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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
    Nah I mean people who go under the speed limit in the passing lane.
    Is it the law to go the speed limit in the passing lane? I presume the laws are different from state to state. Here, I believe it is 80km/hr regardless of the speed limit on national expressways...
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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.
    In Taiwan, you can get up to half of the fine as a reward, and yes, a pretty high standard of photographic/video evidence is required...
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Is it the law to go the speed limit in the passing lane? I presume the laws are different from state to state. Here, I believe it is 80km/hr regardless of the speed limit on national expressways...
    Naturally the passing lane is for faster cars.
    If you're riding in the lane, for faster cars, you should naturally go at least the speed limit and not under it because the potential to cause an accident is high.
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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
    Naturally the passing lane is for faster cars.
    If you're riding in the lane, for faster cars, you should naturally go at least the speed limit and not under it because the potential to cause an accident is high.
    I am not disagreeing with you, though in times of traffic congestion, there would be an exception... of course, you shouldn't EXCEED the speed limit either...
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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
    Naturally the passing lane is for faster cars.
    If you're riding in the lane, for faster cars, you should naturally go at least the speed limit and not under it because the potential to cause an accident is high.
    How ironic, my daughter was pulled over for this a few hours ago. No ticket, just a warning, an explanation just as you posted and an aside that it is not in the driver's handbook. I've never heard of it. She was one mile below the speed limit, but he was a very nice guy about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Laws in different places, of course differ, but if your local jurisdiction allowed reporting traffic violations to the police where the offender would be issued a ticket, would you do it?
    I do - yep.

    If the other person is being reckless, dangerous, careless to the point of causing harm or accident involving others - I do report, including DUIs where I don't believe they're really fit to drive. But if they *just* ran a stop sign or took a left when no left is permitted - I could care less *unless* they nearly caused an accident.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    As to the OP, I voted yes, but only under certain circumstances. I have called the police/sheriff a couple times for the same reason. I travel often on a two-lane highway with no center divide. Over the years, a dozen people have died of head on collisions or running off the side of the road into the water.

    These people were weaving, going over the center line, then over the white line on the shoulder. Speeding up, then slowing down. This is a clear hazard to my safety and that of the drivers going in the opposing direction.

    Oh, and a month ago, in a heavy rainstorm, a tour bus driver was going 85 mph in a 65 zone, and changing lanes. I called the number on the bus first. He slowed down for about 5 miles then took off again, so I called the highway patrol. Again, the driver was a endangering the drivers around him and his passengers.

    It's only in these circumstances I would and have done it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    How ironic, my daughter was pulled over for this a few hours ago. No ticket, just a warning, an explanation just as you posted and an aside that it is not in the driver's handbook. I've never heard of it. She was one mile below the speed limit, but he was a very nice guy about it.
    My brother got a huge fine in Texas for going under the speed of the flow of traffic eventhough he was actually going more than the posted speed limit.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Laws in different places, of course differ, but if your local jurisdiction allowed reporting traffic violations to the police where the offender would be issued a ticket, would you do it?
    Never. It ain't my job, I'm not going to do it. All it trains us for is to be snitch to the State anyway. **** that. Let them do their own damned dirty work.
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    Re: If local laws permitted, would you report traffic violations to the police?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    My brother got a huge fine in Texas for going under the speed of the flow of traffic eventhough he was actually going more than the posted speed limit.
    Oh my gosh! That's kind of twisted. More so than my daughter's situation.

    I guess she's lucky the officer was more in the mood for giving information rather than a ticket a gave her a break. Whew!

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