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2013-01-19 01:59:03 PM  
4 votes:

xanadian: Eh. If it were some overzealous cop giving tickets for going 27 in a 25, that'd be one thing. But if the locals are really having that kind of problem (39 in a 25, from one example), then good on the guy, and I hope it keeps him coming.

To those who do 39 in a 25, especially down my street where the snowbanks are 5' high and I can barely see around them while trying to leave my driveway, SLOW THE fark DOWN, ASSHOLES!!!


Well, that depends. Was it one of those artificially low speed limits placed in the middle of a higher speed road in order to induce tickets? Or is it really a high-risk area that needs a 25 mph speed limit?
2013-01-19 02:20:44 PM  
3 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.


This!

The only time I've gotten a speeding ticket is when I deserved one.
2013-01-19 02:13:54 PM  
3 votes:

studebaker hoch: Residential areas and school zones are good places to do exactly the limit.


Vermont is a great example where this applies..  Many tourists, out of staters will be on a 50mph Vermont road that for a mile or maybe two goes down to 25-30 mph because it goes through a small town. Most dummies and out of state tourists blast through at 40 mph thinking "It's just some dumb small town in the sticks of Vermont no one will notice"..  Cops in those small towns usually have a zero tolerance policy for blasting through.
2013-01-19 02:03:50 PM  
3 votes:

machoprogrammer: xanadian: Eh. If it were some overzealous cop giving tickets for going 27 in a 25, that'd be one thing. But if the locals are really having that kind of problem (39 in a 25, from one example), then good on the guy, and I hope it keeps him coming.

To those who do 39 in a 25, especially down my street where the snowbanks are 5' high and I can barely see around them while trying to leave my driveway, SLOW THE fark DOWN, ASSHOLES!!!

Well, that depends. Was it one of those artificially low speed limits placed in the middle of a higher speed road in order to induce tickets? Or is it really a high-risk area that needs a 25 mph speed limit?


FTFA:
Even though the speed limit is 25, people cruise down the extra-wide road


This makes me suspect the former.
2013-01-19 01:34:17 PM  
3 votes:
Eh. If it were some overzealous cop giving tickets for going 27 in a 25, that'd be one thing. But if the locals are really having that kind of problem (39 in a 25, from one example), then good on the guy, and I hope it keeps him coming.

To those who do 39 in a 25, especially down my street where the snowbanks are 5' high and I can barely see around them while trying to leave my driveway, SLOW THE fark DOWN, ASSHOLES!!!
pla
2013-01-19 02:25:58 PM  
2 votes:
Bit'O'Gristle : You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.

And you chose to work as the agent of a government that sets speed limits artificially low specifically for revenue generation purposes. Exactly how much respect do you think people will really give you?

That said, of course you don't give Officer Dickwad attitude. You smile the nicest smile you can bear to show him, and say please and thank you and make your apology sound sincere. And when you get the chance on rare occasion, you spit in his coffee.

/ Yep, it counts as assault. Don't get caught, kids.
2013-01-19 02:19:27 PM  
2 votes:
If they were being honest. He would be a revenue officer rather than called a police officer.
2013-01-19 02:14:10 PM  
2 votes:
Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.
2013-01-19 02:03:05 PM  
2 votes:
Hey mods, you missed the "Cop story trifecta"....

I would ask to see the speed study that set the limit. If that many people are going over, it probably needs to be reevaluated.

We have many areas that are long stretches along famers fields and are marked 25. Just plain stupid.
2013-01-20 01:10:58 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-19 03:22:43 PM  
1 votes:
I never understood the whole "Cops are heroes!" thing, either. The majority of their time is spent giving out tickets for minute traffic violations, very rarely do they actually capture a bad guy. And if they do, it is almost always after the crime is done so they didn't prevent anything.
2013-01-19 02:35:58 PM  
1 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.


I agree with most of that. Is what I don't agree with is officers hanging out looking for traffic infractions. Like people California stopping through a 4 way stop. Or taking advantage of confusing or inadequate signage. It's not about $afety, it's about revenue.

I would also like to point out that every cop I have ever known has been especially intolerant of things like late fees, parking tickets, restrictive return policies and other people doing their jobs when it is inconvenient for the officer.
2013-01-19 02:34:25 PM  
1 votes:

"Dodds came to his beat because residents had complained to the Carson City Board of Supervisors about speeders on Edmonds Drive. The board wanted the sheriff to do something about it. The sheriff and Sloan vowed to make something happen, Sloan said."


Why would anyone have a problem with this? On my street there is a stop sign no one stops at, and the drivers really don't care about pedestrian safety or right of way. One day I think I'll start going to all the town meetings to petition for one officer to park his butt on my street just to write tickets. I really am amazed how bad the drivers are in my area.

2013-01-19 02:33:44 PM  
1 votes:

otalicus: Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.

This!

The only time I've gotten a speeding ticket is when I deserved one.


define "deserved".

I've never once got a speeding ticket I deserved, because every time I was driving in a situation I felt warranted by road conditions and traffic. The cop disagreed with me. Who was right? *ME*, because I'm the one actually driving in the conditions, the one whose life is actually on the line from them and who has to constantly evaluate my surroundings from that perspective. Yes, I acknowledge that most people on the road are not paying attention and driving faster than they can handle. I'm not one of them.

/trained to drive by a demolition derby driver.
//put 20k+ miles on my car every year for the past 19 years. Mostly city driving.
///Never gotten in an accident while speeding.
////Have avoided quite a few accidents by speeding.
2013-01-19 02:23:19 PM  
1 votes:

Oliver Twisted: machoprogrammer: xanadian: Eh. If it were some overzealous cop giving tickets for going 27 in a 25, that'd be one thing. But if the locals are really having that kind of problem (39 in a 25, from one example), then good on the guy, and I hope it keeps him coming.

To those who do 39 in a 25, especially down my street where the snowbanks are 5' high and I can barely see around them while trying to leave my driveway, SLOW THE fark DOWN, ASSHOLES!!!

Well, that depends. Was it one of those artificially low speed limits placed in the middle of a higher speed road in order to induce tickets? Or is it really a high-risk area that needs a 25 mph speed limit?

FTFA:
Even though the speed limit is 25, people cruise down the extra-wide road

This makes me suspect the former.


Looking at it on Google Maps, it seems like a fairly tight residential street. People SHOULD be going a block north to Fairview if they want to go between 395 and the 580 freeway. Colorado is 3 lanes with parking alongside and houses right on the road, while Fairview is five lanes with no street parking and no houses. Sure, the driving lanes are fairly wide... but you're dodging people getting into their cars. Most of the houses look to have less than a car-length between the their walls and the road. I'd guess people are using it as a shortcut between Lincoln Hey and the Carson City Fwy.
2013-01-19 02:07:43 PM  
1 votes:

GBB:

Residential mailboxes that abut the roadway? 25 is still enough to kill a pedestrian.


So you believe that any road with a residential mailbox on it should have a maximum 25 mph speed limit? Why not just have all vehicles governed to where they cannot exceed 25mph? After all, it's for the children.
GBB
2013-01-19 02:03:16 PM  
1 votes:

machoprogrammer: xanadian: Eh. If it were some overzealous cop giving tickets for going 27 in a 25, that'd be one thing. But if the locals are really having that kind of problem (39 in a 25, from one example), then good on the guy, and I hope it keeps him coming.

To those who do 39 in a 25, especially down my street where the snowbanks are 5' high and I can barely see around them while trying to leave my driveway, SLOW THE fark DOWN, ASSHOLES!!!

Well, that depends. Was it one of those artificially low speed limits placed in the middle of a higher speed road in order to induce tickets? Or is it really a high-risk area that needs a 25 mph speed limit?


Residential mailboxes that abut the roadway? 25 is still enough to kill a pedestrian.
 
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