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Re: DOT safety or money (very long post)

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Secret Squirrel

09-27-2012 18:23:17
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If it is not about money, why are there tickets with fines involved? Do they donate the fines to charity? Or maybe the cops who long to be cowboys and be like Wyatt Earp, I don't know. But what I do know is the DOT spoke to our farm group and acted like the gestapo or the SS that we used to see in the old WW2 movies. I am all for safety, and there are some rogue trucks, but that is not who they target.

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mkirsch

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 Re: DOT safety or money (very long post) in reply to Secret Squirrel, 09-27-2012 18:23:17  
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Did you read past my first 4-word sentence?

The money they bring in doesn't cover the costs of their operation. It's a LOT of money, for sure, and looks good on paper with some clever bookkeeping.



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John in La

09-29-2012 07:16:16
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 Re: DOT safety or money (very long post) in reply to Secret Squirrel, 09-27-2012 18:23:17  
Yes there are tickets and fines but how can you think it is all about the money when some are let go (non CMV) even though they are clearly in volition of our safety laws.
You do not have to be a CMV to be unsafe and money collected from John Q Public spends just as good as big company money.

The DOT is all about the power. In the name of safety they have targeted a group that has no voting power.

Look at it this way.........
Starting today every cop will stop red cars and test the driver for DUI and inspect the car for safety. We will not stop any other cars just red ones. If you have a blue car you can drive around drunk; have bald tires or what ever you want and never have a fear of a cop stopping you.
But if you have a red car you better watch out because if we stop you and find one tire that is worn a little to much we will not only give you a ticket for it we will force you to have it repaired before you can leave the inspection site.
Now imaging the outrage this would cause from John Q Public.

If you want to see what a black or woman felt like 100 years ago become a truck driver.

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