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Old 05-31-2008, 06:08 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The original ideas of this thread are believable...
-more idle time means more gas burnt, more gas purchased means more tax revenue, more revenue means more money for city hall to waste

-more out of sync lights mean more people speeding to make the green hence more speeding tickets, etc...


As for the secondary dicussion in this thread: Do to others as you would have them do to you....which in my book means NO THROWING THINGS.....bad idea, even in jest..

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:30 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A missle huh?
Yea it sounds really exaggerated and crazy but I've seen it in our local newspaper. Some kids were throwing either water balloons or ice at cars and were charged with launching a missile or something with that word in it.

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OK, then to address the original post, I don't think there's a conspiracy going on. If the intent was to get people to waste as much fuel as possible, why not let the rigs go as fast as they want instead of a more efficient 55mph? What was the original speed limit of the highway? If the speed limit was 55mph and the truckers were whining about people doing the speed limit, the police just drove the point home a bit with a sign that says "This means you!". If I am doing the speed limit, nobody has any right to whine about it, even all-holy truckers.
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How slow do you have to go to get pulled over for it? I figure as long as you're in the right lane and not going more than 15 under you're ok right?

Also to the O.P., yeah I was in Stockton today getting my car washed and I was in a turn lane and 3 cars were in front of me and before the 2nd even got there the light turned yellow. I just thought it was lame and that it must need to be retimed or something.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:22 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Just to clear myself, I don't think there is a conspiracy going on...I was just adding to the conversation.
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I like the direction this threads going reguardless of on topic or not,
Alot of the responces are showing peoples true colors LOL

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If we get that far, I'm shifting into 3rd, turning on the AC and riding the brakes too.
Let us know how that goes.. should stop him pretty fast
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:55 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Getting tailgated by a semi is one of the few things that really piss me off on the road. It's a murder threat, and I don't see how anyone could take it lightly. The only sensible reaction is to drive normally until you can get out of their way. If it started to happen more than once every few years, I'd install cameras and dial them in. Then start pounding on doors... the prosecutor, their company (if applicable), their insurance company. They need to loose their CDL before they kill someone.
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If you happen to notice that it is a large white truck with an Eagle on the door, the number to cal is:
1-800-USPSOIG.(They don't take lightly to drivers behaving badly)
There will be a truck number on the hood, you'll have to read it backward.
However, all Postal Semi's are governed to 59 mph(for fuel savings)
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:43 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Heh heh heh, I like that. Off duty coppo in a taco.

Maybe a fake security camera pointing out the back window with a sign saying something like "Smile for Big Brother" or "You are being filmed when light is on".

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