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Feds Fund Dangerous Speed Traps, Ticket Blitzes

FREDERICKSBURG — As politicians threaten to raise gas taxes and tolls to pay for needed highway work, hundreds of millions of dollars are being siphoned off to set speed traps and fund “ticket blitzes,” a motorists’ association charges.

Across Virginia, money-hungry municipalities enforce arbitrarily low speed limits and stage flashy red-light campaigns to nab drivers.

Traffic engineers at the National Motorists Association say the so-called “safety” initiatives are making roads more dangerous.

Source: Watchdog.org. Read full article. (link)

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