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(Northwest Ohio News)   Ohio driver; "Why am I being cited, officer?" Trooper; "Changing your radio station, and looking out your window. That will be $50.00"   (northwestohio.com) divider line 162
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2012-07-21 12:08:51 AM  
Ohio driver; "Why am I being cited, officer?" Trooper: because you are brown and/or have out of state plates and we need some probable cause to search your car
 
2012-07-21 12:10:06 AM  
Yeah, that's about par for the course with Ohio State Troopers.

/One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.
 
2012-07-21 12:11:59 AM  

CavalierEternal: Yeah, that's about par for the course with Ohio State Troopers.

/One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.



This could explain why every farken time I'm behind someone with Ohio Plates...they're driving super slow and probably a bit 'gun shy'.
 
2012-07-21 12:17:43 AM  

optikeye: CavalierEternal: Yeah, that's about par for the course with Ohio State Troopers.

/One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.


This could explain why every farken time I'm behind someone with Ohio Plates...they're driving super slow and probably a bit 'gun shy'.



Could also have to do with our highway speed limits being among the lowest in the country.
 
2012-07-21 12:21:43 AM  
This is the wrong thing, BG. Training in prioritizing, visual scanning, and simulated reality that demonstrates the realities and consequences of distraction (and a ton of other things drivers never get to understand). But the usual ham-handed foolishness produced by the usual small-time politicians and bureaucrats will produce the usual results -- even more contempt for dumb laws and dumb lawmakers.
 
2012-07-21 12:29:27 AM  
♫ Well, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel... ♫
 
2012-07-21 05:57:39 AM  
I can agree with banning the use of the phone while driving, but looking out the side window? What if you're looking for a specific address?
 
2012-07-21 08:12:17 AM  
Call it what it is. A shakedown.
 
2012-07-21 08:35:45 AM  
www.gilacourier.com

Stop infringing on my rights!

/yes this is stupid
 
2012-07-21 08:37:40 AM  
How many motorcyclists will be killed by people afraid to check their blind spot?
 
2012-07-21 08:38:24 AM  
Sorry kids, Daddy has to leave you at home so he doesn't get a "distracted driving" ticket. I'll be back soon!!
 
2012-07-21 08:40:23 AM  
I get detracted when see police hiding on the side of the road.
 
2012-07-21 08:40:26 AM  

optikeye: CavalierEternal: Yeah, that's about par for the course with Ohio State Troopers.

/One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.


This could explain why every farken time I'm behind someone with Ohio Plates...they're driving super slow and in the left lane.
probably a bit 'gun shy'.


FTFY
 
2012-07-21 08:42:44 AM  
So can I get a ticket for "thinking while driving"?
 
2012-07-21 08:47:40 AM  

CavalierEternal: Yeah, that's about par for the course with Ohio State Troopers.

/One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.


Nicest cop I ever met was an Ohio State Trooper. I was barreling down 71 between Cleveland and Columbus at about 85 around 6:30 AM when I got pulled over. Traffic was non-existent, it was a Sunday. The trooper gave me a lecture, scratched my dogs ears and gave me a warning citation.
 
2012-07-21 08:48:35 AM  
This is the police system Americans deserve. You rail against taxes and bring them to all time lows, then your local government is gonna need money and they're going to find ways to get it. Insane fines and fees replace taxes, and they're gonna hurt your wallet a hell of a lot more than taxes would.
 
2012-07-21 08:51:22 AM  
why is a citty council determining motoring laws? This is american stupidity at its finest. Motoring laws should be set at the national level. NO EXCEPTIONS. If alaska wants to write special legislation because it snows there a lot, then they can appeal to the national level and have it written in, since alaska ain't the only place it snows.

The FAA is a shining model of bureaucratic efficiency, as is the UK DVLA, compared to the redneck, special interest, corrupt wasteland that is state and local government in the USA.

And for that matter, at what point will the USA upgrade its idiotic license plate system from that which the height of modernity in 1932?
 
2012-07-21 08:57:00 AM  
Two wrongs dont make a right. That is - if the trooper is stopped in his car by the side of the road this still stinks. But if he is driving himself - why is he not concentrating on the road and instead being distracted himself looking at other people being distracted?
 
2012-07-21 08:59:28 AM  

Bomb Head Mohammed: why is a citty council determining motoring laws? This is american stupidity at its finest. Motoring laws should be set at the national level. NO EXCEPTIONS. If alaska wants to write special legislation because it snows there a lot, then they can appeal to the national level and have it written in, since alaska ain't the only place it snows.

The FAA is a shining model of bureaucratic efficiency, as is the UK DVLA, compared to the redneck, special interest, corrupt wasteland that is state and local government in the USA.

And for that matter, at what point will the USA upgrade its idiotic license plate system from that which the height of modernity in 1932?


Because the federal government had not been granted that authority by the constitution - in theory, at least. Those powers have been granted to the states. That has not seemed to stop them, or even slow them down, though.
 
2012-07-21 08:59:44 AM  
Uh oh, speed trap ahead

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-07-21 09:01:44 AM  

MBrady: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ Well, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel... ♫

"Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin"


We're gonna do what they say can't be done
 
2012-07-21 09:02:21 AM  

CavalierEternal: One thing I never could stomach about living in Ohio...all the damned State Troopers.


That's why I always carry a string of garlic hanging from my rear-view window whenever I go through Ohio.
 
2012-07-21 09:02:33 AM  
I want that chick in the purple
 
2012-07-21 09:04:53 AM  
Ohiofarker: Bomb Head Mohammed: why is a citty council determining motoring laws? This is american stupidity at its finest. Motoring laws should be set at the national level. NO EXCEPTIONS. If alaska wants to write special legislation because it snows there a lot, then they can appeal to the national level and have it written in, since alaska ain't the only place it snows.

The FAA is a shining model of bureaucratic efficiency, as is the UK DVLA, compared to the redneck, special interest, corrupt wasteland that is state and local government in the USA.

And for that matter, at what point will the USA upgrade its idiotic license plate system from that which the height of modernity in 1932?

Because the federal government had not been granted that authority by the constitution - in theory, at least. Those powers have been granted to the states. That has not seemed to stop them, or even slow them down, though.

I must have missed the part in the constitution where Madison wrote about it ok for the federal government to regulate airplanes but not motorcars.
 
2012-07-21 09:05:03 AM  
NANNY STATE strikes again! Must need some more revenue... (Have you ever looked at what a cop has to deal with in his car--radio, computer, extra lights, siren, etc. Distracting??)
 
2012-07-21 09:05:39 AM  

Lost Thought 00: How many motorcyclists will be killed by people afraid to check their blind spot?


Just the ones without loud pipes.
 
2012-07-21 09:05:43 AM  
Cities making stupid traffic laws to generate more revenue? Why, i never heard of that before!

Seriously, vote these farkers out of office.
 
2012-07-21 09:06:28 AM  
Take away radio and/or caffeine while people are driving down a long highway and that's going to increase the chances of dozing off. Not to mention local businesses flipping shiat over lost revenue.
 
2012-07-21 09:07:32 AM  

Twigz221: This is the police system Americans deserve. You rail against taxes and bring them to all time lows, then your local government is gonna need money and they're going to find ways to get it. Insane fines and fees replace taxes, and they're gonna hurt your wallet a hell of a lot more than taxes would.


I pay plenty in city taxes, without much say in the matter. As other states are moving to rid their towns of controversial (obvious) revenue makers such as red light camera citations, my little Ohio city has added a few dozen. Provide a damn service that creates revenue, don't just keep stealing from citizens under the guise of public safety. City council members are retarded. Voters that keep them there are more so. /subby/
 
2012-07-21 09:08:56 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ Well, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel... ♫


Fred's having a great time in the back seat.

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Where's the other four?
 
2012-07-21 09:14:59 AM  
But of course cop cars with police radios, cell phones, laptops, SCMODS, radar guns, and flashing lights don't have any distractions.
 
2012-07-21 09:15:14 AM  

newmilpan: So can I get a ticket for "thinking while driving"?


Sir, we suspect that you were actually thinking about your fantasy football league rather than your driving. Step out of the car, please.
 
2012-07-21 09:16:47 AM  
FTA:

Personal injury attorney Mike D. Bell says the heart of the ordinance is in everyone's best interest will enable him to buy a summer home.
 
2012-07-21 09:19:40 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ♫ Well, keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel... ♫

Fred's having a great time in the back seat.

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Where's the other four?


Fred has breast?
 
2012-07-21 09:19:52 AM  
Put down your damn phone. Put down your makeup, put down your farking ipod, your burger, and your milkshake.

DRIVE YOUR farkING CAR.

/people who put makeup on while driving should be summery executed by the side of the road.
//Watched a biatch use the rumble strip on the side of the highway to do 75mph while applying mascara jut the other day.
 
2012-07-21 09:22:12 AM  

newmilpan: So can I get a ticket for "thinking while driving"?


'Sir you are not allowed to think or act for yourself. I'm afraid you'll have to come with us... but don't worry, we'll having you back to being a mindless drone, in no time'
 
2012-07-21 09:24:32 AM  
This is where black boxes and video cameras in cars are leading us -- keep that in mind when your insurance agency or car rental company gives you a "great deal" for a car with these surveillance devices.
 
2012-07-21 09:29:29 AM  
I've always contended that a driver can ALWAYS something be cited for something. It just takes a cop with some axe to grind...
 
2012-07-21 09:29:38 AM  
According to The BG News, the ordinance would ban any type of distraction that takes the driver's attention away from the road. While some residents expressed concern that this vague definition would violate their rights, personal injury attorney Mike D. Bell says the heart of the ordinance is in everyone's best interest.

Translation: I'm gonna make a shiatload of cash on this.
 
2012-07-21 09:33:44 AM  
Maybe they need to remove all street signs, road signs, stop signs, anything written for a business that is visible from the road way. Perhaps all buldings should be sprayed Ohio Grey. Cop cars need to remove all flashing light displays, whether on top or inside the grille. After all, what's more distracting that pretty shiny things. Oh, and pretty, shiny things.

Perhaps the Bowling Green city counsel should go back to doing what they do best, secretly farming the best marijuana in Ohio.
 
2012-07-21 09:36:54 AM  
Revenue grab....pure and simple. I'm also sure that it will not be abused in no way, shape, or form.

You might as well pull every driver over and empty a ticket book in their face every time they get behind the wheel.

Now that that's out of my craw.......it'll probably go for about a year, earn a bunch of revenue as intended while multiple challenges based on the first amendment make their way through the Courts, then be declared unconstitutional as overly broad,

Ok CruiserTwelve and Silly Jesus, explain to us how you'd implement this as a tool to "enhance the public safety experience".
 
2012-07-21 09:38:29 AM  
"While some residents expressed concern that this vague definition would violate their rights, personal injury attorney ambulance chasing lawyer Mike D. Bell says the heart of the ordinance is in everyone's best interest."

So, a cop driving behind you running your license plate number should give himself a ticket?
 
2012-07-21 09:38:38 AM  
Oh, and I suppose that police, with their superior training, are never distracted when they have their noses in their laptops running plates all day, amirite?
 
2012-07-21 09:40:58 AM  
beat me by 10 seconds!
 
2012-07-21 09:41:00 AM  
Tax collectors. Nothing more



The only good one...........
 
2012-07-21 09:43:27 AM  
I just drove through Ohio, and wow do they deserve the FAIL award for roadwork. First of all, you come across a "Workzone" sign warning you about fines for speeding and what not, but they don't tell you when and where the work zone is. So you drive 10 miles without any signs and come across a "Left lane close merge right." So you merge Right, but the problem is that for the next 20 miles the damn left lane is open and there are no signs to merge. When you get to mile 20 it finally tells you to merge and closes off the lane... so you're stuck fighting with people trying to get out of that lane 20 miles after the first damn sign!!! What a farked system Ohio has for a workzone... so much fail
 
2012-07-21 09:43:57 AM  
Don't we already have laws that cover reckless driving?

/Really getting down to the short strokes.
 
2012-07-21 09:45:35 AM  

Smurfme: I get detracted when see police hiding on the side of the road.


I'll bet you get detracted for misusing words, too.
 
2012-07-21 09:46:05 AM  

Katolu: I've always contended that a driver can ALWAYS something be cited for something. It just takes a cop with some axe to grind...


This has been true before this...it just makes it easier

They don't have to think as hard to make up the lie (i.e. probable cause) that they use to pull you over. After all "I smelled the distinct odor of marijuana" doesnt work from 300 yards away at 50 mph.

/I got pulled over and harassed back in my 20s for "smiling" at a DPS trooper once, I kid you not
 
2012-07-21 09:48:28 AM  

shinjitsuism: I just drove through Ohio, and wow do they deserve the FAIL award for roadwork.


Try thinking of "double fines at work zones" and everything becomes clear. These shennanigans were pulled here in Texas all the time until the Legislature changed the law to amend that double fines only were in force when workers were present.

You'd be amazed at how that bullshiat on the highway cleared up after that
 
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