Florida Town Where 7 Cops Collected $400,000 In Tickets Investigated

The small town of Waldo, Florida only has seven police officers, but they are evidently very busy. Last year they collected nearly 12,000 speeding citations worth almost $400,000 in court fines, about a third of the town's revenue. Now, in the midst of a scandal, state officials are investigating whether the town… »9/04/14 6:18pm9/04/14 6:18pm


British Police Using High-Tech Helicopters To Catch Speeders, Yell At Them

In an effort to drive both taxpayer groups and paranoid Libertarians nuts at the same time, the Essex police are using a $1,750-an-hour helicopter equipped with some fairly high-tech gear to trap speeders in key areas. The helicopter uses plate recognition software that can recognize a plate and locate the address… »9/05/08 4:00pm9/05/08 4:00pm

Passport Radar Detector Includes GPS With Speed Camera Database

Despite the fact that slowing down is still one of the best ways to save gas, people, us included, continue to enjoy a little extra speed courtesy of the radar detector. The latest model from Passport, the 9500ix, includes some unique features to compensate for the latest speed-busting technology: integrated GPS and a… »7/02/08 4:40pm7/02/08 4:40pm

Louisana Traffic Official Fights The Law And The Law's Him

From the department of "do what I say, not what I do" comes this awesome story out of Lafayette, Louisiana playing perfectly into our dislike and mistrust of government nanny bureaucracy. Tony Tramel, the Director of Transportation for Lafayette Consolidated Government, is the chap tasked with monitoring and approving… »4/04/08 9:40am4/04/08 9:40am

Don't Get Stuffed: Turkey Day List of Worst Speed Traps

In honor of Thanksgiving Day, the National Motorists Association has issued a revised list of speed traps. Some of the smaller town information is helpful (be wary of Uniontown, Alabama), though we're not sure how you're supposed to avoid all of Houston when traveling. With the weather turning south, we're guessing a… »11/21/07 1:30pm11/21/07 1:30pm