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.)
Fade2black: I pull over for every speeding ticket I get. I also get every single one dropped.But guess what asshole? If you make it $1000 to speed, you're gonna earn it when you fire up those lights. Cuz I'm gonna run./SCCA License, autocrosser, stage 2 2010 STI...good luck.
cannotsuggestaname: Second reading was 134 mph in a 55 mph zone
cannotsuggestaname: First reading was 108 mph in a 55 mph zoneSecond reading was 134 mph in a 55 mph zonecareless and recklessendangering (no one was on the road besides me and the cops)failure to yieldeluding (I had to make it fun for them)All of that adds up to 10 points, a big fine and a lost license... I was just pointing out that I got a ticket 20+ years ago for a first offense that was higher than what this guy was complaining about :)
Mr_Fabulous: 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.
To The Escape Zeppelin!: North Carolina really isn't bad for tickets.
Glitchwerks: Actually, he's right or at least has a point. The amount of time saved by speeding is usually less than a couple of minutes. Especially with how poorly synchronized Georgia's traffic lights are.
Firethorn: The prohibition is 'cruel and unusual'. IE if they give the fine to everyone for that offense it's not unusual, and since they're not tossing you in jail or hitting you or anything it's not 'cruel'.
Click Click D'oh: If you can't tell that this is a police car:[listings.zenfs.com image 593x347]STOP FARKING DRIVING!
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...
jgilb: Instead of biatching, just don't speed.
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. :)
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?
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