Okay, you would think after two times I would get it through my thick head, but no. A little background. Here in Montgomery County Maryland we are some sort of a test site for these speed cameras? I would think our county is quite happy with their investment. In about 6 months time they have generated around $2,000,000.00, yes million, in revenue for our county. I think I have personally been one of the major contributers to their test!! A study seems to show that they do increase fender benders because everyone is so freaked out to not get a ticket they bump into each other. At least no one is going too fast.
Okay, here is where I come in. The first one was some guy in a van parked on the side of the road and a flash went off? I said to my husband, I think I just got a ticket? Sure enough about a week later a ticket with 3 photos of my car comes in the mail with a $40.00 fine. I roll my eyes and send the check off. Now the county has put in permanent cameras. They are really nice though, they put up warning signs first to tell you that there are cameras ahead. Then there are a total of 3 consecutive camera that are there to get you if you dare speed.
Next my funny friend calls my house one night spitting and swearing because she was just "flashed" by one of the sets of cameras. I was kind of like yeah, yeah, I got one of those too. A week later, I was showing townhomes near the same cameras that my friend got her ticket and warned my client. "See those cameras right there, they are speed cameras, don't go too fast through here." I warned her and good. So, I finish showing my client, drop her off back at the office, drop her off to her car. Next I have to go over to one of my listings to go over a contract. I am driving over to my listing and all of the sudden I think "was that lightening?" You guessed it, I just went through the EXACT same cameras I told my client to not speed through 30 minutes earlier!! Sometimes I just wonder?
About a week later, here comes another ticket!! Do you think if I take a picture of the check and mail it back to them they would think that was funny?