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Postal Service says itís immune from local traffic laws
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Posted on 02/01/2013 8:15:05 PM PST by virgil283

"government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, no. In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored.

“In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern” that postal workers promptly deliver over 200 billion pieces of mail annually.

“However, as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation,” she continued.

That last bit did not go over well with American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based company that enforces East Cleveland’s camera citations"

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: postal
Alas for thee ...laws may be... but not for me ...For I be more equal than thee....
1 posted on 02/01/2013 8:15:14 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Well, it just so happens that I am also immune to local laws. The courts have ruled that corporations have the same rights as individuals, and I happen to be an individual. Therefore, if they are immune, I am immune.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 8:19:15 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

LOL! Explain that to the next cop that pulls you over for anything. ;-)


3 posted on 02/01/2013 8:24:01 PM PST by doc1019
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To: virgil283

So all federal employees are immune from state and local laws? Should make the morning commute interesting.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 8:56:30 PM PST by PAR35
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To: virgil283

Exempt from traffic laws, or trafficking laws??


5 posted on 02/01/2013 9:03:19 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: virgil283
They would be right in my home town (Owego, NY), though such flagrant behavior wouldn't be tolerated long.

From the village charter...

§ 187-5. Applicability to emergency vehicles.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to nor affect the vehicles of the Police or Fire Departments of the Village nor any ambulance of any recognized hospital, corporation or institution while being driven in the line of duty if, in the judgment of the driver or operator of such vehicle or ambulance, such business requires that he disregard the same, but such driver or operator of such vehicle or ambulance shall at all times drive with all due care and caution under the circumstances so as not to endanger the person or property of himself or others. Vehicles of the Police and Fire Departments and all of such ambulances and all vehicles conveying the United States Mail shall have the right-of-way over all other vehicles upon any street within the Village.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 9:04:34 PM PST by Styria
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To: virgil283

Regardless of my anti-federal government thoughts, I HATE the red light camera companies even more, so I support the PO here.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 10:02:10 PM PST by BobL
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