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(North Jersey)   Driver refuses to break speed limit when tailgated by cop, gets ticket for blocking traffic instead   (northjersey.com) divider line 378
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2012-12-31 10:39:46 AM  
Bad driver thread!

/Makes popcorn
 
2012-12-31 10:51:34 AM  

SnarfVader: Bad driver thread!

/Makes popcorn


No, Bad state thread.

/grows popcorn
 
2012-12-31 11:09:02 AM  
Get out of the left lane, grand pa!
 
2012-12-31 11:10:10 AM  
Eh. I'm as anti-cop as they come, but...


Why didn't she move to the middle lane?

"There was a tractor-trailer truck right next to her, and she didn't know what to do," dad explained. "Instead of ... passing the truck ... and risking a speeding ticket or [signaling] and slowing down ... to move behind the truck ... she maintained her speed, thinking this was OK."

It wasn't. The trooper pulled her over and issued a summons for failing to keep right. The cop wasn't interested in her fear of moving to the right. And he sure didn't want to hear complaints about his own driving.

"Too bad," he told her, noting that he gave her "three miles" to find a way to yield.


If true, she essentially set up a rolling roadblock with the truck for 3 miles.
 
2012-12-31 11:10:13 AM  
"If we all followed that law," said Doug Groner of Hillsdale, "we'd have everybody squeezed into one right lane."

No farktard. Most European highways are 2 lanes and when people stay the fark right traffic flows 1000% better.
 
2012-12-31 11:12:02 AM  
"There was a tractor-trailer truck right next to her, and she didn't know what to do," dad explained. "Instead of ... passing the truck ... and risking a speeding ticket or [signaling] and slowing down ... to move behind the truck ... she maintained her speed,  thinking this was OK."

Well, I would hope one of the things they'll teach her in that defensive driving class is not to travel alongside a tractor-trailer unit for any length of time.  If one of those blows a tire while you're alongside it, you could very well be toast.  The percussion impact can be powerful enough to knock you right off the road.

I was travelling on a country road a few years back, and the vehicle in front of me was a dump truck - and it was almost a half mile ahead of me.  It blew a tire, and I could feel the percussion impact of the blast from that far back.  I can just about imagine what it would have felt like if I were significantly closer.

If you find yourself next to a large truck of some sort, the best thing to do is to either speed up and get in front of it, or slow down and get behind it.  Don't just continue to travel beside it.
 
2012-12-31 11:12:13 AM  
Was that entire article a set-up to attend defensive driving?
 
2012-12-31 11:22:23 AM  
This woman is 20 years old and, not only is she stupid enough to know that the left lane is for passing, but she's also letting her dad fight her battles for her?  Sounds like a catch, guys.
 
2012-12-31 11:26:09 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: "If we all followed that law," said Doug Groner of Hillsdale, "we'd have everybody squeezed into one right lane."

No farktard. Most European highways are 2 lanes and when people stay the fark right traffic flows 1000% better.


Yeah, I think I bruised myself with that facepalm.
 
2012-12-31 12:15:31 PM  
citizens arrest the cop for following too closely.

/and if that doesn't work, next time brake for an amoeba and get rear ended
//sue
 
2012-12-31 12:27:23 PM  

EnviroDude: citizens arrest the cop for following too closely.


What law states the definition of "following too closely", or makes it an arrestable offense? Congrats, your jailhouse lawyering has now gotten someone arrested for a number of felonies in most states. (Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, etc.)

EnviroDude: /and if that doesn't work, next time brake for an amoeba and get rear ended


Grats bro. You just bought the county a new police cruiser by causing an accident which you are 100% at fault for. (Thanks to Ambulance Chasing, the laws regarding rear-end collisions have now changed to either shared responsibility, or the lead car being responsible for doing just that) You do know those things have cameras, right?
 
2012-12-31 12:43:33 PM  
It was a girl, what do you expect?
 
2012-12-31 01:50:25 PM  
That's a special kind of entrapment.
 
2012-12-31 01:52:22 PM  
Isn't there a "make way" law?
 
2012-12-31 01:53:44 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Isn't there a "make way" law?


For cops, yeah.
You don't have to like them, but GTF out of their way.
Let them go and stay off their radar.
 
2012-12-31 01:54:28 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: SnarfVader: Bad driver thread!

/Makes popcorn

No, Bad state thread.

/grows popcorn


SUCKY 20-something WOMAN DRIVER thread.
/Get. Off. My. Turnpike.
//steals popcorn.
 
2012-12-31 01:54:44 PM  
How does a story like this come to be? Someone received a traffic violation and then informed the local media?
 
2012-12-31 01:54:55 PM  
Trolltastic tag, since the Cop should be a hero. It's called impeding traffic. If you're so afraid of a ticket when a cop is tailgating you, you MOVE THE fark OVER. Not all of us are passive aggressive douchebags in Prius's that choose to contribute to the road rage cases in this country. It is against the law to be in the left lane and not passing someone.
 
2012-12-31 01:55:14 PM  
"Man I've been tellin friends for years about all those arsehole cops always breaking the law and hurting us common folks - I had a friend that got 80 years for just having a burnt seed in his ashtray!!! Man,.... (etc, etc.)"

/getting the ball rolling
 
2012-12-31 01:55:26 PM  
Come to Chicago, people ride the left lane here more than anywhere I've been.  People will sit in the left lane when there isn't another car within a mile of them.
 
2012-12-31 01:55:54 PM  
GTFO! (over) and don't allow yourself to be caught in the passing lane. This is not rocket science.

/Former LEO
 
2012-12-31 01:56:07 PM  
If you don't want to speed up, you slow down, turn on your signal and move the fark over when it's clear.

You got a ticket for blocking the passing lane because you were blocking the passing lane. I hope it ruined your Christmas you stupid biatch.

You know what's an easy way to avoid this sort of thing? Don't get in the passing lane unless you're going to pass, shiat-for-brains.

/ no, I didn't bother reading pages 2 and 3

EnviroDude: /and if that doesn't work, next time brake for an amoeba and get rear ended


Cop has a dash cam. He may get in some minor trouble for following too closely (if he even was), but you're not only going to pay for all the damage you caused to both cars, you're going to get some heavy fines for causing an accident.

Your ideas are terrible. A smart person would stay out of the left lane if they're not passing. A smarter person than the idiot in the article would have turned on their signal, braked to let the trailer pass, and then moved the fark over.
 
2012-12-31 01:56:14 PM  
Good! I so hate these control freaks who get off on holding up traffic just because they can, move the fark over you asshat!
 
2012-12-31 01:56:16 PM  

EnviroDude: citizens arrest the cop for following too closely.

/and if that doesn't work, next time brake for an amoeba and get rear ended
//sue


Please stop having opinions. You aren't ready yet.
 
2012-12-31 01:56:50 PM  

serial_crusher: This woman is 20 years old and, not only is she stupid enough to know that the left lane is for passing, but she's also letting her dad fight her battles for her?  Sounds like a catch, guys.


She sounds like the kind of girl that starts a fight in a bar and expects you to fight it.
 
2012-12-31 01:57:19 PM  
Probably a non story. You mean to tell me there was no way to get out of the left lane for three miles? Pfft. Cops aren't going to bust your balls for 10-15 mph over to clear the left lane. Besides, if you're going 65 on the NJ turnpike or similar highway, every car is passing you regardless if there's a trooper around.
 
2012-12-31 01:57:33 PM  
The horrible thing is that this is actually a tactic trained to and used by police everywhere. I agree that slow drivers should move over and let faster drivers by, but only up to the speed limit. Police are trained to try and push you over the speed limit, make you nervously weave, etc.
 
2012-12-31 01:57:34 PM  

Theaetetus: If true, she essentially set up a rolling roadblock with the truck for 3 miles.


Yes, and if the cop needs to get past, all he has to do is turn on his lights and siren. At that point, the driver realizes that it's an emergency, and breaks the speed limit. It's OK to run a red light to clear an intersection, drive onto the shoulder etc to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Not an emergency, officer? Then drive the speed limit like everyone else, sh*tbag.
 
2012-12-31 01:57:36 PM  
and yall keep voting Democrat...
 
2012-12-31 01:57:55 PM  
I've logged 250,000+ miles driving on NJ highways in the past 12 years going to and from work.

The cops on the interstates/Turnpike/GSP will give you a LOT of leeway with the rules, unless you're driving while black.

Three miles is more than enough time to get over. The cop isn't going to give you a ticket for going 75 in a 65 to get out of his/her way.
 
2012-12-31 01:58:20 PM  
 
2012-12-31 01:58:31 PM  
20 yr old female couldn't blow her way out of this??
Sounds fishy
 
2012-12-31 01:58:35 PM  

serial_crusher: she's also letting her dad fight her battles for her?


Her dad wrote a letter to the newspaper biatching about the ticket. I don't see what battle he is fighting.
 
2012-12-31 01:58:36 PM  
In this case, the woman may have been in the wrong. But ive experienced a similar incident. And i didnt want to speed either with the cop on my ass, and there was a line of cars in the middle lane blocking me. I finally decided to speed up to get around them, and was immediatly pulled over. I explained to the cop exactly what happened, and he didnt disagree. He was just trying to meet his quota, so he wrote me 3 BS tickets which i fought and didnt pay a dime. But even the cop admitted, he could easily give me a speeding ticket, and id have no reason to argue. It is messed up when they pull this shiat. But i mean, its just part of driving. When these guys have to make quotas, they kinda have to do this shiat sometimes.
 
2012-12-31 01:58:44 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Come to Chicago, people ride the left lane here more than anywhere I've been.  People will sit in the left lane when there isn't another car within a mile of them.


Truth!
 
2012-12-31 01:59:42 PM  
If you don't know how to allow natural flow on a highway, you have no place being there. A couple MPH over the speed limit to get your goddamn ass out of the way is fine.
 
2012-12-31 01:59:48 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Come to Chicago, people ride the left lane here more than anywhere I've been.  People will sit in the left lane when there isn't another car within a mile of them.


GRRRRR. No shiat. Wifey is from Chicago and we make the trip up there a few times a year. Don't get me wrong, I love the city, but DEAR GOD why can't Chicagoians understand to GET THE fark OUT OF THE LEFT LANE!!!
 
2012-12-31 01:59:51 PM  

JonnyG: The horrible thing is that this is actually a tactic trained to and used by police everywhere. I agree that slow drivers should move over and let faster drivers by, but only up to the speed limit. Police are trained to try and push you over the speed limit, make you nervously weave, etc.


Impeding the flow of traffic laws exist in many states, and they're generally not tied to the speed limit, rather reasonable speeds or flow of traffic speeds. If you're slower than someone else on the road, you shouldn't be in the left lane. Easy as that.
 
2012-12-31 01:59:57 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Come to Chicago, people ride the left lane here more than anywhere I've been.  People will sit in the left lane when there isn't another car within a mile of them.


Chicago also likes having on-ramps enter from the left and having the right lane subsequently disappear to keep the lane count constant. I can almost understand why they tend to stick left.
 
2012-12-31 01:59:57 PM  

BronyMedic: Grats bro. You just bought the county a new police cruiser by causing an accident which you are 100% at fault for. (Thanks to Ambulance Chasing, the laws regarding rear-end collisions have now changed to either shared responsibility, or the lead car being responsible for doing just that) You do know those things have cameras, right?


Considering my wife just got a ticket for a rear-end collision in which the car in front of her suddenly slammed on the brakes, I'm going to say you're simply making stuff up.
 
2012-12-31 02:00:14 PM  
All sounds like the cop being a dick, except.. he probably wouldn't have given the car a ticket for speeding while passing. For one, even police chiefs say they generally have no business pulling you over unless you are 10 miles over the speed limit. Second, over 3 miles you could have edged passed the truck going 1-2 mph faster. She stayed in place for 3 freaking miles next to a truck.

I hate people who freeze up and suddenly become model citizens of the law at the sigh of a cop car. Just the other day I actually had to swirv into the passing lane cause an idiot droped from 75 to 65 (70sl) when passing a cop car scanning from the side.
 
2012-12-31 02:00:14 PM  
Can we get her a trophy? I mean just think of the stress and panic of not knowing what to do. I mean she is operating a 3-5 ton vehicle after all.

Maybe we can just ban stupid people.

Extra points if she had a sticker that says. I have a "dog/cat/squirell/chicken" and i vote sticker on the car.
 
2012-12-31 02:00:21 PM  
But how do you cope when you're doing the speed limit in the left lane and the tailgater is a cop?
Get the fark out of the left lane you asshole!
 
2012-12-31 02:01:14 PM  
Three miles? If the limit was 60 and she was doing exactly sixty then I really doubt she'd have got a ticket for doing 61, even ignoring the fact that 61 on your speedo is almost certainly about 56.
At 61 she'd have cleared a semi in twenty seconds, a third of a mile.
 
2012-12-31 02:01:59 PM  
FTA: (page 3) "As a rule, police aren't terrorists. Common sense suggests drivers should assume that a cop's POWER trip is urgent and pull over - even if he doesn't use his siren or flashers."

Fixed
 
2012-12-31 02:02:22 PM  

KimNorth: Good! I so hate these control freaks who get off on holding up traffic just because they can, move the fark over you asshat!


I don't think that's it, I think they're just cowards and idiots. I frequently see people pull from an onramp straight across the left most lane then proceed to not pass and jam up the road behind them.

I usually wait a bit then just start flashing my lights periodically. If it goes on long enough I wait until it's clear again to the right and just move over at which point they get the horn and the finger out the window.

I'm sure these idiots think they're doing nothing wrong and have no idea why people are always being so mean and nasty to them all the time time or why there's always a mile long line of pissed off people behind them...
 
2012-12-31 02:02:26 PM  

lexnaturalis: Considering my wife just got a ticket for a rear-end collision in which the car in front of her suddenly slammed on the brakes, I'm going to say you're simply making stuff up.


Depends on what you can prove. Install your own dash cam like the Russians do to protect yourself from liability.
 
2012-12-31 02:02:48 PM  

This text is now purple: Chicago also likes having on-ramps enter from the left and having the right lane subsequently disappear to keep the lane count constant. I can almost understand why they tend to stick left.


They do have quite a few off ramps on the left if you're traveling on certain highways, but that's no excuse for riding the left lane miles from the ramp in light traffic.
 
2012-12-31 02:03:41 PM  
Put her to death. Anyone who makes a habit of driving in the left lane while not passing the car to their right deserves a slow painful death. I'm not kidding.
 
2012-12-31 02:03:56 PM  

bhcompy: JonnyG: The horrible thing is that this is actually a tactic trained to and used by police everywhere. I agree that slow drivers should move over and let faster drivers by, but only up to the speed limit. Police are trained to try and push you over the speed limit, make you nervously weave, etc.

Impeding the flow of traffic laws exist in many states, and they're generally not tied to the speed limit, rather reasonable speeds or flow of traffic speeds. If you're slower than someone else on the road, you shouldn't be in the left lane. Easy as that.


I'm not disagreeing with you on that. I agree.
 
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