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It's rather a hobby in one European country to enter a toll freeway, drive like an idiot, and then stop just short of the toll plaza, open up the picnic basket, and while away an hour with a leisurely lunch to avoid the automatic speeding fine.
Or so I read on the internet somewhere.
I'm not sure where I saw the survey referenced now. :blush: Maybe in the '95 book at Google Books. What caught my eye while skimming was the "vigorously opposed" part as opposed to 31% simply being against it.
Here's a recent Arizona one (63% in favor). But "this support does not materialize at the ballot box" and the survey was funded by the red light camera company.
This link should provide plenty of food for thought, and I don't mean Mickey Dee's.
"Babeu said most of the total $134,199.43 in fines and fees from the paid citations covered administrative and operational costs, leaving the county with a net profit of $12,391.58 that Babeu dismissed as paltry.
Moreover, Babeu said, total motor-vehicle accidents increased by 16 percent in the same time period, and fatal collisions in the Queen Creek area doubled from three to six."
Pinal County shelves speed-camera program AZCentral.com)
Are those real or Belichick inches?I'll respectfully disagree. I just finished clearing 24" of overblown event off my driveway.
Have to say I do miss the snow a bit, but the 200+ inches we got up in the UP were about 150 too many. Cruces got a couple of inches late morning here the other day but they didn't close the schools at 5 am when it was still clear out. The snow came so they finally closed down at noon. Lots of unhappy parents who got stuck driving in bad conditions "twice".
If you need a car fix, the sledgehammer to the aluminum F-150 is getting all the press but I found the Z06 Road Test more interesting.
Actually Grbeck defined waste differently from you. Doesn't make him wrong, nor does your definition trump another valid one.
There's wasting gas and wasting time.
(and save the pot shots about which one we're doing in here. :P )