Acknowledge the no-traffic and quality of vehicle in consideration.
Severe chastizing but only written warning.
A ticket, but written for under 20 over due to circumstance.
Write a ticket for over 20 mph but under 100 mph
Write a ticket forthe full 170 mph
A huge $$ fine
Permanently seize car and forfeture it.
Suspend driver's license for 1 year
Suspend driver's license for years.
Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
Now the question is how fair was that to everyone else that he had a car like that AND how can the government get it for the government to sell and pocket the money or it to be a toy for ranking detectives to drive?
Maybe to answer the OP I need to tell the driver's life history, his economic circumstance and how he came to afford the car before people can decide how much he doesn't deserve his ZR1.
For example, if he is a super wealthy evil businessman, hell no he doesn't deserve it. BUT if he came up with the money because he sued a Home Depot store he claimed he slipped and fell in, then hell yes he deserves it and more, more, more. Only victims of life's unfairness "deserve" a car like that.
Last edited by joko104; 10-20-13 at 10:26 PM.
I see two issues being discussed here: speed limits, and the enforcement of speed limits.
We need to consider that establishing speed limits is not a cut-and-dry issue. There are multiple kinds of roads, all the way from rural interstate highways to residential streets. What speed a given type of road may need may vary from road to road. It can depend on a number of factors--number of lanes, lane width, typical visibility, 85th percentile speed, road curvature, etc.
Some of you have mentioned the Autobahn. While Germany may have speed-limit-free limited access highways, keep in mind that they have a number of other, strictly-enforced laws on the Autobahn. One such rule is that passing on the right is strictly verboten. It does not matter how fast you want to go--you are not allowed to pass on the right, period. Also in Germany, most of the in-town roads have speed limits of 50 km/h, which is about 30 mph--quite a bit slower than the 40- and 35-mph zones we have in the States. And several of their residential neighborhoods have successfully lobbied for "30 zones," where the speed limit is reduced to 30 km/h, which is less than 20 mph.
I think there needs to be a thorough review of our speed limits--urban, suburban, and rural. The key needs to be balancing the need for safety vs. the desire for shorter trip times. Specifically, I see no reason that four-lane urban roads should have a speed limit of 35. I think they would work fine with a 45-mph speed limit. And interstates should have a per-lane speed assignment, which can be signed every mile or so. And make minimum speeds actually make sense--a 40-mph speed minimum on an interstate highway is ridiculous.
For example, they could try the following speed setup on a 4-lane-per-direction in-town interstate (numbers are maximum and minimum speeds, respectively):
Right lane: 55-45 mph
Center-right lane: 60-55 mph
Center-left lane: 65-60 mph
Left lane: 75-70 mph
And on a two-lane, straight, flat, rural interstate, they could try:
Right lane: 70-50 mph
Left lane: No posted speed limit, but any driver driving under 75 must move to the right lane as soon as safely possible.
Compromises need to be made between those who want to get from Point A to Point B about as fast as their car will take them, and those of us who want to survive the trip in one piece. Let's extend some freedoms without sacrificing too much safety.