Thursday, February 10, 2005

YOU MIGHT NOTICE THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER, BUT DID YOU KNOW...

Law enforcement officers have responded to complaints in creative ways, but this item in Brevard County is really interesting.

The sheriff's office there had been receiving complaints about red-light runners at one corner in Viera, so they decided to run a "sting" operation using a deputy disguised as a construction worker as the real workers made improvements to the signal. The result: 118 traffic tickets being written, with $80 fines likely in each case. Most were for running a red light, but other violations involved speeding and seat belt/child restraint issues.

It's not the only area where cops are disguised to catch violaters. Kissimmee Police on occasion pose as vagrants to conduct traffic stings.

So be careful when you're in a rush to get where you're going: The stranger you see on the side of the road may be ready to radio his collegue nearby to pull you over...and write you up!

1 Comments:

Blogger tommy said...

I love it. Wish there were more - way more of that around here.

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