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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I once passed a cop south of Albuquerque going "P". The needle on my speedometer had passed the limit and was facing the bottom where it said MPH. He never moved off the median.

    Must have been at the end of his shift? Too much paper work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Jail time, seizure of vehicle.

    100mph over is so ludicrously over the limit you shouldn't be allowed to drive a car again. There's no fixing someone with that little regard for the lives of others. And don't give me this "empty highway" fantasy. You aren't driving on a closed course.
    There are many, many areas where open, divided highway is common. There are NO "closed courses" that allow a production car as-is to drive at such speeds.

    One reason I posted to poll is to explore just how much American culture has changed towards radical control, intense fear, an endless demand for more severe punishments, and endlessly filling more prison cells. Your "OMG!!! Going over 100?!!!!" is an example. A ZR1 can more safely go 120 than most small SUVs can go 70. ZR1s don't roll over if they have a blowout at 120, since they have run-flat tires.

    In the situation I gave, the only person endangered was the driver.

    Do you think if a person is caught driving while high on pot or drunk the person should never be allowed to drive again, car seized and jail time? That does definitely endangers others.

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

    So you're basically saying it's OK to break the law as long as you think it's not dangerous to anyone else?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A highway patrol car on a good condition 4 lane divided highway with a 70 mph speed limit, no other cars on the highway in a remote area picks up a sole car doing 170 mph heading his way on the other side empty and flat open area 2 lanes. A new Corette ZR 1 designed to go 200 mph. When the officer pulls across the center medium, the ZR1 driver (no passenger) pulls over anticipating being stopped.

    What should the officer do and what should the penalty be?

    Multiple choice, public vote.
    Reckless driving; driving too fast for conditions; 100 miles over the speed limit; and whatever other books can be thrown at the idiot. I'd say jail time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A highway patrol car on a good condition 4 lane divided highway with a 70 mph speed limit, no other cars on the highway in a remote area picks up a sole car doing 170 mph heading his way on the other side empty and flat open area 2 lanes. A new Corette ZR 1 designed to go 200 mph. When the officer pulls across the center medium, the ZR1 driver (no passenger) pulls over anticipating being stopped.

    What should the officer do and what should the penalty be?

    Multiple choice, public vote.
    When I was younger and fuel was much cheaper (under a buck a gallon) I would run with the bull racks doing triple digets in the middle of the night on some very lonely highways grossing 90,000lbs or better. I say let em passn by.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Reckless driving; driving too fast for conditions; 100 miles over the speed limit; and whatever other books can be thrown at the idiot. I'd say jail time.
    You have never been on a stretch of highway were there is nobody for hours have you? Jail time is unnecessary and uncalled for. Just empty the pocket book.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You have never been on a stretch of highway were there is nobody for hours have you? Jail time is unnecessary and uncalled for. Just empty the pocket book.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A highway patrol car on a good condition 4 lane divided highway with a 70 mph speed limit, no other cars on the highway in a remote area picks up a sole car doing 170 mph heading his way on the other side empty and flat open area 2 lanes. A new Corette ZR 1 designed to go 200 mph. When the officer pulls across the center medium, the ZR1 driver (no passenger) pulls over anticipating being stopped.

    What should the officer do and what should the penalty be?

    Multiple choice, public vote.
    The relevant information is the speed. You ticket based on that. All the other details are entirely irrelevant.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    A highway patrol car on a good condition 4 lane divided highway with a 70 mph speed limit, no other cars on the highway in a remote area picks up a sole car doing 170 mph heading his way on the other side empty and flat open area 2 lanes. A new Corette ZR 1 designed to go 200 mph. When the officer pulls across the center medium, the ZR1 driver (no passenger) pulls over anticipating being stopped.

    What should the officer do and what should the penalty be?

    Multiple choice, public vote.
    what is the record of the driver?



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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.
    when I did municipal prosecutions that would be a 4 point reckless operation-about a 150 dollar fine and perhaps a month suspension of driving privilegeds



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