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(Capitol News Service)   DOT decides speed limit is too low after Secretary of Transportation gets speeding ticket   (flanews.com) divider line 24
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2013-02-13 07:14:27 PM  
12 votes:
The guy got caught, paid his fine, and was humble about it. Then after hearing from other citizens about that stretch of road, he commissioned a fact-based study that reported that the speed limit was artificially low, so they recommended it be raised. I don't see where the Florida tag comes into play. That's kind of an ideal way for the system to work.
2013-02-13 07:26:47 PM  
4 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The guy got caught, paid his fine, and was humble about it. Then after hearing from other citizens about that stretch of road, he commissioned a fact-based study that reported that the speed limit was artificially low, so they recommended it be raised. I don't see where the Florida tag comes into play. That's kind of an ideal way for the system to work.


The ideal way the system would work is for the local government to set speed limits based on well proven methods, such as the kind of traffic flow study that the DOT head ordered performed.

Instead, what happened here was that the local government decided to get into the revenue generation business and artificially lowered the speed limit, knowing full well that people drive at the 85th percentile speed anyhow. This created a fish in a barrel situation for their officers to write lots of tickets and generate lots of revenue.

Only when someone with some power was nabbed by the charade, did anything actually change. That isn't how shiat is supposed to work at all.
2013-02-13 06:39:33 PM  
4 votes:
farking pigs - they complain about crime and budget cuts and then go after the low hanging fruit by setting up speed traps. fark them all right in their asses.

/ Also I bet that secretary does the needful...
2013-02-13 07:39:44 PM  
3 votes:

meyerkev: 85th percentile unless overriding factors is the guideline.

/CA.  A fast main road is 35, a slow is 25.
//And then everyone ignores it and goes 45 anyways.
///My gas mileage dropped 25% going from MI (45 MPH main drags) to CA.


Conclusion:
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2013-02-13 07:31:07 PM  
3 votes:
Imagine that, someone actually willing and capable of addressing a wrong they personally encountered and followed through...and people still find a way to biatch about it.
2013-02-13 07:28:24 PM  
3 votes:
Fark speed limits in Florida. Just moved here a couple months ago and it's appalling and agonizing to be on a straight, 4 lane road, with barely anything around and the speed limit be 35. What the fark is up with that? Everything down here is already spread out and low speed limits make it even more of a trek to get places. Low speed limits are also more dangerous, when you feel like you should be doing 45 but it's 35 you have the people who follow it to the law and the others going 45-50. So you end up having a huge speed difference which results in more accidents.

It's farking retarded. This is just the slow build up to the hatred for this state.
2013-02-13 07:28:03 PM  
3 votes:
www.commonwealthfoundation.org
2013-02-14 01:14:13 AM  
2 votes:
The city complained, saying the higher limit went against their efforts to create a walkable environment.

Apparently "create a walkable environment" is a euphemism for "maximize ticket revenue" in Tallahassee.
2013-02-13 08:03:22 PM  
2 votes:

obamadidcoke: I'm not really sure who to root for in this douchebag fight


Reading the article (if you know how) might clarify things for you.
2013-02-13 07:31:46 PM  
2 votes:
DOT guy uses his position as head of DOT to change the speed limit on a road he probably goes down everyday. The city is mad because they dont get to collect revenues for tickets on a road with an artificially low speed limit.

I'm not really sure who to root for in this douchebag fight
2013-02-13 06:38:49 PM  
2 votes:
Just a coincidence I'm sure

/I couldn't even keep a straight face when I typed that
2013-02-14 07:12:11 AM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The guy got caught, paid his fine, and was humble about it. Then after hearing from other citizens about that stretch of road, he commissioned a fact-based study that reported that the speed limit was artificially low, so they recommended it be raised. I don't see where the Florida tag comes into play. That's kind of an ideal way for the system to work.


Except for the fact that those calls came in before the fact too, he just ignored them because it wasn't his problem.
2013-02-14 12:37:49 AM  
1 votes:
Politicians in Florida are either dimwits or corrupt.  Admittedly there is some overlap between the two.
2013-02-13 10:46:47 PM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: They should fine you just as much if you are impeding traffic since you are a risk just as much as a speeder but idiots don't get that fact. Idiot doing 45 on the interstate is worse than doing 90, people expect that but they don't expect some moron doing 50 on a major interstate.


Speed of itself is a problem ( it's called "Physics"), but differences in spped among vehicles is a much mor serious consideration.
2013-02-13 09:41:50 PM  
1 votes:

crazytrain: SirFire: The Florida tag comes into play b/c the entire farking state has artificially low speed limits. A road in any other state with a speed limit of 55 is rated 40 if it's in Florida.

Because retirees?


If they can't take the heat, they should stay the fark out of the kitchen.  If you can't drive, stay off the road.
2013-02-13 08:34:32 PM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: The guy got caught, paid his fine, and was humble about it. Then after hearing from other citizens about that stretch of road, he commissioned a fact-based study that reported that the speed limit was artificially low, so they recommended it be raised. I don't see where the Florida tag comes into play. That's kind of an ideal way for the system to work.


The Florida tag comes into play b/c the entire farking state has artificially low speed limits.  A road in any other state with a speed limit of 55 is rated 40 if it's in Florida.
2013-02-13 08:25:28 PM  
1 votes:
Tallahassee is known for having obscenely low speed limits for its roadways, including the stretch of road in the article. I used to live there, and somehow, never got a ticket despite hauling ass down Thomasville Road many times.

/works at FDOT
2013-02-13 07:58:34 PM  
1 votes:

steamingpile: Rufus Lee King: Remember, it's your God-given right to ignore speed limits. Forget other drivers, pedestrians, and all the rest of those peasants. If they hadn't been in your way in the first place, they wouldn't have gotten killed. Also, if you do get pulled over, tell the cop that you are a member of FARK, and therefore immune from all these silly laws. The cop will be impressed, let you go, and personally clean up all the bodies you left in your wake.

I think all cars should be equipped with cameras if you jaywalk, prove the guy you hit drove like shiat, or the pedestrian just decided to walk too slow after the light changed you should never be charged. So many people drive like complete shiat out there, 10 miles under on the highway, slowing down to talk on the phone, changing lanes for no damn reason, its farking amazing how many drivers should not be allowed to drive. Oh and people over 75 should have to take yearly tests if they want to keep driving.


A wise man once said anyone who drives faster than me is a maniac and anyone who drives slower than me is a moron.
2013-02-13 07:58:09 PM  
1 votes:
Speed traps aren't for everyone.
2013-02-13 07:31:56 PM  
1 votes:
I grew up right off Thomasville Road in Tallahassee; I can't believe that the speed limit there was still 35. That was ridiculous a few lanes ago.

Bonus nostalgia--the "local motorist" they quoted was on my high school golf team in the early 80s.
2013-02-13 07:29:17 PM  
1 votes:
There is this one neighborhood in Fairborn, OH that I had to drive through all the time. I loved it because there were no stop signs at intersections, only yield signs. It was amazing to be able to roll stop everything without having to worry about getting pulled over for it.
2013-02-13 07:24:22 PM  
1 votes:
Before you people start complaining, at least find the right target. It's possible the DOT legitimately found and corrected a situation created by a local municipality trying to raise money via speeding tickets.

It's also possible that the head of the DOT was abusing his power.

It's also possible that Jesus lived and died for my only sin, which is posting too much on Fark from work.
2013-02-13 06:13:43 PM  
1 votes:
She does look rather fast, doesn't she.

a0.vsoh.com
2013-02-13 05:55:18 PM  
1 votes:
F THE DOT!!
 
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