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(Ottawa Citizen)   In his defense, it is pretty easy to miss the speed limit signs when you are going 115 mph   (ottawacitizen.com) divider line
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2021-04-11 7:57:01 AM  
Of course he did. You can't go 186 km on the 401 near Toronto. It's a jam. You wait until you get near Ottawa and everybody else is driving like they own the roads and have had them cleared for a faster run because they are politicians or bureaucrats or something big in the software industry.
 
2021-04-11 8:00:17 AM  
Where I come from, anybody who is driving like a bat out of hell in an expensive car is called a Quebecker or an Uppity Canadian. Never mind that the local yokels drive exactly the same way, only in a pick-up truck or a van. When you come to a four way stop, you stop because the other guy sure as Hell is going to blow through it like a pace setter at the world speed record trials.

We call them yahoos. Some of them smell more like Bigfoot.
 
2021-04-11 8:02:37 AM  
For the record, where I come from, people who come out of the woods and see the Weenersure, fence or sign of human occuption often say "Well, it's nice to be back in Civilization."

Civilization is anything touched by the hand of man, in the anthropological sense, not the cultural or moral sense.

Mind you, hockey is "culture".
 
2021-04-11 8:04:50 AM  
Is it April Fool's Day again? I typed the "f***** pasture", a field with weeds and grass suitable for grazing moose and cattle, and the post says Weenersure.

WTF Fark?
 
2021-04-11 8:04:58 AM  
Boobies
 
2021-04-11 8:20:35 AM  
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2021-04-11 8:23:46 AM  
My nearest stretch of highway has just had a 50mph limit imposed, they claim it will make journeys quicker!?
 
2021-04-11 8:34:58 AM  
He should fight it. Kph isn't a real measurement.
 
2021-04-11 8:40:04 AM  
I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph. At least that's as high as the speedometer would go. It was actually below the 120 mark.

Difficulty level: Four cylinder 1988 Chevy Celebrity. But it was also around 1 am with no other vehicles on the road and I was going downhill.

Now that I think about it, I did get an Olds 88, 1994 model up to 135. Same situation, late at night, empty road, level ground, and the speedometer topped at 135, so it might've been faster.

I stopped doing that shiat years ago. I like to not die, not kill other people, and not ruin my vehicles. But it was kind of fun.
 
2021-04-11 8:46:49 AM  

brantgoose: Is it April Fool's Day again? I typed the "f***** pasture", a field with weeds and grass suitable for grazing moose and cattle, and the post says Weenersure.

WTF Fark?


You've been hit by the FARK filter.
 
2021-04-11 8:53:45 AM  

Moroning: He should fight it. Kph isn't a real measurement.


You're right, it's km/h.
 
2021-04-11 8:54:21 AM  
It's easy to read speed limit signs at 115 mph, unless you're driving in heavy and much slower traffic.
 
2021-04-11 9:09:50 AM  

jokerscrowbar: My nearest stretch of highway has just had a 50mph limit imposed, they claim it will make journeys quicker!?


What was the limit previously?  If there were issues of random congestion of drivers braking and creating rippling backups behind them, it might.  If following drivers are moving faster than the traffic ahead, they'll have to slow down eventually.  If they're driving aggressively by closing on the cars ahead, they'll have to brake below the speed of the lead cars to both not collide and build back up a safe following distance.  Cars behind them, if also going faster than the second set of cars will have to brake to slower than them, and so on and so on.  Eventually, the following traffic has to stop, forcing everyone behind them to stop as well.  Because too many people had been driving faster than the traffic ahead and moving in too aggressively, you'll have traffic congestion created.  If most traffic had been moving at a common lower speed, they wouldn't have had the roadway braking down to a stop.

Here in NJ, the Turnpike uses adjustable speed limits to try to mitigate this.  Normal speeds are 65mph, but the signs can adjust lower.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic​_​wave

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate​/​2010/08/26/redefining-bumper-to-bumper​/the-ripple-effect-of-bad-driving

/I'd say to take the bus but unless you have dedicated bus lanes that just induces more people to drive that route
 
2021-04-11 9:36:15 AM  
Subby, were you in my ticket class 30 years ago?

The last time I went to Florida's "ticket school" (essentially erases the ticket) a guy in the class got nailed for doing 90something in a school zone, while the school zone yellow lights were flashing.

He told the class (and the judge) that he had an excuse - he was going too fast to be able to read the speed limit sign.

He was offended when the entire class, including the instructor, laughed at his story.
 
2021-04-11 9:43:37 AM  

brantgoose: Where I come from, anybody who is driving like a bat out of hell in an expensive car is called a Quebecker or an Uppity Canadian. Never mind that the local yokels drive exactly the same way, only in a pick-up truck or a van. When you come to a four way stop, you stop because the other guy sure as Hell is going to blow through it like a pace setter at the world speed record trials.

We call them yahoos. Some of them smell more like Bigfoot.


Yeah . I live in Quebec and especially since the lockdowns started, a lot of people treat traffic laws as a suggestion.
I live in front of a bloody daycare and an average of 10 to 15 people an hour burn the stop sign during opening hours. Given the fact that many toddlers run straight out of the place when their parents pick them up, I have made my peace with the fact that we may have to deal with a very unfortunate accident.
 
2021-04-11 9:48:21 AM  
"There is no speed limit on the 401," the driver complained when police finally caught up to him.

Oh, fu*k off, if you're going to lie at least tell a believable one.
 
2021-04-11 9:52:53 AM  

Vern: I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph.


I've traveled a lot faster than that
 
2021-04-11 10:18:24 AM  

brantgoose: Boobies


If you're willing to drive 115 mph for Boobies, these must be some (in the words of Sideshow Bob) 'capital knockers.'
 
2021-04-11 10:26:18 AM  
I've been wanting a new Honda Civic. Nice to know they can haul a$$.
 
2021-04-11 10:32:53 AM  

kyleaugustus: jokerscrowbar: My nearest stretch of highway has just had a 50mph limit imposed, they claim it will make journeys quicker!?

What was the limit previously?  If there were issues of random congestion of drivers braking and creating rippling backups behind them, it might.  If following drivers are moving faster than the traffic ahead, they'll have to slow down eventually.  If they're driving aggressively by closing on the cars ahead, they'll have to brake below the speed of the lead cars to both not collide and build back up a safe following distance.  Cars behind them, if also going faster than the second set of cars will have to brake to slower than them, and so on and so on.  Eventually, the following traffic has to stop, forcing everyone behind them to stop as well.  Because too many people had been driving faster than the traffic ahead and moving in too aggressively, you'll have traffic congestion created.  If most traffic had been moving at a common lower speed, they wouldn't have had the roadway braking down to a stop.

Here in NJ, the Turnpike uses adjustable speed limits to try to mitigate this.  Normal speeds are 65mph, but the signs can adjust lower.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_​wave

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/​2010/08/26/redefining-bumper-to-bumper​/the-ripple-effect-of-bad-driving

/I'd say to take the bus but unless you have dedicated bus lanes that just induces more people to drive that route


We've gone from 70 to 60 to variable mph but the variable speed limits we're actually causing accidents, as you say, aggressive drivers try to filter, constantly switch lanes and bully their way through so now we're going to 50.
Theres not much difference between our M4 and the NJT in that it only takes one accident to back the whole thing up for hours and there's always queues for the off ramps.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2021-04-11 10:35:48 AM  
as they wrote out a stunt-driving ticket

Stunt driving means 150 km/h or faster. Once you hit that speed you might as well keep your foot down to get your money's worth.
 
2021-04-11 11:01:29 AM  
Fastest... 160+ in a friends tricked out GTR.... Pulling G's in a car is weird.
My best ticket was 89 in a 45 while passing in a no passing zone. 4:45am wannaque reservoir NJ. Cop was at the bottom of the hill and just turned on his lights and I  pulled in next to him. Because he didn't have to chase me he knocked off 5 mph and the passing on the ticket. Was actually going 94.  Car was a 87 Toyota Corolla Sr5.
 
2021-04-11 11:11:06 AM  
I want a ticket for stunt driving...it'll go with my ticket for hooliganism that I pled down to tomfoolery so I wouldn't go to the hoosegow.
 
2021-04-11 11:40:55 AM  
Between Oshawa and the Quebec line, there's a whole lotta nothin' on the 401. I can see why the driver was doing 115.

/driving in the GTA on the other hand, you're lucky if you break 30 mph on the 401
 
2021-04-11 12:48:09 PM  

Vern: I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph. At least that's as high as the speedometer would go. It was actually below the 120 mark.

Difficulty level: Four cylinder 1988 Chevy Celebrity. But it was also around 1 am with no other vehicles on the road and I was going downhill.

Now that I think about it, I did get an Olds 88, 1994 model up to 135. Same situation, late at night, empty road, level ground, and the speedometer topped at 135, so it might've been faster.

I stopped doing that shiat years ago. I like to not die, not kill other people, and not ruin my vehicles. But it was kind of fun.


I wanna call BS on having a 1988 Chevy Celebrity that still runs, but you might be a mechanic with a thing for hopeless cars...

In 1988 it was premium.  30 years later I wonder how it got anywhere...
 
2021-04-11 1:24:38 PM  

Vern: I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph. At least that's as high as the speedometer would go. It was actually below the 120 mark.

Difficulty level: Four cylinder 1988 Chevy Celebrity. But it was also around 1 am with no other vehicles on the road and I was going downhill.

Now that I think about it, I did get an Olds 88, 1994 model up to 135. Same situation, late at night, empty road, level ground, and the speedometer topped at 135, so it might've been faster.

I stopped doing that shiat years ago. I like to not die, not kill other people, and not ruin my vehicles. But it was kind of fun.


Really, tho, higher speeds are better for EMS crews, because any resulting non-planned slow down results in glitter, glass, and ketchup.

You can announce "no survivors" on the radio before you leave the truck, and not be bothered by bad dreams later.

It is immediately placed on the "they started it" list of non-saves.
 
2021-04-11 1:52:26 PM  
Over one hundred in a Honda? Someone has been tuning.
 
2021-04-11 1:56:04 PM  
My cousin when he was based in Germany, set the all time record for autobahn driving when overtaking a truck in his Golf GTI, it flipped upside down at 145mph.  His friend behind clocked him still doing 140 on his roof for another half mile.
I witnessed a walkthrough van do the same thing on the M5. As he overtook a truck he literally just lifted up and flipped upside down but carried on in a straight line.
I used to to tease my cousin about an involuntary inversion until I witnessed it for myself.
 
2021-04-11 2:17:00 PM  
FTFA: The officers told the driver the limit was 100 km/h as they wrote out a stunt-driving ticket, impounded the vehicle for seven days and suspended the driver's licence.

This is the part I find shocking. They give the car back after a week. They don't sell it and keep the money. If all the names of places and the use of the metric system weren't enough of a hint that this wasn't the US, this fact alone could drive it home.
 
2021-04-11 2:53:18 PM  
In my chipped GTI slowing from 110 or 115 to 70 or 80 literally feels like a crawl
it's a weird sensation, it always feels odd
 
2021-04-11 2:53:45 PM  
mph course
 
2021-04-11 2:54:27 PM  
If you drive fast enough, stop signs look green.
 
2021-04-11 4:09:34 PM  

doomjesse: Vern: I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph. At least that's as high as the speedometer would go. It was actually below the 120 mark.

Difficulty level: Four cylinder 1988 Chevy Celebrity. But it was also around 1 am with no other vehicles on the road and I was going downhill.

Now that I think about it, I did get an Olds 88, 1994 model up to 135. Same situation, late at night, empty road, level ground, and the speedometer topped at 135, so it might've been faster.

I stopped doing that shiat years ago. I like to not die, not kill other people, and not ruin my vehicles. But it was kind of fun.

I wanna call BS on having a 1988 Chevy Celebrity that still runs, but you might be a mechanic with a thing for hopeless cars...

In 1988 it was premium.  30 years later I wonder how it got anywhere...


Well, it was only around 18 years old at the time. Still ran okay for a few more years after that, but eventually it was beyond my ability to repair. My Dad, who eventually just threw up his hands even after being a car mechanic for 20 some years, couldn't get it running either.
 
2021-04-11 5:40:37 PM  

ZAZ: as they wrote out a stunt-driving ticket

Stunt driving means 150 km/h or faster. Once you hit that speed you might as well keep your foot down to get your money's worth.


We have this in Nova Scotia as well, except we call it "stunting".  You have to be 50km/h over the posted speed limit.  You get 6 points on your license, car gets impounded for a week, and the fine is almost $2,500.  Police have been cracking down lately, and have been issuing such tickets on a near daily basis.  Blows me away how stupid people are.
 
2021-04-11 6:55:03 PM  

NotARocketScientist: FTFA: The officers told the driver the limit was 100 km/h as they wrote out a stunt-driving ticket, impounded the vehicle for seven days and suspended the driver's licence.

This is the part I find shocking. They give the car back after a week. They don't sell it and keep the money. If all the names of places and the use of the metric system weren't enough of a hint that this wasn't the US, this fact alone could drive it home.


Excessive speeding is not a criminal charge on Ontario, and the person has not be found guilty in a court of law as of yet. The real shocker is how seizing this is constitutional, not that it is returned.

/I believe a lower court found this wasn't constitutional, but was overturned on an appeal
//would have liked to have seen what a higher court thought of it, but it was not appealed further
 
2021-04-11 6:56:34 PM  

Electrify: NotARocketScientist: FTFA: The officers told the driver the limit was 100 km/h as they wrote out a stunt-driving ticket, impounded the vehicle for seven days and suspended the driver's licence.

This is the part I find shocking. They give the car back after a week. They don't sell it and keep the money. If all the names of places and the use of the metric system weren't enough of a hint that this wasn't the US, this fact alone could drive it home.

Excessive speeding is not a criminal charge on Ontario, and the person has not be found guilty in a court of law as of yet. The real shocker is how seizing this is constitutional, not that it is returned.

/I believe a lower court found this wasn't constitutional, but was overturned on an appeal
//would have liked to have seen what a higher court thought of it, but it was not appealed further


Forgot to add this is Subby.
 
2021-04-11 7:29:03 PM  

1funguy: Vern: I think the fastest I've been travelling at was 120mph. At least that's as high as the speedometer would go. It was actually below the 120 mark.

Difficulty level: Four cylinder 1988 Chevy Celebrity. But it was also around 1 am with no other vehicles on the road and I was going downhill.

Now that I think about it, I did get an Olds 88, 1994 model up to 135. Same situation, late at night, empty road, level ground, and the speedometer topped at 135, so it might've been faster.

I stopped doing that shiat years ago. I like to not die, not kill other people, and not ruin my vehicles. But it was kind of fun.

Really, tho, higher speeds are better for EMS crews, because any resulting non-planned slow down results in glitter, glass, and ketchup.

You can announce "no survivors" on the radio before you leave the truck, and not be bothered by bad dreams later.

It is immediately placed on the "they started it" list of non-saves.


Yeah, as I've gotten older I've started to think about the emergency crews that would have to respond in the event of my death. I really don't want them to have to scrape up my brains or scoop me out of a seat. I'll do my best to leave an intact corpse that they can just pick up in the event of my untimely death. Their job is hard enough, I don't need to further complicate it.
 
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