I-35W North Bound mile marker 13-16
On I-35 W North and South bound between mile marker 13 and 16, be aware of the posted 65 mile per hour speed limit on this stretch of highway. Regardless if you drive below the posted speed limit, you run a good chance of being ticketed for speeding. 84 mph seems to be the popular number or $97.10 Base/6.00 per mile which equals to about $211.10. This area of the interstate is patrolled by the Grandview Police Department where the City Administrator and the Chief of Police are one in the same. The city judge and one of the council members appear to be related as well as the court clerk/coordinator and another council member. In reviewing the final city audit, the CPA firm found that they were handing out bonuses to city employees, by way of gift cards. In researching this fine up standing community, the police department’s phone number is disconnected and should the people of this fine community need any law enforcement, they need to call the Sheriff department. The city is less than 2 square miles (1.7 sq miles) and they have 5 officers to patrol 8,000 running feet of I-35 W. The city streets of Grandview I’m thinking, are patrolled by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department after all, who’d want to ticket their own. Must be a city manager running the numbers because the city has a collection company that handles the ticket payments. Oh, yeah traffic ticket revenue is over 40% of the cities budget. I’m thinking, the ticket business must be good, after all, they surpassed their budget!!
I toned my comments down to assure they wouldn’t be removed but, I really would have loved to have gone off on these yahoos..