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

    Ticket for the full 170mph, mandatory court appearance, possible suspension of license.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Ticket for the full 170mph, mandatory court appearance, possible suspension of license.
    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.

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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.

    I get a lead foot every once in a while, but 80 in a 70 ain't as bad as 170 anywhere outside of a race track.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    I've driven over 150mph in my car testing it out, but I knew it was against the law. If I had been pulled over, I'd have take the ticket without complaint just as I'd expect someone else to, though I think jail and/impounding the car is overkill.

    I think our speed limits here can be very stupid at times, plenty of long straight-a-ways here in Alabama with 55mph speed limit (which I find ludicrous) and I drove 150+ all the time when I lived in Germany (never had an accident or even a close call) so I think our speed limits are a bit too slow.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I frankly don't really believe in speed limits as a general concept. The Germans, for instance, get by mostly without them. There's really no damn reason whatsoever why I shouldn't be able to drive 100 mph on a wide open well paved road in the middle of nowhere if I feel like I can handle it.
    Common misconception about Germany. SOME parts of the autobahn have no speed limit. Some parts have a 130 KPH limit. ALL secondary roads have posted speed limits. IIRC the police enforce the speed limits rather harshly, they don't have a '5mph over is ok' cushion.

    It is far more accurate to say in Germany parts of their super highway systems allow for whatever speed the driver feels he can handle but most of the road network has enforced speed limits.

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

    Massive fine and temporary loss of license. Any other similar violations would be permanent loss of license.

    That kind of driving is incredibly reckless and is a real good way to get people killed. If you can't handle the temptation to drive that fast, don't buy a car that can go that fast.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    There's really no damn reason whatsoever why I shouldn't be able to drive 100 mph on a wide open well paved road in the middle of nowhere if I feel like I can handle it.
    Actually, there's a very good reason. Just because you (a general you, not singling you out) think you can handle it doesn't mean you actually can. Most people think they're better drivers than they actually are.

    I'm not opposed to higher speed limits (or no speed limits) in some rural areas with not much traffic, but I wouldn't support no speed limits at all.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    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.
    a car being able to handle certain speeds does not mean the driver can, nor does it excuse that level of reckless disregard. It a public road. People do not expect another driver to be barreling down the road , without emergency lighting, going anywhere near that speed
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    What should happen is absolutely nothing, the same time anyone is committing the "crime" of speeding.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    What should happen is absolutely nothing, the same time anyone is committing the "crime" of speeding.
    Interesting. There isn't a single scenario in which speeding should be punishable in your eyes? School zones perhaps? Residential neighborhoods?

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