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Exclamation Unusual Way Police catch Speeders!

I wanted to share this video I saw on how the police/State Patrol catch speeders. This is just wrong!! Another great reason to Have a laser jammer.

YouTube - Wisconsin State Patrol's Unusual Way To Catch Speeders
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I really don't understand this type of enforcement.

To me, it's just revenue generation.

Why do I think that way?

Here's why:

What good would it do, in the above situation, if they had a dangerous driver go through the area, and, say, bowl over a "construction worker," because they didn't see an enforcement vehicle in the area?

Wouldn't some proactive SAFETY, be much better?

How about just stationing a fully-marked, lights-blazing, patrol vehicle, with its Ka-band blasting constant-on, wide-open, down that stretch of highway?

I'd bet that would get EVERYONE's attention, and actually slow everyone down.

What's the good of this kind of entrapment?

Does it really promote safety?

I don't think that such scare tactics work at all. Particularly for out-of-area drivers who, going through such an area, may not know, at all, that it's targeted for enforcement.

This is the same reason why I completely oppose such "undercover" traps - or any kind of speed-traps, for that matter - in active school zones or other high-risk areas.

Instead of setting traps, why don't they actually do something that will cause traffic to actually slow and become safer, such as a highly visible enforcement vehicle or vehicles, each broadcasting the fact that they are there, ready to chase-down anyone who flagrantly defies the law?

What good is it going to do the family of the enforcer that gets runs over by a dangerous driver, on such a "sting" operation? What good will it do me, as a parent, if a speeder runs over my child, while the enforcers sit, concealed?

If it's really about safety, they'd do things completely differently.

In a high-crime area, you don't just "sting." You also beef up VISIBLE police presence to DETER crime.

I firmly believe that the proper way to enforce traffic SAFETY is just by such deterrence.


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TSi+WRX,

Your right, its all about the money, they don't care about peoples safety, if they did they would be very visiable to drivers so they would slow down. It makes me so mad to see this kind of enforcement. There is no point in this. To me its just an illegal speed trap. This statement Quote below sums it all up to me:

Quote:: "Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens' lives. Rep. Ron Paul."






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I really don't understand this type of enforcement.

To me, it's just revenue generation.

Why do I think that way?

Here's why:

What good would it do, in the above situation, if they had a dangerous driver go through the area, and, say, bowl over a "construction worker," because they didn't see an enforcement vehicle in the area?

Wouldn't some proactive SAFETY, be much better?

How about just stationing a fully-marked, lights-blazing, patrol vehicle, with its Ka-band blasting constant-on, wide-open, down that stretch of highway?

I'd bet that would get EVERYONE's attention, and actually slow everyone down.

What's the good of this kind of entrapment?

Does it really promote safety?

I don't think that such scare tactics work at all. Particularly for out-of-area drivers who, going through such an area, may not know, at all, that it's targeted for enforcement.

This is the same reason why I completely oppose such "undercover" traps - or any kind of speed-traps, for that matter - in active school zones or other high-risk areas.

Instead of setting traps, why don't they actually do something that will cause traffic to actually slow and become safer, such as a highly visible enforcement vehicle or vehicles, each broadcasting the fact that they are there, ready to chase-down anyone who flagrantly defies the law?

What good is it going to do the family of the enforcer that gets runs over by a dangerous driver, on such a "sting" operation? What good will it do me, as a parent, if a speeder runs over my child, while the enforcers sit, concealed?

If it's really about safety, they'd do things completely differently.

In a high-crime area, you don't just "sting." You also beef up VISIBLE police presence to DETER crime.

I firmly believe that the proper way to enforce traffic SAFETY is just by such deterrence.

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