Skip to comments.LAST WEEK I GOT A SPEEDING TICKET
Posted on 02/02/2013 6:11:35 AM PST by coconutt2000
LAST WEEK I GOT A SPEEDING TICKET. OK fine, I was speeding 32 mph in a 20 mph zone in front of the tank farm just past Scanlan's gas station. Well like a good citizen I go in to pay my ticket and the clerk tells me to pay $60.00.OK I pay my sala and notice that there are 2 revenue codes listed: 1 for (100-221-4510) $50.00 and 1 for (101-714-4512) $10.00.
So I ask the clerk what the other charge was as I was only sighted for speeding.She tells me that the other charge is a Law Enforcement Fee. I ask what the #### is a Law Enforcement Fee? She says thats a fee to enforce the Law.
I walk away scratching my head and thinking,there must be some fool sitting in some obscure office in the back of EOB, thinking of how many different ways they can screw the public out of whatever little money they have left after paying their high electricity bills and expensive gas. So I guess I not only got a ticket but I also had to pay him to write it. Talk about adding Insult to injury.
My question here is what is a Law Enforcement Fee and does it only apply to Traffic Violations or does it apply across the board to any and all law enforcement services ?
SAMOA NEWS ANSWERS:
According to our archives, Samoa News reported in August 2010, that Gov. Togiola Tulafono submitted to the Fono for consideration and approval a $120,000 appropriation bill to purchase four new vehicles for the Department of Public Safety, to be used only for police services.
According to the proposed measure, the funding source for the four vehicles was the special law enforcement account, which is overseen by the court, which collects $10 from every person involved in a traffic violation. Then Police Commissioner Tuaolo Fruean later testified in the Fono that there were sufficient funds in this account for the proposed purchases.
So, the fee is only applied to traffic violations, and the money collected by the court is deposited in a separate account for Department of Public Safety purchases, such as their new vehicles.
Uh, huh. Sure it is.
You CANNOT trust any form of government. PERIOD!
Your first mistake was pleading guilty....always challenge the ticket. Don’t let them use speed enforcement for revenue enhancement.
Not law enforcement, revenue enforcement.
You’re lucky you didn’t get the “asking the clerk a question fee” and the “scratching your head in a public building fee.”
Not law enforcement, revenue enforcement.
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If it were truly for SAFETY, there would be a modest fine (such as in this case $10.00 to maintain equipment) and A LOT of points on your license.
Of course, under the setup, you need MORE lawbreakers in order to be able to pay for the equipment and the company that either ‘gifts or loans’ it to you. THEY don’t want the people to EVER stop speeding or running lights. Once that happens, the game is over.
I was at a truck stop and some ‘old guy’ was walking around the parking lot with a broom and a dust pan on a long stick, picking up trash.
I got out of my vehicle, with the remnants of my last stop, coffe cup, sandwich bag etc and deposited it in one of the MANY trash cans around. The guy ‘thanked me’ and I told him, “Don’t thank me, if ALL people were like me YOU wouldn’t have a job, so you want all the slobs and pigs in the world to throw trash on the ground”. He said “gee, never thought of it like that before”. On the way back to my truck I dropped some trash on the ground for him...and he THANKED ME.
Most local law enforcement agencies for years now have been charging a fee to the operators of motor vehicles involved in traffic crashes to pay for emergency response costs including ambulance and fire. Drivers usually submit the bills to their motor vehicle insurance carrier for possible full or partial payment.
As far as traffic violation fees it seems to be open season on violators for any and every fee tacked on by local municipalities especially those that are now, or about to be going bankrupt due to loss of revenue from residents leaving because of the high taxes and fees.
Just another of the king’s millions of little whims which we da sheeple take cheerfully in our stride....
They Ain’t Got No Crap We Won’t Take!
And Don’t Ya Fergit It!
Fixed it for you.
Red light cameras are the most recent scam to rob drivers of their hard earned money.
I got a ticket for talking on my cell phone and went to pay it online and it indicated it wasn’t in the system. I got concerned and wrote to the DMV and got a letter back telling me the officer had 1 year to put it in the system and to check back on a regular basis. That was 360 days ago and it’s still not in the system.
After the 7th of February I will consider it null and void.
Back in 1991, when I was a foolish college student, I was arrested and convicted of driving under the influence. Officially my fine was $450, but after tacking on a “penalty assessment” and a payment to the “victims’ restitution fund” (huh? What victims? I didn’t hit anyone; I just got pulled over!) it grew to around three times that amount.
I can still remember a time in the state of California when I could just pay a small fee and do traffic school to keep an infraction off my driving record. Now (actually, for about the last twenty years or so) I have to pay the bail amount on the ticket plus an administrative fee, along with whatever the school itself costs.
Funny, they lie in wait in the more affluent zip codes. I don't see them hanging around down in the barrios.
We obviously employ to many police officers if they need administrative fees added to tickets. Find out the tickets each officer writes and if all they are doing is writing speeding tickets they should no longer have a job.
Click on my user name and read my about page. That brief caused the city atty to postpone the trial and not reschedule. The statute of limitations ran out on that ticket.
I take my two kids to school each morning in to separate runs. Both in affluent areas, one being right around the corner (in Phoenix terms, nothing is right around the corner here (: ) And the other about 3-4 miles.
Like clockwork, on the last day of the month, it's like charging a minefield to get them there. I must pass 15 cops in wait pulling over soccer moms. Granted, women do seem to drive overly aggressive these days, so a small part of me takes perverse pleasure in seeing them get pulled over.
Yes. I got a ticket for “speeding” in a very affluent area. The deputy snidely asked me “WHY I WAS CUTTING THROUGH PARKLAND” to get to my (not so affluent) home address.
I fought the ticket, quoting the officer word for word, and WON. It was a clear case of snobbery.
You think? Possibly. But, I think they do it to punish those people because they figure they can afford the tickets.
Only 60 bucks for a speeding ticket?
I’m moving to Samoa!
It's an adder to help cover Union Dues.....
I agree. It seems like lots of temporary taxes and temporary spending have a way of becoming permanent.
Nice brief/filing ...
That would be a possibility.
Except that he issued the ticket AFTER reading my address on my license and snorting “NICE neighborhood you live in. Do you like to cut through Parkland?”
**** “Exactly. I don’t call them police officers, I call them revenue collectors.”
Don’t be dissing them... they are “Revenue Enhancement Agents”
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