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(The New York Times)   Mayor Bloomberg proposes public shaming of speeders, or as the rest of us call it, an official high score list   (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 121
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2012-06-24 02:09:25 PM
That will backfire. Everyone speeds from time to time. Who will feel this shame?
 
2012-06-24 02:12:56 PM

Revek: That will backfire. Everyone speeds from time to time. Who will feel this shame?


Heck, I almost never speed... pretty much keep to the letter of the law in the car. But someone that gets caught speeding wouldn't catch shame from me. I don't care.

This crap only works with things that involve morals... getting a hooker, child porn, and generally most non-white-collar felonies.
 
2012-06-24 02:30:52 PM
I would love to see this in Houston. I would *so* try for the high score.

/Speed limit? Speed CHALLENGE.
 
2012-06-24 02:31:52 PM
What does the top speed win? You can rent a Ferrari in NYC so I know what my next road trip is going to be.
 
2012-06-24 02:36:31 PM
Public shaming just sounds like an idea to just be obnoxious instead of helping encourage them to drive reasonably.

"Hi. I'd like the coffee of the day, please."

"Okay, Mr. SPEEDER! That will be 2.50. Don't you wish your SPEEDING TICKET was just 2.50? Here's your coffee! Don't trying SPEEDING out the door or you may spill!"
 
2012-06-24 02:36:32 PM
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2012-06-24 02:36:47 PM
List must be pretty short considering this is NYC we're talking about.

/Unless you went from West 81st Street to Kennedy Airport in 25 minutes
 
2012-06-24 02:36:50 PM
Do it Bloomberg! I want high score!
 
2012-06-24 02:36:56 PM
Why does every stupid idea this liberal fark comes up with make national news?
Oh, never mind, it is so when 10 years later, it has spread to places far away, at least the seed has been planted that voters have "heard of that somewhere before I reckon."


Please, someone move to New York, give bloodwork/fingerprints/hair sample & do the 25 year wait to get a card that allows you to rent a handgun, run away with it and shoot this dickhead in his farking face.
 
2012-06-24 02:37:57 PM
It will take four years before Dale Jr finally cracks the top of the list.
 
2012-06-24 02:39:28 PM
14 tickets for speeding between ages 17 and 22. In three states. I average one every 36 months now that they got rid of the double-nickle and I bought a Bell.

Can I get a Legacy ranking? My top speed in NY was 92 in '98.
 
2012-06-24 02:39:45 PM
What if I'm speeding, drinking a 30oz caf-pow and eating a greasy hamburger.

//Just trying to make Mikey's head asplode
 
2012-06-24 02:40:05 PM
As someone who will be driving on the A15 autobahn in 26 minutes I'm getting a real kick...

I seriously don't know how I'm not going to get a ticket when I come back to the US. And probably for something outrageous.
 
2012-06-24 02:40:24 PM
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2012-06-24 02:41:39 PM
I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it. I averaged one ticket every three years, then went 7 years without a ticket til I got busted in a rental car in Holma LA. It's a fun game. Part strategy, part tech. A radar detector is priceless around town, but pretty useless on the interstate. That's where you use a CB, which is priceless on the interstate, but useless around town.

Also, maintain situational awareness, recognize likely speedtrap locations in front of you, and watch the drivers way in front of you for clues.

If you go fast, you come up behind the plain wrappers, so keep watch for them. Antennas are a clue, and look for the pretty flashing light fixtures in the rear window and sunvisor areas.

/I'm going the distance. I'm going for speed....
 
2012-06-24 02:46:33 PM

mark12A: I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it. I averaged one ticket every three years, then went 7 years without a ticket til I got busted in a rental car in Holma LA. It's a fun game. Part strategy, part tech. A radar detector is priceless around town, but pretty useless on the interstate. That's where you use a CB, which is priceless on the interstate, but useless around town.

Also, maintain situational awareness, recognize likely speedtrap locations in front of you, and watch the drivers way in front of you for clues.

If you go fast, you come up behind the plain wrappers, so keep watch for them. Antennas are a clue, and look for the pretty flashing light fixtures in the rear window and sunvisor areas.

/I'm going the distance. I'm going for speed....


I've noticed a lot of the stationary "Your Speed" radars tend to have speed cameras in the back, so it's usually a good idea to slow down as you pass.
 
2012-06-24 02:50:34 PM

RedPhoenix122: [artoftrolling.files.wordpress.com image 500x630]


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-24 02:50:53 PM

mark12A: I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it.


Jesus, it's shiat like this that makes me wish they'd fix the software on speed cameras so we could catch people like you.

/wherever you have to go couldn't possibly be so important you get to endanger everyone else on the road
 
2012-06-24 02:51:52 PM
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"McClain!"
 
2012-06-24 02:51:58 PM

WizardofToast: Public shaming just sounds like an idea to just be obnoxious instead of helping encourage them to drive reasonably.


So what needs to happen is like in A Link To The Past where if you steal something, your name gets changed to THIEF.

Get busted one too many times? Your name is now SPEEDER-(yourfirstname)
 
2012-06-24 02:57:22 PM
I don't care if you speed. Just don't roar up my ass doing it. If you have plenty of open road to be as dumb as you want, go for it. It's when you're whipping around traffic and cutting lane to lane to try to keep up your constant 20+ over the limit that makes me hate you. If I see you shooting around the road behind me like that, I will pace that slow ass semi next to me, just to see you lose your mind in my rear view mirror.

/watched an a-hole zip up to my ass, slowed down a little and paced a truck, he flipped out and cut around me in the breakdown lane.

/don't believe in brake check, just mild deceleration.
//unless you *really* ask for it
 
2012-06-24 02:59:48 PM

TsukasaK: mark12A: I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it.

Jesus, it's shiat like this that makes me wish they'd fix the software on speed cameras so we could catch people like you.

/wherever you have to go couldn't possibly be so important you get to endanger everyone else on the road


If he's going 75 or 80 on an interstate that is posted at 65 or 70, where exactly do YOU get off assuming he is endangering everybody on the road? The fact is that interstates were designed to be driven at 70 in cars that existed 40 TO 50 YEARS AGO!! Do you really need someone to tell you that the capabilities of cars from even 20 years ago, let alone the vast majority of cars actually on the roads today, far surpasses those from 40 or 50 years ago? Safer, better handling, better occupant protection, better tires and suspension... better everything. Now if the guy who is speeding is also on his phone, texting his BFF and reaching down for his cigarette that he dropped - then we have a problem with unsafe driving that puts others at risk. But the speeding part of that situation is the LEAST of the factors putting anybody else at risk.
 
2012-06-24 03:03:08 PM

TsukasaK: Get busted one too many times? Your name is now SPEEDER-(yourfirstname)


That'll backfire.
 
2012-06-24 03:07:19 PM

TsukasaK: WizardofToast: Public shaming just sounds like an idea to just be obnoxious instead of helping encourage them to drive reasonably.

So what needs to happen is like in A Link To The Past where if you steal something, your name gets changed to THIEF.

Get busted one too many times? Your name is now SPEEDER-(yourfirstname)


And if you stole from the guy in Link's Awakening, he would kill you next time you entered his store.
 
2012-06-24 03:09:19 PM
Just as annoying as slow people in the left lane (or i guess right lane in the UK, Japan, etc) are those who speed in the right lane. If I'm already going five over the speed limit I'm not going to speed up just to save some jackarse from using one of the five lanes to the left to pass. This seems to happen the most in the South because apparently there is some sort of redneck belief that cops only see you speeding if you're in the left lane. I've considered wiring up a switch to turn on my brake lights without actually braking just to see them freak out and panic. But if anything bad happened, I'd get sued and they'd get a new double decker triplewide.
 
2012-06-24 03:09:57 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: Can I get a Legacy ranking? My top speed in NY was 92 in '98.


106 in Montana (warning), 97 in South Dakota.

81 in a 55 in Kansas and I got a warning.

111 in Florida on a divided bridge.
 
2012-06-24 03:12:19 PM
And the pussyification of NYC by Bloomberg continues.

/Lewis Black must just love Bloomberg.
 
2012-06-24 03:13:05 PM

RedPhoenix122: And if you stole from the guy in Link's Awakening, he would kill you next time you entered his store.


Ah, it was Link's Awakening not ALOTP.... BRB, turning my nerd card.
 
2012-06-24 03:14:26 PM

SkittleBrau: If he's going 75 or 80 on an interstate that is posted at 65 or 70, where exactly do YOU get off assuming he is endangering everybody on the road?


Speed doesn't kill, difference in speed kills. Assuming that most people have no trouble following the law, going faster than everyone else *is* a danger.

Things would be so much smoother if people would just lock cruise control in at 75/80/whatever the local limit is and drive that.
 
2012-06-24 03:16:00 PM
There is a speed limit sign near my house that reports your current speed. It blinks if you're going over the speed limit (I'm sure you're familiar).

Every time I drive past it though, I can see the lights can also spell out "Slow Down" and have been really curious to how fast you need to be going to trigger that. The speed limit is 55.
 
2012-06-24 03:16:15 PM

TsukasaK: Ah, it was Link's Awakening not ALOTP.... BRB, turning my nerd card.


Nah, I'll let you off with a warning, since you got the right series.
 
2012-06-24 03:20:54 PM
Had a guy flash his lights then zip around me at a high rate of speed on 80 recently unfortunately for him the car in front of me was CHP without a light bar.
 
2012-06-24 03:23:32 PM
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Let's see if you bastards can do 90.
 
2012-06-24 03:23:32 PM
Holy crap, I hate you _all_.
 
2012-06-24 03:25:59 PM

RedPhoenix122: And if you stole from the guy in Link's Awakening, he would kill you next time you entered his store.


That's why you kill the blacksmith and burn down his house to hide the evidence of your crime.

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2012-06-24 03:28:18 PM
Challenge accepted.

/Twelve years of driving, speed constantly.
//Zero tickets.
 
2012-06-24 03:35:38 PM
As someone who made the top spot of a regional speeding list one month (not on purpose) -- it made the rounds at the office, and I was embarrassed... by how low it was. My car can go way faster than that.

They haven't published that list for a few years now, I don't think it really works as intended.
 
2012-06-24 03:37:22 PM
I once saw a guy pissing in the middle of a 4 lane road in NYC, in broad daylight.

My point is, I don't think NYers really can be shamed.
 
2012-06-24 03:38:24 PM

NevynFox: I don't care if you speed. Just don't roar up my ass doing it. If you have plenty of open road to be as dumb as you want, go for it. It's when you're whipping around traffic and cutting lane to lane to try to keep up your constant 20+ over the limit that makes me hate you. If I see you shooting around the road behind me like that, I will pace that slow ass semi next to me, just to see you lose your mind in my rear view mirror.

/watched an a-hole zip up to my ass, slowed down a little and paced a truck, he flipped out and cut around me in the breakdown lane.

/don't believe in brake check, just mild deceleration.
//unless you *really* ask for it


This is why I love driving a stick - "hi Mr. Tailgater, meet 4th gear".
 
2012-06-24 03:44:42 PM
The tailgaters are the worst. You can clearly see there's cars in front of me going slower than I want to go as we all pass trucks going even slower. IT'S NOT MY FAULT YOU CAN'T GO 100! STAY OFF MY FARKING TAIL!
 
2012-06-24 03:52:08 PM

Eddie_Dean_NY: 14 tickets for speeding between ages 17 and 22. In three states. I average one every 36 months now that they got rid of the double-nickle and I bought a Bell.

Can I get a Legacy ranking? My top speed in NY was 92 in '98.


Only if I can use my time in Louisiana. Austin to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. 115mph top speed in a Toyota Rav.
 
2012-06-24 03:54:31 PM
I can see this for say, being a prostitute, soliciting a prostitute, shoplifting, drug use... Speeding? Really?

What next? Shaming jaywalkers?
 
2012-06-24 03:54:33 PM

12349876: The tailgaters are the worst. You can clearly see there's cars in front of me going slower than I want to go as we all pass trucks going even slower. IT'S NOT MY FAULT YOU CAN'T GO 100! STAY OFF MY FARKING TAIL!


No, you are expected to slow down and dive in between the slower trucks to the right so the dickhead riding your bumper can ride the bumper of the next car. They've got places to go, show a little common courtesy.

/Way too many ITGs in this thread
 
2012-06-24 03:54:53 PM

mark12A: I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it. I averaged one ticket every three years, then went 7 years without a ticket til I got busted in a rental car in Holma LA. It's a fun game. Part strategy, part tech. A radar detector is priceless around town, but pretty useless on the interstate. That's where you use a CB, which is priceless on the interstate, but useless around town.

Also, maintain situational awareness, recognize likely speedtrap locations in front of you, and watch the drivers way in front of you for clues.

If you go fast, you come up behind the plain wrappers, so keep watch for them. Antennas are a clue, and look for the pretty flashing light fixtures in the rear window and sunvisor areas.

/I'm going the distance. I'm going for speed....


Agreed.

Don't forget: Watch truckers. If a trucker is over the limit, you are free to fly as you wish.
 
2012-06-24 03:55:01 PM
Break out the stocks, branding irons and scarlet letters and let's welcome back the 1600s! We missed you!

www.tomecek.com
 
2012-06-24 03:56:14 PM

runnenat: There is a speed limit sign near my house that reports your current speed. It blinks if you're going over the speed limit (I'm sure you're familiar).

Every time I drive past it though, I can see the lights can also spell out "Slow Down" and have been really curious to how fast you need to be going to trigger that. The speed limit is 55.


If it's anything like the one I go by on a somewhat regular basis, 5+ will get you a 'slow down', and 10+ will get you red and blue flashing lights that are apparently legal to put on top of signs.
 
2012-06-24 03:56:33 PM

TsukasaK: mark12A: I speed ALL THE TIME. The odds favor getting away with it.

Jesus, it's shiat like this that makes me wish they'd fix the software on speed cameras so we could catch people like you.

/wherever you have to go couldn't possibly be so important you get to endanger everyone else on the road


It's people like you that make me shake my head . You're probably the type that thinks they own the passing lane at 66mph, no matter how long that line is behind you, even though the law says you have to move right to let faster traffic pass. Not only that, but I highly suspect your capabilities in a situation requiring evasive action and/or quick maneuvering. You probably cover your eyes when caught off guard, taking your hands off the wheel, and adding to the carnage. YOU, by that very example are the danger. Not everyone that drives above the speed limit is insane. They're actually normal. It's the wannabe Dudley Do-Rights that are the minority. Keep your Prius to the right, mind your own business, and Lighten up, Francis.
 
2012-06-24 04:01:07 PM
Speedos are in themselves a method of public shame.

i7.photobucket.com

//eye strain?
 
2012-06-24 04:03:21 PM

NevynFox: I don't care if you speed. Just don't roar up my ass doing it. If you have plenty of open road to be as dumb as you want, go for it. It's when you're whipping around traffic and cutting lane to lane to try to keep up your constant 20+ over the limit that makes me hate you. If I see you shooting around the road behind me like that, I will pace that slow ass semi next to me, just to see you lose your mind in my rear view mirror.

/watched an a-hole zip up to my ass, slowed down a little and paced a truck, he flipped out and cut around me in the breakdown lane.

/don't believe in brake check, just mild deceleration.
//unless you *really* ask for it


So, you're saying fight road rage with road rage? Nice. That'll work well for you when you get that eventually-deserved bullet in the noggin because you cut off the wrong person. I'd love to PIT maneuver people like you. Right under that truck your pacing.
 
2012-06-24 04:12:20 PM
They should publicly shame

those that slow down to gawk at crash scenes
those that fall asleep at green lights
those with the tiny penises that refuse the let anyone merge in their lane
those that refuse to use their turn signal
those who ignore turn signals
those that yak on their phones or text and are completely oblivious to the world around them
those that putter along like grandma in the passing lane.
those on 4-lane roads that pull up beside and "pace" a truck driving 20 below the limit
moron truckers on 2-lane roads whose rigs are so overloaded that they have to drive 20 under the limit, and those that yahoos insist on passing them even if there is not a clear view of the oncoming lanes
 
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