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#106 Dashel

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:52

Please explain how observing a speed limit is dangerous. Is it in the same logical realm as speeding has no bearing on road accidents?

 

Tell the next cop who pulls you over for speeding that you're exceeding the limit because it is safer and see his/her reaction.

Because safety and efficiency are but one side of the coin, practicality the other.  To play this 'pure' math game is stupid on an unforeseeable event or we'd all be driving 25km everywhere.  The ones that jump to that blame card, without accounting for if science or politics SET that limit as the only factor that matters, are quite suspect.  Except in cases of gross negligence, the driver isn't expected to account for phantoms in the night in regards to our speed - driving is a risk.  Seems too many of you women who latch onto zomgz speed! alone forget that.

 

Most driving clubs agree on the 85% rule, and so do many cops.  The rest are just working the highway for revenue or, like you, playing gotcha games.  Which makes me think its a cultural thing - and unless your limits are on the high end, you all seem far too comfortable bowing to such a flimsy authority.  I never said it was safer, I said its inevitable.  To place an arbitrary limit and unduly give it priority on how you can navigate a situation, like merging/passing, is bad advice.  That whole saying about being dead right.

 

I may get a ticket a penalty, not a crime - it doesn't matter what I say or what his reaction is.  If he takes the time to pull me over, only a set of ###### gets a warning.  You guys are the ones that are hollering for manslaughter over 10km/hr.  Pretty big ####ing difference.  If you think that makes you civilized, then have fun with that.




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Posted 03 May 2014 - 04:21

Because safety and efficiency are but one side of the coin, practicality the other.  To play this 'pure' math game is stupid on an unforeseeable event or we'd all be driving 25km everywhere.  The ones that jump to that blame card, without accounting for if science or politics SET that limit as the only factor that matters, are quite suspect.  Except in cases of gross negligence, the driver isn't expected to account for phantoms in the night in regards to our speed - driving is a risk.  Seems too many of you women who latch onto zomgz speed! alone forget that.

 

Most driving clubs agree on the 85% rule, and so do many cops.  The rest are just working the highway for revenue or, like you, playing gotcha games.  Which makes me think its a cultural thing - and unless your limits are on the high end, you all seem far too comfortable bowing to such a flimsy authority.  I never said it was safer, I said its inevitable.  To place an arbitrary limit and unduly give it priority on how you can navigate a situation, like merging/passing, is bad advice.  That whole saying about being dead right.

 

I may get a ticket a penalty, not a crime - it doesn't matter what I say or what his reaction is.  If he takes the time to pull me over, only a set of ###### gets a warning.  You guys are the ones that are hollering for manslaughter over 10km/hr.  Pretty big ####ing difference.  If you think that makes you civilized, then have fun with that.

 

Can anyone convert this drivel into something human-readable?



#108 HawkMan

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:14

He saying that driving 10km over is ok, because it doesn't matter if you barely manage to not hit something or hit it at 50kmh as long as you save those 20 seconds that driving 10km over will save you. Provided you don't catch up to anyone, cause then you're back to zero. Speeding is absolutely pointless and only serves to satisfy the drivers need to drive fast.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:44

Which still belies your base assumptions about posted limits in regards to who is setting them and how.

 

What exactly would you hold her guilty for?  How does violation of the limit in your absolutist view play out if she was only doing 1km over?

 

For the record, she wasn't doing 1 km over, she was doing an "admitted" 10km over, which probably means more. 

 

This means if she hit them at 50kmh (lethal) she could have just managed to stop for them if she hadn't been speeding. she also admitted(by filing a lawsuit) that it was a bad road not suited for the speed... WELL THEN SLOW THE F DOWN!

 

Also what absolutist views ? have have repeatedly stated she might not be at fault for hitting them, but she is at fault for killing one and seriously injuring another by driving recklessly on a road she admits isn't good enough for the speed it's listed at(and she was going significantly faster), with rain and darkness further reducing visibility and safety of driving on the road. 



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 16:56

South Simcoe Police has named the Toronto Police Service to examine an investigation into a fatal crash in 2012.

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) will review the local force’s investigation into the death of teen cyclist Brandon Majewski on Oct. 28, 2012 along Innisfil Beach Road.

In a news release, South Simcoe Police (SSP) says the investigative file was turned over to the TPS earlier this week. It’s expected the review could take up to two months to complete.

SSP Chief Rick Beazley noted in the release, “The review will be comprehensive. The conclusions will be shared.” He says South Simcoe Police will “welcome any recommendations, which will be carefully reviewed and acted upon.”

Last month, Beazley said he would be calling on a separate police service to review his force’s investigation after hearing both criticism from the public and allegations in a civil suit.

Majewski died after he was struck by an SUV while riding his bike with two friends on Innisfil Beach Road early in the morning. After investigating, SSP didn't lay charges against the driver. That decision was also supported by the Crown Attorney’s Office.

But now, a lawsuit filed by Brandon's parents against the driver of the SUV alleges she was intoxicated. There is also an online petition questioning the integrity of the investigation and calling for the review; it has more than 11,000 signatures.



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#111 Dashel

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 20:14

She'll be cleared, again.

 

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#112 MasterTargus

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 20:59

I have been ticketed in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan for going 10kph over the speed limit and in Saskatchewan for going 10 mph over when we used the standard system. and it does make a difference in stopping distance, had she been going the speed limit she may well have seen them.

#113 HawkMan

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:42

She'll be cleared, again.

 

Hawk and compl3x, learn2read.

 

Specific... also trolling. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:50

Human kind never stops to amaze me, for better or for worse. Just throw away the key.



#115 Xerino

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 14:30

Man, if everyone did that, think of all the Law Suits I would get for Emotional trauma from my bad jokes!


I sue you for emotional stress, I want my 10 seconds back, per bad joke, so that equals about 5 years grand total!!!!



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