Notorious Florida town has dismantled a police force that imposed ticket quotas
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 the tiny community may know it all too well.
Drivers nabbed in Baltimore and Ohio. How wide-spread could the problem be?
Nobody likes getting nabbed for a speeding ticket, or running a red-light by a police officer. And it is especially galling having your mistake picked up by a red-light or speeding camera. But here is a case when it's hard to complain about the work of camera alerting the public to especially dangerous drivers.
There's no doubt about it, speeding tickets are a drag. Your insurance premiums go up, you may have to go to court or traffic school. And these days even if you don't get nabbed by the local constabulary, it'll cost you more just because of high fuel prices. Now it may cost you even more if you get busted in the Atlanta suburb of Holly Springs. When the police are out there patrolling the streets for over-exuberant scofflaws they are burning gas. The increase in gas prices has already eaten up 6