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01/29/2007 02:47:35 AM · #1
why is it take we only drive in strict accordance to the law when we see a police patrol car nearby?
01/29/2007 02:49:13 AM · #2
Probably because we don't agree with the laws.
01/29/2007 02:57:42 AM · #3
For the same reason we waited til Mom was outta sight before we snuck into the cookie jar when we were children. :)
01/29/2007 03:15:52 AM · #4
coz if we don't they will find a reason to fine our ass
01/29/2007 03:17:54 AM · #5
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

Probably because we don't agree with the laws.


Yet we are the ones that make the laws. We are a funny people. WE yell and scream about freedom and then the first thing we do is make a bunch of rules to limit that freedom.
01/29/2007 03:18:54 AM · #6
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

For the same reason we waited til Mom was outta sight before we snuck into the cookie jar when we were children. :)


cheap thriller ;)
01/29/2007 03:25:58 AM · #7
Originally posted by Megatherian:

Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

Probably because we don't agree with the laws.


Yet we are the ones that make the laws. We are a funny people. WE yell and scream about freedom and then the first thing we do is make a bunch of rules to limit that freedom.


Funny, I don't recall ever voting on a speed limit.
01/29/2007 03:43:52 AM · #8
It's funny that I almost get run over, every day, by people driving at speeds way over the limit, weaving in and out of traffic, running stop signs or red lights and just downright reckless. Yet, there are never any cops around. Except for the one time I'm going 7 over the limit and he decides to pull me over and then gives me a roadside sobriety test. And I was sober. I swear it's a conspiracy against me.
01/29/2007 03:48:01 AM · #9
Originally posted by Marc923:

It's funny that I almost get run over, every day, by people driving at speeds way over the limit, weaving in and out of traffic, running stop signs or red lights and just downright reckless. Yet, there are never any cops around. Except for the one time I'm going 7 over the limit and he decides to pull me over and then gives me a roadside sobriety test. And I was sober. I swear it's a conspiracy against me.

Maybe if you wouldn't stumble and slur... ;-) j/k

I hear ya! I have been picked out of a pack of speeding cars before. It sucks.
01/29/2007 03:52:56 AM · #10
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Marc923:

It's funny that I almost get run over, every day, by people driving at speeds way over the limit, weaving in and out of traffic, running stop signs or red lights and just downright reckless. Yet, there are never any cops around. Except for the one time I'm going 7 over the limit and he decides to pull me over and then gives me a roadside sobriety test. And I was sober. I swear it's a conspiracy against me.

Maybe if you wouldn't stumble and slur... ;-) j/k

I hear ya! I have been picked out of a pack of speeding cars before. It sucks.


same here. and once when i asked the officer why didnt he stopped all the other cars before and after me, he replied "you ever bought a lottery ticket before, boy?" Damn!
01/29/2007 03:54:49 AM · #11
Originally posted by crayon:

"you ever bought a lottery ticket before, boy?" Damn!

ROFL!! So don't ever say luck don't shine on poor crayon! :D
01/29/2007 03:58:43 AM · #12
Originally posted by crayon:

"you ever bought a lottery ticket before, boy?"


Who says cops don't have sense of humor.
01/29/2007 04:10:37 AM · #13
i think in the spiritual pane, my soul is walking around with a big neon sign that reads, "pick me!"
those guys up there sure loves me a lot to be pulling that kinda trick on me
01/29/2007 04:18:58 AM · #14
Originally posted by crayon:

i think in the spiritual pane, my soul is walking around with a big neon sign that reads, "pick me!"
those guys up there sure loves me a lot to be pulling that kinda trick on me

Don't you mean "kick me!" ?
01/29/2007 05:12:05 AM · #15
Years ago, I was pulled over on the freeway a couple times for speeding when I was moving at the same speed as all the traffic around me. On both occasions I was polite to the CHP officer but pointed out to him that to NOT drive at the prevailing speed (it was about 10 mph over the limit) was a LOT less safe than going with the flow, and I told him I would contest the ticket in court. Both times the officer let me go without a ticket or even a warning.

I have NEVER had a ticket for a moving violation since I had a couple when I was 16. And it's not that I didn't deserve them quite a few times, LOL. In my youth (back in the Jurassic) I used to drive very, very quickly :-) Now, in my old age, I see no point in it.

R.


01/29/2007 06:01:27 AM · #16
Do you guys (in the US mainly) have the equivalent as our GATSO cameras? Basically big gray/yellow monoliths that can detect your speed and take a picture which automatically gets sent to you? Those things are great at slowing down the traffic for a 20 meter stretch on a busy mainroad. :-/ People just slow down to pass them then speed up again once out of range. In actual fact, they can be quite dangerous as people can see them at the last second, then slam on their brakes to avoid triggering the camera.

No one really likes them and they are only a revenue generator for the local police/councils.
01/29/2007 06:22:34 AM · #17
Originally posted by marksimms:

No one really likes them and they are only a revenue generator for the local police/councils.


I like them.

Not really.
01/29/2007 06:46:02 AM · #18
Originally posted by marksimms:

Do you guys (in the US mainly) have the equivalent as our GATSO cameras? Basically big gray/yellow monoliths that can detect your speed and take a picture which automatically gets sent to you?


They tried putting cameras up at a few major intersections where their were high accident rates to catch those who were running the lights. They were ruled unconstitutional and subsequently removed.

Nowadays, it seems that most people regard stop signs as merely a suggestion. One of my personal peeves.
01/29/2007 06:55:16 AM · #19
I love this thread, makes me feel so good to live in a country where I can push my Miata to 140mph - legally.
01/29/2007 07:23:41 AM · #20
Yeah i love those freeways from my eastern neigbors, got my juices running legally.
01/29/2007 07:42:23 AM · #21
Originally posted by marksimms:

Do you guys (in the US mainly) have the equivalent as our GATSO cameras? Basically big gray/yellow monoliths that can detect your speed and take a picture which automatically gets sent to you?


We have them here in DC and I hear they are planning on installing them in PG County (Just outside DC).

Same thing happens. We know where they are and we slam our brakes on just before the cameras and drive the speed limit for the 300 feet or so until we get past them.

One of the worst ideas I've seen. We also have red light cameras, which I do think is a good idea. Especially with the way idiots drive around DC.
01/29/2007 08:32:44 AM · #22
Originally posted by eyewave:

I love this thread, makes me feel so good to live in a country where I can push my Miata to 140mph - legally.


Wow, I bet they have some real pretty accidents over there.. :-/

The newest one over here they are stinging us with are the `average speed cameras`, where you have two cameras set a distance apart (a mile, give or take a little bit) and it reads your number (license) plate at the first camera, then reads it at the second, it can then work out your average speed between the two.

Add to that the traffic signal cameras, the bus lane cameras, the congestion charge cameras, the newest `no stopping in the junction box` cameras, we certainly are a well observed bunch of drivers!

Have I missed any?

Remember, Big Brother is watching!

Message edited by author 2007-01-29 08:33:51.
01/29/2007 08:32:50 AM · #23
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Message edited by author 2007-05-03 06:56:30.
01/29/2007 08:43:52 AM · #24
Have you ever noticed.... Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
01/29/2007 09:06:40 AM · #25
Originally posted by crayon:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by Marc923:

It's funny that I almost get run over, every day, by people driving at speeds way over the limit, weaving in and out of traffic, running stop signs or red lights and just downright reckless. Yet, there are never any cops around. Except for the one time I'm going 7 over the limit and he decides to pull me over and then gives me a roadside sobriety test. And I was sober. I swear it's a conspiracy against me.

Maybe if you wouldn't stumble and slur... ;-) j/k

I hear ya! I have been picked out of a pack of speeding cars before. It sucks.


same here. and once when i asked the officer why didnt he stopped all the other cars before and after me, he replied "you ever bought a lottery ticket before, boy?" Damn!


One of my favorites:

When the driver asked the policeman why, out of all the speeders, he chose to pull him over, the officer asked,

"You ever go fishing?"

"Yes."

"Ever catch all the fish?"
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