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2012-06-24 11:39:01 PM
I think I speed about 90% of the time I'm driving. No tickets so far.
 
2012-06-24 11:42:59 PM

gimmegimme: Don't forget:

those who zip past dozens of stopped cars, ignoring the "merge in 1 mile," "merge in .75 mile," "merge in .5 mile," "merge in .25 mile," "merge in 1000 feet" signs during a traffic jam and expect you to let them in at the bottleneck.


The thing is, somebody *always* lets those guys merge.

I finally gave up getting mad at them. Now, I just do the same thing. I figure once everybody learns to start doing it, it will all even out.
 
2012-06-24 11:46:23 PM
If you drive the speed limit in Ottawa, you'll be 10 kph slower than everybody else. Some granny in a Corolla will be tailgating you and waving her tiny wrinkled fist at you.
 
2012-06-24 11:48:32 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Dr Jack Badofsky: Avery614: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: This is why I love driving a stick - "hi Mr. Tailgater, meet 4th gear".

That is my all time favorite move, watching them swerve all over in the rear view.....
"fark you for being an asshole, you don't get the courtesy of break lights..."

Not having brake lights will get you a ticket as well. If it came to a situation where the resultant collision damaged the taillights, it is possible to tell if the brake lights were working at the time of impact. You'd be just as guilty as the guy who hit you. Not to mention, again, that by law you're supposed to move right so faster traffic can pass on the left. You know those signs that say " slower traffic keep right"? There's a reason they are there.

You sound like a moron. There are plenty of reasons you might NOT be able to move over and have an a-hole on your bumper. I hope one of them is you one day, and I can downshift in front of you just for fun.

FTFM
I can't type today.

No, YOU sound like a moron. There are a few reasons you can't move over. There is traffic there already (in front, and to the right, to which you do your best to get to the right) you are in the right lane already, there is construction, or there is only one lane going that direction. Any other reason and you shouldn't be in the left lane holding everyone else up. Like I already said, it's the law for slower traffic to keep right. But, you know, don't let your laziness to yield to faster traffic get in your way. Again, as I said before, the cop will have plenty of questions for you too why you downshifted for no reason on a flat, straight highway, if you're not in a Samurai or going uphill. In any other event, if you are the sole person blocking the left lane and faster traffic fom passing you, why would you fail to keep right until they pass?


Hypothetical situation that happens more often than not for me: I5, 3 lanes & I'm driving 71mph in a 65 with cruise control on, passing a line of three cars in the center lane. Doucher flys up behind me doing 80 and gets within inches of my bumper. Legally I will continue to pass the traffic but I won't be doing the guy in my trunk any favors. That's the law and I will get over after I pass. I've lived in Germany, where you actually have to know how to drive. Fark these idiots that feel like a drivers license is a right not a privilege.
 
2012-06-24 11:58:03 PM

TsukasaK: Dr Jack Badofsky: but they aren't. And, no, speed restrictions won't be imposed an time soon, because A) this will clothesline budgets in every state

$100 for every mile over the posted limit, with a leeway of 5 before people start getting pulled over. Calibrate the radar guns and have everything in order before starting. You pay the fine or your license is suspended until you do. Somehow I believe this will have the opposite effect of running the budget out.

Don't like it? Stop breaking the law, asshole.

Dr Jack Badofsky: B). Speed does not kill. That is a myth

You're absolutely correct. DIFFERENCE in speed is what kills. If the average speed in an area is 75 and you're blowing along at 10 over, you are the hazard. Laws apply to everyone, champ.

y: Again, the "Slower traffic keep right" signs are.vague for a reason: so that cars moving at slower velocities than other vehicles keep to the right-hand lanes, no matter the proximity of the posted speed limit.

Did you ever stop to think that the far left lane should be travelling the posted speed limit, and the lanes further to the right for speeds below that? It's called following the laws as they exist - this is a radical concept, but I think there's something to it.


Dr Jack BadofskDr Jack Badofsky: If you're blocking traffic, even at normal speeds, you DO know that you can be ticketed for that too, right?

Of course. It's called impeding traffic, yet another point of law which is simple and easy to follow.

You've been BADLY misreading my posts here man. I'm saying that SLOW TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT and SPEED LIMIT 75 are equal laws. One does not take precedence over the other (unless your local law has some kind of exceptions carved out. In Wyoming, you're allowed to exceed the posted speed limit to safely pass someone who's going slower than that limit, for instance)


Good luck with that "$100/ every mph over idea. It'll never get traction. Ever. And, legislators KNOW that people will go faster than their posted speed limits, regardless of your ability to perceive the fact that some one would do such a tragic thing. YOU'RE sadly mistaking that the speed limits are to-the-number infractions. Not only that, but you are also assuming (inappropriately, again) that all speedometers are calibrated equally, by the same company. So, the guy in the Toyota behind you doing 65 may have a completely different idea of what 65 mph is to you. But, your speedometer is the universal indicator of correct velocity in some universe, right? So, it's totally ok to jack him up since he's going .5 mph faster than you. Your questionably-calibrated speedometer is under the same scrutiny that the guy behind you has. Still, EVERY COP WILL TELL YOU TO GET THE F OUT OF THE WAY AND AVOID CONFRONTATION, but ou sound like the type that wants to prove something, so, please catch all the bullets that will help you prove your point.

And again, common courtesy comes into play. Oh, whine, whine that someone is moving faster than you, has more balls than you to push his/her Prius faster than yours. When you are governor of your state, then you can call the shots, until then, STFU, GTFOOTW, AND GFY.
 
2012-06-25 12:04:55 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Dr Jack Badofsky: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Dr Jack Badofsky: Avery614: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: This is why I love driving a stick - "hi Mr. Tailgater, meet 4th gear".

That is my all time favorite move, watching them swerve all over in the rear view.....
"fark you for being an asshole, you don't get the courtesy of break lights..."

Not having brake lights will get you a ticket as well. If it came to a situation where the resultant collision damaged the taillights, it is possible to tell if the brake lights were working at the time of impact. You'd be just as guilty as the guy who hit you. Not to mention, again, that by law you're supposed to move right so faster traffic can pass on the left. You know those signs that say " slower traffic keep right"? There's a reason they are there.

You sound like a moron. There are plenty of reasons you might NOT be able to move over and have an a-hole on your bumper. I hope one of them is you one day, and I can downshift in front of you just for fun.

FTFM
I can't type today.

No, YOU sound like a moron. There are a few reasons you can't move over. There is traffic there already (in front, and to the right, to which you do your best to get to the right) you are in the right lane already, there is construction, or there is only one lane going that direction. Any other reason and you shouldn't be in the left lane holding everyone else up. Like I already said, it's the law for slower traffic to keep right. But, you know, don't let your laziness to yield to faster traffic get in your way. Again, as I said before, the cop will have plenty of questions for you too why you downshifted for no reason on a flat, straight highway, if you're not in a Samurai or going uphill. In any other event, if you are the sole person blocking the left lane and faster traffic fom passing you, why would you fail to keep right until they pass?

Hypothetical situation that happens more often than not for me: I5, 3 ...


Right. There's no wrong in what you do whatsoever. However, some people in the U.S. think that the world will move at their speed regardless, because they are offended that someone else is driving .5 mph after than they are. They can't get past the fact that others have a better grasp of driving than they do. Plain and simple.
 
2012-06-25 12:07:44 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Dr Jack Badofsky: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Dr Jack Badofsky: Avery614: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: This is why I love driving a stick - "hi Mr. Tailgater, meet 4th gear".

That is my all time favorite move, watching them swerve all over in the rear view.....
"fark you for being an asshole, you don't get the courtesy of break lights..."

Not having brake lights will get you a ticket as well. If it came to a situation where the resultant collision damaged the taillights, it is possible to tell if the brake lights were working at the time of impact. You'd be just as guilty as the guy who hit you. Not to mention, again, that by law you're supposed to move right so faster traffic can pass on the left. You know those signs that say " slower traffic keep right"? There's a reason they are there.

You sound like a moron. There are plenty of reasons you might NOT be able to move over and have an a-hole on your bumper. I hope one of them is you one day, and I can downshift in front of you just for fun.

FTFM
I can't type today.

No, YOU sound like a moron. There are a few reasons you can't move over. There is traffic there already (in front, and to the right, to which you do your best to get to the right) you are in the right lane already, there is construction, or there is only one lane going that direction. Any other reason and you shouldn't be in the left lane holding everyone else up. Like I already said, it's the law for slower traffic to keep right. But, you know, don't let your laziness to yield to faster traffic get in your way. Again, as I said before, the cop will have plenty of questions for you too why you downshifted for no reason on a flat, straight highway, if you're not in a Samurai or going uphill. In any other event, if you are the sole person blocking the left lane and faster traffic fom passing you, why would you fail to keep right until they pass?

Hypothetical situation that happens more often than not for me: I5, 3 ...


Curious, if you jacked someone up in the right lane in Germany, what were the likely repercussions?
 
2012-06-25 12:12:19 AM

gimmegimme: Day_Old_Dutchie: 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

Don't forget:

those who zip past dozens of stopped cars, ignoring the "merge in 1 mile," "merge in .75 mile," "merge in .5 mile," "merge in .25 mile," "merge in 1000 feet" signs during a traffic jam and expect you to let them in at the bottleneck.


Do you know what merge means?? if you merge before the merge you're only changing lanes & tying up traffic. You're supposed to go to the point of the merge then it's every other car.
 
2012-06-25 12:41:26 AM

zxcasd: clovis69: 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.

2002 BMW M5: 155. San Onofre.
2006 BMW M3: 155. San Onofre.
2009 BMW X5 4.8: 135. San Onofre.
2004 Dodge SRT-10: 143. Jackson MS vs a Ford Lightning with its cute little V8.

Valentine One and a brain: zero tickets.


WOW. A Lightning did that fast? Gotta respect those li'l pickups..".
 
2012-06-25 12:42:42 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: Not only that, but you are also assuming (inappropriately, again) that all speedometers are calibrated equally, by the same company. So, the guy in the Toyota behind you doing 65 may have a completely different idea of what 65 mph is to you.


Hence the 5 miles leeway. If you're more than that off, your equipment is faulty and you shouldn't be driving with it anyways. But you conveniently ignored that part so you could be a sanctimonious asshole.

Dr Jack Badofsky: Still, EVERY COP WILL TELL YOU TO GET THE F OUT OF THE WAY AND AVOID CONFRONTATION,


WHERE DID I DISAGREE WITH YOU HERE? You're preaching to the f*cking choior man - read what I'm writing, not what you want me to have written.
 
2012-06-25 12:54:45 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: zxcasd: clovis69: 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.

2002 BMW M5: 155. San Onofre.
2006 BMW M3: 155. San Onofre.
2009 BMW X5 4.8: 135. San Onofre.
2004 Dodge SRT-10: 143. Jackson MS vs a Ford Lightning with its cute little V8.

Valentine One and a brain: zero tickets.

WOW. A Lightning did that fast? Gotta respect those li'l pickups..".


No, he gave up at about 130. Kept with me until about 90 at which point my torque just had no competition. It was all in fun - we were traveling along a main side street, pulled up to a light together at about 10pm, looked over, smiled, shrugged, and hit the highway. It was a foregone conclusion but fun nonetheless.

And re: the M5, that was only until I dropped in the Dinan Stage 2 diff and Stage 1 flywheel, with which came the delimiting. I hit 170 once after adding those and then decided never to do it again, even at 3am on the 15 in Temecula with zero cars (you know that looooooong downhill going northbound around the 76?). Scary - not because it was so fast, but precisely because it felt like anything but. If not for the lane lines passing at a blur, I felt like I was doing 55. BMWs in general are entirely too damn easy to drive too quickly (hence the "limit" warning function - driving along all comfy and oblivious and then "DING" - LIMIT - "wtf? How in the hell am I doing 100?")
 
2012-06-25 01:57:26 AM

borg: gimmegimme: Day_Old_Dutchie: 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

Don't forget:

those who zip past dozens of stopped cars, ignoring the "merge in 1 mile," "merge in .75 mile," "merge in .5 mile," "merge in .25 mile," "merge in 1000 feet" signs during a traffic jam and expect you to let them in at the bottleneck.

Do you know what merge means?? if you merge before the merge you're only changing lanes & tying up traffic. You're supposed to go to the point of the merge then it's every other car.


Agreed. Merge means "merge." Not "pass the hundreds of people who are waiting in line and expect them to let you in and to smile at you."
 
2012-06-25 02:16:53 AM

gimmegimme: borg: gimmegimme: Day_Old_Dutchie: 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

Don't forget:

those who zip past dozens of stopped cars, ignoring the "merge in 1 mile," "merge in .75 mile," "merge in .5 mile," "merge in .25 mile," "merge in 1000 feet" signs during a traffic jam and expect you to let them in at the bottleneck.

Do you know what merge means?? if you merge before the merge you're only changing lanes & tying up traffic. You're supposed to go to the point of the merge then it's every other car.

Agreed. Merge means "merge." Not "pass the hundreds of people who are waiting in line and expect them to let you in and to smile at you."


No, it means pass of those cars get to the front of the line/point of the merge then it's every other car. It's people like you who are causing the bottle neck. The signs say merge ahead not change lanes now.
 
2012-06-25 05:01:43 AM
I got a ticket one day in my gutless '76 chevy pickup with a 6 banger in it. My boss patted me on the back and said, "I didn't know that piece of shiat could get up to that speed!"
 
2012-06-25 05:05:18 AM

borg: No, it means pass of those cars get to the front of the line/point of the merge then it's every other car. It's people like you who are causing the bottle neck. The signs say merge ahead not change lanes now.


Most truckers that I hear biatching about this explain it like a zipper, get to the point where the merge is then every other car, like the teeth of a zipper.
 
2012-06-25 08:49:02 AM

downstairs: 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.


God damned Puritans. Two adults having consensual sex is not a moral issue.
 
2012-06-25 09:16:28 AM

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)


Links Awakening
 
2012-06-25 11:22:47 AM

zxcasd: Valentine One and a brain: zero tickets.


You must have large breasts.
 
2012-06-25 12:26:41 PM

santadog: 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.


That's about the same area I set my best speed run record. Orlando to Austin in 14.5 hours in a Buick Century, average speed of about 105, 120 over Lake Pontchartrain and half of Louisiana.
 
2012-06-25 02:47:40 PM

zxcasd: Valentine One and a brain: zero tickets.


Are the V1's as good as they advertise?
 
2012-06-25 03:17:01 PM

Readysteadystop: I would love to see this in Houston. I would *so* try for the high score.

/Speed limit? Speed CHALLENGE.


CHALLENGE accepted.
 
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