View Poll Results: What should happen for the over 20mph violation example given?

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  • Acknowledge the no-traffic and quality of vehicle in consideration.

    6 8.82%
  • Severe chastizing but only written warning.

    4 5.88%
  • A ticket, but written for under 20 over due to circumstance.

    2 2.94%
  • Write a ticket for over 20 mph but under 100 mph

    3 4.41%
  • Write a ticket forthe full 170 mph

    22 32.35%
  • A huge $$ fine

    15 22.06%
  • Permanently seize car and forfeture it.

    3 4.41%
  • Jail time

    3 4.41%
  • Suspend driver's license for 1 year

    7 10.29%
  • Suspend driver's license for years.

    3 4.41%
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Thread: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Sorry, not enough information to pick any of the above. As one who has driven several times at 170 MPH+, I can tell you that the condition of the road is extremely important. Minor rises at 60 MPH can throw a car at 170 MPH.

    Personally, I am one who would say as long as the road was also made to go high speed, no basic rule was broken, hence, no ticket. Only if it was an autobahn quality road though.

    Sill, since the officer could cross to his road, should the driver lose control, it can be a serious head on should he end up in the other road...

    Maybe a ticket still should be issued...
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    170 mph is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. A blow-out? You're toast. A serious mechanical failure? You're toast.

    And so is anyone in your path. Reeeeeedickalos.
    These cars are designed to go that fast and have tires on them that make such speeds safe, as long as the road itself is safe for these speeds. I'm a firm believer in the basic rule, and so are some judges.

    I have never seen a freeway here in the states that I would trust going over 130 MPH.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The closer to Munich you get the faster the cars are, I would love to take a top of the line Mercedes and see how fast I could truly go.
    250 kilometer/hour (145 MPH). That's it, unless you defeat the speed limiter.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    These cars are designed to go that fast and have tires on them that make such speeds safe, as long as the road itself is safe for these speeds. I'm a firm believer in the basic rule, and so are some judges.

    I have never seen a freeway here in the states that I would trust going over 130 MPH.
    Yea I'm for the basic rules too most of the time, but once in awhile you hit a stretch of road and no one is around and you gotta let it rip. I have a reputation for going a bit fast. People tend to want to use the imaginary brake on the passenger side. My spouse has been known at times to hug the dash board and cry out "Sweet Jesus". One time driving my father home, he got out of the car and dropped to his knees and kissed the earth. To drive an honest to goodness race car is on my bucket list. Cheers!

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    250 kilometer/hour (145 MPH). That's it, unless you defeat the speed limiter.
    The BMW (528 M) I owned was the same way. BMW has the same limit on most if not all their models also.

    Most American cars are limited below that, unless you get the top of the line model that doesn't have the restrictions. But then, most American cars with auto transmissions wouldn't hold together even at their governed limits for very long.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    These cars are designed to go that fast and have tires on them that make such speeds safe, as long as the road itself is safe for these speeds. I'm a firm believer in the basic rule, and so are some judges.
    the problem here is that someone still needs to drive it, and a certain level of skill is required when going that fast

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    These cars are designed to go that fast and have tires on them that make such speeds safe, as long as the road itself is safe for these speeds. I'm a firm believer in the basic rule, and so are some judges.

    I have never seen a freeway here in the states that I would trust going over 130 MPH.
    I think what people may forget is that the other guy is in no way prepared to judge the speed of a car traveling 170 mph. He's had no experience that can help him relate to that. When "the other guy" is lane drifting/merging/changing lanes? He's likely to be toast. And so is the 170 mph driver.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The BMW (528 M) I owned was the same way. BMW has the same limit on most if not all their models also.

    Most American cars are limited below that, unless you get the top of the line model that doesn't have the restrictions. But then, most American cars with auto transmissions wouldn't hold together even at their governed limits for very long.
    I've heard American started that a while ago, my ex claims his Subura went into a stall caused by the governor crossing the southern edge of Wyoming. I always buy sticks, standards, are they exempt or do I just have such an old car.... 2001 Mazda.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    Yep! Lots of points off the DL with that one for sure! Plussssss when the Judge get's done,,,Insurance will be much higher,,bad deal all around for the heavy foot.
    Some points just need to stay there. JMHO.

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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Because they got lucky.

    The gal who hit us at high speed didn't cause a fatality because I did not slam on the brakes. I told the officer that I think I tried, but the impact moved my foot away from the pedal. He said it was a natural, but harmful response. If I had, my son and I would have been in a major spin into oncoming traffic on a five lane major freeway. Read DEAD.

    The officer was scratching his head in awe that there were no fatalities.

    I probably should not personalize it, but it is hard not to. It is a privilege to drive, not a right. You give passes for minor infractions, driving over 100 is far from minor.
    "Driving is a privilege, not a right," is drilled into people as youth. It is a nonsensical slogans and slogans don't define what is right or wrong.

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