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88Man beats speeding ticket with measuring tape

Speed camera may have been incorrectly recording speed for years

A man in Wales successfully beat his speeding ticket with nothing more than a tape measure.

51One of America's most notorious speed trap cities disbands police force

In 2003, AAA took the unprecedented step of erecting billboards to warn motorists of speed traps ahead

27New York City Speed Camera Issues $77K In Fines Over One Day

Camera issued 1,551 tickets

A single speed camera in Brooklyn is proving to be a boon for for city coffers after it issued 1,551 tickets on a single summer day.

18How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future

New Systems Offer Potential, But Automated Tickets Already Irk Drivers

The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators.

132How traffic enforcement has exacerbated racial tensions in Ferguson

Minor Offenses Can Lead To Cycle Of Fines, Court Cases, Poverty

There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents.

25Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van

It's not exactly a case of "affluenza," but it does appear to be another case of Money Makes Things Go Away, this time in the UK. Police there reportedly caught ex-England cricketer and professional boxer Andrew Flintoff doing 87 miles per hour, 17 mph over the limit, in his Bentley Continental GT. While we know how easy it is to creep past the posted limit in Crewe's finest, Flintoff has already been busted for speeding three times in the past three years and has nine points on his license. Thi

22Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines [w/video]

40,000 Tickets Affected By Nassau County Glitches

The goal of speed cameras should be to improve safety and change driver behavior, not to make motorists feel like they're being ripped off.

200Grandmother Writes Thank You Note After Receiving Ticket

Even a $150 fine couldn't spoil her interaction with a friendly state trooper

An Idaho grandmother may be the first person in history to write a thank you note to the state trooper who issued her a speeding ticket.

AddThat time Elon Musk got a speeding ticket showing off the Tesla Model S to Johnny Depp

Transcendence is a Johnny Depp vehicle that opens at movie theaters this weekend. The Tesla Model S is a Elon Musk vehicle that easily transcends the speed limits. What do these two seemingly unassociated facts share in common? A speeding ticket.

224Minor Traffic Infractions Cause Major Insurance Woes

New study shows moving violations can cause dramatic increases in insurance premiums

Serious violations such as drunk driving and driving recklessly will understandably lead to higher insurance rates, but, according to a new study from insuranceQuotes.com, even lesser infractions, such as minor speeding violations, result in significant increase in premiums for the offenders.

47Cop lets speeding G55 AMG driver go on Thanksgiving in exchange for revving engine

The holiday spirit is infectious, it seems, even for police officers. And, after watching this video, we're quite sure that the driver and passenger of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG are thankful that the Thanksgiving spirit spread long and far enough to cover a speeding ticket in exchange for a blip of the throttle.

29Portland police pursuit quack down caught on dash cam

One driver in Portland, OR should make a hefty donation to his or her local wildlife conservation group after a family of ducks got the person out of a speeding ticket. A Portland police officer clocked a car going 52 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone, but when the officer went to pursue the speeder, a mother duck and her two ducklings ran some unintended interference.

AddFirst US speeding ticket given to electric taxi in 1899, for a blistering 12 mph!

Apparently, electric vehicles have long tempted drivers to go faster than the law allows. According to a historical tidbit on Today I Found Out, the first-ever speeding ticket handed out in the US was given to a New York City cabbie driving a battery-electric car, all the way back in 1899.

490Woman Receives Speeding Ticket For Driving Too Slow

She's charged with doing 63 in a 65-mph zone, failing to keep right

A Maryland woman received a $90 traffic citation Friday. Her alleged violation? She wasn't driving too fast. She was driving too slow.

181,000s of UK speeders to get out of tickets because signs were in wrong font?

How's this for a technicality? According to a report from The Telegraph, thousands of speeding tickets issued to drivers over the last six years while traveling on a portion of the M42 motorway west of Coventry may not actually be liable for their fines. Why? Apparently, a series of signs showing variable speed limits were created with numbers that are too narrow.

221Taxi Driver Beats Faulty Speed Camera In Court

Camera indicated he was traveling 32 mph faster than actual speed

Finding fault with speed cameras has recently been an easy task. Speed cameras installed throughout the city of Baltimore were found to be so inaccurate that officials are scrapping the entire system and spending $450,000 to replace them. One issued a ticket to a driver stopped at a red light. In one small Ohio town, speed cameras issued 20,000 tickets in two weeks.

74Judge In Johnny Manziel Case In Hot Water Over Facebook Comment

Heisman Trophy winner was stopped for speeding south of Dallas

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel may have outrun the Oklahoma football team's defense in epic fashion earlier this month, but the Texas A&M quarterback cannot outrun the long arm of the law.

42DC cop battles city to return $1.8M in unlawful tickets

Like many thousands before him, Sergeant Mark Robinson of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was cited for speeding while driving through the District's Third Street Tunnel last fall. But unlike most of the other motorists, Sgt. Robinson contested the ticket and won a refund.

42Kyle Busch busted doing 128 mph while test-driving Lexus LFA

Life is tough, ain't it? We pay to see professional racing drivers hurtling around at breakneck speeds on the race track, but then give them tickets and even revoke their licenses for doing what they do best once off the race track. We see it all the time. Lewis Hamilton has run into his share of trouble. So has Danica Patrick. David Coulthard even got one during a Formula One demonstration on public streets. Even F1 team principals like Ross Brawn and Ron Dennis have run afoul of speed limits.

56PSA: If you're contesting a 144-mph speeding ticket, don't brag about your car's speed in a classified ad

Getting out of a 144-mph speeding ticket is undoubtedly a very tough business. Unless you have some very compelling evidence that the radar gun failed or the authorities were out to get you, your chances are likely rather grim.

AddHow your smartphone's GPS can get out of a speeding ticket

We've all have that friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend who fought the law over an erroneous speeding ticket, but do you know anyone who's put their smartphone on the stand to prove their innocence? Well, you do now.

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