Speeding tickets can sure get you down, can’t they? You’re cruising down the road and all of a sudden you see flashing lights behind you. But what if you don’t get pulled over? Instead, a week or two later you receive your ticket in the mail. No opportunity to argue or reason you way out of it, either.
How did this happen?
Really, you shouldn’t have been speeding. Especially not on I-95 where the radar camera will get you every time!
On the other hand, you may never speed and you want to feel safe knowing that spring-breakers and out-of-towners have a reason not to speed.
The radar camera will snap a picture of you and your license plate when you speed. The speed limit on I-95 is 70 miles per hour. If the camera takes a picture of you, it means you were driving at least 81 miles per hour.
Since the camera was installed, there have been no highway fatalities, and accidents are down by 30%. When you see those numbers, it’s hard to argue with the camera!
Ridgeland has a population of 4,000. So why have over 10,000 tickets been dished out? The majority of the drivers on I-95 are from out of town.
State Senator Larry Grooms wants the camera outlawed, stating it’s just a money making gimmick.
The result of all those tickets? Almost $250,000 for South Carolina, Ridgeland, and the company that makes the camera.
If the camera is money making gimmick, it’s one that keeps citizens safe and has reduced the number of traffic accidents.
What do you think about the camera? Does it keep drivers and passengers safe or is it a violation of rights and just a gimmick?