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Author Topic: $60,000 speeding ticket  (Read 4510 times)

Offline Dare



"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline Jericoke

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 08:18:39 PM »
I back the theory behind progressive fines.

People shouldn't have liscence to endanger the public just because they have deep pockets.

Am I the only person who finds it odd that someone would move just so they can speed?

(I did date a guy who wanted to move to Alberta so he could do weekend road trips in Montana when they had no day time speed limit.  But back then Alberta was in oil boom mode, so it was really easy to justify moving out there)

Offline cosworth151

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 09:09:33 PM »
Quote
Am I the only person who finds it odd that someone would move just so they can speed?

Around here, that's quite possible!   ;)
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 09:40:46 PM »
The only person I heard of who actually moved due to speed was someone who went to Germany to be near the autobahns. In fairness to the guy, he didn't get caught speeding in Britain once, so he did respect the law. He just preferred a more lax law...

(I add that I like the idea of a progressive fine system too. Faster speeds wear out the roads faster, and if people wear the roads out faster, they should contribute for the extra repairs according to ability).
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Offline cosworth151

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 01:20:34 PM »
About the only times I've ever considered permanently leaving Appalachia was to move somewhere with more reasonable speed limits. The speed limit here in Ohio is only 70 mph (75 on the Ohio Turnpike).
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Ian

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 02:00:56 PM »
The speed limit on our motorways is 70mph, the silly thing about it is that stopping distances were calculated years ago when cars had drum brakes and the tyres were nowhere as good as they are now.
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Offline Scott

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 03:57:37 PM »
The Swiss link big speeding fines (I think when they are over 40-50kph above) to your income or net worth.  As a result, the highest ever speeding ticket was issued in Switzerland...though to a Swedish man.

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/merc-driver-faces-650k-speeding-fine/1198488
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Offline Dare

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 12:23:09 AM »
The Swiss link big speeding fines (I think when they are over 40-50kph above) to your income or net worth.  As a result, the highest ever speeding ticket was issued in Switzerland...though to a Swedish man.

http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/merc-driver-faces-650k-speeding-fine/1198488

hope they never catch you Scotty...the gov't would hit the jackpot
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline Scott

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 06:28:05 AM »
 :DD :DD  With MY wealth?  They'd feel sorry for me and send me on my way...
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Offline Dare

Re: $60,000 speeding ticket
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 03:09:46 PM »
:DD :DD  With MY wealth?  They'd feel sorry for me and send me on my way...

they'd lock me up and throw away the key for no visible
means of support
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

 


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