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  • Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.
  • yukichigai: This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.


    My only question is where the money will be going. If 100% of it is being pumped right back into the neighborhood, then that's not bad. But if even a cent is lining the pockets of the HOA board or the camera/ticket company, then they can fark off. I won't have them get rich because the HOA doesn't feel like hiring an actual patrol .

    Too many of the stories about runaway HOAs involve residents who take issue with a new rule after it's been enacted. If you're going to pay dues to be part of an HOA, you might as well take part in how it governs your neighborhood.

    And this.
  • scottydoesntknow: My only question is where the money will be going. If 100% of it is being pumped right back into the neighborhood, then that's not bad. But if even a cent is lining the pockets of the HOA board or the camera/ticket company, then they can fark off. I won't have them get rich because the HOA doesn't feel like hiring an actual patrol .


    Yeah, there is that concern, but I'm seeing NONE of the warning signs that this is the case here. Biggest giveaway being that it's a Consumerist link and it actually comes off as neutral.

    Also, what do you mean "hiring an actual patrol"? I don't think that would be any better, since presumably the patrol would have to be paid, and that pay would likely come in part from the tickets they write, etc. etc. The cops can't patrol there since it's all private property, as the article established.
  • way too much potential for abuse.

    1.Go get some of the local kids to come to that neighborhood and speed through it
    2. Have them claim they are there to visit with the HOA President.
    3. Profit
  • My first greenlight on Fark, all those years ago, was a story about a couple being punished by their HOA because their guest didn't pay a ticket. Some things never change.
  • 1) Aim the same model unit at the detector and confuse the hell out of it.
    2) Wait for a ticket that says you're traveling at the speed of light.
    3) Profit.
  • It's always colorado it seems. It's like Colorado is hthe Mecca of the HOA nazis.
  • Most important part of this article:

    So if residents believe that their HOA's actions are too restrictive or cross a legal line, they need to become more involved. Too many of the stories about runaway HOAs involve residents who take issue with a new rule after it's been enacted. If you're going to pay dues to be part of an HOA, you might as well take part in how it governs your neighborhood.

    It's your own fault that you pay an HOA to do stuff and you don't go have a say in what rules will be enforced. Turn the TV off for an hour and go to the meeting.
  • yukichigai: Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.


    I'd agree with following the speed limits but I'll be DAMNED if I should have to pay guests' fines. FTS.
  • John Buck 41: yukichigai: Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.

    I'd agree with following the speed limits but I'll be DAMNED if I should have to pay guests' fines. FTS.


    Tell your guests to pay you back. If they don't, go see Judge Judy.
  • Why would anyone live in an HOA neighborhood?
  • I loathe HOAs. This is why.
  • I'll never understand why someone would buy a home in an HOA and then biatch about the HOA. The HOA president/board can change annually, as can the bylaws. Don't be shocked when they pass or enforce a rule you don't like.
  • Problem: How does an HOA have the authority to issue speeding tickets?

    So if I own a large portion of property, I can issue tickets to people who speed on the road infront of my property?
  • yukichigai: Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.


    Me too. HOAs are horrible, but if NO ONE enforces the speed limit, things get ugly.
  • How is the accuracy of the speed detectors verified?
  • Ambivalence: It's always colorado it seems. It's like Colorado is hthe Mecca of the HOA nazis.


    I remember in one of these threads we estimated the number of homes in the Denver Metro and divided by number of HOA complaints in a year (there is some organization set up to handle HOA complaints, it was mentioned in the article of the thread we did this in) and it turned out that there are less than one complaint per year per several thousand (8 I think) homes in an HOA. I now own two homes that are in HOAs in the area and I haven't had nor heard of any problems. I understand the potential for abuse exists but the "evil HOA" is like the Republican version of the welfare queen. Sure they exist, but not NEARLY as common as some would have you believe.
  • This really doesn't sound all that crazy. They quoted one woman saying she was almost hit twice, but still thinks the police should be issuing tickets. Except they can't on private property. If they're giving out $15 tickets for drive 40 in a 30, it's not exactly fascism. As for making you pay your visitor's tickets, you are always responsible for your visitor's actions. Don't invite jerks into your gated community. If somebody is a reckless driver, I wouldn't want them driving around my neighborhood.
  • Step 1: Arrange for a lot of people who like to drive fast to visit the president of the HOA.

    Step 2: "Homeowner pays visitor's ticket" policy is gone within a week.

    Step 3: Throw a nice party with all the money collected for the neighborhood from the president's tickets.
  • I sound fat: yukichigai: Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.

    Me too. HOAs are horrible, but if NO ONE enforces the speed limit, things get ugly.


    Isn't that what the police are for???

    Fiancee lives in a neighborhood with an HOA. The police patrol there.

    The property belongs to the homeowners. The neighborhood is governed by the HOA. The roads in the neighborhood belong to the city, and therefore, the police are responsible for issuing tickets to speeders.
  • Mugato: How is the accuracy of the speed detectors verified?


    Depends on the age difference between the driver and the person doing the enforcement. The person responsible for issuing tickets is probably 80, thus anyone under 30 looks like they're speeding.
  • davidphogan: Why would anyone live in an HOA neighborhood?


    Some of us like having snow removal, common areas cared for and likeminded homeowners nearby that wont fark up my property value. I am not saying everyone should live in one, but some of us don't mind.
  • The more you eat the more you fart: I sound fat: yukichigai: Alright, so if I'm reading this right, there's no complaints of overzealous ticketing, erroneous tickets, or even complaints that the speed limit is too low. All I'm seeing is a bunch of people complaining that the HOA is enforcing the speed limit they set on the property they own.

    This is probably the only time I will ever say this in a FARK thread, but I'm siding with the HOA on this one. It's a residential area, jerkwads, follow the speed limit. Leave the speeding for the freeway.

    Me too. HOAs are horrible, but if NO ONE enforces the speed limit, things get ugly.

    Isn't that what the police are for???

    Fiancee lives in a neighborhood with an HOA. The police patrol there.

    The property belongs to the homeowners. The neighborhood is governed by the HOA. The roads in the neighborhood belong to the city, and therefore, the police are responsible for issuing tickets to speeders.


    RTFA - the roads are private, thus the police have no jurisdiction over traffic enforcement.
  • Mugato: How is the accuracy of the speed detectors verified?


    Exactly. They have to calibrate them right?
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