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Old 02-19-2009, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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3 men arrested after driving 100mph+ on Valley freeways

Three Phoenix men were arrested by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers after photo enforcement cameras flashed them driving at more than 100 miles per hour.

3 men arrested after driving 100mph+ on Valley freeways
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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While I do not agree with the scameras, these guys deserved to be arrested. The cameras should be set at 85, the criminal speed limit, instead of ~75mph, this would catch the people who actually deserve to get tickets, I am a speeder, but I never dive more than 80 on local freeways.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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3 men arrested after driving 100mph+ on Valley freeways

Three Phoenix men were arrested by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers after photo enforcement cameras flashed them driving at more than 100 miles per hour.

3 men arrested after driving 100mph+ on Valley freeways
There is a huge problem with this concept. They were rightfully arrested ... BUT ... they weren't instantly pulled over by a police officer as they should have been. They were snapped by the cameras, and arrested LATER at their homes or their places of employment. Effective traffic enforcement would catch them in the act, and arrest them on the spot ... not later in the day.

Furthermore, Great Day, I have to wonder why you stated in another thread how opposed you are to banning cell phone usage while driving because it's an intrusive form of government ... yet you are all in favor of the speed cameras. Having stated that you teach defensive driving, I can't help but wonder if you are receiving extra compensation with the increased number of people in your classes who have received photo radar tickets.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Chasing these guys at 100 MPH? We've seen what happens in those kind of chases.

I know there are issues with the cameras, but frankly, I don't much care about how people who drive like those three get caught.

Never more than 80 on local freeways??? Please. As far as I'm concerned, that, too, is excessive, and cars or cameras are free to catch those, too.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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good job DPS, how about next time we focus on real problems, like a child rapist walking out the front doors of the courthouse!!! get real.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:35 AM
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good job DPS, how about next time we focus on real problems, like a child rapist walking out the front doors of the courthouse!!! get real.
Is there supposed to be some sort of connection there?
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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good job DPS, how about next time we focus on real problems, like a child rapist walking out the front doors of the courthouse!!! get real.
DPS does not patrol the courthouse. The escape in question was thanks to the wonderful minions of Sheriff Joe.

Back to Topic.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Furthermore, Great Day, I have to wonder why you stated in another thread how opposed you are to banning cell phone usage while driving because it's an intrusive form of government ...
I never said that. What I said was, banning cell phones while driving was, as a practical matter, unenforceable.

As for the case instant - it would be nice to have enough law enforcement officers to patrol every mile, on every freeway and street. But, again as a practical matter, this is not possible.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Never more than 80 on local freeways??? Please. As far as I'm concerned, that, too, is excessive, and cars or cameras are free to catch those, too.
80 is the average speed on the 101 in the fast lane, unless there is drivers who think they rule the road and block the fast lane.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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80 in a 55 may be classified as a felony.
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