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Author Topic: Speed limit crackdown in NC this weekend.  (Read 3246 times)
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« on: March 29, 2011, 05:45:44 AM »

Just a friendly reminder that the NC State Highway Patrol is conducting a Speed Limit Crackdown this Fri-Sun.  It is supposed to cover all of the interstates and major 4 lane highways.  Watch your speed headed to Maxton. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 06:15:36 AM »

Thanks Racer, I tend to get in a hurry going to Maxton, the closer I get the faster I go..not this weekend!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 08:35:53 AM »

Annual Event for April Fools day.

2008

http://wilkes-news.com/archives/2008/04/01/highway-patrol-speed-crackdown-this-week/

2009

http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/4957215/

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http://www.salisburypost.com/News/040210-cops-speed-crackdown-nets-over-70


Thanks for the heads up, but I don't get much chance to speed while towing, except thru town... grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 11:56:56 AM »

Greg,
Thanks for the local knowledge heads up.  Might save me some time and money.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 01:08:57 PM »

Urban legend or true scoop -- I've found an absolutely good way to avoid speeding tickets -=- and that's to NOT drive faster than the speed limit.  Who would've thunk of such a thing? 

Signed:  Jon, with no speeding tickets for many years
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 01:18:41 PM »

Yep, If I had Nancy in the truck I would not speed either!  grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 04:08:49 PM »

Jon,
Have there been any double blind, randomized, prospective, and placebo-controlled studies of your hypothesis that you can prevent speeding tickets by not driving faster than the speed limit?  I think I heard of one study that was started but had to be aborted due to all the random crashes of the double blind drivers.  I also supect that red cars with a horse emblem on the aerodynamic hood would still get a ticket.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 04:37:01 PM »

Urban legend or true scoop -- I've found an absolutely good way to avoid speeding tickets -=- and that's to NOT drive faster than the speed limit.  Who would've thunk of such a thing? 

Signed:  Jon, with no speeding tickets for many years

If you lived over here in Australia in the speed enforcement state of Victoria, it doesn't matter if you speed or not. You still get tickets
3500 speeding fines issued every day in my state.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/speed-fines-every-day/story-e6frf7kx-1226012595295
http://www.caradvice.com.au/11828/police-agree-speed-cameras-are-for-revenue-raising/

And in this lovely state the onus of proof is on you to prove you were not speeding
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2011, 05:04:42 PM »

I had an interesting run in with the radar gun a few yrs back,,,
 After sharing a few too many christmas beers with a mate at his shop , I left feeling bullet proof, gunning the 'ol shovel up and over the rise in the road , hitting 6,000 rpm in 3rd I noticed a highway patrol car comming towards me, 1/4 mile away, I hit the brakes (brembo's up front) and washed off most of the excess speed before the patrol car went past, but a quick look in the rear view mirror saw his indicator on,,and I waited for the dreaded  flashing lights.
 Being VERY carefull not to breath on the officer , when he told be I was clocked doing 80 k's in a 50 zone (phew, is that all ? I'm sure I hit 80 mph !)
I muttered something about the erratic driver I was following, and my need to convert mph into kilometers per hour on my "slow old bike" and hadn't noticed my speed, to which he added "if you are unhapply with this ticket, you can contact the dept via letter , and explain why"
I did this, and to my dis-belief, recieved a letter of  apology, and a "tear up the ticket" in the mail soon after.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2011, 06:12:05 PM »

Our staties love to wolfpack- one cruiser on an overpass and half a dozen cars and bikes waiting for you down the road.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 08:23:44 PM »

One of the things that the bad side of me wants to do if I am ever pulled over for speeding and I was flagged by radar or lidar is to go into an explanation about how I was not actually going as fast as the radar gun says I was. (true, though not significant, Your actual speed is the speed indicated on the radar times cosine(theta), with theta being the angle between your direction of travel and the imaginary line between you and the cop.

The sane side of me will do the yes sir/no sir/thank you sir  that it was raised to do.
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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2011, 11:32:16 PM »

I fight every speeding ticket.  DON'T BE INTIMIDATED BY THE SYSTEM. 

In the last 16 years, 4 tickets, and I've only lost once.  Two of them were out of state.

Odds are one in three that the cop won't show up - happened to me once.  And nobody knows your case better than you do.

There's a great sense of satisfaction in beating the man at his own game.

Plead "Not Guilty", don't testify, and make objections.  Make them prove it

I'm shooting 75%, and I've saved enough in insurance premiums to cover the time I've taken off of work.

And the one I lost?  I walked away with the satisfaction of knowing that I made a County Attorney, a Deputy Sheriff, and a Judge earn that $110.00.  Probably cost the county a lot more than it did me.

You can't lose a loser.  You only lose if you pay without a fight.

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 05:51:27 AM »

I'm not sure your success rate in NC would be that high.  The "Good Ole Boy" network is in full swing.  Judges will continue a case if the Officer doesn't show up.  On your own, your chances are slim.  Now pay $400 for a lawyer and you will end up with improper equipment.  Continue, continue, my friend the judge.  I just pay it and move on. 

This weekends crackdown is a big one.  State and locals working together.  I'm taking the lead out of my right foot.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 07:18:30 AM »

I'll have the CB Radio on, and the Radar Detector on it's most sensitive setting. But I always do that...except in Virginia, Radar Detector is Illegal. But the trucker keep pretty good tabs on anything "official".
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 08:03:34 AM »

I have to limit mt right foor pressure as well,,, In December I got popped in my wifes hot little Red Mercedes for going
"Kinda Fast".... good thing she is a Para Legal and Office Manager for a Law Firm in town,,, long story short.

I paid a fine and court cost for a "Improper Equipment" charge,, just under $300 and no points no insurance premium increase....  but you can't do that deal but once per year... so I have to watch my right foot (except on the track)

Drive safe and ticket free ,,, see you all this weekend.

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