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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by schmee, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. BobbyZ

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    Good old story. The first time I heard it debunked the author said military aircraft don't normally fly over the country side fully armed with their defense systems set on automatic. If they did they do probably would of blown up a few patrol cars by now. Pretty sure that would make the news!

    As far as speeding goes. . .
    I just laugh at people that get mad when they get a ticket. Had a few myself and every time it was because I was SPEEDING.
    If you're going to cry and act like a baby when you get a ticket, don't speed.
    Also find it funny that the same people are almost always law abiding in every other way but think nothing of breaking traffic laws, like it's a right or something.
    In closing.
    People are stupid, and I'm a people too. :)
     
  2. fjblair

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    Yeah, I don't think so. But I hate speed traps.
     
  3. boris bubbanov

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    Seen it in use, in Pennsylvania.

    I remember one time, maybe 1994, a pack of maybe 7 cars all came by, 20 over the limit and my spidey sense said "Don't take the bait". I picked it up, but only maybe 5 mph. So, 10 miles down the way, a large pack of PA state police cars had them all pulled over - I saw the aircraft; maybe they did too but they took no heed of it. These drivers thought "safety in numbers" and I thought "fish in a barrel".
     
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  4. boris bubbanov

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    Because so many people now drive way above the limit, and because on top of that they're on a personal device and not even paying attention, these speed traps are weapons. They can and do IMO trigger more vehicle pile ups on many Interstates than anything but alcohol and drugs. Because people zone out and just follow one another in huge packs, and then when someone sees the radar trap and they lock it up and there's a huge demolition derby that breaks out behind them as each successive driver hits the pedal harder and harder still until it is full panic stopping - and since not all braking systems are equal, big messes of cars are wrecking or at the very least it is every "man" for himself. The witches brew of vehicles includes trucks pulling horse trailers, The Beverly Hillbillies, Semi rigs and you name it.

    My opinion is some wise executives with some police departments have thrown in the towel for now. How, in this sort of chaos is a cop supposed to "flip" or get through the pack to get to the driver he first drew a bead on? This is a nightmare for the police officers and no amount of hazard pay would be enough. The mathematics of speed copping when the prevailing speed is 60 mph is totally different than when it is 85 mph (which it often is now, IME).

    So I'm in the unhappy dilemma of using US 72 or similar, a straighter, shorter line to my destination and probably an easy mark for a speed cop, or using I-40 and I-24 where I have to drive 35 miles further and even AAA I guess expects me to make up by going that much faster on the Crazy Road. And US 72 is not a bed of roses. You often see all the traffic come to a spontaneous complete stop as there's a funeral procession going the other way. Blocking all forward movement and cutting off any place to hide and you never know who will stop and who won't. I am not lying. If you've driven very little in the South, be on guard for this - there may be a police escort but that tells you nothing.
     
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    Lot's of things aren't true.
     
  7. Guitharley

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    Your referring to the rectum stretcher post that was posted just before yours right?.....I didn't believe it either
     
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