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nys thruway
07-22-2009, 07:09 AM
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nys thruway
This is the playground of the nys police - between buffalo and rochester and rochester and syracuse they are hiding in almost every turnaround - its not uncommon to see 6-8 state police vehicles hiding in the bushes between rochester and syracuse on I-90 and the same thing between buffalo and rochester.
Overkill? Well, you be the judge, but the nys police love to write a lot of tickets - they like to publicize the yearly numbers of citations written, it helps them in the budget process.
Personally, I think we'd be fine with half of that force, the sheer number of cruisers you see on the nys thruway borders on the ridiculous, particularly in times of tight budgets. I heard once it cost new york taxpayers $300,000 per year/per cruiser.
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06-22-2010, 02:38 PM
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RE: nys thruway
oh yeah...now its all across the state....state troopers hiding behind toll booths picking off minor infractors like overdue inspection, using cell phone, seat belts...nice of NY States finest to harass tthe citizens like this while they pay their ransom to get on the ny state thruway....the most expensive roads in america to travel on already. BEWARE OF THE NYS THRUWAY!!!!!!!!
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10-14-2010, 07:55 PM
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RE: nys thruway
The New York State Thruway Authority, an independent public corporation, was created in 1950 by the New York State Legislature. It oversees the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, the 641-mile superhighway crossing New York State, and the longest toll superhighway system in the United States.
In New York, 350 members of the State Police patrol the Thruway and they are a very sneaky bunch - it seems they are much less interested in doing humanitarian work such as accident and stranded motorist support. I have seen them hiding behind toll booths and who hasn't seen them hiding behind bushes and patches of trees, etc.
If you have ever been pulled over by one of these characters, you well know the arrogance and sarcasm you are in store for. The cost of the service, i.e., salaries, cars, uniforms, and equipment, totaling approximately $22 million a year, is borne by the toll collected by the New York State Thruway Authority...and a few extra dollars you contribute with your hard earned tax dollars. Is it worth supporting these people or do you see them as more predators than keepers of the peace? Personally, I'd like to see them disbanded entirely and let the local law enforcement handle their own jurisdictions. Then do away with the tolls and toll collectors in NY State. Our lives are miserable enough with the heavier than anywhere tax burden already on our shoulders.
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