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Old 11-13-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
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I live near Malibu and lots of luxury cars race up and down the narrow canyons. Much more fun and safer as in a Toyota Camry!
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Because someone wants one. Kind of like Diamonds to wear ;IMO.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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While you may not be able to go 200mph, there's plenty of thrill going 0-60 in around 3 seconds as opposed to 7..

Not to mention, not everyone follows speed limits here either. Growing up near country roads, I had no problem breaking 100+ on my motorcycle, topped it out at 168 one time and my mustang at about 135 several times.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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Yeah, overzealous enforcement of speed regulations in the name of generating revenue & not for reasons of public safety are a big reason why you really can't enjoy a high performance vehicle really anywhere other than a track.

It used to be different back in the muscle car area. My uncle once owned a 1970 El Camino SS with the 454ci LS6 engine. Him and a lot of other people around town that had cars like Hemi Chyrslers and Cobra Jet powered Fords, etc. would meet up late at night on seldom traveled roads that were flat with long straight stretches. They would all race for $ all night long & were hardly ever bothered. If someone complained the cops would show up, but they'd just simply tell everyone to pack it up and go home and that was it. The only times they ticketed or took someone to jail was if you were boozing, refused to leave, or came right back again to the same spot.

Nowadays if you do this, anyone involved (spectators included) will at the very least be ticketed, but most likely arrested. If you're in California, you can just say Bye Bye to your ride bc they will crush it there.

The police had speed traps back then, but tended to set up post on stretches of roads where a lot of accidents occurred, so in the past it was more about public safety.

Then as technology got more advanced with laser & instant-on radar systems, government entities saw $$$ right before their eyes and now traffic violations are a huge source of revenue.

It's worse where you have municipalities in upper class suburban areas that don't have to contend with much "real" crime. I used to live around St. Louis and within the city limits there you could exceed the speed limit pretty much freely because the STL city PD was always tied up dealing with "real" crime but you had to slow it down when rolling through many suburbs.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I frequently glance down at my mph-thingy and find myself traveling at77 or 78
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I live near Malibu and lots of luxury cars race up and down the narrow canyons. Much more fun and safer as in a Toyota Camry!
Wait, did you just say its more fun and safer to carve up canyons in a Camry?
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Does their have to be a point? Why can't people just buy things that they like and can afford. I like the above Ford F650 6 door truck but the $175,000 price tag is getting in the way of me buying one. I still like it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Does their have to be a point? Why can't people just buy things that they like and can afford. I like the above Ford F650 6 door truck but the $175,000 price tag is getting in the way of me buying one. I still like it.
would you not need a commercial drivers license for the with an Airbrake ticket?
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Wait, did you just say its more fun and safer to carve up canyons in a Camry?
Lol, I think he left out THAN, than in a camry.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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I live in the mountains in a rural area. It's infested with police and I must see at least six cops a day. In fact I just got pulled over about an hour ago for going 73 in a 65 zone. Just got a warning as usual but you really have to keep to no more than 5 over.
You would think that moving to the boonies would mean you DON'T see the police. What in the world would police be doing hanging around in such numbers in such a deserted place?
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