Memphis drivers complain speeding tickets are over the top

MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) – If it seems like Memphis Police officers are writing a record number of speeding tickets, you are not far off.

Officers write hundreds of tickets a month and bring in more than $1 million for the city.

But what does it all mean for you?

Many drivers complain the citations are baseless.

A viewer sent us this photo of a speeding ticket he was issued for going 42 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone.

“You’re saying you’re getting complaints and we’re also getting calls from people praising us for being present on the interstate,” said Rudolph.

In just more than 100 days, Memphis police have issued 24,000 speeding tickets.

“It’s not fair for some people to be already going this speed limit and then it changes real quick and they just get you,” said Memphis driver Zachary Holman.

Holman said the traffic division downtown is overcrowded and just paying the $69 court cost to get a citation dismissed is difficult.

“The lines are ridiculous down there already, so you know it’s kind of outrageous for them to be writing even more tickets when every day they have hundreds of people down there waiting,” said Holman.

“So they’re really not dismissing anything because they’re still charging you for court cost,” agreed Moore.

http://www.wmctv.com/story/18793355/memphis-drivers-complain-speeding-citations-are-over-the-top

ADDED: Its not about safety, it never was… its all about the money, thats why they will let you pay a $69 fee to have the ticket dismissed… nifty ain’t it?

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