Olive Branch Increases Traffic Fines

There are 36 comments on the WREG story from Sep 14, 2010, titled Olive Branch Increases Traffic Fines. In it, WREG reports that:

Olive Branch, MS - FAST FACTS: Olive Branch Aldermen vote to raise many traffic fines Some decreased, many increased Seen as alternative source of revenue All too often, traffic accidents cost lives.

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Ivan

Collierville, TN

#1 Sep 14, 2010
I'm glad I'm in the process of getting the Hell out of Olive Branch! I received a ticket when I first moved here over 5 years ago; The fine was $110.00 and the "Court Costs" were another $109.00! What court costs? I went to a window, and a non-uniformed employee collected my money.... It's all a major scam... I moved away from Memphis, and the scams are now prevalent in Olive Branch... Quite frankly, it's Organized Crime!
ekhbear

United States

#2 Sep 14, 2010
The higher fines may make people think twice before breaking the law.
Ivan

Collierville, TN

#3 Sep 14, 2010
ekhbear wrote:
The higher fines may make people think twice before breaking the law.
Oh give me a break ekhbear... Just like a child's car seat fines: Why not make the violater buy a child seat?; NO, instead you make them pay a couple of hundred dollar fine, and if they couldn't afford a child seat in the first place, they surely won't be able to afford one after paying that fine. It's plain and simple one thing: INCOME FOR THE CROOKED CITY
Someone

Southaven, MS

#4 Sep 14, 2010
It's not at all about safety or "saving lives". Just let me get my greedy damn hands on as much money as I possibly can. In this day and age only morons would believe they actually care about the safety of citizens. The gullible pool of people are drying up very fast for these crooked so called leaders of every branch of government be it federal, state, or local. We need more money for our services year after year after year!!!! Like a broken record we hear the same crap over and over, and to think there are still people breathing that buy into what they hear from these so called leaders.
jktshff1

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 15, 2010
Why not abide by the law? Then you don't have to worry about the higher fees
publics

United States

#6 Sep 15, 2010
The issue is if the city can raise the fine to 190.00 then it can raise it to 2000.00 dollars (saying it beats raising taxes) when does it stop. Law enforcement was never meant to raise money for government, if that the case you have tyranny. Somebody needs to sue there a#% for unjust enrichment
drscott

Greenwood, MS

#7 Sep 15, 2010
Probably get as bad as Memphis ,i went maybe 2 miles over the speed limit in a group of cars that were going faster than me and got my first speeding ticket in my life.
loveMISS

Olive Branch, MS

#8 Sep 15, 2010
Maybe if all the people moving to Olive Branch would go on and register their car and buy their new tags, raising the price on everything that moves wouldn't happen. I see cars parked in driveways all over the place, that have been here far past the 30 day grace period and they have NO intention of getting a Mississippi tag.....not until they are forced to. And that is revenue the city could use.
Mississippi

Memphis, TN

#9 Sep 15, 2010
loveMISS wrote:
Maybe if all the people moving to Olive Branch would go on and register their car and buy their new tags, raising the price on everything that moves wouldn't happen. I see cars parked in driveways all over the place, that have been here far past the 30 day grace period and they have NO intention of getting a Mississippi tag.....not until they are forced to. And that is revenue the city could use.
Silly---report them. I did. By the time I got the same afternoon, the car was gone. heehee! We havea great code enforcer! Bubbas don't play! You move to MS & you WILL have to get tags, eventually.Go online & report these cars!
loveMISS

Olive Branch, MS

#10 Sep 15, 2010
Mississippi wrote:
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Silly---report them. I did. By the time I got the same afternoon, the car was gone. heehee! We havea great code enforcer! Bubbas don't play! You move to MS & you WILL have to get tags, eventually.Go online & report these cars!
........you must be in a different location than me.......I have called repeatedly and even watched a police saturation all morning and some of the same ones are sitting here with TENNESSEE tags!! Where you going online to report anything?? I'm calling folks and that's not helping!
fed up

Memphis, TN

#11 Sep 15, 2010
Once again Olive Branch shows what a bunch of punks run that town. Corrupt cops, judges, and politicians. I will never spend my money in OB. Everyone should boycott the businesses there.
former teacher

Olive Branch, MS

#12 Sep 17, 2010
Well, if it is that bad, why is it the fastest growing city in MS? I love OB and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. If you don't want to live here, just go ahead and leave. We would probably be better off without you. And I agree, if you don't break the law, you won't have to worry about the amount of the fine.
Harley Rider

Cordova, TN

#13 Sep 17, 2010
I love the part where the article states :

Part of the reason is safety, but Aldermen admit, their primary motivation is financial.

Hehehe, only a small portion of the reason being safety.

I drive to Olive Branch, MS all of the time. I used to work there primarily and I never saw the streets to be that unsafe to begin with. A little congested on Goodman Rd. during the afternoon rush hour but that was about it.
Harley Rider

Cordova, TN

#14 Sep 17, 2010
former teacher wrote:
Well, if it is that bad, why is it the fastest growing city in MS? I love OB and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. If you don't want to live here, just go ahead and leave. We would probably be better off without you. And I agree, if you don't break the law, you won't have to worry about the amount of the fine.
If it is growing so fast, why does the city need so much extra revenue from tickets ? Besides, if tickets are now to be used as a source of income for the county, what makes you think that they won't resort to ticketing people who are NOT breaking any laws with trumped up charges? Ticketing as a part of an incentive could only put more pressure on the officers to rake in more money for the city. Whether they have to get you in an honest speed trap or not.
former teacher

Olive Branch, MS

#15 Sep 26, 2010
If they start being unfair, I will protest, but I will take my chances. If you doubt OB is the fastest growing city in MS, you need to do a bit of research.
Leave

Olive Branch, MS

#16 Sep 29, 2010
Ivan wrote:
I'm glad I'm in the process of getting the Hell out of Olive Branch! I received a ticket when I first moved here over 5 years ago; The fine was $110.00 and the "Court Costs" were another $109.00! What court costs? I went to a window, and a non-uniformed employee collected my money.... It's all a major scam... I moved away from Memphis, and the scams are now prevalent in Olive Branch... Quite frankly, it's Organized Crime!
The fines are expensive due to the fact that the police have to do their job of serve and protect these Dumba**'s that come down from memphis to try to start trouble. Like you said.....if you dont like it....leave!
Leave

Olive Branch, MS

#17 Sep 29, 2010
Ivan wrote:
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Oh give me a break ekhbear... Just like a child's car seat fines: Why not make the violater buy a child seat?; NO, instead you make them pay a couple of hundred dollar fine, and if they couldn't afford a child seat in the first place, they surely won't be able to afford one after paying that fine. It's plain and simple one thing: INCOME FOR THE CROOKED CITY
If "The Crooked City" is so "Crooked", the why do we not have to have a whole new government body, Charter, School Systems.....we can keep on going. Memphis is a sewer-plant and needs a good flushing!!!!
Leave

Olive Branch, MS

#18 Sep 29, 2010
former teacher wrote:
Well, if it is that bad, why is it the fastest growing city in MS? I love OB and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. If you don't want to live here, just go ahead and leave. We would probably be better off without you. And I agree, if you don't break the law, you won't have to worry about the amount of the fine.
You also forgot to include that Olive Branch, MS is 1 of 10 fastest growing city's in the entire United States. All Memphis can say....is that the are a top 10 list....The worst economy, and crime list that is!!!
guest185

Olive Branch, MS

#19 Sep 30, 2010
Harley Rider wrote:
I love the part where the article states :
Part of the reason is safety, but Aldermen admit, their primary motivation is financial.
Hehehe, only a small portion of the reason being safety.
I drive to Olive Branch, MS all of the time. I used to work there primarily and I never saw the streets to be that unsafe to begin with. A little congested on Goodman Rd. during the afternoon rush hour but that was about it.


excuses, excuses, you break the law, your gonna get a ticket. i have driven a long distance mail truck all over this country, i have been thru several small towns, large cities and so fourth, i never fell into these so called "speed traps" or gotten a speeding ticket. people are always blaming the system for their screw ups!

hey it does not matter where you are in this country, if you see a speed limit sign, just obey it, follow the law, no law enforcement officer will bother you or pull you over and give you a speeding ticket! its that simple.

it seems that the ones who have been caught breaking the law (such as speeding) are the ones with excuses, also the ones who think law enforcement are only out to get them or a certian group, or that law enforcement are only out for the money and not saftey.




HIGHER TAXES FOR OB

Olive Branch, MS

#20 Oct 7, 2010
No Guest185 the police should not be in the business of tax collection. Period. The new rates are crazy high (now that they are out they look a lot like the Southaven fines) and have NOTHING to do with the stated goal of policing. And if you haven't noticed they just set up in certain parts of town on random days and pull people over for the slightest infractions.
If you look up the new fines that generates pretty significant sums for the city, basically a new tax on people who drive and are unfortunate enough to be changing lanes without a turn signal---$214.50--- Fail to stop at a RR crossing ---$214.50---- If you get a ticket FOR 1 MILE AN HOUR OVER THE SPEED LIMIT IT IS A $184.50....

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