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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What your perception of safe is, may not be the same for another.
    Think of granny and how she would report every soul, going 5 under the speed limit, as dangerous animals.
    That's illegal???
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    That's illegal???
    If it isn't, it should be.
    Going slower than the prevailing speed of the highway, is more dangerous than going faster than the speed limit.

    Edit: It's the fact that old people drive incredibly slow and can be just as, if not more dangerous on the road than other people.
    It was an exaggeration on how old people drive slow, but perceive everyone else as speed demons.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If it isn't, it should be.
    Going slower than the prevailing speed of the highway, is more dangerous than going faster than the speed limit.

    Edit: It's the fact that old people drive incredibly slow and can be just as, if not more dangerous on the road than other people.
    It was an exaggeration on how old people drive slow, but perceive everyone else as speed demons.
    But it isn't... and many highways are multi-lane... want to drive faster, move into and stay in the faster lane...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Examples? Parking on the corner of the road, for example, makes a lot of sense in an urban environment. Red lights? Obstructing crosswalks? Parking in traffic lanes? Wrong way on a one-way road? No helmet on children riding on a scooter? Any of those not make sense?
    Most of those are fine, except for the helmet thing and red lights.
    Helmets, all depends on the speed of the rider, sometimes ok others meh.

    Red lights are ****ty, now someone ignoring a red light when other traffic is present ok.
    Ignoring a red light when all the lanes are empty, I don't care.

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Video evidence can often show this too. Here, you can submit that to traffic police. I hate bus drivers who drive 5 cm off your rear bumber at 90 kph
    90 kph is like 60 mphs right?
    Yea that's reckless.

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Going under the speed limit is a traffic violation???
    It most definitely should be.
    Depending on the area, it is.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Only if the violators were politicians.










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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But it isn't... and many highways are multi-lane... want to drive faster, move into and stay in the faster lane...
    That works, in theory, except the inept morons that do not do that.

    Never fails that on my every day commute to work, there is an idiot that doesn't understand, slow traffic keep right.

    Doesn't even get into how 4 wheels have a hard time seeing 2 wheels, because they don't look.
    Had to go into oncoming traffic once, to avoid being hit.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Most of those are fine, except for the helmet thing and red lights.
    Helmets, all depends on the speed of the rider, sometimes ok others meh.

    Red lights are ****ty, now someone ignoring a red light when other traffic is present ok.
    Ignoring a red light when all the lanes are empty, I don't care.
    You know that last point results in some pretty nasty accidents. Red lights mean stop. Stop. You can't see everything, especially with some of the illegal parking of SUVs and trucks that obstruct sightlines...

    Also, for helmets, if a person chooses not to wear a helmet, that is thier choice, but for CHILDREN, but a helmet on his/her head.



    90 kph is like 60 mphs right?
    More like 55, but close enough...

    Yea that's reckless.
    And has resulted in some nasty, fatal accidents...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That works, in theory, except the inept morons that do not do that.

    Never fails that on my every day commute to work, there is an idiot that doesn't understand, slow traffic keep right.
    Which is why most places have laws in place for slower traffic to keep right. Too bad I rarely see it enforced...

    Doesn't even get into how 4 wheels have a hard time seeing 2 wheels, because they don't look.
    Had to go into oncoming traffic once, to avoid being hit.
    How about idiot scooter riders going the wrong way on a narrow ONE-WAY road???

    Most traffic laws are pretty logical and make sense... there are a small handful that are rather non-sensical, but that doesn't invalidate the rationale for the vast majority of them...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    I'd do it if the offense represented a serious threat to public safety -- not a bull**** offense, like "ZOMG THAT GUIZE ON A FONE LOL" or "WTFLOLBBQ THEY NO SIGNAL." I'm talking about reckless driving when there isn't a cop around to see it.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'd do it if the offense represented a serious threat to public safety -- not a bull**** offense, like "ZOMG THAT GUIZE ON A FONE LOL" or "WTFLOLBBQ THEY NO SIGNAL." I'm talking about reckless driving when there isn't a cop around to see it.
    So, you thinking riding a scooter while talking on the phone is safe???
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