Maybe it's me, or just that I'm getting old(ish), but it sure seems drivers everywhere just flat ignore the rules of the road more and more.
Since we are in tough economic times — how many times have you heard that from the governor? — something occurred to me recently. While most people who are given a ticket for a traffic violation think it’s only written to raise money for the local coffers, let’s go with it.
I hardly ever see anyone getting a ticket anymore although I see many traffic violations every single day. If our police forces, city, county, state really start writing tickets for these violations — speeding, failure to yield, no signal, cell phone/texting while driving, illegal lane change, tailgating, the list goes on and on — it will clear up several problems.
First, it will raise millions of dollars for all budgets concerned.
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Second, it will make people start thinking a little harder about their driving habits.
And third, people will finally be accurate in their assessment of tickets being written. It will be to raise money.
This money is distributed to many different programs and could possibly save if not create a few jobs. It’s a win for everybody, unless you are the one paying the ticket, I guess.
But at least you will have the warm glow of knowing you are doing your part of helping your local economy buy doing nothing more than continuing to practice the bad habits you have worked so hard to perfect.