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Old 03-19-2008, 10:41 AM   #21
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Sorry guys, but speeding does play a godo p[art in the accidents we see here in houston... typicaly coupled with a failure to maintain any kind of reasonable distance between the car ahread of them.
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if speeding was about safety then an 8 lane divided freeway wouldn't have a speed limit of 60... like it does right here in houston
It has that speed limit because of emissions, not safety.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #23
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what is so liberal or communist about having strict laws when it comes to safety especially of law abiding citizens? I guess I don't get that...

nobody is stopping you from buying a 'busa or a monster chopper with ridiculous displacement and power... we're free to buy whatever we want/like.... however... the price you pay for risking your own life and that of others (by speedin 30 over) has just gone up a notch or two... the judgement of risk vs. reward is still upto the individual

How many times have read stories in our forum alone of cagers or motorcyclists for that matter riding irrationally w/o insurance and gotten away scot-free???... chances are people who drive w/out insurance don't care enough about themselves (and definitely others) and drive any which way they want... sorry... that is one of my biggest pet-peeves... had to rant about that!

I'm not arguing that people have to go to jail for speeding.... that is one option... however... making the rules more strict and vigilantly enforcing 'em... that is just not an option in my books... given the traffic and the amount of accidents we hear about... it is a long overdue necessity
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Sorry guys, but speeding does play a godo p[art in the accidents we see here in houston... typicaly coupled with a failure to maintain any kind of reasonable distance between the car ahread of them.
i agree with traffic enforcement during high traffic times. however pulling vehicles over in rush hour just creates more traffic. just ask brett and mala
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It has that speed limit because of emissions, not safety.
so they pull you over so traffic can back up 3miles cause ever nosey ****er is stopping to stare? that helps the environment
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I think it's funny how people think that the speed limits around here are set for "safety" purposes anymore. Don't all of you remember what happened in the last 5-10 years with the tree huggers? The freaking 's that lowered the speed limit to 55 on Interstates across the country because it "produced less emissions" when people were travelling at these speeds? Anyone remember this?

Oh wait, that couldn't have been it, they were just looking out for our safety..... I say raise the speed limits back up to 70-75 and then worry about if someone does 30 over, but right now I think it's gay, especially to receive jail time for it.
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That's not the fault of the police, that's a fault/problem with all the retards on the road.

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I think it's funny how people think that the speed limits around here are set for "safety" purposes anymore. Don't all of you remember what happened in the last 5-10 years with the tree huggers? The freaking 's that lowered the speed limit to 55 on Interstates across the country because it "produced less emissions" when people were travelling at these speeds? Anyone remember this?
You want to state that all the speeds limits are for is just 'money'? :-)
Do you really think 50-60mph is a reasonable speed through a neighborhood? That the set speed there is NOT about safety?
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The thing about enforcement of speed laws that irks me is that tickets are written under the pretense that the goal in writing them is to make the roads safer - when I believe that revenue generation is really what the courts are after.

Every Friday afternoon you can drive north on Shepherd, past I-10 and over the bridge on the bayou.

At the bottom of the bridge there will be, like clockwork, two HPD cruisers and two or three officers doinf speeding interdiction. They radar vehicles coming over the hill and then walk out into the street to pull over speeders and write them a ticket.

You can see these guys every Friday afternoon from about 4:00 until about 6:00. I mean, without fail you're going to see them there. On Fridays when I come over the bridge I know to stick to 35 on the dot.

--Unless it's raining.

When it's raining there are never any cruisers there, no cops writing speeding tickets.

I imagine that just like me, the officers don't want to stand around in the rain getting wet.

But all that this says to me is that they're out there writing tickets to generate revenue, or meet their monthly quotas.

If they were truly interested in stopping speeders on Shepherd and making it a safer street it seems to me that they'd be out there rain or shine.

The fact that they only do it when it's convenient or comfortable speaks volumes about their dedication to "safety."
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The thing about enforcement of speed laws that irks me is that tickets are written under the pretense that the goal in writing them is to make the roads safer - when I believe that revenue generation is really what the courts are after.

Every Friday afternoon you can drive north on Shepherd, past I-10 and over the bridge on the bayou.

At the bottom of the bridge there will be, like clockwork, two HPD cruisers and two or three officers doinf speeding interdiction. They radar vehicles coming over the hill and then walk out into the street to pull over speeders and write them a ticket.

You can see these guys every Friday afternoon from about 4:00 until about 6:00. I mean, without fail you're going to see them there. On Fridays when I come over the bridge I know to stick to 35 on the dot.

--Unless it's raining.

When it's raining there are never any cruisers there, no cops writing speeding tickets.

I imagine that just like me, the officers don't want to stand around in the rain getting wet.

But all that this says to me is that they're out there writing tickets to generate revenue, or meet their monthly quotas.

If they were truly interested in stopping speeders on Shepherd and making it a safer street it seems to me that they'd be out there rain or shine.

The fact that they only do it when it's convenient or comfortable speaks volumes about their dedication to "safety."
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:-) What's the issue/topic here? Laws in regards to safe driving and speed or a whine about the various quality levels of 'enforcement' done by officers themselves?

Police do NOT make the laws, they enforce them (yes to varying degrees).
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i love that guys post on that link. "i got some great news though...i just save alot of money on my insurance by running from the police"
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That's not the fault of the police, that's a fault/problem with all the retards on the road.



You want to state that all the speeds limits are for is just 'money'? :-)
Do you really think 50-60mph is a reasonable speed through a neighborhood? That the set speed there is NOT about safety?
I didn't say the speeds were set for monetary gain. What I was referring to was when the EPA said that we needed to set our speed limits at 55 on the highways for emissions purposes because of blah blah blah THE WORLD IS GOING TO EXPLODE!
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:-) What's the issue/topic here? Laws in regards to safe driving and speed or a whine about the various quality levels of 'enforcement' done by officers themselves?

Police do NOT make the laws, they enforce them (yes to varying degrees).
laws in regard to speed is the topic, we are just discussing how retarded some of those are
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So back on topic, 5-10 years in jail for 30 over on the highway is gay. I could understand probation, license suspension, or HEFTY fines, but that long in jail? Please...

They don't even give that kind of treatment to illegals for no license, no insurance, and no comprende!
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They don't even give that kind of treatment to illegals for no license, no insurance, and no comprende!
we should hang them when they say no comprende!!!!
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