Saturday, February 02, 2013

But... but... but we're the feds!!!

A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous, Heck no.
In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's photo-enforcement program, Postal Service attorney Jennifer S. Breslin says two school-zone speeding citations and five red-light infractions by postal trucks in December should be ignored.
“In providing mail service across the country, the Postal Service attempts to work within local and state laws and regulations, when feasible,” wrote Breslin, after reminding “To Whom It May Concern” that postal workers promptly deliver over 200 billion pieces of mail annually.
“However, as you are probably aware, the Postal Service enjoys federal immunity from state and local regulation,” she continued.


I never figured they had immunity but I've always given postal workers a wide berth - they often drive on the shoulders on the wrong side of the road while misdelivering the mail, they sit on the wrong side of the vehicle, their concentration is focused on something other than their driving and last but not least I don't want them to nut up on me and start shooting.