...that is odd. i rarely see anyone doing under 130 in a 100. i think you should fight it.Xanadu said:I got caught for doing 119 in a 100 on 417. normally people are going a lot faster. like 130.
it's only a 60 dollar ticket. It's really not worth my time and effort to fight it. And it's the end of the month. ****ing copsdavid henman said:...that is odd. i rarely see anyone doing under 130 in a 100. i think you should fight it.
i would like to initiate campaign to have anyone caught driving in excess of 150 km/hr stripped of their license and insurance. sadly, i won't get far. we live in a society where endangering innocent lives with your vehicle is not only accepted, tolerated and condoned, it is actively encouraged!
Xanadu said:it's only a 60 dollar ticket. It's really not worth my time and effort to fight it. And it's the end of the month. ****ing cops
...yeah, its the slow drivers who are the major cause of the carnage on our highways. we definitely need to teach them how to drive as fast as humanly possible, thereby making our highways safer.Accept2 said:I would like to see Canada get a version of the Autobahn, and anyone caught driving too slow is stripped of their liecense and insurance. Maybe they should be hung or shot too, I havent decided on that part yet. Of course the liecensing system would have to be changed so that Canadians would be forced to actually learn how to drive.................
i didn't get any demerit points, and i dunno about insurance rates...david henman said:...true, $60 is hardly worth protesting, but what about demerit points, or the risk of your insurance rates going up?
i have a feeling you'd find a sympathetic judge.
That I can agree with 110%.CocoTone said:Its far too easy to get a license in this country.
...it may be that they are, indeed, better drivers in europe, although i have read that they are not. i understand that the autobahn is a unique road. it could be duplicate on the prairies, but not in the middle of suburban southern ontario.CocoTone said:Its far too easy to get a license in this country. Germany, and most European countries have far stiffer qualifications, and far better drivers. Plus you have to go back for regular certification.
And nevr mind getting a motorcycle license unless your prepaired for extensive education and repeated t4esting and certification.
They have a law called `drive right` meaning, you stay in the right lane unless overtaking. If you are caught cruising in the left lane, (like every second buttholesurfer in Ontario)you are in for a severe penalty. Traffic fatalities are far lower there than they are here. Coincidence?? I think not.
...for the most part, i agree.Milkman said:As for slow drivers in the fast lane, I DO consider them a hazard and well, just plain ignorant. I have no issues with people who are nervous about highway driving and want to drive 100 kmph, but the place to safely do this is in the right lane or at very least, in the centre lane.
The difference between 100 and 120 is insignificant over a one hour drive. Try driving to Detroit and back, or down east. That 20kmph can make a big difference over long distances.
I don't get frustrated when I encounter such imbeciles. I patiently wait until I can safely pass them on the right (something I avoid).
The combination of these idiots and the idiots who are in WAY too much of a rush puts all drivers in jeopardy.
Balance is the key.
Saying the "left lane bandits" aren't a hazard is a bit like the bad driver who says "I've never been in an accident" (while failing to mention that they've caused quite a few).
Milkman said:130 in a modern car, presuming you're stone cold sobre, wide awake and driving in good conditions is completely safe in my opinion.
It also depends on the relative speed of the other traffic on the highway at the time. QUOTE]
when traffic is flowing and uncongested, 125-130 km is usually not a dangerous speed to drive.
sadly, too many yahoos think its safe to drive at this speed, or higher, during rush hour or other busy times, including during the weekend cottage rush.
which brings me to another issue:
if you want to see just how stupid we become when we get behind the wheel, look at the regular blitzes during cottage season. the only way you could NOT be aware that these blitzes are taking place is if you just landed here from a galazy ten trillion light years away, and even then...
and yet, by tuesday morning, there will be approx a thousand tickets issued to these post-darwinian rejects from the bottom of the food chain.
and don't get me started on the clowns who whine "cash grab" every time they get caught speeding.
can you say "voluntary tax"?
david henman said:...for the most part, i agree.
and, yes, left lane bandits "can", in very rare instances, be a hazard, although i have yet to witness it, and i drive some 50-60,000 kms annually. for the most part, the problem is blown WAY out of proportion, usually by impatient drivers who feel personally impuned if they lose a fraction of a second off their drive time. and, generally, its not the driver doing 100 km in the left lane (seriously, how often does that happen..), but the driver doing 120 and actually passing:
this is what both myself and my girlfriend encounter most often, virtually EVERY TIME we get on a 400 series highway. you're passing a line of slower traffic, and you're travelling a about 120-125 and, INEVITABLY, some yahoo comes screaming up behind you, sits on your bumper and begins honking, gesticulating, flashing the high beams etc......:zzz:
there's a stretch of highway between winnipeg and calgary with only two or three stoplights. I believe it is referred to as the "albertabahn"Accept2 said:I would like to see Canada get a version of the Autobahn
Welladjusted said:there's a stretch of highway between winnipeg and calgary with only two or three stoplights. I believe it is referred to as the "albertabahn"
on a more related note, it's a proven fact that driving as un-erratically as possible improves your gas mileage by a fair margin