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Friday, September 15, 2017

A nightmare driving scenario, is slowly making its way across the country. As states begin installing Variable Speed Limits (VSL) that allow law enforcement to change speed limits on a whim. Imagine you are cruising down the highway, obeying the posted speed limit of 75 MPH only to find out that you're being ticketed for driving 15 miles over the speed limit. How can this happen you ask? In cash-strapped America, it is now possible for the police to change speed limits using VSLs. States like Wyoming, Oregon, Georgia, Washington, Utah, New Jersey, Florida and Minnesota. have already begun using them The USDOT is paying states $1 billion to use VSLs to create "aggressive congestion-relief programs." But how will states payback the $1 billion? By ticketing motorists of course.

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This seems like the tricks and traps that Elizabeth Warren is always touting.

#1 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-09-14 04:23 PM | Reply

It's clear from other threads that some people are stupid enough to believe since I posted this article I must support variable speed limits.

#2 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2017-09-14 04:28 PM | Reply

If you don't know that the police are a profit making enterprise to fill in where taxes fall short then you are just stupid. I posted years ago, when we had the Bush/Republican Great Recession which bankrupted cities and states due to falling property values, how the city of Ft. Lauderdale tripled their fines and forfeitures in one year. That is all this is really about, rich folks don't want to pay taxes so they need to create revenue in more "creative" ways.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-15 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess the tax on the poor and colored just isn't making enough money to keep the rich from paying taxes. So we're next. Wait until the tax code is revamped, they'll need to increase these games 10 fold.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-09-15 07:13 PM | Reply

...obeying the posted speed limit of 75 MPH only to find out that you're being ticketed for driving 15 miles over the speed limit.

How does that work? My guess is that the speed limit has to be posted properly to be valid. Electronic speed limit signs?

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-09-16 12:36 AM | Reply

In my area, we do it the old fashioned way.

They do some small project on a road or bridge and put up construction zone speed limits, and leave them up months or years after the projects are over. then every month or so, they monitor them and write tickets, even though no work is being done, no trucks or equipment is around and no people are present.

#6 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-09-16 06:52 AM | Reply

So what are they going to do when the cars are driverless?

My state if your smart and not going an outrageous speed you can claim you were keeping up with traffic flow... Feel sorry for you guys that can't claim that.

#7 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-09-16 11:47 AM | Reply

#6 I drive a lot in two states that do that that s@&t it is annoying and wrong. Especially on a redone 6 or 7 lane going 45 with no traffic!

#8 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-09-16 11:49 AM | Reply

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