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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    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...
    I can understand that, but I've been reading some stuff that when traffic cues are removed, in some places, accident rates go down.

    Has to do with the psychological impact of traffic signals watching for us, instead of us watch for ourselves.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    (h) No person shall operate a motor vehicle on the highway at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law; provided, this provision shall not apply to farm tractors and other motor vehicles operating at reasonable speeds for the type and nature of such vehicles.

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    That should be enforced, way more often than it is.
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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
    I can understand that, but I've been reading some stuff that when traffic cues are removed, in some places, accident rates go down.

    Has to do with the psychological impact of traffic signals watching for us, instead of us watch for ourselves.
    The psychological impact of the traffic signals watching for us makes sense....... and I can see that as long as the intersection never had a traffic light in the first place it might work.

    However, Ive worked some VERY nasty wrecks that occurred when the power went out in a large section of the city and folks decided since there is no light I just go balls to the wall through the intersection... Everyone else will stop for ME!!!!! (it didn't work out that way unfortunately)
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    The psychological impact of the traffic signals watching for us makes sense....... and I can see that as long as the intersection never had a traffic light in the first place it might work.

    However, Ive worked some VERY nasty wrecks that occurred when the power went out in a large section of the city and folks decided since there is no light I just go balls to the wall through the intersection... Everyone else will stop for ME!!!!! (it didn't work out that way unfortunately)
    Oh I understand.
    Wouldn't mind seeing more experimentation with it though.
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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 should be enforced, way more often than it is.
    Problem is that Im sure it doesn't cover what you are hoping it does. It states "except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

    Which means.... Grandma driving 65 in a 65mph zone cannot be written a citation under this law.


    An interesting off topic, This was the first traffic ticket I ever wrote after being cut loose from my field training officer and assigned to my shift to work solo.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Problem is that Im sure it doesn't cover what you are hoping it does. It states "except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

    Which means.... Grandma driving 65 in a 65mph zone cannot be written a citation under this law.


    An interesting off topic, This was the first traffic ticket I ever wrote after being cut loose from my field training officer and assigned to my shift to work solo.
    Nah I mean people who go under the speed limit in the passing lane.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    People wouldn't do it unless there was some incentive to do so.

    Also you'd need a way of providing evidence, photographic, video, or otherwise.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    People wouldn't do it unless there was some incentive to do so.

    Also you'd need a way of providing evidence, photographic, video, or otherwise.
    Well, in reference to the main topic of the thread.
    It would be impossible due to the fact that you don't know who is driving the vehicle.
    My son could be driving a vehicle that is registered to me, and I shoud not be criminally responsible for an action that he commits while driving.

    I know that this will bring up the good ole red light camera. But the red light camera is a "civil" fine, not a criminal one.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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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.
    And you think turning in people for thought crimes is the same as reporting people for violating safety laws? The most they will get is a ticket. In Police States, they were disappeared,... or worse...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Roguenuke,

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    Did anyone pull a "hitler" and report your post???
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