Brief story for some added context;
My wife and I recently had dinner with a colleague of hers and the colleague's spouse. Well, her spouse was a police officer and we had a wonderful evening of fine food (St. Elmo's
) and great conversation. He shared with us a couple of very entertaining stories I'd love to share with everyone. However most importantly, he shared his personal and professional beliefs about speed limits, speeding tickets etc. He stated his administration places a much more heavily weighted emphasis on ticketing reckless behavior, and not necessarily merely speeding. He said he just shakes his head at idiotic, reckless maneuvers that draw attention to oneself. He's a car guy, with a heavily modded late model Mustang sleeper, w/nitrous, racing brakes, stating he's got about $50k in mods to an otherwise stout domestic machine.
Anyway, he too feels there's typically an un-due emphasis on speeding, yet he really likes the manner in which his department handles the issue. He prefers to issue warnings, and said to get a speeding ticket from him, one really deserves it.