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Old 07-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #51 (permalink)
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A 70 mph speed limit doesn't mean everyone has to go 70 mph. In fact, the minimum speed limit on my highway is 40 mph. So legally I can drive as slow as 40 mph.
Yeah, tell it to the cops as they're slapping on the cuffs and stuffing you into the back seat of the cruiser. I'm sure they would love to hear all about your self righteous little theory.

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But officer, the 50 car pileup I just caused is clearly not my fault because I'm saving the environment, don't cha know?


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Old 07-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Looks like someone is getting frustrated- can't handle being wrong on the road or online.

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V C Section 22400 Minimum Speed Law

(a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, unless the reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, because of a grade, or in compliance with law.

No person shall bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a highway so as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law.

(b) Whenever the Department of Transportation determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic survey that slow speeds on any part of a state highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the department may determine and declare a minimum speed limit below which no person shall drive a vehicle, except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected along the part of the highway for which a minimum speed limit is established.

Subdivision (b) of this section shall apply only to vehicles subject to registration.

Amended Ch. 364, Stats. 1979. Effective January 1, 1980.
Thanks for sharing- see the minimum speed part? All the roads in my state have that; I suspect most states do. It is lawful to drive above the minimum speed.
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Lets not argue in this thread. My original intention was to learn from the experience of people who practice driving 55mph on the highway. Some people may drive slower than i am used too; but a lot of people here (me included) also grill block, side view mirror delete, over inflate tires, P&G and many other things that the general public might find questionable. So i'm not one to judge others and overlook my own offenses.
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I've never been rear-ended but WE ALL KNOW who is at fault when it happens.
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As for your comment about being rear ended, please come to KC and rear end my car. Your insurance will be paying for my totaled car, and I can buy a new one! But even though you will be cited for the accident, and your insurance will be paying for my costs, according to you I only have myself to blame.
And what will you do when the person who rear-ends you drives away, leaving your totalled mess on the side of the road? Hit and run may be a serious crime but to an uninsured/drunk/texting driver behind the wheel of a pos may not care about the law that much.
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I have never been rear-ended. I hear it is one of the most common of accidents.
My mother-in-law has had about 5 of them. I don't know how she does it. I could guess...
 
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And what will you do when the person who rear-ends you drives away, leaving your totalled mess on the side of the road?
Get real. There's a reason why demo-derby drivers ram everyone with the rear of their cars. If anyone gets to drive off it is the rear-endee.
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... but to an uninsured/drunk/texting driver behind the wheel of a pos may not care about the law that much.
Are you saying we should drive faster to avoid this?
Drivers with this behavior only seek out hypermilers as their targets?

The reason the person in back gets the ticket is because they are the one responsible and in control of the situation. If you don't go too fast or get too close you will NEVER collide (even if the one in front wants to).
 
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I've never been cited for driving between the min and max speed limits. I have been cited for going over the max limit, even by a wee bit. Do the math.

Also, I was not aware that getting cuffed and stuffed was standard operating procedure for speeding or lack thereof. Say it isn't so!
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Let's all put our dicks back in our pants and be constructive here.

I drove about an hour at 55mph today and didn't have a single problem, but I did get a few guys smiling ear to ear as they passed the Civic. Make your car look fun and playful and angry people will forget why they were mad at you.
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Two thirds of my motorcycle insurance premium is for "uninsured motorists". This is in a state where you are required to carry insurance under penalty of law. Thats because a lot of drivers leave the scene after they wipe out a person on a bike.

Knowing that, when I am on my bike, the last thing you will see me do is try to influence the driving habits of the stoned, uninsured, habitual offender, who is 10 feet from my back tire at 45 MPH+, and intoxicated.

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