Shortly after my youngest daughter arrived home from college for Christmas break I received a letter from Montgomery County Maryland and in the letter there was a speeding citation for going 12 miles over the speed limit in Montgomery County based on a speed camera. Wow. I certainly knew I was not in Montgomery County on that date but it turns out my daughter who drives our car to college was. So here was a citation for $40 in my name since I was the owner of the car. According to them all I had to do was to send them $40 and they would be happy and sign a statement that I was guilty. The other option was to tell them the guilty party's name if I was not driving the car.
In order to mail them Susan's name I had to pay $5.59 to send the letter certified to them. Nevertheless I did send the letter. All of this took place with-in the 30 days from the date of the citation. I received back the signed copy of the certified return receipt and I figured at some point in time Susan would receive the citation. So far Susan has not received a citation but I on the other hand received from Montgomery County an Over Due Notice tacking another $25 on to the $40.
I can see this entire matter will result in a bench warrant for me or the next time I go to renew my tags the State of Delaware will refuse to renew them due to an outstanding ticket.
Obviously I am pissed over this matter. If a policeman had stopped Susan for speeding the ticket would have been in her name. As it is my car is the one to blame so I am the one to blame. I am sure this same thing happens in Delmar with the speed camera set up by the elementary school. I can't help but think this a violation of the constitution. It is one thing for Montgomery to be dumb asses but I am embarrassed that Delmar would go the same route just to collect revenue.
I have read that the town of Trappe canceled the town's contract with RedSpeed USA, a speed camera vendor. It would be nice if they had done it for ethical reasons but instead it was because the state of Maryland would not let them set speed cameras on RT50 (cutting down on the revenue).
So if in another 30 days you read about an old, overweight, retired accountant being jailed for resisting arrest you will know why.