Old 19th June 2003, 09:39   #1
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Grr...

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I dont usually like getting speeding fines, but the one that arrived in the mail today really pissed me off.

106km/h in a 100km/h zone - $125 and 1 demerit point.

FFS, a car is deemed roadworthy here as long as it's speedometer is calibrated within 10% accuracy. So a car can legally have it's speedo reading 100 while it's really doing 110, yet they're happy to give out fines for breaking the limit by 6%. Fuck that.

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Old 19th June 2003, 18:59   #2
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Christ, we're allowed 10%+2mph here in the UK - and in some situations above that....
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Old 19th June 2003, 23:04   #3
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Here, it depends on the officer that pulls you over. Some of them are asshats and stop people for doing 4 or 5 mph over the speed limit. Other times, they'll let you get away with 15 mph over the limit. Of course, there's that time that I got stopped for doing 22 over.
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Old 20th June 2003, 07:26   #4
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The time I got done, it was well over 30mph over the limit... Having said that it was a motorway, so I can't see what the police's problem is. Oh yes, it's easier money than catching criminals would be...
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Old 20th June 2003, 09:04   #5
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Atmo: You should kick up a fuss about that, its not fair.

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Old 20th June 2003, 22:20   #6
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Cops here in the States aren't that much greater - in San Diego, where I used to live, it was common practice for them to ignore you on the major Interstates if you were doing five to ten miles over the limit, mainly because every last frickin' vehicle was also doing the same speed. But if you're in a sports car (say, my Nissan 300ZX...), they watch you like a hawk.

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Old 25th June 2003, 03:28   #7
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Any pull over where you don't have to eat a gun butt is a good pull over I say.

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Old 25th June 2003, 12:50   #8
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Tears dont work on permanantly mounted cameras though.
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Old 25th June 2003, 15:22   #9
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Old 28th June 2003, 06:02   #10
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Well I was doing 60mph on the STREETS while at 3pm (I was 14 at the time and mind you I live in NY) while under the influence of marijuana, and I didnt get pulled over. But my mom get a ticket for a broken headlight, how you like that???
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