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 Rocketman View Post
    I drove it to the race track, changed the rear tires, and then changed them back and drove it home, it was pretty cool
    I did that with my '05 Mustang.

    I really enjoyed it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    100 mph over the limit should be a big step up.

    Too big for the crime that was mentioned. There was a small possibility that a accident could have happened not a probability or a reasonable possibility.


    Not enough people drive 100 over the limit to make a significant difference in our prison population. However, if there were enough to make a difference then all the more reason to lock up as many as possible for as long as possible.
    Given that this only applies to roads that are strait and which has little traffic at night, we likely do not know how many are doing this. And you answer my point that the prisons are full by doubling down if they make a big difference.


    One year actually served naturally assumed a much longer original sentence.
    NO, I could only assume from your post that the sentence was one year and not just the time served to probation.



    We can change that any time we want as long as not too many libertarians get elected or appointed judge.
    There must be limits to how far the law goes or the Court system is just another band of thieves and extortionists. If you had your way there would not be a rule of law but a reign of laws.


    I don't see how this addresses the point. What the law assumes is that violators will be liable for increased punishment.
    NO, the LAW dictates by statute that people who are repeat offenders are liable for increased punishment. Those who violate court orders or break other laws like driving without a license would be a separate charge unless the court order by statute dictates an increased time to serve with the probation period or by statue if the law has conditions that if a DWOL occurs it is treated differently.

    Whose car do you mean by "his car"?
    His used to be the way when referring to an indefinite gender which was changed recently say about 20 years ago. It just slipped out.



    Irrelevant due to the seriousness of the crime.

    WRONG, no one was injured in this case and no damage to property occurred the driver was complaint with the officers instructions. If there were injuries or damage then an higher penalty may be applicable but it should not have extreme penalties especially for a first time offender. After all it was not malicious but stupidity if you want to call it that.




    By that reasoning someone who shoots but misses should not be subject to draconian penalty just because he was lucky. We should not have to wait until someone gets hurt to impose such punishment.
    If they was "lucky" then they should be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. And yes the penalty should not be draconian. Fine them, jail him for a few months if necessary, have the rest on probation, and make him take classes on gun safety. That should be enough for most people to get their attention.



    No it would not. It would only be selecting a different factor, namely percentage of personal wealth, upon which to base equality.
    Which is a violation of equal protection under the law. It may not be "fair" that people with more wealth can more easily pay fines than others but that IS the way under common law which the Constitution requires. And what happens when the person has no income?

    I am not sure the cutoff point has ever been established for this. I do not think a year's pay would be excessive.
    Are you even employed? YES it is excessive given that NO harm came to a person nor property was damaged. If you want a stiff fine OK a $1000.00 fine would be one. A years income is out of proportion to the offense committed. I do not think you know how much a burden that would be.



    Bull****.
    I do not take for granted that the government is run by people who have the attitude that they are serving in the best interests of the greater populace nor do I believe that when given such tools as you want to give would they serve the best interests either. Government is run by people and not angels and allowing them this discretion will be abused.


    The state must have enormous power over those who are convicted of serious crime. Orderly society could not be attained otherwise.
    NO the State must have the necessary power over those who are convicted of a serious crime not more. America is NOT an "orderly society" it is Nation of people who are considered individuals and have inherent rights. You are under the misapprehension that our country is some sort of collective. A Democracy is the worst government of all, period. It either becomes a ridged cult State or rips itself apart do to insolvable disputes.


    I am a responsible conservative, but the measures I advocate should also be agreeable to responsible liberals. Libertarians I am not sure about.
    I am a Libertarian, I believe that Liberty is of the highest value of all within the structure that any acts must not violate the rights of others. The OP had a scenario where what can be termed reckless driving occurred but there were no violations of persons or properties. Given that there could be a reasonable fine for doing so but they should not have to forfeit their property nor serve a sentence on a first time violation and we only have the violation without aggravating circumstances so there is no cause for a greater punishment.

    People who call themselves "responsible" tend to be the ones who are responsible much ill in this world. Many liberals would probably use that term when advocating for their Statist measures. One should be responsible for ones self and one's dependents. I am nor you are not responsible for the actions of another but since we must have laws to deter reckless behavior then we must have reasonable laws that deter these acts and reasonable penalties for violations and it must not be an undue burden for violations without negative outcomes.

    The point is no actual harm was done in the OP by the driver. If there were harm done then we can establish a proportional penalty with respect to the harm done.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I don't think the roads are in good enough condition to drive that fast. Aren't politicians always crying about fixing the infrastructure? The roads should be redone from scratch.
    Texas is the best when building roads, and more importantly re-building them. Their frontage road system allows them to divert traffic most times off the main highway allowing the workers to concentrate on building the road quickly and efficiently.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Texas is the best when building roads, and more importantly re-building them. Their frontage road system allows them to divert traffic most times off the main highway allowing the workers to concentrate on building the road quickly and efficiently.
    Yes, I call my state the Land of Perpetual Road Construction for a good reason.

    But we do have excellent highways, roads, and interstates.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe my world view is skewed by having only driven Hondas and Toyotas, but 170MPH? WTF?
    Yes, your worldis skewed.

    I had a 1977 Firebird slightly modified, with the Trans Am body parts on it that would top 170 MPH. I have since owned a 2000 Z28 and now have a 2002 WS6. These will go in theory over 170 MPH, but I have never driven them that fast.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It's down to 145? Last I heard the greenies in the EU had it down to 155. Mercedes also has that limiter on USA imports too.
    I stand corrected. 250 KPH is 155 MPH.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, your worldis skewed.

    I had a 1977 Firebird slightly modified, with the Trans Am body parts on it that would top 170 MPH. I have since owned a 2000 Z28 and now have a 2002 WS6. These will go in theory over 170 MPH, but I have never driven them that fast.
    Does it seem a little pointless that outside of a racetrack those speeds are so illegal it's science fiction?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Looks more like a 12 second car for the rear tire size. Plenty fast though. Curiously, Challenger owners more play with their cars than Vette owners. Most Vette owners drive like the old guys driving them. It'd be nice if Chrysler would lose a few hundred pounds off their Challengers. Sharp cars though.

    Only EVIL people have 10 second cars.
    I think too many people believe "Fast and Furious" and don't know what it really takes to have a 10 second car.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So what most annoys you is that person enjoys their car and driving, and the purpose of government is to make certain people are unhappy and punished for anything that matters to them the government doesn't like.

    Of course, you are presuming that taking away the license and car stops the person from driving, just like presuming taking away someone's drugs will stop them for using drugs.

    Most people whose license are suspended do not stop driving. If the person wealthy, he'd just get another car. If not, he'd just let the ZR1 be re-possessed and finance another car before it was. It likely will be fast, but may not be as well built for it or in as good of condition.

    A more likely reality to your goal of teaching the person the illegally of doing what he likes is that next time he doesn't stop from the police. Losing his license could cost him many times more than the ZR1, that he's paying for but doesn't have. He definitely learned his lesson to not stop for the police more than anything else.

    And that time then there is a 180 mph chase. Those tend to not end well for anyone, particularly others, though a lot of patrol officers in pursuit cruisers live for them. If a fleeing car broadsides an innocent car in an intersection, generally those in the broadsided car do worse. Front engined cars do better for those inside in a frontal impact than being being broadsided. Then you REALLY have reason to imprison the person. SUCCESS!

    The problem with government control freaks - in and out of government - is they actually believe everyone will let the government control and constrain them in any and every way. Rather, it makes many people see the law, law enforcement, the court system and the government as the enemy of their life - and that actually might be accurate too as the number of local, county, state and federal laws and regulations continues to grow a million pages a day with ever more reasons to condemn people doing what they want or being less than perfect and perfectly submissive sheep.

    And then if it goes badly because the government can't yet put mind-control in people (though would like to), even if innocent people are harmed or die as a result - they justify it anyway blaming the person in the situation they put the person into in the first place. For such government control freaks, although the USA has the largest prison population on earth, many times more people with criminal records, restricted citizen's rights and paying fees to ongoing government monitoring (probate and fees), it will NEVER be enough.

    Just look at this forum's messages on any topic with any criminal punishment consequences. About 40% of the members want more laws, more severe punishment, even punishments beyond any that exist now, even beatings and torture, to totally destroy the person's life - in this instance for driving really fast across an empty desert on an empty highway. Put 100,000,000 people in jail and it wouldn't be enough.

    Remember, lots and lots of people supported Maos and Stalin's death camps and summary brutal executions and imprisonments. Americans are made of the same dna and mindset. RABID xenophobia, all FEAR based, and fear leads to hatred - wanting all your fears addressed by imprisoning anyone who even in theory makes you afraid.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I think too many people believe "Fast and Furious" and don't know what it really takes to have a 10 second car.
    Quite

    The Nissan GTR with 545 hp, large tires all around, launch control and 4 wheel drive can hit the 1/4 mile in 10.8.

    I doubt a Dodge Challenger even with a supercharger is going to be able to hit 10.99 or less
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