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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

Pretty sure anyone who has ever been behind a car has sped at one point. Unless of course you're in Richmond, where you drive 30 and don't signal.

I-5 is a fast highway, I wasn't exactly zipping by everyone, if anything I still had someone on my tail.


Just because I-5 is a fast highway, it doesn't mean that you should go faster. You were basically going 125 km/hr and you say it isn't that fast? You've got to be kidding me. 60 mph is about 100km/hr which is 20km/hr faster than the max speed limit on Canadian highways. The fact that you did more than 20 km/hr over the posted speed limit should've cost you more than $175. If you were travelling 20 km/hr over the speed limit here, you would've got a speeding ticket north of $200.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:28 PM

Lol kamaro is prolly a little kid who rides his bike around his cult a sac, everyone speeds.. especially on a road trip. And everyone gets speeding tickets.. granted I've only had 2 in 7 years, but it does happen...


Not everyone, I haven't got a speeding ticket in my 10+ years of driving and I've driven in US states (Nevada, Washington, Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona etc.), Canada and Iran (where they have way more speed traps than US highways.) I just drive the speed limit and never had to pay a dime for a speeding ticket or even running a light.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:31 PM

I got a ticket in California for going 110mph in a 65 and the cop must not have filed it because the court had no records.

Which is good 'cause I never paid it, nor would I. There's not a thing they can do about it anyway.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

Lol kamaro is prolly a little kid who rides his bike around his cult a sac, everyone speeds.. especially on a road trip. And everyone gets speeding tickets.. granted I've only had 2 in 7 years, but it does happen...


If he is a little kid, than how old are you? Cult a sac???? You are probably younger than Kamaro.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

I got a ticket in California for going 110mph in a 65 and the cop must not have filed it because the court had no records.

Which is good 'cause I never paid it, nor would I. There's not a thing they can do about it anyway.


If I was that cop, your car would've been impounded and your license temporarily suspended for going that stupidly fast. Might as well just fly a jet on the road, I mean who cares about speed limits, right? Jesus christ, people don't even drive that speed regularly on Autobahn.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:39 PM

Just because I-5 is a fast highway, it doesn't mean that you should go faster. You were basically going 125 km/hr and you say it isn't that fast? You've got to be kidding me. 60 mph is about 100km/hr which is 20km/hr faster than the max speed limit on Canadian highways. The fact that you did more than 20 km/hr over the posted speed limit should've cost you more than $175. If you were travelling 20 km/hr over the speed limit here, you would've got a speeding ticket north of $200.

A lot of the I-5 north of Seattle is 70mph with 60mph speed zones. 77 ain't exactly uncommon. I find the op's reluctance to pay short sighted but take it easy.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:42 PM

A lot of the I-5 north of Seattle is 70mph with 60mph speed zones. 77 ain't exactly uncommon. I find the op's reluctance to pay short sighted but take it easy.


Just because 77 isn't uncommon, doesn't mean he has the right to go over the speed limit. People cheat on taxes, welfare etc. too, should I do the same thing?

Be a man, DOOOOOOOOOOOO the right thing.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:45 PM

Lol kamaro is prolly a little kid who rides his bike around his cult a sac, everyone speeds.. especially on a road trip. And everyone gets speeding tickets.. granted I've only had 2 in 7 years, but it does happen...


Wrong. I've been driving 16 years and I have never had a speeding ticket.

As to the OP, pay the fine. You took the risk and got caught.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:46 PM

Secret confessions: I've gone 95 in a 60 on the I-5.

The stretch is somewhat windy (esp. from here to Seattle - think the stretch between 236 and 252), but it's even more dangerous to be trailing a car who can't go faster than 100kmh on the left lane.


Hmmm....it makes your name kind of ironic lol!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:47 PM

Just because 77 isn't uncommon, doesn't mean he has the right to go over the speed limit. People cheat on taxes, welfare etc. too, should I do the same thing?

Be a man, DOOOOOOOOOOOO the right thing.

Do me a favour and stay in the right lane.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:49 PM

Just because 77 isn't uncommon, doesn't mean he has the right to go over the speed limit. People cheat on taxes, welfare etc. too, should I do the same thing?

Be a man, DOOOOOOOOOOOO the right thing.


Equating tax evasion to a speeding ticket? That's rich.

One carries a jail sentence; the other, a fine and at worst a short car impounding.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

Equating tax evasion to a speeding ticket? That's rich.

One carries a jail sentence; the other, a fine and at worst a short car impounding.


one shifts around an imaginary human construct, the other may result in multiple human deaths
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

Do me a favour and stay in the right lane.

Do you know me or stalk me to see how I drive?
FYI, am probably the only driver in Vancouver who follows highway rules and changes lane when a douchebag is tailgating because they want to do 140 km/hr on an 80km/hr zone. You might be one of them. If I see a car at the back of me, I automatically change lane. But don't tell me about driving, I probably drive better than you and most others here. The fact that I could drive in Tehran without getting into an accident is an accomplishment none of you guys could probably achieve driving there. So don't tell me about driving man.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:56 PM

Equating tax evasion to a speeding ticket? That's rich.

One carries a jail sentence; the other, a fine and at worst a short car impounding.


They both also violate a rule or law. Am not the one who likes to break rules but I guess they made them so you guys can break them.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

Do you know me or stalk me to see how I drive?
FYI, am probably the only driver in Vancouver who follows highway rules and changes lane when a douchebag is tailgating because they want to do 140 km/hr on an 80km/hr zone. You might be one of them. If I see a car at the back of me, I automatically change lane. But don't tell me about driving, I probably drive better than you and most others here. The fact that I could drive in Tehran without getting into an accident is an accomplishment none of you guys could probably achieve driving there. So don't tell me about driving man.


I would drive circles around you with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:59 PM

one shifts around an imaginary human construct, the other may result in multiple human deaths


But hey...its no big deal eh? Speeding and putting other people's in danger is I guess less serious than evading taxes. Drinking and driving also doesn't put a person in jail so I guess it should be okay as some people do it. You know, common sense lol!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:03 PM

I would drive circles around you with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other.


You drive circles around me on an empty parking lot lol! Drive in Tehran and people drive circles around you in traffic while dodging cars left to right. Pffft...there goes your all-world driving skills that you brag about.

Besides, a good driver is a driver who follows the rules of a road not a maniac speeding in their ricers or lifted up F-150s.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:03 PM

If I was that cop, your car would've been impounded and your license temporarily suspended for going that stupidly fast. Might as well just fly a jet on the road, I mean who cares about speed limits, right? Jesus christ, people don't even drive that speed regularly on Autobahn.


Let's just say I'm glad you weren't that cop. It was an empty 6-lane I-5 north of Sacramento and I was driving a really fast car. Perfect conditions at like 10:30am on a Sunday, plus I was like 18-19. Don't hate.

Edited by kyledude, 09 September 2012 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:05 PM

You drive circles around me on an empty parking lot lol! Drive in Tehran and people drive circles around you in traffic while dodging cars left to right. Pffft...there goes your all-world driving skills that you brag about.

Besides, a good driver is a driver who follows the rules of a road not a maniac speeding in their ricers or lifted up F-150s.


I think I could manage a few horse drawn carts and a moped.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

You drive circles around me on an empty parking lot lol! Drive in Tehran and people drive circles around you in traffic while dodging cars left to right. Pffft...there goes your all-world driving skills that you brag about.

Besides, a good driver is a driver who follows the rules of a road not a maniac speeding in their ricers or lifted up F-150s.


A good driver understands the rules of the road, beyond what is written in the book. For example, cutting to the left lane when there are cars merging as to let them gain speed. Another example is to not hog up the left lane when going 80kph road on an 80kph road.

None of those rules are written in the book, but a good driver understands them through driving experience.

No, as much as you would like it (because it fits yourself), a good driver goes beyond the written rules and into the conventional, everyday. All you've done is stand on your soapbox parading around how "good" you are at following some arbitrary rules.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

Let's just say I'm glad you weren't that cop. It was an empty 6-lane I-5 north of SF and I was driving a really fast car. Perfect conditions at like 10:30am on a Sunday, plus I was like 18-19. Don't hate.


I don't really care about your life or anyone else's life when they are speeding. I mean, if they get killed, it would be their fault because of stupidity. What I care about is the life of innocent people that are sharing the road with you.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:11 PM

Just pay it. It's only $175 for something that can get blown up to screw with you.

P.S. I'm amazed at the people shocked about 77 mph in a 60 mph zone...it's not like he's going autobahn speeds, just making time. Get off your high horse, that's hardly speeding.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:12 PM

one shifts around an imaginary human construct, the other may result in multiple human deaths


You're distorting the original comparison by adding imaginary scenarios. I could easily BS about how tax evasion leads to one getting fired or losing their homes, and having to turn to bumming for money.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:13 PM

P.S. I'm amazed at the people shocked about 77 mph in a 60 mph zone...it's not like he's going autobahn speeds, just making time. Get off your high horse, that's hardly speeding.


To be fair, speeding is speeding. Going 51 in a 50 is just as much speeding as going 105 in a 50.

When one decides to get on a soapbox and proclaim how good they are comapred to others, that gets ridiculous. (my 2 cents)
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:14 PM

I don't really care about your life or anyone else's life when they are speeding. I mean, if they get killed, it would be their fault because of stupidity. What I care about is the life of innocent people that are sharing the road with you.


Sometimes I think you wish this was Tehran.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:14 PM

A good driver understands the rules of the road, beyond what is written in the book. For example, cutting to the left lane when there are cars merging as to let them gain speed. Another example is to not hog up the left lane when going 80kph road on an 80kph road.

None of those rules are written in the book, but a good driver understands them through driving experience.

No, as much as you would like it (because it fits yourself), a good driver goes beyond the written rules and into the conventional, everyday. All you've done is stand on your soapbox parading around how "good" you are at following some arbitrary rules.


Its the same arbitrary rules as tax evasion and importing drugs. I guess its okay by your book to do all those other stuff too. But hey, am not running your life, do whatever you want. If you want to speed, deal drugs or evade taxes, who am I to tell you its wrong or right. Don't listen to me, just do what you want.

Also, FYI, I do follow the rules and those so called "unwritten" rules. In fact I drive defensively in Vancouver to prevent bad drivers hitting me. That is why I've never had a driving accident.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

Its the same arbitrary rules as tax evasion and importing drugs. I guess its okay by your book to do all those other stuff too. But hey, am not running your life, do whatever you want. If you want to speed, deal drugs or evade taxes, who am I to tell you its wrong or right. Don't listen to me, just do what you want.

Also, FYI, I do follow the rules and those so called "unwritten" rules. In fact I drive defensively in Vancouver to prevent bad drivers hitting me. That is why I've never had a driving accident.


Now we're adding DRUG TRAFFICKING to "list of crimes on the same severity as speeding"

Oh boy, this is hi-larious!
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:18 PM

Sometimes I think you wish this was Tehran.


Why do you say that? I hate drivers in Tehran more than drivers here and wouldn't want to be ever driving there. In fact I told you that driving there without getting into an accident is an accomplishment. I like the driving rules in Canada but too bad there are too many stupid people on the road breaking the rules.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

Chances are you should pay it and just move on. It might not seem like repercussions are likely right now but do you really want to be caught in a bind where you are not allowed to drive in Washington state again? Or be unable to pass a credit check?

175 dollars is not a minuscule amount either but if you can afford to drive down to Seattle and see the Seahawks you can afford to be responsible for the fine you incurred.

I haven't received a speeding ticket in ten years of driving but I don't think it's necessarily a reflection on how good of a driver I am. I'm just in the right place at the right time and have been lucky to avoid the cops when I should have been given tickets.
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:19 PM

I'm afraid... what will us poor speeders do when the tyrannical, self-righteous, authoritarian-types take over?
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