03-07-2012, 08:40 PM
I think so. I can't believe I haven't gotten a ticket yet. Ohio state police love me. And I've been all over. Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Cinci and every shithole in between. Lucky for me, tomorrow I will leave Ohio and hit up kentucky and west vagina.
09-25-2012, 03:29 PM
fucking A. i was in cinci for the weekend. the drive there and the drive home were torturous. i don't know how people live in ohio and drive on the highways on a regular basis.
10-18-2012, 01:01 PM
Beware Art, your days of acting like a teenage girl could be numbered.
10-18-2012, 02:11 PM
10-19-2012, 05:48 AM
55mpfh????? what the fuckity fuck, that's seriously some lame ass shit.
Motorways/Highways over here are 70mph and that's going along mostly straight and long bends..
I drive roads like this at 60-65mph -
10-19-2012, 10:34 AM
PA roads aren't flat like some other states out in the west, so the 55 is legit.
06-10-2013, 11:08 AM
-Would You Be Ok with Cops Searching Cell Phones After a Car Accident?
New legislation would allow NJ police officers to check cell phones without a warrant, to determine if the driver was talking or texting at time of an accident.
06-10-2013, 12:09 PM
Check 2, if you even knew my ticket situation the last few months. Haha
06-11-2013, 08:51 AM
When I'm writing in my room
It's like a child that's fighting in the womb
- KP -
06-12-2013, 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by check two
What if your phone is password protected and you did not give them the code?
09-24-2013, 11:52 PM
art, keep your feet off the steering wheel and use them to give a footsie to Gary in the passenger seat
-New York state to add signs alerting drivers to "text stops"
In New York, it's better to pull over and tap a message on a phone if you don't want to get pulled over and ticketed for texting while driving.
That's the message Gov. Andrew Cuomo and highway officials are sending to motorists after announcing 300 signs will be placed on state roadways directing drivers to "Texting Zones."
The blue-and-white signs point drivers to 91 existing areas where drivers can pull off the road and safely send messages while the car is parked.
"Distracted driving is a major problem in this state and it is a problem that is getting worse and it is a problem that costs us lives," Cuomo said in a statement to Yahoo News. "One out of 5 accidents today is attributable to distracted driving. Five times more fatalities from distracted driving than from drunk driving, believe it or not."
“With this new effort, we are sending a clear message to drivers that there is no excuse to take your hands off the wheel and eyes off the road because your text can wait until the next Texting Zone,” he added.
The governor also announced a 365 percent increase in tickets issued for distracted driving in summer 2013 compared with summer 2012. New York State Police handed out more than 21,000 tickets in the crackdown. New York is one of 41 states that ban texting while driving.
A national study by AT&T in March noted that more adults admit to texting and driving than teens: 49 percent of adults surveyed, compared with 43 percent of teens, said they engaged in the habit even though 98 percent of the adults that were questioned knew the habit was a dangerous practice.
A similar study in 2011 from the Centers for Disease Control found that 31 percent of adults aged 18-64 admitted to having read or sent text and email messages while driving.
11-25-2013, 02:07 PM
They will be peeking in at you art, next time you're in New York.
- NY troopers in tall SUVs peer in on texting drivers
MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) — Even for a state trooper, it's not easy to spot drivers who are texting. Their smartphones are down on their laps, not at their ears. And they're probably not moving their lips.
That's why New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers' hands, part of one of the nation's most aggressive attacks on texting while driving that also includes steeper penalties and dozens of highway "Texting Zones," where motorists can pull over to use their devices.
"Look at that," Trooper Clayton Howell says, pulling alongside a black BMW while patrolling the highways north of New York City. "This guy's looking down. I can see his thumb on the phone. I think we got him."
After a quick wail of the siren and a flash of the tucked-away flashers, an accountant from the suburbs is pulled over and politely given a ticket.
New York is among 41 states that ban text messaging for all drivers and is among only 12 that prohibit using hand-held cellphones. The state this year stiffened penalties for motorists caught using hand-held devices to talk or text, increasing penalty points on the driving record from three to five, along with tickets that carry fines of up to $200.
With the tough new penalties came tougher enforcement. In a two-month crackdown this summer, troopers handed out 5,553 tickets for texting while driving, compared to 924 in the same period last year.
In New York's recent push, 91 existing rest areas and turnoffs on the state Thruway and other highways have been rebranded "Texting Zones," some advertised with blue signs declaring "It can wait. Text stop 5 miles."
"To our knowledge, New York is the first," Jonathan Adkins, deputy executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, said of the texting turnoffs. "It's an intriguing approach and one that we think will pay dividends and be duplicated in other states."
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that at any moment during daylight hours, 660,000 drivers in the United States are texting, using cellphones or otherwise manipulating electronic devices. It says more than 3,300 people were killed and 421,000 injured in crashes caused by distracted driving last year.
Major Michael Kopy, commander of the state police troop patrolling the corridor between New York City and Albany, quoted a Virginia Tech study that found texting while driving increased the chance of a collision by 23 times and took eyes off the road for five seconds — more than the length of a football field at highway speed.
Kopy worries that as teens get their driver's licenses, texting on the road will become more prevalent. "More people are coming of driving age who have had these hand-held devices for many years, and now as they start to drive, they're putting the two together, texting and driving, when they shouldn't."
Howell's SUV, called a CITE vehicle for Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement, is designed to catch just such drivers. Mousy gray in color, it swoops in undetected when Howell suspects a violation.
"You can see how oblivious they are to this vehicle," Howell said as a woman holding a phone paid him no mind. "I'm right next to them, and they have no idea."
The driver, a doctor, said she'd been running late and was on the phone to her office. It didn't qualify as an emergency under the rules, but she got off with a warning.
The accountant who was ticketed, Chris Pecchia, of Montrose, told Howell he hadn't been texting but rather was looking at a map displayed on his phone. He was cited anyway, for driving while using a portable electronic device.
"His story's believable, but even a GPS has to be hands-free," Howell said.
Pecchia said afterward: "I can't look at a map? What's the difference between looking at a paper map and looking at a map on the phone?"
Still, he said, he understood why the trooper pulled him over. He said he would never text while driving and has forbidden his 17-year-old daughter from doing so.
Howell pulled over a registered nurse because she had earbuds in both ears. Only one earbud is permitted while driving. She got off with a warning after explaining she was listening to her GPS's turn-by-turn directions.
"I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt," Howell said. "It's my philosophy to educate, and when you pull somebody over and give them a warning, that's a pretty good education."
11-25-2013, 02:17 PM
haha, i got pulled over in michigan last week. it was at night and i was swerving (allegedly.) i was messing with my gps at the time of the accusations. he ran my plate and driver's license and asked me to get out of the car. i thought maybe he was going to arrest me for an unpaid speeding ticket or something (i had just paid a late one right before i left), but he told me he just wanted me to get out of the car and talk to him to make sure i wasn't drunk. lol
11-25-2013, 11:10 PM
I've never received a ticket. Never! I don't drive slow, I always do the speed limit. A lot of people (especially in Michigan where driving is at its worst) get upset when people want to drive safe. Potholes are everywhere! Drive safe.
Originally Posted by The Hound
Originally Posted by TSA
11-26-2013, 07:14 AM
That is driving slow. Push down on the gas pedal, Sally
Originally Posted by IrOnMaN