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Old 11-20-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I think people make too big of a deal out of speeding tickets in California. They are much easier to get in other states.
I agree with this. States like Virginia, Florida, etc THRIVE on speed enforcement. The CHP is mellow in comparison.
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I haven't had a speeding ticket since I was 21 years old (and I won't tell you long ago that was!). Do the speed limit and problem solved. The speed limit was a ridiculous 55 maximum for years - you'd think people would be happy with 65-70, but no, there's always that lot that has to break the speed limit regardless how high its set (and them complain when caught).
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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I haven't had a speeding ticket since I was 21 years old (and I won't tell you long ago that was!). Do the speed limit and problem solved. The speed limit was a ridiculous 55 maximum for years - you'd think people would be happy with 65-70, but no, there's always that lot that has to break the speed limit regardless how high its set (and them complain when caught).
Agree 100%. I live in L.A. and anytime of day or night you can't count the numbr of vehicle violations you see. The polce really don't need to make bogus stops, there are way too many violators on the road to choose from.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I agree that CHP can write legitimate tickets. Just the other night I gave them the perfect opportunity, but I don't think they seized the opportunity. I was driving home from the LA area around 11pm on the 10 freeway and saw a guy in a truck weaving all over the road. At one point I was next to him and he weaved into my lane. I called 911, gave them the make, model, license plate, color of the truck, and what was happening. I was on the phone with 911 for about 10 minutes, letting them know where we were, what exits we were passing, etc. Eventually they ended the call, and I hung back just watching this guy weave all over the place, speed up, slow down, etc. I was on the freeway with this guy for probably about an hour .... AN HOUR!!!!! Finally, when I got to the desert, I had to get off at my exit to get home. Never once did I see CHP respond to this call and pull this guy over. I'm sure 911 had to have gotten calls from other motorists because the weaving wasn't like a little bit - the guy was weaving into all 4 lanes! The exit where I get off to get home has a CHP station right there! So, the guy kept going, and I don't know if he was ever pulled over or not.

Saw another drunk driver on the road last night - another weaver. I didn't call 911 on this one because ... why bother? The only thing likely to happen is that I'm going to look like somebody who gets their kicks by calling 911 - like a dang 'ol hypochondriac, but for road conditions!
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