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 a351 View Post
    And yet so many are short sighted enough to drive 100 over or whilst intoxicated. At some point society should seek to deter behavior that drastically increases the likelihood of vehicular manslaughter, not merely the act itself.



    The law seeks to and does penalize those who have shown a disregard for the safety of others. Driving 100 mph over falls into that category. Facing the wrong direction at the firing range or a shot placed six inches above your neighbors head does as well. Not every action that falls just short of the real deal should be absolved from legal repercussions.
    Not hurting anyone else doesn't fall just short of hurting someone else.

    It is a binary opposite.

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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?

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    4 lane highways outside of metropolitan areas shouldn't have speed limits only laws to keep slow pokes and trucks out of the left lane when not actively passing someone. Even in Metro areas where multiple lanes are available, the characteristics of the vehicle and what the driver was doing, other than speeding should be taken into account. A corvette can handle much higher speeds at the same level of safety as say a prius or a semi.

    However, the 'vette clearly broke the law, so write the ticket or make the arrest, depending on local law, and let the court decide.
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Go the Swiss way and base the fine off income, so a millionare pays a million!

    $1 million speeding fine in Switzerland for Swedish SLS owner
    Well done Switzerland!
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    Re: What should be penalty for 20mph+ over limit speeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Not hurting anyone else doesn't fall just short of hurting someone else.

    It is a binary opposite.
    How bout you tell me what neighborhood you live in, so me and some friends can grab our guns, go there, and fire rounds straight up in the air.


    No harm, no fowl, right? No one is being hurt by us firing bullets into the sky, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Not hurting anyone else doesn't fall just short of hurting someone else.

    It is a binary opposite.
    Not necessarily, no. The example I gave, firing a bullet inches above your neighbors head while he's washing his car, technically falls short of harming anyone, but is still quite obviously a menace to public safety and well being that should result in legal repercussions. The same goes for going 100 mph over the speed limit, facing the wrong way at the firing range, or the Chinese sweetening their toothpaste with antifreeze.

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

    I don't care what sort of road you are on, short of a closed course...170 mph is too fast in the US. You'd be hard pressed to get a ZR1 up to 170 on road Atlanta, let alone a PUBLIC highway. At 170 mph, you travel almost 280 feet per second. Each second. There is a reason why many German autobahn cruisers are governed to 155mph. Past a certain speed, you're just not safe for others around you, even if you're Mario Andretti. The ZR1 is a fast car, yes. But does anyone here know what starts to happen to the rubber in tires after 145mph? Or have any clue what happens when you touch the brakes at 150mph or higher?



    This guy should have his license revoked for a while.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    How bout you tell me what neighborhood you live in, so me and some friends can grab our guns, go there, and fire rounds straight up in the air.


    No harm, no fowl, right? No one is being hurt by us firing bullets into the sky, right?
    Why are you threatening me because I disagree with you politically?

    You know falling bullets can hurt people and damage property all over my neighborhood. Best case scenario, you're littering.


    Meanwhile someone driving along a road not hitting anyone is not hurting anyone...

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

    Sometimes I think we should have special licensing requirements to drive some cars on public roads...but it wouldn't work, and it would be too expensive.

    But so many well off, mid life crisis suffering adults the world over buy status symbols with little to no clue what 500+ hp actually means.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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

    Yank the car away. This person obviously does not deserve it. Only a fool stops at 170mph simply because they saw a cop.

    There's a video on youtube of a motorcycle doing 170 on an interstate as he passes a trooper in the median. The bike never slows down and makes a quick exit a minute or so later. That's how you do it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Why are you threatening me because I disagree with you politically?

    You know falling bullets can hurt people and damage property all over my neighborhood. Best case scenario, you're littering.


    Meanwhile someone driving along a road not hitting anyone is not hurting anyone...
    Perfect. Instead of guns, me and my buddies will bring our cars. And booze.



    We'll have fun all over you're neighborhood trying our best not to hit anything or hurt anyone, lol. So...address?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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