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Old 05-12-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent. However, they must state before the search that they have probable cause to support their belief that there is evidence of a crime, which will have to be a probable cause that will stand up in court later on, and they know that.

The best response is to ask the police "Am I free to go, or am I being detained for probable cause?" They have no third option available to them, it's one or the other. But they can detain you long enough to ask you to identify yourself. If you are not the driver, you do not need any identity documents, you can just state your name and address (except in Arizona).

The police are not stupid and they know the law. But they are also very well trained to intimidate civilians and make them believe they have no rights. Your best tactic is to calmly and quietly let them know that you know your rights.

It's not the same everywhere and it does make a difference. In some states, you are considered as "under arrest" when the red and blue lights come on and they CAN search your vehicle without your consent. In others, you are considered as "detained" and they can't.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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NC had planted beautiful flowers in the medians and on the road right of ways. Very colorful part of I-95.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Default pilot project- toll booths on I-95 in VA & NC

Because of more fuel efficient vehicles, people driving less, and fuel taxes not being raised, a lot less revenue is going into the Highway Trust Fund. Although every gallon of fuel sold since 1956 has had taxes collected to pay for the 47,000 miles of interstate highway system, politicians want us to pay even more to pay for road up keep.
A pilot program has been announced to install toll booths on I-95, one of the heavest travelled roads in the U.S., in VA and NC. Toll amounts have not been announced but you can be sure they will be high enough to cover the $250,000+ salaries of the dozen directors that toll authorites always seem to have, and the salaries/benefits of all the toll collector staff.
If the public accepts this new revenue generating scheme, you will see toll booths for many miles of interstate highways all over the U.S. in the near future.
Ready to pay more for your driving trip on a highway that was paid for decades ago?
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:06 AM
 
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Is this a federal things or is it states looking for a way to raise more revenue?
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Expect to see more of it. Many interstate highways are at the end of their useful lives and need to be rebuilt. The gasoline tax has not kept up with inflation and there is no political will to raise it. If electric cars, which pay no gas tax, catch on some way will be needed to collect from them.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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We have tolls in Kansas. It costs, I think, $10.75 for a regular vehicle to travel from beginning (near Kansas City) to end (near the Oklahoma state line). Those tolls were supposed to be temporary back in the 1960s, but of course, Kansas grew to depend on the money for maintenance.

Missouri is trying desperately to make I-70 a toll road from Kansas City to St. Louis. I-70 is in terrible shape; that cannot be disputed. Missouri wants to charge regular drivers around $30 to travel the length.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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We have tolls in Kansas. It costs, I think, $10.75 for a regular vehicle to travel from beginning (near Kansas City) to end (near the Oklahoma state line). Those tolls were supposed to be temporary back in the 1960s, but of course, Kansas grew to depend on the money for maintenance.

Missouri is trying desperately to make I-70 a toll road from Kansas City to St. Louis. I-70 is in terrible shape; that cannot be disputed. Missouri wants to charge regular drivers around $30 to travel the length.
If not for the toll, you'd pay for it in taxes, right?
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If not for the toll, you'd pay for it in taxes, right?

No. Kansas is just like everywhere else: You pay the taxes AND the toll!
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