I think the best part of this whole mess is that they hung the lower speed limit signs over a week ago and covered them up with black plastic. Today, the signs on Roosevelt/Sycamore/the technical name for the road from East Falls Church to 7 corners was unwrapped. Literally putting the cart before the horse (before they make the horse go slower).
Has someone actually gotten a ticket from a speed camera by going only 1 mph over the limit? If so, please post evidence of this. I’d be very surprised to hear that.
Had a buddy who got ticketed for 27 in a 25 once, but his dad was a cop so it got thrown out.
In montgomery county there was a guy who got a ticket from one for going LESS than the speed limit.
And yes, in DC you will get one for doing 1 mph above the speed limit. 1-10 over the limit is the same fine, so there is no difference between doing 9 (or 10) mph over and 1 over. You get the same $50 fine, which used to be $75 because so many people were complaining about it.
@NS wrote, there was a guy who got a ticket from one for going LESS than the speed limit.”
Ummm, not quite. The driver did not receive a ticket for driving less than speed limit. He mistakenly received a ticket for going 53 in 35 mile zone. There was human error screwup that mistakenly sent him a ticket that should have gone to the speeding car. The guy who mistakenly received the ticket, just happened to be going one mile under the speed limit at the time as documented by the same speed camera.
Of course, you meant your posting to be a joke, right?
In MD, 95 is now a permanent “work zone”. They spend a LOT of money putting in the “work zone speed limit” signs that look just as permanent as normal speed limit signs. Do you think they will even declare it not a work zone or would htey lose too much money?
You seem to claim a lot of knowledge of signage costs. Please do share with us how much it costs to put up a sign if you planning on continuing to assert that a lot of money is spent on doing so.
If the county wanted ticket revenue they could just ticket people under our existing speed limits. It’s not like we lack for speeding.
Wait – NS told the facts wrong, or failed to read his own link?
Not surprising. Surprising that he’s a lawyer though.
In Washington DC, the Washington Monument is now a permanent “Closed for Repairs” zone. They spend a LOT of money putting in the “Under Repair” signs that look just as permanent as the normal “Tour Starts Here” signs. Do you think they will even [sic] declare it not under repair or would they lose too much money?
Do you think they will even declare it not a work zone or would htey lose too much money?
I assume they lose money having to pay those workers hazard pay like fat cat policeman and fireman. Unless they should work for the love of I-95.
Funny given whenever I drive on 95 in that work zone i never see anyone working, nor even equipment there. However they do have the speed cameras there.
Perhaps they work during off hours so as not to inconvenience fine folks and yourself.
@ sansabelt wrote, “Wait – NS told the facts wrong, or failed to read his own link?”
On ARLnow forums, there was a poster who was always ranting and raving about liberal Democrats and deniers of reality. Other readers spent time attempting to reply with rational answers to further the discussion. Do you think the original poster would change his mode of behavior and be a productive participant? Do you think it’s possible, or would the poster not want to lose all the attention he is given?
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