You Can Ignore That Speeding Ticket If ...
... you happen to be a Montgomery County (Maryland) police officer. I know what you're thinking - they're chasing criminals, so it's okay. That's true, but only for 76 of the 224 tickets the officers received from speed cameras over the last 8 months of 2007. So, are the officers going to pay the tickets?
The police union says officers shouldn't pay because the citations are issued to the owner of a vehicle, in this case the county, and not to the driver.Interesting. What does the police chief think of this argument?
"We are not above the law," [Police Chief] Manger said. "It is imperative that the police department hold itself to the same standards that we're holding the public to." Manger said officers who continue to ignore citations might be disciplined.I'm with the chief on this one, especially since I just got a #@&%*$%#* ticket from a speeding camera!