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Car: Law Enforcement

Pay to speed
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Drivers should be able to purchase a sticker that would be placed on the windshield of a car that radar would be able to read that told the officer that this car had paid a yearly fee of x amount of dollars to go 10 miles over the legal speed limit. This dollar amount and the sticker would allow the car to pass through the radar without being stopped.
metipper, Jan 31 2004

Pay to Speed http://www.hallettracing.com/
... And maybe win some money [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004]

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       Where I live, you can get a bumper sticker after donating $20 to the Policemen's Benevolent Association; supposedly cars with this decal are "coincidentally" pulled over less often. Bribery or charity, you decide..
dryman, Jan 31 2004
  

       I think this would work with special radar guns and RFID tags. Maybe you can get special speeding passes when you pass a racing school or the like.\   

       (You should make up a good title, instead of using the category)
KLRico, Jan 31 2004
  

       yes, something like Moment In Time Near Theater Motion Capture Device
theircompetitor, Jan 31 2004
  

       I think it's a winner. Of course the annual amount you pay would have to be greater than the potential average fine for speeding. In effect you would be paying your speeding tickets in advance.
dalziel, Jan 31 2004
  

       Doesn't stop 'em killing people, though, does it?   

       Maybe combine it with an "if I'm prosecuted for dangerous driving, I agree to double the normal sentence" affadavit?
JKew, Feb 01 2004
  

       I don't like it at all. I wonder if people realize that speed limits are established for safety, not only as a source of income for the gov't.
motive power, Feb 01 2004
  

       [motive power], it isn't the speed of a drunken or inattentive driver that kills you; it is the drunkeness or inattentiveness. The impact of 75 mph is quite similar to that of 65 mph. However, fishbone for trying to get us to pay our speed taxes in advance.
ConsultingDetective, Feb 01 2004
  

       // The impact of 75 mph is quite similar to that of 65 mph. //   

       Unfortunately no: kinetic energy scales with the square of velocity. 75mph is 15% faster than 65mph, but carries 33% more energy.
JKew, Feb 02 2004
  

       Perhaps if this required additional driver training, to make sure that the faster drivers were also better drivers, with the ability to revoke the priviledge if you lose your edge.
DonBirnam, Feb 02 2004
  

       Two words: Track Day. <link>
Letsbuildafort, Feb 02 2004
  

       "75mph is 15% faster than 65mph, but carries 33% more energy"   

       That doesn't matter because both speeds are 4 or 5 times faster than needed to kill you.
SystemAdmin, Feb 02 2004
  

       Anything that gets people to learn to drive gets my approval. Stupidity and ineptitude kills, not speed.
bryaninbama, Feb 02 2004
  
      
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