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(LA Times)   Nevada Highway Patrol warns of zero tolerance for traffic violations on I-15, by which they mean they write two speeding tickets per hour for an average speed of 95 mph   (latimes.com) divider line 127
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2013-07-31 02:57:20 PM

pedobearapproved: I was going to Vegas with a friend, and he liked to speed, he even had a radar detector. I swear to god someone had a radar gun and was just farking with him. He'd get up to close to 85 and boom his detector would light up. He'd slow down and drive a few miles, we'd see no cop. He'd speed back up and boom the detector would go off again.

BTW I think a random movable array of unmarked radar guns set up just to blast traffic but not record anything would slow the worst offenders down (they are the ones with radar detectors). Also it would be really funny to watch.


Radar detectors are useless and for that very reason, they're always giving false positives and when they are flashing an actual positive it's just letting you know you are screwed a couple seconds before the flashing lights tell you.

The "worst offenders" are that way because they don't give a shiat, nothing is going to change that.
 
2013-07-31 02:58:29 PM
If only they could do something to speed up the traffic heading out of Vegas on Sunday morning.  Stupid Fruit Police and their stupid DWF (driving with fruit) checkpoints.
 
2013-07-31 02:58:59 PM

Mikey1969: To blend in with traffic, troopers went to cars without light bars. On one shift, Hixson told The Times, he was in his car for three minutes before he saw someone fly past at more than 120 mph.

Because if it were about SAFETY, they wouldn't mind if the speeders saw and identified them and slowed down, as long as they slowed down.


The cruiser pictured in the article is hardly unmarked. BFD if it doesn't have a light bar.
 
2013-07-31 03:00:27 PM

you have pee hands:
I wouldn't want to get pulled over by someone without light bars though.  If you're pulling me over in the middle of the desert at night, do it in a car no one but a cop would drive.

JNowe: You have the right to remain silent.  If you do not choose to remain silent, anything you say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. I'm going to kill you. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand your rights as I have explained them to you?


These posts go well together.


The precedent of unmarked cars in the middle of nowhere is a terrible one to set.
 
2013-07-31 03:02:03 PM
blog.zap2it.com
You mean THE 110?
*eye roll*
 
2013-07-31 03:06:28 PM

Jclark666: If only they could do something to speed up the traffic heading out of Vegas on Sunday morning.  Stupid Fruit Police and their stupid DWF (driving with fruit) checkpoints.


You understand that is there for a reason, right? It's not just to annoy you. It's the same reason that you have to drain and clean your boat before switching lakes. Invasive species can devastate crops where they have new territory.

Then again, I haven't had to deal with this in years, where, exactly, are you encountering them? I definitely won't go that way, especially since I don't carry fruit anyway.
 
2013-07-31 03:06:55 PM

joonyer: Mikey1969: To blend in with traffic, troopers went to cars without light bars. On one shift, Hixson told The Times, he was in his car for three minutes before he saw someone fly past at more than 120 mph.

Because if it were about SAFETY, they wouldn't mind if the speeders saw and identified them and slowed down, as long as they slowed down.

No. If you're doing 120 you should probably just go to jail.


If you're doing 120 on a strait stretch of road with miles of visibility, you should just be left the fark alone.  And that's EXACTLY what this road is.  It doesn't even need a speed limit at all.
 
2013-07-31 03:07:21 PM

Glendale: Mikey1969: To blend in with traffic, troopers went to cars without light bars. On one shift, Hixson told The Times, he was in his car for three minutes before he saw someone fly past at more than 120 mph.

Because if it were about SAFETY, they wouldn't mind if the speeders saw and identified them and slowed down, as long as they slowed down.

The cruiser pictured in the article is hardly unmarked. BFD if it doesn't have a light bar.


And my point goes right over your head. Did you have to duck, or did it clear you all on its own?
 
2013-07-31 03:08:16 PM

IRQ12: The precedent of unmarked cars in the middle of nowhere is a terrible one to set.


FYI... they aren't unmarked. The lights are just inside and/or lower on the car.
 
2013-07-31 03:08:46 PM

Glendale: Mikey1969: To blend in with traffic, troopers went to cars without light bars. On one shift, Hixson told The Times, he was in his car for three minutes before he saw someone fly past at more than 120 mph.

Because if it were about SAFETY, they wouldn't mind if the speeders saw and identified them and slowed down, as long as they slowed down.

The cruiser pictured in the article is hardly unmarked. BFD if it doesn't have a light bar.


So the NHP admit the removal of the light bar is to hide the fact they are NHP but you contend that the removal is no big deal.  Hmmmmmm.
 
2013-07-31 03:09:45 PM

Glendale: Carn: Alright but you just keep your dirty west coast ease over there and talk normal over here on the east coast, alright? I have a friend who's originally from California and years back she was telling a story at happy hour and mentioned something about being on the 95 and I was like what did you just say? First time I'd ever heard someone say that.

Hey now, don't lump Nevada into California. We don't say "the" freeway here. Making us out like California are figntin' words.


Sorry.  You guys have Vegas so you're a-ok in my book.
 
2013-07-31 03:11:01 PM
As if I needed another reason to avoid vegas.The whole thing can go take a flying jump at a rolling tumble weed.
 
2013-07-31 03:12:57 PM

Mikey1969: Jclark666: If only they could do something to speed up the traffic heading out of Vegas on Sunday morning.  Stupid Fruit Police and their stupid DWF (driving with fruit) checkpoints.

You understand that is there for a reason, right? It's not just to annoy you. It's the same reason that you have to drain and clean your boat before switching lakes. Invasive species can devastate crops where they have new territory.

Then again, I haven't had to deal with this in years, where, exactly, are you encountering them? I definitely won't go that way, especially since I don't carry fruit anyway.


You pretty much can't enter CA on a major highway without going through a fruit check.
 
2013-07-31 03:13:22 PM
Made that drive last Wednesday to attend a trade show. Was doing 75 in Nevada when somebody blew past me at 90+. He got nailed and I laughed.

It used to be that they were easy on you going into Vegas but nailed everyone on the way out. Must be some budget cuts.

The only  "Zero Tolerance" sign I saw was outbound from Vegas about a mile before the CA border. Big help that is.
 
2013-07-31 03:14:01 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: IRQ12: The precedent of unmarked cars in the middle of nowhere is a terrible one to set.

FYI... they aren't unmarked. The lights are just inside and/or lower on the car.


Ahh, thanks for clearing that up, so they are like every other unmarked car in the US?

Because when I said unmarked I meant there was no visible marks from a sharpie or like marking device.
 
2013-07-31 03:17:17 PM

vernonFL: From Barstow to Vegas is just empty desert.


Drive from Reno to Vegas some time on 95 if you really want to feel isolated. Or 50 to Ely.

Buy a radar detector...
 
2013-07-31 03:17:51 PM

r00tdenied: I love they justify it as 'saving lives', however that's not the true motivation for the zero tolerance policy.  Its ticket revenue from out of state tourists.  Notice how they're only targeting traffic originating from California.


You know why that is?  Because the entitlement crowd are really easy to spot.  They're driving shiny expensive vehicles at crazy unsafe speeds, with Cali plates.

I'm sick to death of those people tearing through as if they're the only ones on the road.  I ride a motorcyle in this city, I don't go more than five over, and I stay away from the passing lanes.  And yet look out!  Here comes another Cali plate swerving to and fro, cutting back and forth across the express lanes to weave through traffic (without blinkers) so they don't have to hit their brakes while traveling far faster than the rest of the vehicles.
Also: it's illegal to drive while using your phone without a hands-free solution, so either buy a headset, learn how the bluetooth that's most likely included in your BMW actually works, or gtfo the road!

It took these people driving an AVERAGE of 90+ to get the cops to start a crackdown, and you idiots want to keep crying about how its a money grab?  Piss off and keep your entitled asses away from the rest of us who are just trying to get through our day then!

You can cry about revenue generation if they crack down on people who go a couple miles over.  Until then, shut up and stop abusing your driving privilege.  When it's so out of hand that somebody can be ticketed TWICE before even getting into the city, there's a real problem that needs to be fixed.
 
2013-07-31 03:25:22 PM
95 might actually be correct. Last time leaving Vegas I had it at 104mph all the way to the turn off to I-70.
 
2013-07-31 03:34:01 PM
South Las Vegas Blvd runs parallel to I15 from Vegas almost all the way out to Primm.  you can go as fast as you want on it (except for one little spot with a few S turns, unless you want to end up flipping through the desert) and I've never seen a LEO on it.
 
2013-07-31 03:34:59 PM

kidgenius: Pray 4 Mojo: "I-15"? Wtf? It's called "The 15".

/Says the CA native.
//I've hit 100+ coming down that hill many times.

Yeah...sounds like something written by someone that's not from someplace west of the rockies.

It's not "the interstate", it's not "the highway", it's not "I-XX", it's "The XX"


Uh, no. Unless you're from LA, which means you're probably from somewhere else (or not too many generations from somewhere else.)

"The Nimitz" - yes. "The 880" - no. "The I-880" - absolutely not.
 
2013-07-31 03:35:33 PM

IRQ12: Pray 4 Mojo: IRQ12: The precedent of unmarked cars in the middle of nowhere is a terrible one to set.

FYI... they aren't unmarked. The lights are just inside and/or lower on the car.

Ahh, thanks for clearing that up, so they are like every other unmarked car in the US?

Because when I said unmarked I meant there was no visible marks from a sharpie or like marking device.


I'm not understanding your point.  Having a lightbar on the roof is a "marked" police car... and not having a lightbar is "unmarked"?
 
2013-07-31 03:36:12 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Carn: kidgenius: Pray 4 Mojo: "I-15"? Wtf? It's called "The 15".

/Says the CA native.
//I've hit 100+ coming down that hill many times.

Yeah...sounds like something written by someone that's not from someplace west of the rockies.

It's not "the interstate", it's not "the highway", it's not "I-XX", it's "The XX"

Alright but you just keep your dirty west coast ease over there and talk normal over here on the east coast, alright?  I have a friend who's originally from California and years back she was telling a story at happy hour and mentioned something about being on the 95 and I was like what did you just say?  First time I'd ever heard someone say that.

Having traveled about 40 states through my wandering career... I'm keen to not out myself by using "the xx" or "dude" in conversation. The other thing I love about So Cal is all the freeways have names... that have very little to do with where the go. I can't imagine a more frustrating experience than an out of towner listening to a local traffic report where they always use freeway names and rarely use the numbers.

/Example: The San Diego Freeway (used to describe the 405) doesn't go to San Diego.


Phoenix is like So Cal in that regard. All the freeways have names. Some freeways have two names, and the proper one to use depends on what side of town your on. And, some of our freeways cross the same roads twice...just 20-30 miles apart.
 
2013-07-31 03:38:19 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: You pretty much can't enter CA on a major highway without going through a fruit check.


Is that where they see if you know all the words and dance steps to YMCA?
 
2013-07-31 03:38:43 PM
Enjoy your tickets, suckers...

www.zachbillings.com
 
2013-07-31 03:39:43 PM

kidgenius: Phoenix is like So Cal in that regard. All the freeways have names. Some freeways have two names, and the proper one to use depends on what side of town your on. And, some of our freeways cross the same roads twice...just 20-30 miles apart.


Oh my god... totally. Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth... the two cities I've had the hardest time navigating (in the paper map days).

/The witch that lives in my dashboard just tells me where to go now.
 
2013-07-31 03:41:07 PM
Heres a tip: Pull your head out of your ass. Its not hard to notice even an unmarked cop car. Be aware of the other cars on the road and you will never get a ticket.
 
2013-07-31 03:42:02 PM

DigitalCoffee: Pray 4 Mojo: You pretty much can't enter CA on a major highway without going through a fruit check.

Is that where they see if you know all the words and dance steps to YMCA?


No... they check for manicures... and matching shoes and belts.
 
2013-07-31 03:45:20 PM

RottNDude: Enjoy your tickets, suckers...

[www.zachbillings.com image 500x334]


Gigglebyte: Heres a tip: Pull your head out of your ass. Its not hard to notice even an unmarked cop car. Be aware of the other cars on the road and you will never get a ticket.


victorsand.com

Good luck with those.
 
2013-07-31 03:49:20 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: They need to change the speed limit to 75. The speed limit between Vegas and Pahrump is 75. The speed limit between Vegas and Mesquite is 75. Why is the speed limit between Vegas and Barstow 60?


It isn't. Its 70 in most places and 65 in others.
 
2013-07-31 03:51:09 PM

Clemkadidlefark: 95 might actually be correct. Last time leaving Vegas I had it at 104mph all the way to the turn off to I-70.


Bullshiat. 104MPH in the Virgin River Gorge?

If you're doing that speed there don't be surprised if you end up to be a smear on the canyon wall.
 
2013-07-31 03:53:57 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: They need to change the speed limit to 75. The speed limit between Vegas and Pahrump is 75. The speed limit between Vegas and Mesquite is 75. Why is the speed limit between Vegas and Barstow 60?


We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, "I feel a bit lightheaded. Maybe you should drive."

Suddenly, there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, and a voice was screaming, "Holy Jesus. What are these goddamn animals?"


/That's why.
 
2013-07-31 04:03:57 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: RottNDude: Enjoy your tickets, suckers...

[www.zachbillings.com image 500x334]

Gigglebyte: Heres a tip: Pull your head out of your ass. Its not hard to notice even an unmarked cop car. Be aware of the other cars on the road and you will never get a ticket.

[victorsand.com image 400x247]

Good luck with those.


//Lives in Utah, and no stranger to overzealous state troopers in the desert
//Notices aircraft flying low enough to match and monitor speed.
 
2013-07-31 04:05:27 PM

peterthx: Clemkadidlefark: 95 might actually be correct. Last time leaving Vegas I had it at 104mph all the way to the turn off to I-70.

Bullshiat. 104MPH in the Virgin River Gorge?

If you're doing that speed there don't be surprised if you end up to be a smear on the canyon wall.


^^ This, x10
 
2013-07-31 04:08:15 PM
Having lived there for a year, I'd say I saw more traffic stops in the construction zone on the 215 between the 15 and St. Rose. That must be the most profitable citation area in the state. Every time I drove through they had at least 2 cars each direction pulled over. I'm sure it's total happenstance that the construction zone extended 5 miles before and after the single overpass they were working on.
 
2013-07-31 04:10:08 PM
But if you drive any slower, you'll get eaten by a deathclaw.
 
2013-07-31 04:11:08 PM
They should just make the stretch from Barstow to Vegas no speed limit.  There's absolutely nothing between those two locations (Baker and Primm don't really count), so the entering/exiting traffic is almost zero.  Also, once you cross the CA-NV state line it's 4 lanes on each side of the median.  There's no reason why they couldn't allow for a faster speed on that stretch of road, and then they could focus their enforcement on getting the slow drivers out of the fast lane (my biggest pet peeve on the 15).
 
2013-07-31 04:13:07 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: "I-15"? Wtf? It's called "The 15".

/Says the CA native.
//I've hit 100+ coming down that hill many times.


Article was from the LA Times.
 
2013-07-31 04:18:45 PM
Want to speed and avoid a ticket?  Wait for the inevitable wolf-pack to fly by at 85-95 mph and slide into the middle of it.

/wolf-pack
 
2013-07-31 04:26:09 PM

Gigglebyte: peterthx: Clemkadidlefark: 95 might actually be correct. Last time leaving Vegas I had it at 104mph all the way to the turn off to I-70.

Bullshiat. 104MPH in the Virgin River Gorge?

If you're doing that speed there don't be surprised if you end up to be a smear on the canyon wall.

^^ This, x10


That road is fun as hell on a motorcycle. One of my favorite parts of the ride to Utah.

Going down it with a 10,000lb trailer though... not so fun.
 
2013-07-31 04:26:16 PM
I was in Vegas last week for vacation, and on Wednesday the missus and I drove out to Calico to see the old mine & meet up with some family.  We rented an Avenger and took off down the long 15 at an average of 80 MPH.  It was beautiful countryside, and, being from the east coast, we were both constantly amazed at how straight the roads were.  Driving out there is absolutely nothing like driving on an interstate back home.

Of course, I had to stop in Goodsprings.  And Primm.  And Nipton.
 
2013-07-31 04:32:15 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: The other thing I love about So Cal is all the freeways have names... that have very little to do with where the go. I can't imagine a more frustrating experience than an out of towner listening to a local traffic report where they always use freeway names and rarely use the numbers.

/Example: The San Diego Freeway (used to describe the 405) doesn't go to San Diego.


They do that in many, if not all states, though. I've only driven through 30 or so states, but it never fails to hear a  traffic report about "staying off the Roosevelt Expressway" or "long delays on the Nimitz Highway" when all you see on the highway signs are numbers.
 
2013-07-31 04:44:27 PM
I'm getting a kick out of this because I leave for Vegas tomorrow at 6 on my motorcycle and will be riding up  the 15. No US Highway/scenic route to take that doesn't make it an 8-hour trip.
 
2013-07-31 04:45:28 PM
This is the stretch on which I broke the 2001 Mercury Tracer land speed record. 103mph downhill.
 
2013-07-31 04:48:15 PM
Pray 4 Mojo:  Example: The San Diego Freeway (used to describe the 405) doesn't go to San Diego.

Yes it does, it just changes numbers from the 405 to the 5 at the merge in Irvine. A few freeways do that. Technically the 15 from San Diego and then the 215 from the split in Temecula to the 60 is the "Escondido Freeway".

Then you have the freeways with a single number that change names: the 91 is the Riverside Freeway (215/60 to the 5), the Artesia Freeway (5 to 710), and the Redondo Beach Freeway (710 to 110).
 
2013-07-31 04:56:20 PM

peterthx: Pray 4 Mojo:  Example: The San Diego Freeway (used to describe the 405) doesn't go to San Diego.

Yes it does, it just changes numbers from the 405 to the 5 at the merge in Irvine. A few freeways do that. Technically the 15 from San Diego and then the 215 from the split in Temecula to the 60 is the "Escondido Freeway".

Then you have the freeways with a single number that change names: the 91 is the Riverside Freeway (215/60 to the 5), the Artesia Freeway (5 to 710), and the Redondo Beach Freeway (710 to 110).


Understand. "The San Diego Freeway" is the unofficial traffic reporter name for THE 405. They don't call THE 5 south of Irvine "The San Diego Freeway"...
 
2013-07-31 05:03:31 PM
The last time I drove into Vegas, I was pulled over for doing 90.  The cop ended up giving me a parking ticket instead of a speeding ticket.  I'm not complaining or anything but how does one get a parking ticket on the freeway?
 
2013-07-31 05:06:36 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: peterthx: Pray 4 Mojo:  Example: The San Diego Freeway (used to describe the 405) doesn't go to San Diego.

Yes it does, it just changes numbers from the 405 to the 5 at the merge in Irvine. A few freeways do that. Technically the 15 from San Diego and then the 215 from the split in Temecula to the 60 is the "Escondido Freeway".

Then you have the freeways with a single number that change names: the 91 is the Riverside Freeway (215/60 to the 5), the Artesia Freeway (5 to 710), and the Redondo Beach Freeway (710 to 110).

Understand. "The San Diego Freeway" is the unofficial traffic reporter name for THE 405. They don't call THE 5 south of Irvine "The San Diego Freeway"...


Probably because the entire length of the 405 is the San Diego Fwy...whereas the 5 is also that plus it's also the Santa Ana Freeway and the Golden State Freeway.
 
2013-07-31 05:10:43 PM

bimgrapes: The last time I drove into Vegas, I was pulled over for doing 90.  The cop ended up giving me a parking ticket instead of a speeding ticket.  I'm not complaining or anything but how does one get a parking ticket on the freeway?


Based on what other people are saying, it does sound like you were going too slow...
 
2013-07-31 05:24:02 PM

Jclark666: If only they could do something to speed up the traffic heading out of Vegas on Sunday morning.  Stupid Fruit Police and their stupid DWF (driving with fruit) checkpoints.


You never know, they could be armed with lethal bananas.

fubegra.net
 
2013-07-31 05:29:44 PM

evaned: bimgrapes: The last time I drove into Vegas, I was pulled over for doing 90.  The cop ended up giving me a parking ticket instead of a speeding ticket.  I'm not complaining or anything but how does one get a parking ticket on the freeway?

Based on what other people are saying, it does sound like you were going too slow...


Yeah.  I drove part of that drive from Kingman, AZ to Barstow.  It's a perfectly flat straight road with nothing but you, the desert, and God.  If your car isn't bumping up against the governor, you're doing it wrong.  It and the nothingness that is the left half of the Great Plains are the single best arguments for creating US autobahns.

/Funnily, I-5 through the Central Valley was actually running faster than I-15 coming off of Vegas.  The trucks meant that the left lane (going 85) was the car lane, and cars would pass by waiting for a gap in the line of trucks (going 55 because "emissions"), darting into the right lane, going 90+ into the back of some truck, and merging in at the last second.  Bakersfield to Los Banos in 2 hours.
 
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