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An Oregon policeman had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn’t getting many motorists exceeding the speed limit.

Finally he found out the reason why: a 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign, which read RADAR TRAP AHEAD.

The officer also discovered the boy had an partner down the road flashing a sign reading TIPS with a bucket full of money next to him.


A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar post in Colorado.

A $100 speeding ticket was included.

Being wise guy, he sent the police department a picture of $100.

The police answered with a mailed photo of handcuffs.


A young woman was pulled over for speeding.

An State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book.

She said, “I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the State Trooper’s Ball.”

He started to reply, “State Troopers don’t have ……”

There was a moment of silence.

He then closed his book, tipped his hat, got back in his patrol car and left.

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