TPD Special speeding ticket - watch...

TPD Special speeding ticket - watch out

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concerned

Montreal, MO

#1 May 31, 2009
Hey everyone,

In light of the new police chief and the new officers - watch your driving in town.

They are issuing a "special" ticket for speeding, even if it's less than 5 mph over. Most towns have set limit, and anything 5 mph or less over is ok...for example driving 38-40 in a 35.

Becuase of the way it's written it won't go on your insurance, but I believe it will cost you $190

There is a road beside the old high school that is only 15 mph, but I think there isn't a speed limit sign posted. People assume more than that and they have been giving tickets there. So be careful.

So if your driving in town, be very careful about going over the speed limit...even if it's less than 5 mph over.

I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of getting your hard earned money.

Good luck
So you know

Ozark, MO

#2 May 31, 2009
concerned wrote:
Hey everyone,
In light of the new police chief and the new officers - watch your driving in town.
They are issuing a "special" ticket for speeding, even if it's less than 5 mph over. Most towns have set limit, and anything 5 mph or less over is ok...for example driving 38-40 in a 35.
Becuase of the way it's written it won't go on your insurance, but I believe it will cost you $190
There is a road beside the old high school that is only 15 mph, but I think there isn't a speed limit sign posted. People assume more than that and they have been giving tickets there. So be careful.
So if your driving in town, be very careful about going over the speed limit...even if it's less than 5 mph over.
I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of getting your hard earned money.
Good luck
If you knew a little more, you would know that the "special" ticket you are talking about is actually a city ordinance that was written up by the late Chief Larry Blagg, it has nothing to do with the current Chief or the new officers. From what I heard the city is taking care of the problem by putting a speed limit sign on the north end of Pine Street, there is a posted 15 mile speed limit on the south end already. I do not believe that the Officers of Trumann would write someone any kind of ticket for going only 5 miles over the posted limit, the fact is, there is no such law to prevent a person from being pulled over for doing only 5 miles over the posted limit. That is what posted speed limits are for, but most officers will actually give you 10 miles over the posted limit before making a traffic stop on someone.
Involved

Blytheville, AR

#3 May 31, 2009
BELIEVE ME THEY WILL WRITE YOU A TICKET. I GOT ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL TICKETS CALLED INATTENTIVE DRIVING AND THE FINE IS $195.00. THERE WAS NO SPEED LIMIT SIGN ON THURSDAY ON THE NORTH END AND I WAS GOING 21. OF COURSE, I SAT WAITING ON TRAFFIC TO CLEAR FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES AND THEN WAS STOPPED TELLING ME I WAS SPEEDING. EVERYONE THAT GOT A TICKET THAT DAY PLEASE GO TO COURT IN JULY TO PROTEST THIS SPEED TRAP.
kiss it

Lake City, AR

#4 May 31, 2009
Probably issued by some of the same cops that drink and drive in their vehicles but then again I guess better to be hit by a drunk trumann police officer than a citizen going over speed limit.
me me

Marked Tree, AR

#5 May 31, 2009
kiss it wrote:
Probably issued by some of the same cops that drink and drive in their vehicles but then again I guess better to be hit by a drunk trumann police officer than a citizen going over speed limit.
which police officer are you talking about?
long time res

Ozark, AL

#6 May 31, 2009
The new cops will stop you for ANYTHING!! I got pulled over because they thought I was "following too close", when the person in front of me was going 35-40 in a 55 mile zone. The other person didn't get pulled over for going too slow, but I did. I was then "grinned at and told my dress was hanging out the door! I thought there were more important things going on in Trumann -like "DRUGS" than pulling a person over for going too close behind a slow driver. I think they are trying to make a name for themselves. or that their dress was hanging out the door. Give me a break!
for your info

Monette, AR

#7 May 31, 2009
Believe it or not, a lot of drug busts, DUI's, and sex offenders are caught because they have not registered yet, are due to the fact that police officers pull over cars for "minor" traffic violations. Ever heard of "nothing is a routine traffic stop"? They are just doing their job and if you do not want to be pulled over, do not break the speed limit. Laws are put in place for everyone's safety. At least they put it as "inattentive driving" so it won't make your insurance go up. But, I am sure if enough people keep bitching they may not do that anymore.
Involved

Brookland, AR

#8 May 31, 2009
for your info wrote:
Believe it or not, a lot of drug busts, DUI's, and sex offenders are caught because they have not registered yet, are due to the fact that police officers pull over cars for "minor" traffic violations. Ever heard of "nothing is a routine traffic stop"? They are just doing their job and if you do not want to be pulled over, do not break the speed limit. Laws are put in place for everyone's safety. At least they put it as "inattentive driving" so it won't make your insurance go up. But, I am sure if enough people keep bitching they may not do that anymore.
Unless you were there Thursday morning you have no idea of what was going on.
There was no minor traffic violation. It was
police bullying. I am 59 years old and I know they did not think I was drunk at 7:50 am or
nor do I resemble a sex offender.
for your info

Monette, AR

#9 May 31, 2009
And what exactly do sex offenders look like?? LOL!! I didn't realize they looked a certain way! And I am sorry, but I am sure there are lots of people who live in Trumann that are already drunk at 7:50 in the morning. Considering that is a peak time when children are walking to school, I believe they are doing their job watching out for their safety. Maybe even your grandchildren.
kiss it

Lake City, AR

#10 May 31, 2009
for your info wrote:
And what exactly do sex offenders look like?? LOL!! I didn't realize they looked a certain way! And I am sorry, but I am sure there are lots of people who live in Trumann that are already drunk at 7:50 in the morning. Considering that is a peak time when children are walking to school, I believe they are doing their job watching out for their safety. Maybe even your grandchildren.
yea the COPS are drunk or at least drinking at that time. Or atleast one I know of!
kiss it

Lake City, AR

#11 May 31, 2009
me me wrote:
<quoted text>which police officer are you talking about?
If he reads this he will know who he is. Just think about whos on your police force and then figure it out!
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#12 May 31, 2009
Involved wrote:
BELIEVE ME THEY WILL WRITE YOU A TICKET. I GOT ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL TICKETS CALLED INATTENTIVE DRIVING AND THE FINE IS $195.00. THERE WAS NO SPEED LIMIT SIGN ON THURSDAY ON THE NORTH END AND I WAS GOING 21. OF COURSE, I SAT WAITING ON TRAFFIC TO CLEAR FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES AND THEN WAS STOPPED TELLING ME I WAS SPEEDING. EVERYONE THAT GOT A TICKET THAT DAY PLEASE GO TO COURT IN JULY TO PROTEST THIS SPEED TRAP.
Your "special ticket" saved you some money. If you would have been issued a ticket for speeding in a school zone you would have paid about fifty bucks more, it would have gone on your record putting points on your license, and it would have made your insurance increase.

Even if there is not a sign(which there is now), if you drive the streets you need to be aware of the speed limits. These school zone limits are posted around the perimeter of the school. So if you are travelling north on Pine and come to the stopsign, look both ways before proceeding, and immediately to your right is a big sign that says "school zone 15mph." It is also Posted as you exit main and turn onto Pine headed south. If you weren't aware of the speed that was your fault, not ours.

Be glad our late chief was considerate enough to pen the ordinance. Be glad our present chief is considerate enough to listen to your complaints when actually this is a point to argue in court.

Maybe when you come to court and plead not guilty the officer will amend the charge to speeding in a school zone. That is another possibility you can face. The officer gave the ticket as a break. It wasn't a requirement. In the future perhaps we'll just issue school zone speeding tickets.

As a final note, I know for a fact that none of the vehicles stopped for speeding that day were doing any less than ten miles over the speed limit.
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#13 May 31, 2009
kiss it wrote:
Probably issued by some of the same cops that drink and drive in their vehicles but then again I guess better to be hit by a drunk trumann police officer than a citizen going over speed limit.
No cops drink and drive on duty. Sorry. Doesn't happen.
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#14 May 31, 2009
long time res wrote:
The new cops will stop you for ANYTHING!! I got pulled over because they thought I was "following too close", when the person in front of me was going 35-40 in a 55 mile zone. The other person didn't get pulled over for going too slow, but I did. I was then "grinned at and told my dress was hanging out the door! I thought there were more important things going on in Trumann -like "DRUGS" than pulling a person over for going too close behind a slow driver. I think they are trying to make a name for themselves. or that their dress was hanging out the door. Give me a break!
I'm certain if you were pulled over for following too close, then you were following to close. Otherwise they wouldn't have followed you over. We work lots of accidents with a main contributing factor being "following too close".
At least he was courteous enough to let you know that your dress tail was hanging out the door.

In case you weren't aware, many times stops for minor infractions turn into major arrests. One of the most common being-yep you guessed it-DRUGS!

So be assured we are on the job. By the way, it doesn't sound like you received a ticket so he must have been pretty courteous after all. Maybe he was just doing his job, not trying to make a name for himself. The last thing any of us want to do is "make a name for ourselves". We just try to do our jobs the best we can, not "make a name".
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#15 May 31, 2009
Involved wrote:
<quoted text>Unless you were there Thursday morning you have no idea of what was going on.
There was no minor traffic violation. It was
police bullying. I am 59 years old and I know they did not think I was drunk at 7:50 am or
nor do I resemble a sex offender.
I agree with you. Speeding in the school zone is no minor traffic violation. I saw a young man on that very street get hit and knocked up onto the hood of the vehicle a few years back. All due to someone speeding through the school zone. I wish I had been there monitoring speeds that morning.

If you consider ensuring the safety of the children going to and from school(some of them are mine) police bullying then I'm a bully. I will continue to be a bully as far as the children are concerned.

I take it you must work at the school. If so, then you should be fully aware of the speed limits in the school zone.

Oh, and as far as inappropriate behavior, the teachers who came outside interfering with the officers while they were on a traffic stop is not only highly unprofessional, but also an arrestable offense.

After all, what kind of example are you presenting to the children by coming out being rude and disorderly to the police officers?

Shame on you all, you should set better examples for the children as citizens and especially as teachers. Not quite role model behavior I'd say.
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#16 May 31, 2009
kiss it wrote:
<quoted text>yea the COPS are drunk or at least drinking at that time. Or atleast one I know of!
No cops in Trumann are drunk or drinking at 7:80 am.

Please.

Exactly who are you speaking of?
Law Dawg

Simmesport, LA

#17 May 31, 2009
kiss it wrote:
<quoted text>If he reads this he will know who he is. Just think about whos on your police force and then figure it out!
Obviously, you are making up lies. Otherwise you would have named the so called drunken officer.
whatever

Ozark, MO

#18 May 31, 2009
kiss it wrote:
Probably issued by some of the same cops that drink and drive in their vehicles but then again I guess better to be hit by a drunk trumann police officer than a citizen going over speed limit.
You sound like someone who must have been issued a citation or something. It kills me what when officers are doing their job and someone gets a ticket, they want to complain, but these people are often times the same people who want to call the police when they need help. There are many people out there that should be thankful that these guys do the job they do. There is not one officer with the TPD that is drinking in their vehicle. That is a very dumb comment to make and shouldn't warrant a comment from anyone.
kiss it

Lake City, AR

#19 May 31, 2009
Law Dawg wrote:
<quoted text>
No cops in Trumann are drunk or drinking at 7:80 am.
Please.
Exactly who are you speaking of?
Didnt say in a police vehicle but did say he does drive his own vechicle and drives under the influence. And if you know anything about the trumann police dept, you could figure it out pretty quickly.
long time res

Ozark, AL

#20 May 31, 2009
Law Dawg wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm certain if you were pulled over for following too close, then you were following to close. Otherwise they wouldn't have followed you over. We work lots of accidents with a main contributing factor being "following too close".
At least he was courteous enough to let you know that your dress tail was hanging out the door.
In case you weren't aware, many times stops for minor infractions turn into major arrests. One of the most common being-yep you guessed it-DRUGS!
So be assured we are on the job. By the way, it doesn't sound like you received a ticket so he must have been pretty courteous after all. Maybe he was just doing his job, not trying to make a name for himself. The last thing any of us want to do is "make a name for ourselves". We just try to do our jobs the best we can, not "make a name".
You seem to be a police officer. I am not trying to be difficult, but tell us why I was pulled over for following too close, when in fact the car in front of me was going no more than 40 mph on a main hwy in a 55. Isn't that as dangerous? And why not pull over someone that is going way under the speed limit --was that person not at fault also. I understand the "LIMIT" is 55--meaning don't drive over that --but when it is a major hwy and people drive extremely slow, it seems to me that is just as dangerous.
Thank you for your time.

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