Originally Posted by JimGolden
The guy I know gives out lots of warnings because he thinks its wrong to use it as a money making tool.
I live in WV, and the more rural the town, the more it seems they make a bundle off speed traps.
There's the way it oughta be, and there's the way it is...
Watch out for Wisconsin too.
Those folks charge $297 and change for about 14 over. It's a total cash cow.
I asked the cop when I got yanked, if that was the standard out of town rate and he said to me, well, if it were only 10-12 over, it'd be about $175.00.
I said, why so much, and he said, well, you folks in IL have tolls. I said, what if I gave you .50? He wasn't amused as he handed me the ticket, which I had to pay on the spot with a credit card.
Granted I was speeding (not while towing), but still felt it was a little steep for 14 over.