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    One of America's most notorious speed trap cities disbands police force
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    In 2003, AAA took the unprecedented step of erecting billboards to warn motorists of speed traps ahead Most people have never heard of Waldo, Florida, a tiny town of about 1,000 residents that lies along Route 310 between Gainesville and Jacksonville. But motorists who have driven through ...

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    Featured: How traffic enforcement could play out on roads of the future
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    The applications of connected-car technology may eventually lie beyond the authority of its creators. On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars. Systems now being ...

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    Report: How traffic enforcement has exacerbated racial tensions in Ferguson
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    There are some towns in St. Louis County that have issued more traffic citations than there are residents. The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a long history of simmering racial tensions between a largely black community and a primarily white police force. Protesters ...

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    ETC: Millionaire cricket player avoids driving ban because he has to drive fish and chips van
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    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 ...

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    ETC: Why one Long Island county dismissed $2.4 million in speed-camera fines [w/video]
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    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. A speed-camera program in one Long Island county issued almost 40,000 tickets over the past month. They're all being expunged. A malfunction with the ...

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    Report: Cop lets speeding G55 AMG driver go on Thanksgiving in exchange for revving engine
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    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 ...

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    Video: Portland police pursuit quack down caught on dash cam
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    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 ...

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    Report: 1,000s of UK speeders to get out of tickets because signs were in wrong font?
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    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 ...

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    Report: DC cop battles city to return $1.8M in unlawful tickets
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    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 ...

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    Report: Kyle Busch busted doing 128 mph while test-driving Lexus LFA
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    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 ...

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    PSA: If you're contesting a 144-mph speeding ticket, don't brag about your car's speed in a classified ad
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    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. Getting out of a 144-mph speeding ticket by claiming your car can't ...

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    Report: 74-year-old woman pulled over, tries to stab police with her car keys
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    There's a right way to behave when pulled over by the police, and about a million wrong ways to act. We aren't positive, but we're pretty sure that attempting to stab an officer with your car keys falls into the latter category. Yet that's exactly what 74-year-old Elizabeth Millonig tried to do ...

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    Report: Cops pull over 100 cars en route to Monticello
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    There are plenty of important rules when it comes to attending a track day, but one of the most easily overlooked and simultaneously important is, "Thou shalt not speed to or from the facility." Aside from all of that moralistic stuff about putting the public in danger, exceeding the posted limit ...

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    Video: Sternest speeding warning ever?
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    A policeman gives speeders a lesson in penal system – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When a police officer stops you for speeding, even if they give you a ticket, they will often try to provide some sort of additional deterrent to keep you from lead-footing it again. This could ...

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    Study: What vehicles get the most speeding tickets? You'll be surprised...
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    Quality Planning has just released its findings on which vehicles are more likely to snag their drivers a speeding ticket and who's likely to be behind the wheel when the blue lights come on. Surprisingly enough, the auto insurance analyst's list isn't dominated by hot-blooded young men with ...

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    PSA: Renting a car may result in unexpected speeding ticket charges
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    The people at MSN Money have unearthed a little known stipulation in rental car contracts that allows the manufacturer of speed and red light cameras to directly charge your credit card if you're caught breaking the law. How? Big name rental agencies like Hertz, Avis, Advantage and Budget have an ...

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    Jay Leno's best speeding story is better than yours
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    Just like any self-respecting car guy, Jay Leno has had his fair share of run-ins with local law enforcement. And, much like the rest of us, some of those run-ins result in great story material for those Monday morning watercooler conversations. But as you'd expect, Leno's are more ...

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    California leads the nation in Tweets about speeding tickets
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    Top speeding ticket Tweets: Top States – click above for the complete infographic
    Getting a speeding ticket is like slamming your hand in the car door, breaking your hand and then paying the hospital bill – only worse. Mostly because after the pain of paying the ticket goes away, ...

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    Speeding Tickets: 65 issued per minute and other fun facts
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    It's every driver's nightmare: flashing blue and red lights in your rearview mirror. Speeding tickets can strike a blow to anyone's day. While you pull away from the officer with your ticket in hand, you wonder, "Is going 10 or 15 miles per hour over the speed limit that big a deal?" or "How is ...

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    Report: Swiss Ferrari driver hit with record $290,000 speeding fine
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    Switzerland doesn't mess around when it comes to speeding tickets. Get caught with a lead foot in the land of Alpine vistas and serious chocolate and the cost of your transgression won't be based on a flat rate for the infraction, it will be based on how wealthy you are. An unnamed driver of a ...

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