Why are the cops pulling people over ...
where

Chesterfield, MO

#42 Mar 26, 2013
Just Sayin 223 wrote:
It's called ticket quota. They have to write 2 times their monthly salary every pay period. It's an unwritten rule that is enforced. Also the issuance of citations are one of the States biggest moneymakers. Even if the citation is dismissed, most times you still have to pay court costs. Driving school is also a State moneymaker.
Can you give a link to any mandate where there is a ticket quota? Have you been to any police briefings where this was discussed? Do you have any facts to back up anything you said in this post? Maybe this is just your opinion and should be stated as such.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#43 Mar 26, 2013
where wrote:
<quoted text>Can you give a link to any mandate where there is a ticket quota? Have you been to any police briefings where this was discussed? Do you have any facts to back up anything you said in this post? Maybe this is just your opinion and should be stated as such.
I have heard of the quota...but I don't know the details. Either way, it would be easy to fight a five mile over ticket in court, and if tickets are like anything else, if you win, you don't pay court costs.
yelp

Drift, KY

#44 Mar 26, 2013
quiet respect wrote:
<quoted text>
The KSP station is right there. Maybe he was headed there on business and didn't want to bother with you. It seems that the Coal Run police usually usually pull you in that area.
id say they ment going north and south its just not gona work to pass a trooper going the same way if nothing else they will get you for beeing an idiot my friends are troopers they will but you faster for beeing a smart ass or dumb ass than they will for speeding
JustSayin 223

Pikeville, KY

#45 Mar 26, 2013
where wrote:
<quoted text>Can you give a link to any mandate where there is a ticket quota? Have you been to any police briefings where this was discussed? Do you have any facts to back up anything you said in this post? Maybe this is just your opinion and should be stated as such.
there is no written documentation on the citation quota. It's an expected unwritten rule just like duty and honor. If you don't make your quota and justify your salary and benefit package there will be heck to pay. Citations are always the top subject in every briefing. Most people pay their citations instead of going to the expense & time of going to court or hiring an attorney. Write the citation & they will pay.
Amy

Prestonsburg, KY

#46 Mar 26, 2013
road_rage wrote:
Most cops wouldn't even waste their time giving someone a ticket for only five over. You could easily fight it in court, and probably win. Not to mention, all the paper work for a ticket. If a ticket was issued, there was something else that caught his eyes to pull you over. For instance, my husband decided to pass a cop on the four lane once who had traffic backed up behind him because he was only going 60. Just as soon as he passed him, he got behind him and blue lighted him. That was only five miles over...the cop was being a douce...but didn't give him a ticket. To get a ticket for only five over, the driver probably got hateful with him and p!ssed him off.
Not necessarily. If they don't meet their quota, they get in trouble. So if their time frame is almost up, whatever they can write to get a ticket, they will. They could care les if it gets dismissed in court, that doesn't affect their quota. Only the amount of tickets they wrote.
Workin Class Dog

Richmond, KY

#47 Mar 26, 2013
The working man and woman, barely making it anyway with gas and insurance. Most barely makin minmum wage or barely a living wage and these ahole's written nickel and dime chickenstuff tickets. Everybody should stay away from the coal run strip to shop, keep your speed right on the peg going through. Everyone whould fight every ticket and clog up the court system.

“"shes a wild one"”

Since: Jan 13

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#48 Mar 26, 2013
road_rage wrote:
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I have heard of the quota...but I don't know the details. Either way, it would be easy to fight a five mile over ticket in court, and if tickets are like anything else, if you win, you don't pay court costs.
i agree, but, most people will just go to the clerks office and pay the fine and not take the chance of losing in court and having to also pay court costs
the cops never show up for these court dates, unless they are told that the person plans to fight it.
they know most people will just go and pay the fine and not have to miss work or whatever to sit in court for an hour or two.
they will get their money one way or another.
Jenny Mcat

United States

#49 Mar 27, 2013
faith hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>i agree, but, most people will just go to the clerks office and pay the fine and not take the chance of losing in court and having to also pay court costs
the cops never show up for these court dates, unless they are told that the person plans to fight it.
they know most people will just go and pay the fine and not have to miss work or whatever to sit in court for an hour or two.
they will get their money one way or another.
The police do not have to show up during the arraignment. That's usually where the adjudication takes place. Move them in & out like a herd of cattle. Getty up little violator. Daddy's got a quota to meet.
JustSaying

Lebanon, KY

#50 Mar 27, 2013
cupcake wrote:
SPEED-LIMIT. Shall I break it down for you???
Speed: noun: Physics The rate or a measure of the rate of motion, especially:
Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.
The limit of this quotient as the time of travel becomes vanishingly small; the first derivative of distance with respect to time.
The magnitude of a velocity.
Limit: noun: The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.
limits The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds: within the city limits.
A confining or restricting object, agent, or influence.
Okay class, let us put them together.
Speed limit: Road speed limits are used in most countries to regulate the speed of road vehicles. Speed limits may define maximum (which may be variable), minimum or no speed limit.
They are usually the safest speed to travel in that particular area. Yes, 5 mph makes a huge difference. The difference being a hospital visit/stay or the cops scraping your guts off of the pavement.
Your trying to educate us but I somehow still myself more stupid after reading this post.
JustSaying

Lebanon, KY

#51 Mar 27, 2013
See what I'm saying? I left out the word FIND in my previous post.
JustSaying

Lebanon, KY

#52 Mar 27, 2013
faith hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>oh yea, coal run is THE worst, without a doubt, they have some little barney fife wannabes who think they run the world, and not to mention if they get you for something to impound your car, they direct all that business to kens towing service, that dude makes it hand over fist...thanks to the cops at coal run
I agree we had a wreck in the Coal Run area and we called our own tow truck bc my husband worked for the company we told the cop this next thing we know a tow truck pulls up going take our vehicle while the tow truck driver we called was sitting there waiting for a path to clear to get to our car. The driver of the other tow truck got mad and wanted to know who called another tow truck out to the scene. I mean come on we should have a say in where our car is taken to these days you can't put much trust in others.
sweet brown

Smiths Grove, KY

#53 Mar 28, 2013
screwit wrote:
I turn Whistler on and drive like a maniac. Not caught yet.
Can you reccomend a good radar detector that doesnt cost hundreds of dollars? At that point, might as well pay the ticket.
Down and out in Pikeville

Richmond, KY

#54 Mar 28, 2013
Only 5% ofpeople contest a traffic ticket, unless you were 15-20 miles an hour over the limit you should contest the ticket in court. Your insurance will go up and it will be worth it if you can win!
Recent Victim

Macon, GA

#55 Mar 28, 2013
I think Post 9 has some great troopers and some not so great troopers. And a couple terrible troopers.

No this is not a story about getting arrested or ticketed wrongful. I got ticketed for expired tags and no drivers license on my person. I have a valid license and have never lost my driving priviledges. I totally accept my ticket and did not have one single response to the trooper of negativity.

So you ask what is the problem. From the moment this trooper approached my window he treated me as if I had robbed a bank and drove over three children trying to escape. His attitude actually caused fear for me as I wondered if he might go off. It appears that there are some troopers that have issues of being nothing in their personal life and when they put on the uniform they get a massive ego rush. Its their job to ticket us citizens but not their job to terrorize us.

Go ahead and ticket me if you feel I have done wrong, and I was totally guilty, but don't treat us as murders. You are hired to protect us, ticket us but not add terror for a simple non moving infraction.

I thought the Nazi Gestopo way of terror was a thing of the past. In my opinion we have one Post 9 trooper that is a loose cannon with serious mental and social issues. Again this is but my opinion as is this entire post.
pedal to the metal

Paris, KY

#56 Mar 28, 2013
shew...i got a glove box full of tickets that date back to 1994.dont worry about i never do!
friend

United States

#57 Mar 29, 2013
I know several trooper and asked them about a quota. They told me they don't have one. I also asked them about writing ppl at 5mph over. They told me that they was probably stopped going faster and was just knocked down the speed on the citation. So the court docket might say 5 over but you can't read the citation and see what they was actually doing. The cop was giving them a break at writing them at 5 over instead of what they ACTUALLY was going.
tell the truth

Chesterfield, MO

#58 Mar 29, 2013
I agree with that friend. I got pulled once in North Carolina for going 79. I was going around that fast, but the trooper marked it down to 68 so I could pay it by mail and not have to make another trip from Maryland to go to court. Everyone has been told of the ticket quota urban legend. That is usually started by people who don't think they should have gotten a ticket in the first place. It is re-enforced by others who either don't think they should get a ticket, or just didn't want to pay for it.

“lmao I'm a flamer”

Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#59 Mar 29, 2013
friend wrote:
I know several trooper and asked them about a quota. They told me they don't have one. I also asked them about writing ppl at 5mph over. They told me that they was probably stopped going faster and was just knocked down the speed on the citation. So the court docket might say 5 over but you can't read the citation and see what they was actually doing. The cop was giving them a break at writing them at 5 over instead of what they ACTUALLY was going.
They do that a lot. My husband got an 83 in a 70 one time. The cop wrote it for 5 over, but at the bottom, he wrote, "actually 83 in 70." I thought, what purpose is that to write it for only 5 over if you are going to put the actual at the bottom. But I guess in that county, they loved to fight the tickets. Proves that you can win it if a cop needed to write actual at the bottom.
friend

United States

#60 Mar 29, 2013
road_rage wrote:
<quoted text>They do that a lot. My husband got an 83 in a 70 one time. The cop wrote it for 5 over, but at the bottom, he wrote, "actually 83 in 70." I thought, what purpose is that to write it for only 5 over if you are going to put the actual at the bottom. But I guess in that county, they loved to fight the tickets. Proves that you can win it if a cop needed to write actual at the bottom.
All he is doing is letting the judge and DA know that they was actually going faster and that they gave them break already by marking it down.
Anon

London, UK

#61 Mar 29, 2013
friend wrote:
I know several trooper and asked them about a quota. They told me they don't have one. I also asked them about writing ppl at 5mph over. They told me that they was probably stopped going faster and was just knocked down the speed on the citation. So the court docket might say 5 over but you can't read the citation and see what they was actually doing. The cop was giving them a break at writing them at 5 over instead of what they ACTUALLY was going.
I can agree with this because I have met troopers while I have been repeatedly going 5 to 8 over and not one of them has turned around on me.This is up and down 23 in Pike and Floyd Co.Sometimes I wonder if they see you doing something else also like talking on a cell for giving you a ticket.

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