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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That also goes on in Mexico and I don't understand why the police don't throw the adult in jail for putting the child in mortal danger.
    Here, it is merely a fine, and not a very big one... Nothing I see on the roads (and I see a lot of crap on them) makes my blood boil more than this one... and this is one where I definately have reported to the police with photographic evidence. The fine isn't much (and the reporter gets half of it) but hopefully it will make them aware of the need to put helmets on the kids' heads...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    IN Mexico the worst drivers in order are

    Bus Drivers
    Taxi Drivers
    Police Officers

    The bus driver is first because he puts multiple lives in danger at one time, and the police have absolutely no respect for the traffic law what-so-ever.
    In Taiwan it is:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Here, it is merely a fine, and not a very big one... Nothing I see on the roads (and I see a lot of crap on them) makes my blood boil more than this one... and this is one where I definately have reported to the police with photographic evidence. The fine isn't much (and the reporter gets half of it) but hopefully it will make them aware of the need to put helmets on the kids' heads...
    I am glad at least it is against the law where you are. In Mexico it is not. These people blow by police standing on the side of the road and nothinghappens. They are never stopped.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am glad at least it is against the law where you are. In Mexico it is not. These people blow by police standing on the side of the road and nothinghappens. They are never stopped.
    They are rarely stopped here as well, though it IS against the law... to my knowledge, most of the time it is citizen reporters who nab them...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Going under the speed limit is a traffic violation???
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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
    Assuming the sight line is clear and there is no traffic, I really don't care or when one is stopped at a red light, with absolutely no traffic, proceeding should be fine.

    I'd prefer more traffic lights be replaced with stop signs.
    So many lights are poorly timed and don't correctly control the flow of traffic.



    I live in a somewhat rural area, I see people with kids of ATV's all the time, without helmets, with their children in lap.
    It's dumb but going a slow speed isn't a big deal, it's when they're on the road, going a fast speed where it turns to dumb.
    The problem with stop signs replacing traffic lights is that pompous assholes will just go when its not their turn at a 4 way stop.

    For a great example, just go to your local wal-mart or target shopping center and see how well those signs work...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    I see many Nazis are hiding under Conservative cloaks. 'Turn in your neighbour' was a Nazi tactic and is still used in Ploice Sates.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I see many Nazis are hiding under Conservative cloaks. 'Turn in your neighbour' was a Nazi tactic and is still used in Ploice Sates.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I see many Nazis are hiding under Conservative cloaks. 'Turn in your neighbour' was a Nazi tactic and is still used in Ploice Sates.
    If you wish to compare it to Nazis, so be it, but there are times when people need to be turned in for doing something dangerous. I don't think very many people on here have said that they would turn people in without the caveat that the action was actually something that was likely to cause an accident, either immediately or in the near future or something to that affect.

    There is a big difference between telling on someone for being a Jew and calling the police on someone who just ran a red light through a busy intersection or without regard to pedestrians who may have been trying to cross. Sometimes people do stupid things and don't realize it, other times people are just reckless and that can lead to harm to themselves or others. I am most worried about the harm to others and unfortunately in a car, harm to others is likely when someone is driving recklessly.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Roguenuke,

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