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Speeding ticket proposal may not matter in county

February 2, 2013

MAYVILLE — A controversial push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to curb the number of speeding tickets reduced to nonmoving violations may have little impact in Chautauqua County....

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Feb-02-13 5:27 AM

"Foley, meanwhile, said if fewer pleas are accepted when it comes to speeding tickets, courts across the state could see an influx in caseloads. The extra cases could jam an already backlogged system, he said."

So not only do local municipal governments lose revenue, their court costs will increase. A double whammy. But the governor and state legislature will tell us they can pass a budget without a "tax increase,". This is how they do it, by passing the costs down to local government.

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Feb-02-13 6:21 AM

That's right George! It's all about control. The State would be more than happy to abolish local governments. To streamline government and cut cost? No I don't think so.

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Feb-02-13 7:24 AM

this state is already losing its youth and with more and more reasons for all to leave, in ten years the population in most of the state other then big cities is going to be affected and cause I think massive changes to everything from schools , empty rural homes, inability for towns to pay bills etc. what is the end game with this state I think the scales are tipping heavily against staying here even if you love it here. I know it won't happen but I think the only thing that would save your half of the state is to somehow break from the NYC side of the state

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Feb-02-13 7:31 AM

Joey has a point. These Hitleresque policies are meant to take money out of the hands of hard working individuals who struggle to meet ends meet and place it in the hands of individuals and government who don't work hard at all. So people move out. Those who sacrafice freedom for safety deserve neither. Foley is a horrible DA and he shows evidence to a great fraud in our criminal justice system...everyone is supposed to be treated equally but the way this law will be enforced in Chautauqua County will be alot more stricter than in other municipalities..tell me this isn't a fraud? Expect stricter enforcement, zero tolerance, and more speed traps and lower speed limits. Hitler's protege's (i.e. Foley and Cuomo) need to go.

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Feb-02-13 8:25 AM

They don't really care about speeders and law breakers they just want to get the money. NYS is the biggest rip off state on the planet.

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Feb-02-13 10:08 AM

Want to get even with the State ???? Don't speed !!!

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Feb-02-13 10:10 AM

Translation - traffic violations have more to do with government revenues that they do about public safety. Remember when seat belt use was optional? That ended when government saw it as a revenue source. The biggest threat to our standard of living and quality of life is our own, out of control, government!

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Feb-02-13 10:40 AM

I have always said that strict speed enforcement is about cash flow, NOT safety!! Yes, speeders can be dangerous, but not the guy usually caught in the speed traps, places where the speed limit is artificially low for that very reason.

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Feb-02-13 3:33 PM

sounds liek a buch of complainers who got cought speeding. There are no "speed traps" everyplace is posted and you have to drive by the POSTED speed limits signs- open your eyes and slow doway to go. Stupid speeders!!!

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Feb-02-13 3:40 PM

Well wiseup, you must be the only adult I know who doesn't know the definition of a "speed trap"!! Amazing!! By the way, I haven't had a speeding ticket in decades. It just seems t me that there are much bigger issues to deal with for our uniformed officers and much more useful things for them to do than to sit in hiding somewhere waiting to catch someone exceeding the speed limit. And let's face it, the advent of radar changed the entire nature of speed enforcement.

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Feb-03-13 8:00 AM

They aren't police officers any more they are tax collectors. Plead not guility in court. schedule a trial, officer doesn't show up judge dismisses the case NYS GETS JNOTHINGZ. And I think now the judges will be more willing to dismiss such cases. At what point do people say enough is enough.

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Feb-03-13 11:31 AM

Will the last person to leave the state please turn off the lights?

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Feb-03-13 12:52 PM

Only stupid people don't watch their speed when passing a posted speed limit sign Christopher! There are reasons that the speed limits are posted slower in certain areas such as school zones, residential neighborhoods not to catch stupid drivers who think everyone is out to get them! It's not to raise money. Why do you think they put BRAKES on cars Christopher? For people to slow down.It's not a trap when the street is posted for people to slow down!!! Usually the officers are there because of people complaing about the many speeders who dont obey the law. Yea they wish they could be doing other things too Christopher. Why not go for a ride with a Police Officer and see what they do before you Judge them?

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