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Old 06-04-2015, 12:15 PM   #26
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^^ A cyclist would never have to pay the ticket.

Atleast with motorists, if you receive a ticket, you can't renew insurance without paying that off first.. No such thing as bicycle insurance.
Well ticket them like any other ticket so if the cyclist have a driver liscense, BCID he will need to pay the ticket first before he can renew them. A lot of them do have liscense. We could also tie it to their credit report. If you don't have the ticket it leaves a bad score on your credit score. Easier yet tie to your tax refund. Much like student loan, if you don't pay your student loan all your tax refund gets transfer to pay for the loan. Do the same with tickets.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:55 PM   #27
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Personally, I think it's a great idea. Nothing grinds my gears more than some inattentive moron who is still texting away when a red light turns green and delays everybody. All because you lack the willpower and/or common sense to put your phone down for the length of the average commute which is probably less than an hour.

Why not take transit instead? Do your bit for the environment and text as much as you want. Instead, everyone who actually needs to get somewhere has to wait behind your dumb ass.
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The whole "why are they doing this with their time instead of that" thing is beyond retarded. Somewhere out there the remaining Bacon boys are going, "Why did the cops waste their time with us when there are so many idiots texting and driving?"

Guess what: there's plenty of stupidity to go around, and it's only the stupid ones who think they're exempt from what they expect everyone else to have to live with.

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Oh yeah, I'm sure they have a ball, out in the weather, standing all day, constantly having to listen to the same tired excuses from morons who think the law shouldn't apply to them.

Here's a tip: if you really want to stick it to the man and dry up their revenue stream... DON'T FUCKING DO THINGS YOU KNOW ARE FUCKING ILLEGAL. IT'S THAT FUCKING SIMPLE. Whether you think the law is dumb or not, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.
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The whole "why are they doing this with their time instead of that" thing is beyond retarded. Somewhere out there the remaining Bacon boys are going, "Why did the cops waste their time with us when there are so many idiots texting and driving?"

Guess what: there's plenty of stupidity to go around, and it's only the stupid ones who think they're exempt from what they expect everyone else to have to live with.


Oh yeah, I'm sure they have a ball, out in the weather, standing all day, constantly having to listen to the same tired excuses from morons who think the law shouldn't apply to them.

Here's a tip: if you really want to stick it to the man and dry up their revenue stream... DON'T FUCKING DO THINGS YOU KNOW ARE FUCKING ILLEGAL. IT'S THAT FUCKING SIMPLE. Whether you think the law is dumb or not, YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS.
no one is saying it is right, good, legal, etc.

but, this is the job of the police, to do police work. standing around in plain clothes giving tickets to stopped cars is pretty damn simple police work, not worth the $60K-100K+ per year these police earn.

this is not the best use of a finite policing resource, that's the point. there are so many other things they should be doing, but a lot of them are 'dirty' work, cleaning up the dtes, doing something about the drugs problem in vancouver, etc.
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I was driving on East Island Highway near Nanoose Bay today and IRSU was out in full force with spotting scopes getting drivers on phones while cruising the highway.

Enforcing distracted driving laws like VanIsle IRSU was is something I can get behind.

One day about 2 months ago, BBY RCMP was doing enforcement at Byrne and Marine and the backlog of cars southbound on Byrne was literally 1.2 km long... probably full of drivers texting that they would be late because of the ridiculous traffic.

Also, that "homeless man" may need to be wearing a reflective vest depending on exactly where he is standing
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no one is saying it is right, good, legal, etc.

but, this is the job of the police, to do police work. standing around in plain clothes giving tickets to stopped cars is pretty damn simple police work, not worth the $60K-100K+ per year these police earn.

this is not the best use of a finite policing resource, that's the point. there are so many other things they should be doing, but a lot of them are 'dirty' work, cleaning up the dtes, doing something about the drugs problem in vancouver, etc.
So you're saying that an officer in Patrol District 1's Firearms Interdiction Team should instead ask to be transferred to District 2 in order to patrol the DTES? Or an officer in District 2's Marine Unit (which is basically a traffic cop for the water) shouldn't bother doing that job because it's "simple" and not worth the salary? How about that Commercial Vehicle Team member pulling dangerous trucks off the road? Should he instead be asking to be transferred into the Gang Crime Unit?

As for that guy just standing around earning his pay, well... that's part of the job. One day he may be sitting at his desk, doing nothing but paperwork (which, if you want to argue semantics, can also be deemed not "worth" their pay), and the next he may be part of a drug raid. Life as a police officer isn't always like it is in Hollywood; sure, there may be the odd gunfight or car chase, but the majority of it is making sure people don't break everyday, mundane laws, whether it's running a red light, texting while driving, or carrying an ounce of white powder.

Regarding the overtime pay some of these officers receive, well that tells me one thing: The VPD is understaffed and their officers are overworked. *shrug*
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no one is saying it is right, good, legal, etc.

but, this is the job of the police, to do police work. standing around in plain clothes giving tickets to stopped cars is pretty damn simple police work, not worth the $60K-100K+ per year these police earn.

this is not the best use of a finite policing resource, that's the point. there are so many other things they should be doing, but a lot of them are 'dirty' work, cleaning up the dtes, doing something about the drugs problem in vancouver, etc.
that logic is just outrageous. you apply for a job, and you do the job. whatever it is that is assigned to you. someone's gotta do it. no matter what the salary is.

if no one does the "lower end duties", then why not just everybody break these laws. i am sure that is SO safe for the general public.
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but, this is the job of the police, to do police work. standing around in plain clothes giving tickets to stopped cars is pretty damn simple police work, not worth the $60K-100K+ per year these police earn.

this is not the best use of a finite policing resource, that's the point. there are so many other things they should be doing, but a lot of them are 'dirty' work, cleaning up the dtes, doing something about the drugs problem in vancouver, etc.
Handing out tickets for traffic violations IS police work, and so it IS their job... ummm, DUH.
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