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I was thinking of the various WW2 rat lines - which is where they got the idea in Argo. Bike to Spain.

All part of the ongoing "The Bikes of War" tag?

if the criminal cost of speeding=risk of getting caught*the cost of getting caught, then the cost of speeding probably goes up nonethelesss.

big if

I'm actually OK with dropping fines where enforcement goes up - for example, when more speed cameras are installed - because, if the criminal cost of speeding=risk of getting caught*the cost of getting caught, then the cost of speeding probably goes up nonethelesss. But this I don't understand.

This one of the things that pissed me off about Wells' legislation to lower fines across the board. The idea discussed on GGW was, as you say, to massively increase enforcement via automated controls. And once that was in place, begin to reduce the fines.

Who woulda thunk: the "walkable liveable" candidate picks up the idea and runs with it. Only rather than implement the stick, then the carrot, does it the other way around.

So now we have a population of drivers who understand it's incredibly unlikely they'll get ticketed for ignoring crosswalks (and speed limits, etc...). But in the 1-in-a-million chance that they do, they can get off with a slap on the wrist.

Thanks a lot Wells.

The quote for the NY ride is a bit misleading, since the gist of the suit is that they're not being treated as a charity and hence are being asked to pay for-profit rates rather than not-for-profit rates. You don't get that from the quote there, which made it look like they were whining about paying for police time at all (which most people wouldn't find unreasonable) versus paying a discounted rate.

The enforcement rate v fine metric makes sense for victimless crimes, but when the crime targets a vulnerable population having a higher penalty makes more sense. Failure to stop for pedestrians is (A) a big problem here and (B) potentially a cause of death

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It is unreasonable to expect people to pay for police protection. The right to assemble and or to protest should not be subject to the ability of the parties to pay.

Almost got clipped twice today in crosswalks while walking. That fine reduction is pure BS.

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