It seems like it’s impossible to turn a corner in California cities
like Bakersfield and Fresno without running into a high-enforcement traffic
One of the latest enforcement blitzes occurred in Alameda, where officers wrote
129 speeding tickets in three hours. Evidently, law enforcement felt that the “Slow Down In Town”
signs weren’t getting the message across, so three agencies worked
together to form a HITT squad (High Impact Traffic Team) to enforce speed
limits in high-complaint areas, as well as elementary school drop-off areas.
The Alameda Police Department denied that the effort had anything to do
with revenue, instead insisting that “we are trying to make our
The FBI makes up catchy nicknames for bank robbers, like the freeway bandit
or whatever, in the hopes that the stories will resonate with the public.
That’s probably the same reason that
abbreviations and slogans are par for the course in saturation enforcement campaigns, because officials
insist that the idea is not so much to write tickets but to change driver
behavior. Of course, they’ll be glad to take your money as well.
Publishing heiress Patty Hearst could have been talking about saturation
campaigns when she basically said that if you look for trouble,
you’ll find it. If officers are told to go to a certain area and write citations for
certain infractions, that’s what they’ll do. So, many of these
citations are based on little evidence and they are easier to fight in court.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
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