• Dec 24, 2008
Teens are known for having a lot of time, some seriously outrageous ideas for filling that time, and a slightly obsessive need for revenge. Add a few residential speed cameras into that mix, and what you have is a creative perversion of the entire speed camera system. Teens in Maryland have evidently been printing out the license plates numbers of rival teens, putting them on their own cars, and then purposely blasting by speed cameras posted in residential neighborhoods. The rival teen -- or his parents -- then gets a $40 citation in the mail.
The police say they haven't heard anything about it, and the local government doesn't sound like it has come up with any way to prevent or limit the habit. Which means that teens will be teens, and parents will be left to complain about it and fight the citations in court. Said one parent, "I hope the public at large will complain loudly enough that local Montgomery County government officials will change their policy of using these cameras for monetary gain. The practice of sending speeding tickets to faceless recipients without any type of verification is unwarranted and an exploitation of our rights." Oh, these kids today...

[Source: The Sentinel]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Make all the enemies you want in high school - it won't matter. You will never see those people again, so f^ck em. I left for college after high school and never returned to my home town. I could not care less what happened to those people.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Idea of using same car, same color is a good one, if you can't find the same one you could rent one too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maryland teenagers have the most ghetto mentality...yet they're the "richest" state. I grew up there, and schemes like this are very common.
        • 6 Years Ago
        MoCo has its ghetto parts, but Rockville is not ghetto -- unless you're comparing it to Potomac or Bethesda. 98% of the nation would be considered ghetto if you're comparing anything to these two towns.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, if you got caught, Daddy's lawyers would get you off.
        • 6 Years Ago
        this is ridiculous.

        If a cop caught you with a fake license, you'd be fked.
        Why not simply damage the person's car with a bb gun or spraypaint homosexual slurs on it?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ flashpoint
        sure that would work...but you know what, i'd be more willing to take a $40 dollar ticket in the mail. trashing someones car, between a couple guys...thats real personal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm growing up there, and you're right. The funniest thing is that it's trickling down from the richer high school (Wootton) to the poorer high schools (Richard Montgomery and Rockville).

        It's made even more convenient by the fact that the county has placed speeding cameras right in front of these schools, resulting in more rear end accidents there. Hmmm.....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd go one step further and say that MoCo doesn't really have ANY "ghetto" parts. At least not like the kind of slums you find elsewhere. I mean, Seneca in Germantown is supposed to be one of the most ghetto schools in the county, but compared to the rest of the country, it's pretty good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here's a neat trick.

      -Find out what city council member pushed for the cameras
      -Find his/her license plate number
      -....

      I suppose "city council member" could be replaced with any public official who pushed for the cameras.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thats a good Idea lol

        Thanks for the kids in Maryland for thinking of the unthinkable lmao....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Definitely.

        I do not support the abuse of traffic cameras for petty revenge or pranking.

        Compromising them in order to show how flawed they and the system they operate in are by subjecting the very people who pushed the cameras/system on their constituents to the very flaws of the system, well hell go for it.

        Government won't stop grabbing money out of your pocket just cos you tell it to stop. Sometimes you gotta give it a slap on the wrist.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somehow, it's genius !
      What a way of showing the system is flawed.

      Gladly, we don't have many of those in Canada yet, but what i'd do is if we had some.

      To begin with, a company car has an F plate, a licence number begining with F, like FPV9156, and some cop cars have those...

      What you do is you get a plate number from a copper, stick it on yours, and DRIIIIIVE.

      This way, no one actually gets the ticket because, it's registered to the town who's trying to rob you !!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha.

      Number one rule: Don't make enemies in high school. It's not worth it. None of that crap matters after it's over, anyway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just abolish speed cameras. There's just so many reasons why they simply don't work, and this is one of them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly...


        (In response to Reader)
        • 6 Years Ago
        You could say the same thing about centralized government.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This sounds like a great idea for ALL people to do this. Speed cameras and red light cameras are an abomination. People should not be ticketed by machines.

      Every person in a city or town should get the license plate numbers of local politicians. Then they should put the license plate numbers on their cars and purposely get hit by speed cameras. The scummy politicians will get hit with copious tickets and through a simple act of civil disobedience we can drive home the point that only law enforcement officials - not machines - should hand out tickets.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is brilliant! so funny!
      lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      somehow this doesn't seem like a way of showing "how flawed the system is" it seems like a bunch of petty punks being dicks to each other. they'd probably get pissed if the cameras were abolished as they'd have to find new ways to screw with each other.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey, that's where I live! We have lines on the road that tell you exactly where the pictures will be taken. We also got signs all over the place claiming there is 'photo enforcement' just to scare out-of-towners.

      and Wooton being the richer school? um, no...
      Churchill > Wooton
      • 6 Years Ago
      Brilliant!

      Why didn't I think of this!!!

      ANYThiNG ANYONE CAN DO TO SCREW WITH THE A-HOLES WHO PUT THESE UP I SAY GO FOR IT!!! If innocents get in the way, so be it.

      These cameras suck ass, there un-American. If any of the MD people who did this are reading - you are great Americans!
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