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Spring is Coming! Operation Yellow Jacket

Look out for MI-DOT trucks parked along the road or suddenly appearing behind you pacing you - it could be a Trooper driving the truck. Called 'Operation Yellow Jacket', each Michigan State Police District has a truck cleaned up and ready to go! These trucks have specially modified engines that can virtually catapult the truck from snow-plow speed to intercept speed in seconds. And when the engine boost kicks in, the warning lights automatically change from flashing yellow to the dreaded red and blue!

Starting March 1, 2009, Michigan will launch a 31 day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that $9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets, with an additional $3.5 million in revenue for failure to wear a seatbelt. $1 million will go to pay state troopers overtime. There will be 47 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the main intersections and highways with the highest rates of speeding.

They are the following:
I-75, especially from the Ohio line north to Woodhaven, and again from Auburn Hills to Flint
I-96 east and west in its entirety
I-275 north and south
I-675 north and south
I-94 east and west from Battle Creek to Jackson
I-696 east and west in its entirety
I-196 east and west
US-131 north and south
I-69 east and west from Lansing to Flint and again from Flint eastward to Port Huron.
I-69 north and south from I-94 to Lansing
M-14 east and west from I-94 to I-275
M-39 from I-94 to I-96
M-59, especially from Pontiac to Utica, and from Utica east
US-10 from Midland to Bay City
US-23 from I-96 to Flint
US-27 from Lansing to Mt. Pleasant

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5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers and canceled all vacation time. In addition, they are bringing in all of their part timers on full time for the month. This nonsense will conclude on April 1.

Driving Ticket fine increase in MI:
Starting on January 15th, the price of a ticket for violation of MI Law 39:3-29 (failure to show your driver's license, registration, or proof of insurance card at the time you are stopped) went from $44.00 to $173.00. Please make sure your vehicles have the proper documents in them. If you jump in the car to run to the store and forget your wallet with your license in it and you are stopped.... Oh well... you just spent $173. And the fine for not having all three documents is $519!!!

I recieved this email from a friend and thought id pass along the info . Drive safely and avoid the ticket.
 

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if you don't speed you won't get a ticket .
 

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Operation Yellow Jacket first 'appeared' in an email about NJ area, then it was PA. This email first started in 2005

From Snopes.com

http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/speeding.asp

Speeding Ticket Frenzy

Claim: State Police are about to launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy in:
New Jersey
Tri-Cities area, Tennessee
Dallas
Orange County, CA
Detroit (or all of MI)
Honolulu
Pittsburgh, PA
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Louisville, KY
Portland, Oregon

Status: False
 

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Operation Yellow Jacket first 'appeared' in an email about NJ area, then it was PA. This email first started in 2005

From Snopes.com

http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/speeding.asp

Speeding Ticket Frenzy

Claim: State Police are about to launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy in:
New Jersey
Tri-Cities area, Tennessee
Dallas
Orange County, CA
Detroit (or all of MI)
Honolulu
Pittsburgh, PA
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Louisville, KY
Portland, Oregon

Status: False
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$173 for forgetting your license? Jesus, thats a little bit unreal. Who want to move to Belize?
You did read that it is false, right??:fish:
 

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You did read that it is false, right??:fish:
cj65 said it's true . he said if we start a speeders union we can drive as fast as we want . :teehee:
 

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Spring is Coming! Operation Yellow Jacket
These trucks have specially modified engines that can virtually catapult the truck from snow-plow speed to intercept speed in seconds. And when the engine boost kicks in, the warning lights automatically change from flashing yellow to the dreaded red and blue!
theres where i began to question the validity of this article.

after they hit the roketboosters, the hardkore meter reads 11 and your vehicle will go into automatic shut down mode.
 

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if cj65 said it I believe it.
 

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$173 for forgetting your license? Jesus, thats a little bit unreal. Who want to move to Belize?
Good thing you're not from Finland....

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Looking at Anssi Vanjoki's speeding ticket, many Finns are wondering whether their egalitarian spirit has taken them over the edge.

True, Vanjoki was doing 46.5 mph in a 30-mph zone. But $103,000?



The reason the penalty was so harsh is that traffic fines in Finland are based not just on the severity of the offense, but on the offender's income. Vanjoki is a senior executive of Nokia, the world's largest cell phone maker, and his fine was assessed on a 1999 income of $5.2 million.
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