Kirzania: [listings.zenfs.com image 593x357]Worth it just for this picture. Also, is he throwing that SuperTroopers shot in there to poke fun or for serious?
Carth: $1000 isn't an outrageous amount for a ticket if you're going 20-30mph over in a work/school zone. That shiat is dangerous and wherever you're going can wait an extra 5-10 minutes for you to get there.Also DC gives out so many tickets/relative to the population, because the DC metro area has a population of nearly 6 million as opposed to the 500k number they give. Not to mention no one in the city knows how to use a roundabout.
Gecko Gingrich: A number of years back, I was driving from my home in MD to my future FIL's home in ATL, a drive of around 10 hours. Most of the trip I drove at the speed of traffic, around 10mph higher than the posted limit. As I got near to his exit on 285, at about 3AM, I noticed a Panoz pull onto the highway a few exits ahead. Wanted to see it up close before I had to leave the highway, I sped up to 75mph. Just before I caught up to it, I saw flashing lights in my rear view.I pulled over not a mile from my destination and got a "Call tomorrow and they'll tell you your fine" ticket for going 75 in a 55, on a practically empty, *extremely* well-lit, 10 lane (5 in each direction) divided highway. I called the next day and was told my fine would be $450, $550 if I didn't pay within 14 days. That was 12 years ago; I still haven't paid it. The whole, "Call and we'll tell you the fine" sounded too much like, "Let's fark out-of-towers and minorities (I am not one)". fark Georgia.By the way, doing 75 in a 55 in MD is a $160 fine. Everyone pays the same, as it's posted right on the back of every ticket./Have a friend who is a cop. I had him check a few years back. There are no outstanding warrants for me in GA. :)
jgilb: Instead of biatching, just don't speed.
jgilb: Instead of biatching, just don't speed.If you can't plan your activities to a degree of accuracy where you need to speed...
Click Click D'oh: If you can't tell that this is a police car:[listings.zenfs.com image 593x347]STOP FARKING DRIVING!
dforkus: Georgia cops will give up to 10 over pretty much everywhere, on the ATL interstates that is probably closer to 20...I haven't heard of 1000 dollar tickets here, I assume that would only get dolled out for jackasses doing 25 over in school zone or something like that...// worlds tiniest violin
R.A.Danny: You won't get pulled over in Illinois unless you're going 15 over unless you're doing something else wrong too.
bluorangefyre: Also, to the person caught going 75 on I-285, you got caught? Dude, the 55 MPH sign flaps in the breeze of 7,000 cars passing by it going at least 80.
ChaosStar: dforkus: Georgia cops will give up to 10 over pretty much everywhere, on the ATL interstates that is probably closer to 20...I haven't heard of 1000 dollar tickets here, I assume that would only get dolled out for jackasses doing 25 over in school zone or something like that...// worlds tiniest violinGa 40-14-8(a) No county, city, or campus officer shall be allowed to make a case based on the use of any speed detection device, unless the speed of the vehicle exceeds the posted speed limit by more than ten miles per hour and no conviction shall be had thereon unless such speed is more than ten miles per hour above the posted speed limit.I had fun with that one when I lived in Ga
MayoSlather: So how did states get out of the "excessive fines" language in the constitution. Why even have a constitution when states can simply do whatever the fark they want.
dforkus: I haven't heard of 1000 dollar tickets here, I assume that would only get dolled out for jackasses doing 25 over in school zone or something like that...
Mr_Fabulous: I do about 80 mph every day on I-88 in Illinois. Every day, for years. No worries.But the shiatty little town where my office is... they've fined me 4 times in the past 3 years for right-hand turns on red without coming to a complete stop for more than 1 full second. The sort of "offense" that an actual cop wouldn't even notice, much less care about... but cameras have no sense for the 'spirit of the law'. (True Fact: it's the same town Al Capone is buried in.)
Gecko Gingrich: //On anther trip, I got pulled over doing something like 62 in a 55 (out of state tags, man) and the GA State Trooper actually told me, "You ain't gonna get there no faster by speeding, son." He must have failed physics.
Want to see behind the curtain? Try
It's how we feed the squirrel
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Sep 20 2017 20:14:26
Runtime: 0.525 sec (524 ms)