True, but keeping with traffic is safer in probably 99.9% of the cases.
Slow drivers can be a hazard. Couple of years ago I wanted to check my fuel
mileage by driving the same spot at different speeds. Posted speed limit
was 65. At 55, I feared for my life and chose to speed up again to a more
normal speed. I'd normally cruise at 70 and go past the radar a couple of
times a week like that.
I agree, actually. I'm just pointing out that people in this discussion are
describing very different driving environments. I drive quite a bit on the
NY State Thruway in Western NY, where the limit is mostly 65 mph. I
occasionally see people doing 80+, but for the most part, 70-ish is the
norm. On the other hand, when I lived in Long Island and commuted all over
the NY metro area, and when (rarely) there weren't traffic jams, it wasn't
unusual for all the traffic to be doing 75+ in a 55 zone, so close together
that the cars seemed like they were linked together. Going slower was not an
Slow is not necessarily safe, and fast is not necessarily unsafe, I give
Some drivers are unsafe at any speed.
A few weeks ago I came home from Houston just as the heavy weather was
blowing in. I passed 12 major accidents in 50 miles, because people would
not slow down in the heavy rain. I was running 55-65, as conditions
but was being passed by all sorts of vehicles (most with their lights not
at much higher speeds.
People here tend to hug the center lane, which is not legal but is
in heavy rain as the crown holds less water than the outer lane.
The bottom line, for me, is that many Texans are neither trained well as
they do not tend to adhere to safety rules and the state laws, and they tend
be aggressive and inconsiderate. I try to be nontypical of those charges,
make my mistakes as well.
On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:03:07 -0700 (PDT), Ron Peterson
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Just get a can of clear high gloss spray Poly or Acrilic finish, spray
it on a plate and a Clear Lisence plate cover, the reflection will
overexpose the camera at the plate, or you can spend 40$ for a can of
No it doesnt cover anything, its Clear Gloss. as a matter of fact it
was maybe Dateline last night that confirmed its the only legal way to
ruin a photo. The gloss reflects light to overexpose just the plate.
if you make the plate unreadable by your eye that is different.
This is nothing. You want to worry about cameras? The best is yet to come.
China's All-Seeing Eye
With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype
for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.
I do not care what tactic is used to determine speeders, red light runners,
school zone passers, ID picture/video drivers behind the wheel at said
infraction, tail-gaters, evasive action taked by drivers trying to avoid
such detection by primary and detected by secondary, et al. My only concern
that its accurate and doesn't misdetect law abiding drivers doing something
that's not true. That is, ALL are innocent until proven guilty.
Film is not used by any light running dectection device that I'm aware of.
Subject to traffic laws in the PUBLIC roadway, all are required to abide by
local traffic laws and posted signs. Where is there privacy law in the
public domain of the public roadway?
The way I see it, the more people push the issue by attempting to circumvent
the traffic laws, the more they get "spied" on as a result due to lack of
increased likewise traffic control personnel/police to accomodate. They are
creating the environment you state in solice as an infringement. These same
people made our bed, now we all have to sleep in it..
My fear is only misdetection of innocents by such equipment. But, from my
by observation of the world, its not unusual for the bad to take some of the
good with them in the real world. A few innocents always pay a price for
the many that don't care about their law-abiding highway travelers. Whether
is be a so-called "accident" or some malfunctioning equipment meant to find
those that choose to disobey traffic law. Welcome to reality, the real
Tired of the whining about an imperfect world that same people promulgate
that process. Grrow up.
Jeff, ah....did Bush ever intercept any of your phone calls? Who do you
personally know that Bush intercepted their phone calls? Who do you
DON'T know that Bush intercepted their phone calls? You call yourself
educated, I find that extremely difficult to believe Jeff.
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