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(CBC)   Driver accused of driving 88 mph beats ticket when police officer can't prove there were any speed limit signs   (cbc.ca) divider line 107
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2006-04-21 01:11:18 PM  
Did they issue the ticket in 1985 or 1955?
 
2006-04-21 05:03:27 PM  
i25.photobucket.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2006-04-21 05:07:35 PM  
Driver simply went back in time and removed the signs. Duh.
 
2006-04-21 05:31:52 PM  
d'oh! 4th in line... gets no witty time travel comment. damn my slowness...
 
2006-04-21 05:45:41 PM  
Since every Back To The Future reference will be spoken here, let me be the first to say 1.21 Jiggawatts???
 
2006-04-21 07:59:22 PM  
This is heavy...
 
2006-04-21 07:59:54 PM  
A Canadian Hell's Angel? How quaint!!
 
2006-04-21 08:00:37 PM  
OH. You mean you're gonna go touch her on her... her...
 
2006-04-21 08:00:38 PM  
No Marty... it's your kids! Your daughter is going to marry a black man!!!

/Family Guy reference, not hating
 
2006-04-21 08:00:56 PM  
Great Scott!
 
2006-04-21 08:01:41 PM  
He also made a fake bomb out of pinball machine parts, I heard.
 
2006-04-21 08:01:58 PM  
Huh? I thought every state had standard speed limits for unposted roads. Usually like 35 and 65 for highways.
 
2006-04-21 08:02:00 PM  
1.21 Jigawatts?? 1.21 Jigawatts!
 
2006-04-21 08:02:27 PM  
That is some serious shiat.
 
2006-04-21 08:02:41 PM  
I believe there is a law in oklahoma that says unless otherwise posted, city streets are 25 mph, and highways are 65.

/dammit
 
2006-04-21 08:02:54 PM  
Must have been something wrong with the flux capacitor?

got nuthin.

In other news, this is funny, because in Alberta we make fun of the ridiculous 80 or 90 km/h speed limits in most of BC. Of course, we don't have hills in alberta...
 
2006-04-21 08:03:05 PM  
well as any of the people above me would agree, submitter farked up huge.
 
2006-04-21 08:03:34 PM  
I tried something very similar to that, "But judge, I was so drunk I couldn't see the speed limit signs."


.... didn't work
 
2006-04-21 08:04:09 PM  
Calvin Klein?
 
2006-04-21 08:05:07 PM  
You're supposed to assume a speed limit of 80 kph on a rural road if you don't see a sign... in Ontario anyway. Maybe it's different in B.C.?
 
2006-04-21 08:06:20 PM  
Hehe, my next genious plan for avoiding a speeding ticket....

Go back and remove all speed limit signs, then claim they weren't there!
 
2006-04-21 08:06:40 PM  
Blame Canada, Blame Canada
 
2006-04-21 08:07:08 PM  
yeah, I know that probably would only work in Canada, don't burst my bubble
 
2006-04-21 08:07:13 PM  
"now make like a tree, ...


... and get outta here"
 
2006-04-21 08:07:55 PM  
whenever your an American driving in Canada, no matter where or how fast you're going, they'll pass you.

/even going 80 in a parking lot.
//ESPECIALLY going 80 in a parking lot.
 
2006-04-21 08:08:03 PM  
1.21 Giggawatts
 
2006-04-21 08:08:12 PM  
Of course, we don't have hills in alberta...

Or corners.
 
2006-04-21 08:09:41 PM  
This was a really retarded decision, but I guess the cop farked up in his arrest notes. But as the article says, he's an HA, caught in a sting, probably Weed but I wouldn't be suprised if it was meth or coke, he'll end up going away for awhile.
 
2006-04-21 08:10:21 PM  
Fap Fapperson, that's about as funny as a screen door on a battleship!
 
2006-04-21 08:11:22 PM  
yunbu:
/even going 80 in a parking lot.
//ESPECIALLY going 80 in a parking lot.


As a future canadian, I am officially scared.
 
2006-04-21 08:12:04 PM  
Don't get too cocky, driver. Once you hit that Rolls Royce, you'll never play the guitar again.
 
2006-04-21 08:12:10 PM  
br.geocities.com

"I OWN the police!"
 
2006-04-21 08:12:38 PM  
Jesus Farking Christ

GIGAwatts, people GIGA

Not farking JIGA. I know that's how he pronounces it. But it's a gigawatt. This has been bugging me for some time now.

Thank you. That is all.

/end pointless rant
 
2006-04-21 08:14:16 PM  
/even going 80 in a parking lot.
//ESPECIALLY going 80 in a parking lot.


Well, then see if those b@st@rds can do 90.
 
2006-04-21 08:15:13 PM  
I bet he was fleeing from Libyan terrorists.
 
2006-04-21 08:15:40 PM  
Please don't drive and eat. Don't wanna be late again.

/obscure enough?
 
2006-04-21 08:16:42 PM  
Flt209er,

It's intentionally misspelled due to its fictional nature. Read the official script sometime.
 
2006-04-21 08:16:47 PM  
Woah woah woah, are you telling me this sucker is nuclear?!

/where we're going we don't need...roads
 
2006-04-21 08:17:14 PM  
jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt jigawatt

(every time I see the movie, I dunno why that was allowed in the script either. would like to know also)
 
2006-04-21 08:17:19 PM  
img.photobucket.com


Nonononono... this sucker is electrical.
 
2006-04-21 08:17:25 PM  
inkling79

Brilliant. Thank you for that sir.
 
2006-04-21 08:18:10 PM  
Flt209er: Jesus Farking Christ
GIGAwatts, people GIGA
Not farking JIGA. I know that's how he pronounces it. But it's a gigawatt. This has been bugging me for some time now.


No need to go all nucular on us.
 
2006-04-21 08:19:00 PM  
I sooo want one of those too.

You see the one in "The Wedding Singer"? They stripped out the DMC tag in the front.

I was pissed at that movie ever since.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-04-21 08:20:15 PM  
I thought every state had standard speed limits for unposted roads. Usually like 35 and 65 for highways.

The article said the judge didn't think the standard 80 km/h speed limit applied in this case. The prosecution wasn't claiming the speed limit was 80. The prosecution alleged the speed limit was 110 and posted.

There are a few states that don't have standard speed limits for limited access highways, but since Montana caved to peer pressure no state intentionally leaves major roads without speed limits. They go through some procedure to declare a speed limit on the roads that would otherwise have none.
 
2006-04-21 08:20:34 PM  
img.photobucket.com


I'm sure that in 1985, Plutonium is available in every corner drug store, but in 1955 its a little hard to come by...
 
2006-04-21 08:23:07 PM  
InflatableJesus:

images.ucomics.com
 
2006-04-21 08:23:10 PM  
"I am Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan..."

/all the good ones were taken
 
2006-04-21 08:24:21 PM  
jslicer

Yes, I know. But that's due to retarded-ness on the part of the writers (go about a fifth of the way down), not because of it's fictional nature. It sure as hell wasn't intentional.
 
2006-04-21 08:29:57 PM  
InflatableJesus

Fission nucular, or fusion nucular?
 
2006-04-21 08:30:34 PM  
I used to work at a Girl Scout camp in Michigan (reaaaaally bad employment market that summer). It took me about 25 minutes to get from the freeway to the camp. Not a single speed limit sign the whole way, and all paved roads. And at least when I took drivers ed, there were general speed limits, but not specific (i.e. not every unmarked road is 55 unless marked), although I'm sure the instructor could've been wrong (he was about other drivers ed factoids).

Course, I drove up there in the foggy early morning with a minivan, so I didn't get to have any fun with it.

Curious, though - if you see a speed limit sign (say you're in a 25 zone and ahead it changes to 40), do you get to go 40 as soon as the sign is in view or as soon as you pass the sign? There's about a quarter-mile on one local street that, oddly enough, is 45 while the rest of the street is 30... if you have to wait til you pass the sign, you be at 40 for a millsecond before you'd get to the 30 zone again.
 
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