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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    I personally dont agree with people warning about speeding traps, or parked officers. Or the law that police cannot hide too well because it is entrapment or anything else. If you are speeding you deserve to be ticketed or arrested. I warn no one. If someone is speeding I want them caught. Maybe if more of these idiots got caught they would slow down and our roads would be a lot safer.
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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti
    If someone is speeding I want them caught. Maybe if more of these idiots got caught they would slow down and our roads would be a lot safer.
    When Montana removed the speed limits on major highways, the accident rate actually went down. The statistics show that average speeds increased only marginally. One study suggests that people will generally attempt to drive at whichever speeds they feel comfortable and safe. The existence of arbitrary maximum limitations gives certain people a sense of entitlement to force other drivers to drive at what they personally deem to be safer speeds. This actually has the effect of making roads more dangerous because of the interference between drivers.

    A perfect example of road anarchy increasing safety is the German Autobahn. These have no speed limits and yet have a very low accident rate even though it is very common for traffic of widely varying speeds to travel over the same roads. One plausible explanation is that, unlike many American drivers, they do not "hang out" in the left lane. The drivers will remain in the right lane unless they are passing. In America, it is not uncommon for drivers to remain in the left lane from either ignorance or a desire to force other drivers to slow down.

    Ultimately, it is impossible to legislate safety.

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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sounds like this woman needs some help from DoJ lawyers on how to obstruct....
    Read you're own article, the woman already knows how to obstruct.

    Ever been hit by a speeder?

    Ever seen a child or a pet hit by a speeder?

    Why the hell would anyone want to stop the police from getting people to drive safely?

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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    If Fred Phelps and inbred clan can call fallen soldiers fags at their funerals then this lady can walk with a sign stating "Speed Trap".

    Freedom of Speech.
    Damned straight! So sorry to the establishment if people choose to act in decent ways against it.
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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I personally dont agree with people warning about speeding traps, or parked officers. Or the law that police cannot hide too well because it is entrapment or anything else. If you are speeding you deserve to be ticketed or arrested. I warn no one. If someone is speeding I want them caught. Maybe if more of these idiots got caught they would slow down and our roads would be a lot safer.
    Velocity in and of itself is not the problem. It's large velocity distributions when there is significant traffic which causes the most problems.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut
    Ever been hit by a speeder? Ever seen a child or a pet hit by a speeder? Why the hell would anyone want to stop the police from getting people to drive safely?
    Ever not been hit by a speeder? I bet it happens a whole lot more frequently. Ever been hit by someone not speeding? Ever been hit by an old person? Or a young person? Or someone putting on makeup? Or someone eating a hamburger? Or someone changing the radio station? Or someone lighting a cigarette? Or [add your own excuse]?

    Once again, you cannot legislate safety. If you want to be safe, do not leave the house. If you want to be able to make decisions for yourself, stop attempting to make decisions for others. If, on the other hand, you want to be a good little slave and do as your masters say, continue down the path you are on.

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