Posts Tagged ‘ticket’
“The evening of the 20th of February 2011 started with relief, as I was anxious to get back to the important work of the Alaskan Legislature. Heading into security after time with the line of passengers, I felt upbeat. I’d blocked out the horror of three months earlier, but after the pleasant TSA agent checked the ticket and ID, I suddenly found myself directed into scanning by the Seattle Airport’s full-body imaging scan. The horror began again. A female agent placed herself blocking my passage. Scan results would again display that my breast cancer and the resulting scars pointed a TSA finger of irregularity at my chest. I would require invasive, probing hands of a stranger over my body.
(I applaud Mrs Cissna’s stand, especially as a female cancer patient. Why we as a nation can’t seem to find a better way to make airport security work is beyond comprehension.
I’m touched by Mrs. Cissna’s statement that she would not want to “submit to that horror” of that “twisted policy” again. I’m also reminded that an intrusive local, state, or federal government regulations have taken us into a nanny state.
There are regulations or laws that:
1. Allow teenagers to get abortions without the knowledge of their parents. Imagine how their parents must feel knowing that their daughter was allowed to submit to an intimate horror.
2. Permit legislatures to tax us into oblivion because they believe they know better than we do. From Obamma Care to introducing a bill in Maryland that would require taxpayers to fund “financial literacy” courses for school students instead of focusing on the three R’s.
3. Allow private enterprise to declare eminent domain against citizen property owners so a bigger financial interest can make a profit using the land owned by someone else.
3. Allow governments to stop the exploration for and taking of natural resources available in our own country.
4. Allow union thugs to take over state houses and Democrat law makers to flee a state in order to prevent a vote and a necessary debate.
5. Allow retirement ponzi schemes to proliferate and destroy local and state economies.
6. Make it easier for businesses to treat the older, and physically handicapped persons as worthless and unemployable. Age discrimination and discrimination against the handicapped exists but we pay it little mind.
7. Make it OK to text (use a cell phone) while at a red light. Oh yes, that’s us. Maryland.)
There are quite a few things we can get behind, we Democrats and Republicans. I just wish more eyes were open to the real injustices of this world and that we were really focused on solutions. Let’s hope this courageous Democrat Alaskan law maker takes her experience and runs with it – the right direction. Let’s get these laws changed. Let’s look at all of the kooky ones, the ones that make no sense, and the laws motivated by greed and politics. Let’s get it all done.
Mayor Karen Rooker said Terry Foster handed in his wife’s letter of resignation to council members immediately after Tuesday night’s meeting. Rooker said the letter did not offer an explanation for her decision. No public announcement has been made.
The Gazatte has the ENTIRE story:
Even on-duty officers in marked patrol cars aren’t getting out of paying the fines. Many Maryland jurisdictions are holding officers and other emergency workers personally liable for the tickets, unless they can prove they were responding to legitimate emergencies at the time.
(I applaud this if it is true. One of the reasons I started this site is because i witnessed officers of the law waving buddies with FP and FOP plates/tags by while stopping others at speed traps. Another is because an officer lied in court when a close relative testified at her citation hearing. And also because a Police Lieutenant from a major Maryland city told me his FP plates were obtained primarily for his sixteen year old son in order to avoid citations. This state is in the dark ages of police behavior when it comes to holding officers accountable. In the state where I was an officer this kind of behavior vanished in the 70′s with street justice. I’ll believe it when i see it.” i was proud to be a cop. I want our Maryland officers to behave and believe the same way.)
There are speeding tickets and penalties for driving drunk. But if an obscure provision in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal becomes law, motorists in Maryland will have another sanction to worry about: a fine for bad driving.
Get caught going 85 on the highway twice in two years? On top of the $1,080 in traffic fines you’ve earned, you’d owe the state $1,500. There would be a new fee for drunken driving too: A conviction would cost an additional $500 every year for three years.
A driver who didn’t pay the surcharge could see his or her license suspended.
(Now this is really odd. Vallario, also a Democrat, was vehemently opposed to drunk driving penalties that involved installing breathalyzers in repeat offender’s cars. His pal O’Malley would like to tax them. and hard. I suppose he sees a revenue stream. Statistically the gov-man knows drunks will drink and drive again and then owe more taxes. He also already knows that drivers in our state have developed bad habits that could – help with revenue! O’Malley and his pals would seem like heroes zapping the bad guys. the think so because they believe the right thinks so.
Well, if you have not yet guessed it, I DID NOT vote for Mr. O’Malley and his henchmen. He’s a progressive. The means justifies the end and if he can “justify the means” he believes he will achieve his end.
Yes drunks and bad drivers deserve what they get, but I believe that that the MUD license tag is a better idea. Hitting the bad driver in the pocket book is just the cost of driving and will not in any way effect behavior.
Behavior is changed by people who want to change their behavior. At STOP the MUD we insist that people will and can change their behavior when enough good examples surround them.
What is O’Malley going to do about the state government employees that drive recklessly? How about the police? The off duty police and their families with FP and FOP plates? The firefighters? I’m guessing the good old boys will protect themselves unless HONEST police and fire managers step in to change things.
At STOP the MUD we believe that MAN CAN GOVERN HIMSELF without the help of people like O’Malley. It is high time Marylanders decided to drive safely for safety and to protect themselves from Annapolis.)
“On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I avoided I-95 and took Route 301 through Maryland. There was no traffic and it was a very nice drive, with one exception. I got a ticket for failing to move one lane to the left when passing a state police car parked on the right shoulder. I must pay a $110 fine!”
(Dr. Gridlock writes on the new move-over law. I think anyone who receives such a citation should take it to court and discuss with the judge what was perceived as safe.
Next, I think that any public safety vehicles disobeying the traffic laws should be reported. Personal vehicles with public safety vanity plates should be reported as well. The violations I have seen by the latter two are far more serious than a vehicle passing a patrol car on a highway.)
CLARKSBURG, Md.(CBS) A Montgomery County police officer who struck and paralyzed a young boy with his cruiser received a $185 speeding ticket. It is unclear whether the officer was disciplined by the state or the police department.
(We need on and off duty public safety AND their families to start setting a driving example so this kind of tragedy does not happen again)
Until they are both back online, he said officers will patrol the area carefully and use laser speed guns to ensure motorists are obeying the law.
Read the story in the GaithersburgPatch:
(Absolutely the WRONG way to express displeasure with speed cameras. The perpetrator has cost the taxpayers $40K times two.
The statement above was a little humorous. I would hope that officers were patrolling the area effectively anyway looking for aggressive driving behavior or to ticket the drivers running the red. A red-light cam citation goes to the registered owner for payment and DOES NOT really hold the actual driver personally (only financially) accountable. In a perfect world these traps would be the exception and not the rule. )
“How many other innocent motorists have received a false citation by you making them guilty by association and afraid to come forth and challenge the process,” Catterton wrote in a letter to the Brentwood mayor and council. “[Given] Chief Risik’s sarcastic attitude I doubt that he will send me an apology letter canceling the citation — could you ensure that this occurs.”
TheNewsPaper.com has the Entire story:
Motorists in Maryland are outraged after receiving speed camera citations many believe to be wildly inaccurate. WJLA-TV reported complaints about cameras on Indian Head Highway in Forest Heights. The for-profit company that issues the tickets accused Earl Lomax of driving his 40,000 pound RV towing an automobile at 53 MPH uphill, a speed that it could not have reached in the short space available to accelerate before the camera. The Washington Examiner similarly reported that Optotraffic has been issuing tickets to buses in Prince George’s County, including one accused of driving 78 MPH in a 35 zone on Bladensburg Road.
A traffic ticket issued to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in 2002 went unpaid for more than seven years, court records indicate, and he sought to address the matter weeks after launching his mayoral campaign.
Read the ENTIRE article at the Washington Post:
(A citizen would be faced with immediate arrest and a high bail in a situation like this. Seven years is a long time. This “council” member should have the book thrown at him. How can a politician of this character represent anyone on traffic issues?)