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  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Link: Speeding Ticket Infographic - Most of us all drive cars, or are about to drive cars, right? Well, we`re all also going to get lots of speeding tickets
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    I just got off with doing 53 in a 30 :D
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    c_ockbags
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    I can understand the massive fines in Europe.

    From what I`ve heard, they tend to hold their people to a higher standard than the U.S., seeing as how most people walk, ride bikes, or use public transportation if their job is far enough away.

    Most people don`t even get driver`s licences, because it`s harder than hell to get one in the first place.

    Anyone wanna back-up/disprove what I`ve heard?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    I`ve heard some European countries are actually removing speed limits from local communities. There are claims it`s actually safer this way. Some may drive slower than what was posted before.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    Highest I ever personally got was 218 in a 110 zone (135 in 68 mph) on an XS1100. Cop who booked me was my uncle whom I was one my way to visit, who was very understanding about it being a fine day, a good highway, bike in good condition, etc... BUT he lectured me for half an hour on what could happen, for example, if a stick bounced up into the spokes, or a roo wandered onto the road.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Meh i havnt gotten one yet. theres a few tricks

    1. drive a car that doesnt stand out- no bumper stickers, really loud music, mods, etc.

    2. if your car stands out a little, put a baby on board sign in the back window or something. or just take off the hot girl bumper stickers.

    3. dont be the fastest car on the road- be the second fastest. and dont weave in and out of traffic lanes. if your only going a few over, and going with the flow of traffic, youll be overlooked.

    4. dont forget not all cops are in cop cars- so if you see ANYONE else nearby, stop for that stop sign!

    5. watch out for school zones! in the city, this is one of the most common places to get a ticket.

    Good luck and happy driving people :-)
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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    I like the guy who got caught by speeding cameras at three different parts of the same road. In court he denied speeding three times, stating that he didn`t slow down at any point so he was only speeding once.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    The last bit is true, take it from the cop`s perspective, who are you going to want to ticket more?

    1) A guy who`s blowing every gasket in his head and making up excuses.

    2) A guy who is calm, collected, polite and discusses the circumstances with you in a civilized manner.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    @Lionhart2
    Just remember, if you had a car crash later that day it would`ve been HIS liability. That`s the rule in my state anyway, but I`m sure that`s why he lectured you for half an hour.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    so its pretty much a cash grab?
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm
    @Altaru

    With regards to the licenses its not hard to get one, i know a few friends who i don`t believe should have got a license at all! It works here on a negative point system (minors) too many minors in one area (greater than 3) and you get a fail (a major) or too many minors in total and you get a fail.

    But it makes it easy to get your license, atleast i`ve found.

    The main reason most people don`t go for their license that i know, is that it`s too expensive, the don`t have a car, they don`t have the time or that they just don`t need a license at the moment.

    But yes a lot more people are using alternative forms of transport, i myself cycle to school and back, and it can be quite scary ( i live in london) but i don`t know the difference between US and EU standards.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    I`ve been pulled over a few times, but never been given a speeding ticket. First time was in my first car, a fiat uno .45 xD half a liter engine... and i said i couldn`t have been speeding cos my car can`t speed.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    I think it makes sense to alter the fine of a ticket based on the income of the speeder. Cause if you`re loaded, it`s not really punishment to pay a fine that`s just pocket change to you :P
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    shadowtube Male 13-17
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    May 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    so 40-50% of tickets are actually caused by the damn police? "10%-20% of ALL RADAR-BACKING SPEEDING TICKETS are issued in ERROR" and "if the radar is in a MOVING VEHICLE, the ERROR RATE goes up to 30%."
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    Charizzo Male 18-29
    668 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    *shadowtube
    so 40-50% of tickets are actually caused by the damn police? "10%-20% of ALL RADAR-BACKING SPEEDING TICKETS are issued in ERROR" and "if the radar is in a MOVING VEHICLE, the ERROR RATE goes up to 30%."*

    Yeah, but most of the time during these errors, the convicted don`t argue.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    if you`ve been ticketed via radar, appeal the ticket and ask for the service record of the radar gun that was used, same with window tint. if the gun hasn`t been calibrated in 6 months (which most aren`t) then it is definitely wrong and can be thrown out depending on the judge, depending on the judge you can also get a ticket tossed out if the issuing officer doesn`t show to court, but most judges who act in this manner also fine officers who don`t show up for court with a day`s pay (officer`s not judge`s".

    be truthful and don`t move around after pulled over. I typically put my wrists on the steering wheel and leave the window up until the cop is standing at the window, at that time I`ll open the window and ask him if I can get my wallet out of my back pocket, most cops are paranoid they`re going to be attacked, so they`re always on the alert.

    if you`re ever speeding through texas on hwy 59, avoid dibol (sp?), speed is 45 on a freeway.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    My physics teacher brought lasers and model cars into the courtroom to disprove his ticket once. Of course, he`s BRILLIANT. (I don`t know why he`s settled at a high school when he could definitely be a professor with a mind like his. He does insane problems in his head.) I think increasing the cost based on income is idiotic. Is is somehow less dangerous to speed if you make less money? I say they should make it prohibitively expensive for everyone, but only if they can find a more reliable method. If you know it would set you back $500 or more, you wouldn`t be quite as quick to speed.
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    jayme21 Male 18-29
    585 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    @ alturo In UK its more then a fine you get 3 points on your license. If you get 6 points (from any number of offences) in first year you lose license. 12 if your past the 2 yr mark.

    Camera`s are a gov. cash cow and drivers are seen as a acceptible target just look at the road tax fuel duties etc we have to pay. I have seen camera`s in places which serve no purpose other than to make money. I.E non residential multilane road`s.

    The License is alright to get test isnt easy but isnt impossible. It depends where you live as to whether you get a car. I live in outer london so drive for the outskirts. If im going into central u take public transport to avoid congestion charge and spending 3 hours in traffic to move 5 miles.

    Cracked did a article on pointless safety laws which are most used speed limits were one of them
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    so 40-50% of tickets are actually caused by the damn police? "10%-20% of ALL RADAR-BACKING SPEEDING TICKETS are issued in ERROR" and "if the radar is in a MOVING VEHICLE, the ERROR RATE goes up to 30%."

    All I`m sayin` is, learn2math.

    Thanks to those Europeans who explained to me.
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    jen00384 Female 18-29
    229 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    I`ve been pulled over 5 times now. In order...
    - 3 written warnings
    - 1 $200.00 ticket
    - 1 verbal warning
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    Yokel1337 Male 18-29
    144 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    thats one fast palm tree
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    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    "Never admit guilt or what speed you think you were going." - In the UK at least, i`m pretty sure they get you for driving without due care and attention if you do that.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Shadowtube your maths is wrong...really wrong.

    Also secondly the cops don`t cause those tickets...
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    billy66bare Male 18-29
    289 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    ahnn, my house does 13 seconds in the quarter mile.
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    hoover321f Male 40-49
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    "serve and protect" yea, right. it`s a business now days. pulled over for doing 30 in a 25 mph zone? really? why don`t you go find some real criminals? i got a call the other day, asking me to give to a fund for orphans of cops killed while on duty. i said, take it out of the last speeding ticket i was issued by a cop...and hung up. f#$% you.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    I`ve never gotten a ticket for speeding but damn if you add all the court fee`s I`ve ever paid they could pave at least one of their sh*t roads.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    lol @ shadowtube. MAN! That kind of stupid can only be laughed at, but there is always the sucker who for some reason corrects the problem.

    Anyway, I am liking the European ticketing system. Fines are based on what you make. It`s only fair! Kinda makes our system look like crap.
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    rockinkitty Female 18-29
    46 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    i got bored reading it
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    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    No, no, no. Do this:
    1. Get out of the car
    2. Go in front of it
    3. Stand sideways and yell "OBJECTION!" while looking at the police officer with your finger outstretched at him
    4. Slam your car with your palms
    5. Present evidence that proves your innocence
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    I was clocked at 88 mph in a 55mph.When I was pulled over, I told the cop that,THAT was impossible because my truck can`t go over 60 MPH! So he gave me a ticket for 60 MPH.I tried to fight it.It was a lost cause. I hate drating cops.And judges.And lawyers. And the JUSTICE system.
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    Uncertainty Female 18-29
    196 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    I have a friend who went and argued his innocence on a speeding ticket in court using physics (specifically how inaccurate the laser was in a moving vehicle). He got off scot free.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    " if you add all the court fee`s I`ve ever paid they could pave at least one of their sh*t roads."

    in the 7 years I`ve had my license I have paid $2500+ in tickets and then another $1500 in "surcharges" which to me is a double jeopardy. I`m currently w/o license as they have a hold on it until I pay 2 courts another $500 each, claiming failure to appear when I paid the court outright 2-3 days before my courtdates, presented paperwork and they`re still claiming I owe them...drating small towns.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    "I have a friend who went and argued his innocence on a speeding ticket in court using physics (specifically how inaccurate the laser was in a moving vehicle). He got off scot free."

    everyone has stories like this, most aren`t true, I was pulled over for 35 in a 30, I told the cop there were no signs since I got on the road, proved it with video in court, judge still ruled in favor of the city citing "30 mph in downtown unless posted", this was a small town with 2 signal lights. surprise surprise, <2 months later there were at least 3 speed limit signs put up on that strip of road
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    i got a call the other day, asking me to give to a fund for orphans of cops killed while on duty. i said, take it out of the last speeding ticket i was issued by a cop...and hung up. f#$% you.

    Now THAT`S just being a f*cking prick.

    Seriously, just because you can`t follow the most simple, non-live-invasive laws meant to protect people, nor can you talk your way out of it, doesn`t mean you should take it out on the child of the cop killed in a drug bust, or bank robbery.

    Just say "I`m sorry, I can`t donate right now." and hang up. No need to be a serious assh*le about it.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    I can`t understand some people, i understand tickets are annoying but if you were speeding and you can`t talk your way out of it, just put your hands up and say "fair do`s". If you can`t deal with the consequences don`t speed.

    And whilst you say "catch real criminals" 1) speeding is a crime and speed limits are there for a reason, whilst yes i agree it seems slow but there is science behind the reason. 2) Speeding is can be dangerous, and can cause danger to you and those around you.
  37. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    "30 mph in downtown unless posted"

    I`m looking at the book they give out for you to study for your temps right now, and, sure enough, there are plenty of expressed speed limits regardless of whether there is a sign.

    Examples:

    20 in school zones during hours when children are outside.

    25 on town roads (which is actually lower then where you are... What state do you live in?)

    35 on state routes or highways through towns

    And that`s just the beginning.

    Seriously, people, is it REALLY THAT HARD when you`re driving a METAL DEATHTRAP to look down at the speedometer every so often to make sure you`re not going to fast? I have glasses and pretty bad peripheral (spelling in question on that one) vision and I`ve only been stopped once since I started driving, and that time I was able to talk my way out of it. (I had to tell my passenger to stfu considering that he was all ready to rat on me, though. 35 in a 25
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    Maaan drat cops
    Spend more time and effort on traffic violations, rather than crimes with more imminent dangers.
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    I`ve got oversized tires on my truck (33`s for now) going for me. Granted, I was only pulled over in it one just after I bought it, but that was while I was on base in Groton and I argued out of it. He wasn`t even a real cop, just a Master-At-Arms.
    I did once blow past a cop shooting my lane at 55ish while the limit was 35. I swear, my truck is freakin` magical when it comes to getting pulled.
    One of the roads near my Dad`s house (waaaaay out in the boonies) doesn`t have a limit posted, and being outside city limits in a situation like that in SC, the limit is 55. I`m just waiting for the day I get pulled for that, I verified the limit with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Cover your ass, if you`re going to walk the line.
  40. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    Spend more time and effort on traffic violations, rather than crimes with more imminent dangers.

    You act like traffic incidents don`t cause countless deaths every year.You`re an idiot.

    Not only that, but you also act like there`s some major crime going on every minute of every day. A cop only knows there`s a crime going on when either

    A) it`s reported, or

    B) the cop sees it personally.

    I don`t know about you, but I find it rather difficult, even when I`m looking for one, to find someone committing rape, or murder, or assault, etc.

    So cops spend their time watching out for all crimes, it just so happens that they see traffic violations more often than the others. So they punish them.

    Though, with people like you around, it seems clear to me that no matter how many tickets go out, people are never going to just start buckling down and following the damn laws...
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    skine Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    The one and only time I was caught speeding:

    Between Watertown and Potsdam, NY, there are about eight places to pass people (on a 70 mile stretch).

    Just short of Gouveneur, I passed someone over the 100 yard stretch, but apparently missed the cop who clocked me in at 72. Forget that this was the first time I went above the speed limit between Watertown and Gouvy (35 miles), it was me and not the person who sped up when I tried to pass them over a short stretch who was the menace to society.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    Pingas gets a cookie.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    Damn, thats a fast tree.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Pingas,

    The hand motions for 4 and 5 are out of order, but other than that...

    OBJECTION!
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    skine Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm
    @altaru: You do realize that being a cop is actually a very cushy and safe job, right?

    Why do we consider cops heroes who put their lives on the line?

    I mean construction workers are more likely to die on the job than cops are. So are cab drivers. And fast food workers. And hotel clerks.

    A very important distinction:

    A cop is someone who appears a hero to everyone, but will always make sure they make it home that night.

    A fireman is someone who risk life and limb to save someone, and in the process become an anonymous hero to that person and their family.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 12:02 am
    A fireman is someone who risk life and limb to save someone, and in the process become an anonymous hero to that person and their family.

    A) You act like firemen don`t receive the proper respect for doing their job, and every cop who puts his life on the line suddenly becomes a hero. That`s so much crap, I`m not even going to argue...

    B) Knowing a few construction workers, I have no sympathy when 3/4 of them screw around and get themselves killed. I`ve seen a fair enough few that screw around on beams barely the width of their foot.

    That said, I don`t deny the fact that it`s a sad loss of life, but still... Being cautious and safe increases your survival rate about 95%. Screwing around in a high-risk situation increases your mortality rate about 95%...

    Besides, don`t you think there are charities for when a fireman dies in the line of duty as well?
  47. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 12:08 am
    So are cab drivers. And fast food workers. And hotel clerks.

    Oh, and I`d like statistics that prove this, please.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 12:42 am
    Well its true! and now they get even sneakier with there tacs!
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 1:25 am
    >skine
    I would just like to point out that firemen are seen as heroes all the time to everyone, at least to many. I`m sorry if you have met more people of another opinion on the subject.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 2:53 am
    i don`t like cops...speeding doesn`t effect or correlate to driver safety, most people know how to handle their car at different speeds...if they don`t, they are going to get into a wreck regardless of their speed...
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 3:43 am
    Very informative and helpful. Thank you.
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    amonamarth20 Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 5:07 am
    "most people know how to handle their car at different speeds...if they don`t, they are going to get into a wreck regardless of their speed..."

    not necessarely. by default every driver should be capable of maintaining speeds within the law but anyone despite their capabilities at driving are putting others in danger by going over the limit.

    i mean if you were in a car going at max the limit and someone veered in front of you at high speed, despite having full control, would you not react to it? would you just casually let him cut you off or would it at least cause you to swerve in case you hit them?

    if you dont enforce the limit, people will push it and push it until eventully you have guys bombing it at god knows what speeds on roads that shouldnt even be handled with those speeds and many people will die

    police suck, i know, but they have good reason for limits
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 5:37 am
    In germany u got the autobahn!
    last week i drove 2 straight hours at 100 mph :P
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    Link364 Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 5:50 am
    idiotfilter that is so true
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 6:28 am
    Doesn`t add up. We`re told that 56000 residents are fined $3185 each. Then we see that ~55% of fines are for out of state drivers.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 6:32 am
    This makes traffic fines seem like a negative thing.
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
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    May 4, 2010 at 6:55 am
    average of $150? sheesh, it`s damn near $680 where I live.
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    dante8o Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 6:57 am
    I`ve been driving for about 17 years now (longer than some of you have been alive) and I`ve never been given a speeding ticket (or any other ticket, for that matter). The best way to get out of a ticket is... don`t give the officer a reason to stop you and write one. It`s worked for me for the past 17 years. Also, I`ve been involved in a few crashes, none of which were my fault. The other driver, who was at fault, was speeding. Go figure.

    Lastly, let`s not forget that MANY felony arrests are made from a simple traffic stop on a speeding driver. Ted Bundy was arrested after he was stopped for speeding, after all.
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    Ten_Speed Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 7:59 am
    I`ve probably said this a 1000 times. Want people to slow down and get rid of road rage? Go after the real cause. Start writing tickets to the people who do 5 or more under the speed limits. Those same people are the ones who just have to pull out in front of you on the highway when you`re doing 55 and then they just do 45. WTF is that?
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:24 am
    I have wondered this, why make cars that can go 260 KM/H, they should be permanately governed at 100 and 60 with a toggle switch or something between, but that is just me-sort of like a safety for the car
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Next time they ask you "do you have any idea how fast you were going?" say "Not nearly as fast as you were catching up to me." As whole cops are glorified meter maids because it makes $$$$.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:33 am
    @canusuck

    Cars in the US at least do they have a chip that cuts the throttle at around 120mph. Except for police cars and such.
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    dante8o Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:42 am
    ten_speed... I agree. Everyday I travel a highway and it`s not uncommon to have someone pull out in front of me and stay under the speed limit. The catch is, it`s a speed LIMIT, not a mandatory speed. The only time the police will stop someone for going slow is if they are impeding traffic, which requires them to be going a certain amount below the limit, and to have traffic backed up behind them, usually a certain number of cars.

    canusuck... I`ve wondered that, myself. There is no reason to make a car that goes faster than the fasted speed limit available.
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    dante8o Male 30-39
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    May 4, 2010 at 8:50 am
    McGovern... so, these cops are a-holes? What makes them a-holes? The fact that they are upholding the laws that they didn`t make? I`m guessing that if you use your line, you will most certainly get a ticket.

    I get sick of people calling cops a-holes, when they are usually the ones that are the a-holes. In my 34 years of life, living in several diffent towns, I`ve never ran across an a-hole cop.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 4, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Jesus H - over FIVE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR in revenue from US traffic tickets? That`s insane!
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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 11:30 am
    @Skine

    I don`t know what it`s like in the US, but being a policeman in the UK is far from cushy and safe. First off the amount of abuse they suffer from idiots. Then of course theres the fact they put themselves in harms way with drug addicts/drunks/dealers and other criminals.

    Doesn`t sound so cushy from where i`m standing...
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    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 11:35 am
    "I get sick of people calling cops a-holes, when they are usually the ones that are the a-holes. In my 34 years of life, living in several diffent towns, I`ve never ran across an a-hole cop."

    My best friend`s dad was a cop. He`d have friends over and tell us stories about how when they`re bored they`ll tailgate/follow a random beat-up car until the beat-up car would get nervous and do something wrong (like use the blinker inappropriately and whatnot). Of course, this can`t apply to ALL cops but I`m sure most of you have seen a cop tailgate an innocent driver or you`ve had it done to you.
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    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 11:38 am
    bankvole
    "Doesn`t add up. We`re told that 56000 residents are fined $3185 each. Then we see that ~55% of fines are for out of state drivers."

    No, it was pointing out how interesting it was that despite only having 56,000 residents, the fine number was huge and how that can be explained by the fact that MOST of the fines were from out-of-state drivers.

    I think fining based on income is a bit of a nifty idea. I know a lot of rich kids at my school who speed (excessively, 20mph+) and drive like complete douches just because they don`t really care about paying a ticket. Of course, there`s a lot of flaws in a system like that too. Still, nifty idea.
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    alley228 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    "canusuck... I`ve wondered that, myself."

    lmao, oh wordplay, I love you.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    790 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    @ alley228-Hey good first post, even if it was at my expense:)
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    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
    168 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Wait... the maximum fine for a speeding ticket in Germany is 16 million $ ... I call that Bullpoo! Here is a link to the "Bußgeldkatalog" a catalogue where all different kinds of tickets are mentioned with the according fines... the maximum is 680€ (about 886$) for speeding >70kmH over the speeding limit within citylimits (this sentence does not look right - anyway...)
    http://www.bussgeldkataloge.de/
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    @dante8o

    you`re lucky then, I`ve come across one too many a-hole cops. anecdotally, when I was arrested for driving with a suspended license (this is a long story, lets just blame the double dipping and poor excuse for "public safety" that is the DPS), the cop who arrested me wouldn`t let me leave my keys in my mailbox for my wife (only 1 car) or take the car seat out of my car for my wife and leave it on the door step (also 1 car seat), I was pulled over 2 houses away from mine. he also said, when I mentioned the cuffs were too tight, "I can make them tighter if you want". remember, I`m getting pulled over for a suspended license that I didn`t know about, and had papers to prove I was paid up, his response to my evidence was "take it up with the judge on monday" and I got to spend 24 hours in jail...fun.
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    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    Altaru,
    Strangely, I didn`t notice that while playing the games...I think I know why but I can`t explain.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    If that stat on Germany is true...then I applaud the country for having the cohones to take more from a person for speeding than most people earn their entire lives.
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    Dawkness Male 18-29
    15 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    drat speeding tickets man, i got a ticket for going 69 in a 65 on I5 once, going with the flow of traffic with cars behind and in front of me. Just cuz the cop felt like being a dick, i had to pay over 200 bucks for it. drat cops too.
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    alley228 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    May 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    @canusuck--- thanks :D hahah i had to point it out.
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    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    May 6, 2010 at 9:42 am
    @IkeRay

    I can`t beat your story, but I can compete with it! Pulled over on Valentine`s day with my wife in the car for failing to yield to a pedestrian on the other side of the road who had yet to step off the curb. Found my license suspended for failing to pay a seatbelt ticket. I had proof of my paid ticket in the car. My wife had her license with her. I was then taken to jail while on our way to our date for driving on a suspended license.
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    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    May 8, 2010 at 7:51 am
    "Never admit guilt or what speed you think you were going." - In the UK at least, i`m pretty sure they get you for driving without due care and attention if you do that.

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