Where do you think the cutoff should be? No ticket unless a person is more than 30 mph over the speed limit?
I got a $165 ticket for doing 72 in a 60. That's only 20% over. Equivalent to doing 36 in a 30. Tell me that ain't bullshit.
the cars i drive aren't going to break any land speed records, but i used to pull up alongside people in world-beaters all the time and try and get them to race. not straight-away type shit, but road track style, twists and turns, in town, rural roads whatever.
the fastest i took any car was 135 on the highway, but i've never had anything that would go faster than that or i probably would, but to me it wasn't about how fast the car would go, but how fast my opponent was willing to take it when we would race in town. it takes balls and stupidity to go 75 in a 25 and i have both balls and stupidity, so i usually took the checkered flag and once a the reckless driving charge too haha. obviously i would feel bad if i wrecked and died, or killed someone, but i try not to be completely oblivious to any possible danger when i do this.
---- Dumb idiot texts her ex while driving drunk, right before killing her friend
A woman charged with DUI manslaughter for a fatal crash sent text messages to her boyfriend that read "Driving drunk woo" and "I'll be dead thanks to you" minutes before the accident, reports the Miami Herald.
On Thursday, prosecutors released new evidence, including a string of text messages, involving that deadly crash on August 14, 2013.
According to CBS Miami, Mila Dago, then 22, was behind the wheel of a rented Smart Car when she reportedly blew through a red light at around 4:45 a.m. and t-boned a truck driven by 51-year old Benjamin Byrum.
Dago and Byrum survived the crash, but Dago's passenger -- her friend, 22-year old Irina Reinoso -- was killed.
Prosecutors say at the time of the crash Dago was in the middle of a nasty break up with her boyfriend. As she and her friends bar-hopped, she fired off a series of angry texts to him.
Three minutes after sending the last message, prosecutors say Dago crashed into the truck. Blood tests revealed that Dago's blood alcohol level was .178, more than twice the legal limit, nearly two hours after the crash, according to police.
Dago has pleaded not guilty to DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and two counts of DUI with damage to a person.
Pay Up, Slowpokes: More States Fine Drivers Who Dawdle in the Left Lane
Speed up or get out of the way.
That's the message from Indiana lawmakers who have passed a new law that could lead to fines of as much as $500 for slowpokes who refuse to move out of the left lane when traffic piles up behind them.
The Hoosier State becomes one of a handful to specifically target left lane hogs, though the majority of other states have broader laws that allow police to ticket motorists obstructing traffic or who fail to exit the left lane after passing. Lawmakers in Oregon, meanwhile, are expected to put a similar bill onto the books this year.
"When I drive, I pass on the left and then get back to the right," said Indiana GOP Rep. Judd McMillin, the sponsor of the bill that will go into effect on July 1, just in time for the Independence Day holiday, one of the busiest times of the year on America's highways.
While the new measure has generated some criticism - skeptics contend it actually will encourage speeders to drive even faster - the Indiana bill also should click with many motorists tired of getting stuck behind a slowpoke in the left lane doing 10 mph under the speed limit.
A recent study of road rage by GfK, conducted for travel service Expedia, found that left lane hogs are third on the list of those likely to get other drivers' blood boiling - behind only texters and tailgaters.
Under the new Indiana law, police will be able to ticket a motorist who remains in the left lane rather than yielding to faster drivers. The fines can be up to $500, though a report in USA Today indicated authorities expect most tickets will be for a lower amount.
In Georgia, which started enforcing a similar law last July, the fine can run as high as $1,000, though that is determined by each individual county. So far, state police alone have issued over 300 slowpoke citations.
New Jersey increased its left lane hog fines by 50%, to $300, in 2013.
Meanwhile, dawdlers in Florida can face not only a monetary fine by also be hit with three points on their licenses if they're driving in the left lane at speeds of at least 10 mph below the limit.
Michigan is one of a number of states that allow police to fine motorists who continue to drive in the left lane after completing a pass. The law is seldom enforced, officials say, especially in metropolitan areas like Detroit where traffic levels often require cars to spread out.
Still other states allow motorists to ride in the left lane unless other vehicles want to pass.
While critics worry that the new Indiana law will encourage speeding, some experts contend that left lane hogs can pose an equal risk to safety by forcing faster vehicles to pass on the right, or to merge in heavy traffic.
Studies show it is safer to pass on the left, or driver's side. Further, by forcing faster vehicles off to the right, left lane hogs create the potential of crashes with higher gaps in speed, a recipe for more serious injuries and fatalities.
The Oregon bill will subject left lane hogs to $160 in fines. All told, 40 states now have some form of penalty in place for slowpokes who refuse to cede the speed lane. Still others, including Ohio, are now working up similar measures.
"This is totally about traffic safety," said Sen. Ginny Burdick, a Portland Democrat who supports the Oregon dawdler bill. "This is a problem that's just getting worse out there," she told the Oregonian.
Got my first speeding ticket in probably 2 or 3 years while headed to New York City. He clocked me at more than 25 over the speed limit, but only wrote it up for 5 over.
That type of leniency is usually reserved for mouth to cock action.
Look eye, always look eye.
Haha. I pulled over before he could even put his car in gear to come after me. Dude didn't know what to do. It's a move my psychology professor once told us. It's the 2nd time I've used it and the 2nd time it has worked for me.
That's a good move. The old draw play right at
The vacated area of a blitz.
Look eye, always look eye.
I thought it was cool to overtake people left and right. I know it is on Canadian highways. Not here in the Netherlands tho.