Speed traps in Delaware

Aug 31st, 2006, 07:09 PM
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Speed traps in Delaware

They really should have a new state slogan -- Welcome to Delaware!! Here is your speeding ticket.

Speeding? Hardly. They set up locations where you have to slow from 40 or 50 to 25 mph. If you don't do it fast enough, send $50 to $100 to the state.

Has anyone noticed that the smaller the state, the more lame the government and its people?
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Aug 31st, 2006, 07:30 PM
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Oh, oh, oh, life is tough everywhere!
Stop your bitching and get on with your life!
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Sep 1st, 2006, 06:51 AM
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Let me make certain I follow your story.

1) You saw signs informing you to slow down from 50 mph to 25 mph.
2) You chose not to do so, and exceeded the clearly posted speed limits, set for people's safety.
3) You got caught driving a speed that was clearly posted as unsafe on that street.
4) You had to pay for your bad choice.
5) You think Delaware is wrong to expect you to drive at the speeds they post.
6) You expect us to feel sorry for you.

Am I summing this up correctly?
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Sep 1st, 2006, 06:58 AM
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The SpeedTrap Exchange <http://www.speedtrap.org/> is an amazing reference for anyone who wants to know more about speed traps in a given area.Click on Speedtrap Listings. It's particularly helpful if you are planning a long road trip through multiple states.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 07:09 AM
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What great information for someone on vacation, not knowing the area and encouraging them to speed. That is the most ignorant piece of advice I have read in a long time.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 07:17 AM
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I would hardly call orlando_vic's advice "ignorant." It's a well-known fact that speed limits in many areas are set artificially low for political reasons - and that the limits often have absolutely nothing to do with safety. The fact that someone is speeding does not necessarily mean that they're doing something dangerous. orlando_vic was just offering some information; no one's forcing you to make use of it, but there's no need to castigate him because YOU don't agree with it!
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Sep 1st, 2006, 07:29 AM
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The next time you see, hear or read about a family involved in a critical accident caused by excessive speed by another driver return to this thread and read your post. Excessive speed and alcohol are responsible for killing more people on our roads then any other factor. If you choose to speed and jeopardize other drivers safety pat yourself on the back and keep telling yourself that it is ok because it is for "political" purposes that we have speed limits.
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Sep 1st, 2006, 07:41 AM
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Maryland's got the same irritating, revenue-enhancing traps. Passed one on Route 50 last weekend as the coppers stopped beachcombers going 71 in a 55 (which should be upgraded to 65 MPH). Meanwhile, after passing the "trap", some punk in a sports car who wasn't trapped, sped up and was doing 85 MPH and shifting lanes like Dale "the Dead Intimidator" Earnhardt. The punk, more of a danger than the beachcombers going 71 MPH, got off scot-free.

State coppers are ***h****. Inside the soul of a state copper is a neo-*ascist who probably still supports Dubya and his delusional "WOT".
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