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Posted about 7 years ago

 

What do you think about SPEEDTRAP.COM? Here is the link. http://www.speedtrap.org/speedtraps/stetlist.asp
My favorite exerpt from the site is:
Speed limits should be based on sound traffic engineering principles that give full consideration to the driving patterns of responsible motorists. With extremely rare exceptions, this should result in speed limits set at the 85th to 90th percentile speed of free-flowing traffic. If separate speed limits are set for different classes of vehicles or different time periods, the speed limits for those classes of vehicles or time periods shall also be set at the 85th or 90th percentile speed of those classes of vehicles or those identified time periods.
In those instances where 85th percentile speeds exceed 75 mph, serious consideration should be given to eliminating enumerated speed limits and posting advisory speed limits in those locations with design limitations that require slower speeds.

Advisory speed limits? Any thoughts?

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Sorry, it is SPEEDTRAP.ORG, sponsored by the National Motorist Association.

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How many of you have worked fatals where one of the drivers involved thought he/she could handle the speed? Or handle the alcohol? Or handle the cell phone, or the sandwich, or change the CD, or-- well, you get the idea.

The problem with advisory speed limits is that all sorts of people out there think they can handle more than they actually CAN handle, and by the time they've learned otherwise they have killed or injured someone.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

90% of the accidents I work are directly contributed to "failure to control speed".

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I had one last shift where the guy tried to "fix" his sandal right before entering an intersection. I'm pretty sure his insurance company is going to love that one. He gave me a written statement and all. The only reason I could smile on scene was because no one was critically injured.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Interesting....They show we have (4) speed traps. I remember seeing 72 in a 25 and 63 in a 25. I would not call these stops a "speed trap". These speeds are not uncommon. Speed Trap or Race Track...

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

You always have someone who trys to beat the system. My towns not listed hehe. As for the sight, I think its pointles. Everyone in there own town knows where the most traffic enforcement is at. Especially in a small town like mine. People will still speed, and cops will still write tickets.

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I have a solution... Just drive the speed limit and pay attention to the signs that are posted every 20 to 50 feet and you won’t get a ticket... ;) According to the website we have very little, however I see officers on our highways in the same spots all the time and it’s not flagged as a trap. I call these areas hot spots not traps… =>


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I agree with clover thats what we call them or thats where the cops sit . Va. has alot of hot spots on I-95

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angelbaby68 said:

I agree with clover thats what we call them or thats where the cops sit . Va. has alot of hot spots on I-95

Right! Speed limits are sat for a reason it has nothing to do with traps... It's there to prevent fatalities.... Just my opinion…


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Anyone actually done the math to see how much tme is saved when you speed? How about this, 10 over in a 60 mph zone and travel 10 miles, just to make it easy. When Mr. Dumas argues the ticket, I ask them to do the math. I have yet to have someone argue after that. Be careful, don't get a cramp.

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HenryOceanTom said:

You always have someone who trys to beat the system. My towns not listed hehe. As for the sight, I think its pointles. Everyone in there own town knows where the most traffic enforcement is at. Especially in a small town like mine. People will still speed, and cops will still write tickets.

I must disagree to the statemnet that the site is pointless. Try looking at it at a different angle. When one views the site for info on where the speed traps are they are educating themselves on where to look out for LE. Naturally they are trying to avoid a speeding ticket and in doing so they will slow down, follow the law and drive the speed limit. Therefore, the site is actually a deterrent of breaking the law. It's basically an early warning system. A couple of disadvantages I can think of is if drivers don't learn their lesson with speeding then the site only acts as an informant on where not to speed giving the site user the perception that it's ok to speed elsewhere so long as it is not monitored. Also, if the enforcing agency is relying on the particular hot spots for city/county revenue then obviously the site decreases that bottom line. Granted, if I'm not mistaken speed enforcement is implemented for the safety of citizen's. However, at the same time revenue is being generated for infraction's. I am all for speed enforcement building revenue as I believe it makes the city/county less dependent on tax payer's dollars.
I can't quote statistics but I'm sure the same people that choose to speed are also more likely to run reds and stop signs as they are apparently in too much of a hurry to slow down and obey those traffic lights and signs. So if I were to place those peas all in the same pod, hopefully those that believe in "no cop, no stop" will learn their lesson one day. I just hope it's not at the expense of another.

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How else can you impact an adult negatively besides in the wallet? I tried spanking the last one, but she said she usually pays double for that. Should we just suspend every person that speeds? Or maybe take the car to the gigantic tow lot in the sky? The only benefit the department gets out of a ticket is 2 bucks in the training fund. Just like children, people always try to cloud the issue when they are wrong. How about instituting the "punch in the face" instead of one fifty for speeding? I can see it now, "Dick, you have a new black eye, were you speeding again?""Yes Jane, I notice your teeth are chipped, run a stop sign?"

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

ADAM I NOTICED YOU'RE NOT SPEAKING, DID YOU BACK TALK A COP?

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WTF. Did someone misunderstand my statement? I'm on LE's side. My point was that the site Jack60 quoted can actually do some good and some harm but in the end the perp is the one that pays.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I am fully disappointed with the website...Because none of the spots I work speed enforcement at are listed. Dang it. LOL.