When I asked the officer if he would consider giving me a warning instead of a ticket because I have a spotless driving record and that I got the message to slow down and would not do it again he told me that they had a "zero tolerance policy".
This was obviously a direct attempt to raise revenue for the town of Woodside. This is not what I think our local police and elected officials should be doing to its citizens when charged with "protecting and serving" us.
As a result of the town's decision to take money from me, I will no longer give Woodside my consumer dollars. I too have a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to cheating me. I used to go out of my way to support Woodside restaurants, grocery stores and hardware stores, but no longer. They may get a couple hundred dollars from my ticket, but it's going to cost them a lot more than that in revenue. I would encourage everyone who, like me he cheated on Wednesday to show the town with your wallets that this is not acceptable.
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