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Old 08-15-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I usually drive well within what I find safe, which does not always constitutes driving within the speed limits.

So yes, I do speed, and yes I've been fined on two occasions.

One of them was $1000 plus two marks on my license (8 is max, you lose it for 3-6 months at that point), in an average speed measurement I was clocked doing 63 Mph in a 50 Mph zone.

The other ticket (got it recently, in June) was $685 and two more marks on my license (they go away after 3 years btw) for doing (laser trap, so top speed measurement) 45 Mph in a 31 Mph zone (which I honestly thought was a 37 Mph zone due to bad sign postings). In that last occurrence I was a mere 2 mph off losing my license on the spot.

I think the community service should be enough to hurt, in addition to a fine, at the same time I think (at least in Norway) the speed limits should be addressed more frequently as well and more focus should be put on dangerous drivers all together, not just speeders.
Dude, those are heavy fine for pretty minor violations. Yikes.

I've been fined a few times too, but not recently. No ticket I ever got even made me think of slowing down. But I also only drive within what I consider to be safe.

I think speed limits are often too low, and not enough of a distinction is made between simple speeding and unsafe driving.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Dude, those are heavy fine for pretty minor violations. Yikes.

I've been fined a few times too, but not recently. No ticket I ever got even made me think of slowing down. But I also only drive within what I consider to be safe.

I think speed limits are often too low, and not enough of a distinction is made between simple speeding and unsafe driving.
But you're not the only driver on the road. There are a lot of others who don't like to or are unable to drive as fast as you. Their driving ability may be compromised by age or physical limitations, or they just might not be as familiar as you are with the road. It would be hazardous for them to drive as fast as you want to, and your presence on the road, going a lot faster then they are, would be a perilous traffic scenario.

The ideal traffic flow has everyone going pretty much the same speed, and the purpose of speed limits is to place that flow at a speed that meets the needs and skill levels of most drivers.

Among the obligations of the safe driver are to not drive faster than the flow of traffic, and to be mindful and alert to the drivers who, for whatever reason, are going slower. Failing to respect those obligations, by itself, makes one an unsafe driver.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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But you're not the only driver on the road. There are a lot of others who don't like to or are unable to drive as fast as you. Their driving ability may be compromised by age or physical limitations, or they just might not be as familiar as you are with the road. It would be hazardous for them to drive as fast as you want to, and your presence on the road, going a lot faster then they are, would be a perilous traffic scenario.

The ideal traffic flow has everyone going pretty much the same speed, and the purpose of speed limits is to place that flow at a speed that meets the needs and skill levels of most drivers.

Among the obligations of the safe driver are to not drive faster than the flow of traffic, and to be mindful and alert to the drivers who, for whatever reason, are going slower. Failing to respect those obligations, by itself, makes one an unsafe driver.
Traffic doesn't have to move at the same speed on multi-lane roads. And who decides the flow of traffic? The slowest driver?

It's perfectly safe and legal to pass slower drivers on roads that allow for it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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I need to go there and speed. I earn so little i could live off the rebate.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I need to go there and speed. I earn so little i could live off the rebate.
I like the way you think....
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