Tickets Are Mishandled
I am writing to agree with the letter by Larry Schuel (Feb. 27) chastising the Pinehurst police for the zeal with which they pursue, what they must feel is their duty, to hand out speeding tickets to the many aging Mario Andrettis who are apparently racing around the Pinehurst area endangering its citizenry.
Even more appalling is the fact that if you are one of those unfortunates on the receiving end of one of those tickets, you will be inundated for days afterward with letters from ambulance-chasing lawyers who are eager to help you fight the ticket for anywhere between $200-$350.
In every other state that I have lived, if you received a speeding ticket, you could mail in your ticket with a pleading of guilty, along with your payment of the fine, and the issue was over. Only here, in the grand state of North Carolina, are you forced to participate in the state-condoned ripoff by the legal profession, willingly aided and abetted by the Pinehurst Police Department.
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