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Old 04-28-2008, 04:04 AM
 
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I'm not talking about the toughest highway patrol but the toughest laws regarding highway safety :

-seatbelt most retrictive laws ;
-highest penalties (fines, jail...) for speeding, DUI, street racing, reckless and agressive driving ;
-cell phone ban laws ;

Which state is the toughest in that matter, in your opinion? What about your state? Comparison and debate would be helpfull. Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I donno ... North Carolina does suspend licenses for going 15 over, New York exchanges your driving violations with another country (Canada) and California speeding tickets are the most expensive easily $300, thank goodness I live in Colorado!
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Isn't Virginia home of the $3,000 speeding ticket?
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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Isn't Virginia home of the $3,000 speeding ticket?
There are signs on the George Washington Parkway in Virginia saying, "Max penalty for speeding $5000 fine or 5 years in jail".
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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nobody cares about road safety in our country.

See : 43 000 deaths in our roads, mostly due to criminal behaviours such as speeding, DUI, etc. Who cares, who knows that figure? Nobody, man.

4000 soldiers killed in Irak : wow, everybody cares, it's a national tragedy.

You gotta rely in yourself, not in the highway patrols. I carry a machinegun in my car to protect me from all that criminals.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: DC Suburbs of Maryland (by way of PA)
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Isn't Virginia home of the $3,000 speeding ticket?
Yep. The Potomac states (MD, DC, and VA) are extremely strict about road safety.
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Currently California
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Isn't Virginia home of the $3,000 speeding ticket?
Virginia is also one of only three states in the country to ban the use of radar detectors in vehicles. It's all about stacking the deck in favor of the state's traffic enforcers.
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Wyoming should be added to this list... it has to be one of the only states I know of that will give you a ticket for speeding 5mph over the speed limit.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:06 AM
 
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Virginia is also one of only three states in the country to ban the use of radar detectors in vehicles. It's all about stacking the deck in favor of the state's traffic enforcers.
also fifteen over the speed limit or 80mph+ is considered "reckless driving". aka, you get a criminal record. Those speeds are par for the course in Massachusetts, and some other states. Go to any legal advice forum for speeding tickets and you will doubtlessly find a bunch of posts from Virginia trying to deal with a reckless driving charge. I mean, everyone speeds a little at some point. To get stuck with a criminal record for it seems inane.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:05 AM
 
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also fifteen over the speed limit or 80mph+ is considered "reckless driving". aka, you get a criminal record. Those speeds are par for the course in Massachusetts, and some other states. Go to any legal advice forum for speeding tickets and you will doubtlessly find a bunch of posts from Virginia trying to deal with a reckless driving charge. I mean, everyone speeds a little at some point. To get stuck with a criminal record for it seems inane.
Heck, just visit the Virginia forums here to see how many threads there are about Reckless driving tickets.
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