe the vast majority of the people that break the law everyday would be a little closer to be law abiding

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#2 2013-07-03 09:13:21

Steel
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Re: OPP article in the Beacon

at an average of $300 per ticket that's $2.1 million in revenue.....consider now the cost of writing all those tickets, wages, over time, equipment, support staff, court costs....you think our tax dollars are well spent on nonsense like this....not

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#3 2013-07-03 16:59:30

Blueline
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Re: OPP article in the Beacon

Steel
In the article you referenced, a woman got a $215 dollar fine for doing 125 k.p.h.  in an 80 so I don't know where you get the $300 average. And...any speeding tickets I've had have taken 15-20 minutes max.  Seems like you are just blowing smoke on this one.
Also, there were 98 impaired driving charges and 308 distracted driving charges.  That to me sounds like they saved some lives and makes this a very worthwhile endeavour.

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#4 2013-07-03 17:33:31

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Re: OPP article in the Beacon

Agreed...the BH reported Perth Opp issuing 112 speeding tickets on the Canada Day Long weekend (over 3 days).

During 25 RIDE checks throughout the county, police stopped 2347 drivers...only one failed a roadside breath test.  14 liquor Licence Act charges were laid along with 20 other moving violations.

Across the province all of Ontario, charges were 7,032 speeding, 98 impaired, 308 distracted driving and 1593 for seatbelt violations.

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#5 2013-07-05 18:39:13

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Re: OPP article in the Beacon

I wish the city cops could catch just one speeder on Maple Ave.

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#6 2013-07-08 14:10:03

Steel
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Re: OPP article in the Beacon

I wish they would spend time on O'loane and Matilda when school gets out...instead of driving around at 2:15...and then disaappearing

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