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07-30-2007 06:18 PM  13 years ago
SSN Pru

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How about when a cop speeds past you at 90 mph. They do that all the time here in MA and nothign happens to them. If a motorist is going 90 in a 65, then they are endangering the lives of other motorists by doing so. Do the staties have supernatural driving abilities? Nope. They are human and also endanger the lives of other motorists by tailgating and driving over the limit.

Unfortuneately, who is gonna pull over a statie and give em a ticket? I cant, thats for damned sure!
Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!
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07-30-2007 06:29 PM  13 years ago
R Hudson

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Well Hillary Clinton says that everyone should wear their seatbelts. I respect her so much that I will ALWAYS wear mine without question. She should be the next President!

And, they don't require seatbelt use in Iraq!

Another big reason not to be there!
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07-30-2007 06:58 PM  13 years ago
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And, they don't require seatbelt use in Iraq!
Actually, yes, they (the US military) does require a seatbelt be worn in all vehicles, whether they are tactical or non tactical warzone or not. It used to piss us off to have to put one on on top of all the combat gear and ammo. The belts would hardly fit around us in full battle rattle...
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07-30-2007 07:17 PM  13 years ago
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Someone I know who used to teach advance driving to cops (in the UK) said that if a cop is tailgating you should brake very hard and then if the cop hits you go after him for dangerous driving. If asked why you braked, say you thought you saw something on the road and had to brake to avoid it. It is never OK to follow so close that you cant stop when the vehicle in front does, so the proof of dangerous driving is pretty much automatic.

I've not actually tried this though- just passing on what I was told...
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07-30-2007 07:23 PM  13 years ago
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2 seconds.... No matter how fast you are going, if you are 2 seconds behind the car in front of you, you have enough time to stop. That's what my dad told me when I was 12... 21 years later, I still haven't rear ended anyone I have been tempted many times to slam on my brakes when I am being tailgated. Luckilly, I haven't acted on that feeling
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07-30-2007 07:30 PM  13 years ago
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If I were Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan Non of this would have happened..

Seriously I understand about wearing a seatbelt but I think it shoul be my right not to wear one. My wife and son were both buckled up.. I'm sure this guy would of even threatened to take my son to jail if he had the chance.

I can't help to think that if I file a complaint that all of sudden my car will have some kind of sign on it that says "Pull me over" to every cop on the road.
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07-30-2007 07:40 PM  13 years ago
RappyTappy

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How about when a cop speeds past you at 90 mph. They do that all the time here in MA and nothign happens to them. If a motorist is going 90 in a 65, then they are endangering the lives of other motorists by doing so.
My sentiment exactly. It's like "do what I say, not what I do" type of mentality, it is more widespread than they say. check out sheriff moorecj98 around here for his sparkling personality and some great business deals he's done, citing that he's too busy for mere mortals, lol.
Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-30-2007 07:46 PM  13 years ago
1stPlace

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I can't help to think that if I file a complaint that all of sudden my car will have some kind of sign on it that says "Pull me over" to every cop on the road.
Your probably right! The good ole' boys stick together.
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07-30-2007 07:48 PM  13 years ago
xfixedwing

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sometime I wish I carried a video camera with me all the time.. I bet if I would've had a camera recording everything that guy said he would have chilled out real quick..

That is the stuff they don't show you on cops..What a$# holes some of those guys can be.
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07-30-2007 07:50 PM  13 years ago
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I can't help to think that if I file a complaint that all of sudden my car will have some kind of sign on it that says "Pull me over" to every cop on the road.
If that happens, now you can file for harrasment, especially if its in the same county or township. Again.. speaking from experience..LOL I had been pulled over by a NorthPort cop and received a "falure to obey a traffice control device" ticket. He could have givin a speeding ticket but I explained there was a problem at work and I was on my way in to fix it.

Two weeks later he pulls me on my motorcycle. In a joking way I told him we had to stop meeting like this, and used his name. He asked if he knew me and I told him that he just gave me a ticket two weeks prior. He didn't even look at my license and told me to have a nice day.

That was the last time I was pulled over by NorthPort....now that Ive jinxed myself im sure Ill get pulled tonight on the way home!
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07-30-2007 08:38 PM  13 years ago
SSN Pru

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i,d send the cop a half dozen beers for his concern.
thats easy to say when you dont have to pony up the money for the ticket or the surcharges that are likely to follow....

so righteous...
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07-30-2007 08:55 PM  13 years ago
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umdpru,

I was just kidding around based on your previous comment on how this would escalate into a "who's the next President" debate.

That's all
just think of the money you are saving on potential medical bills.
Not to mention the "being alive" part. That's a nice bonus.

A seatbelt doesn't guarantee your survival by any means, but with newer cars with airbags, you're risking greater injury by not wearing your seatbelt in a car with an airbag vs. one without.

Plus statistics prove that the majority of fatal accidents that occurred, were the result of a front-end accident (one in which the seatbelt is your best friend) so why not play the odds?

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07-30-2007 10:47 PM  13 years ago
MasterCrash

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Subjective Mystic crap rides again...
These subjects kill me every time, especially the Hypocrite factor.
It’s OK to walk into an airfield and accept the risk of getting hurt, including flying, smoking, driving, RC helis too, but no Seatbelt and suddenly you’re a moron? Bull $hit!!

Only a Quaker could call someone a moron for not wearing a seatbelt. And if I want to risk my neck it’s my business not any of yours or the governments. The insurance increases should be to the violators and not the community , another criminal activity of the white collar criminals in insurance agencies.

As for the Good cops Bad cops BS, Ceases to amaze me honest Objectives always get left out for the convenience of the subject matter being pointed out.

POWER OF ASSOCIATION, If your honest with your convictions you all will INCLUDE it in the equations of corrective political re-construction of our street thug-like
Blue collar Mafia alphabet agencies out here.

“”” If it walks like a duck, if it looks like a duck and if it talks like a duck It’s probably a duck”””

That goes for a$$-holes too ,Lets see BAD cops? they all wear blue or local police Browns and grays, they all hide behind the good face of doing my job to ridicule you in front of your kids and wife etc.., they all [the bad ones remember] threat to arrest and jail to co-hearse you into thinking one way [thought crimes are worse then statutory rape http://www.neo-tech.com] . They all seem the same? Well how can we tell the good ones from bad ones? We can’t!!!
It is the responsibility of the good ones to take down the bad ones, NOT OURS!!!
If the good cops don’t get off their fat a$$ and take them down , we have the alienated right to assume through power of association the uniform, the walk, the talk means it probably is another a$$-hole.

Remember power of association is a built in survival instinct of a human beings and one
Should never be put down for using it. Any of you out here crossed the other side of the street because the guy coming at you wore gangster clothing [looks like a?] and was with a pack of 5 and on a bad street? That’s what I mean. If you haven’t met a bad cop yet just wait, or worse an IRS agent that made love once in his life and had 3 kids from it, then you will see.
I sport a bumper sticker that says
“When ALL Christians stop HATING I may consider becoming one”. Till then?

Power of association sucks but it is real and no-one is a moron for using it. As for my seatbelt?
None of your business what I do. If you think your insurance is charging you for it, Lobby the senators in your area to change the billing practices to the first person offenders only, that would be the only honest way to solve the complaint.
Remember if you pass a law that says I can’t go belt less down the road, I may be able to lobby a bill saying RC is dangerous for everyone and the operator, I think it should be outlawed, see how the system works? Who are the morons now?

""The cost of freedom = people choosing the wrong thing once in a wile"".
Scott
And I thought that I Would never CRASH!!!
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07-31-2007 12:19 AM  13 years ago
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my brother didn't wear his seatbelt one night,,

he never came home,,

34 years later I sill miss him !

Jim
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07-31-2007 12:59 AM  13 years ago
Jon the Rooster

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its a shame that common sense has to be policed these days
If that aint the Truth!!!
They should have a class in school to Teach Common Sense!
my brother didn't wear his seatbelt one night,,

he never came home,,
Man that Sucks, & Exactly why I always wear mine!!
and one more thing "DON'T BE AFRAID!"
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07-31-2007 01:12 AM  13 years ago
RappyTappy

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If the gov't and 'caring' cops and pos politicians really cared about safety and speed, they wouldn't allow cars to be sold with more than 100hp and they'd have to be speed governed to 40mph. To those who say its their right that they should have a 500hp car, look up in the DMV handbook, it says driving is a privledge and not a right. They are outright hypocrits and could give a good gash darn about safety its all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!Still buyin' and flyin' then crashing and cryin'
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07-31-2007 01:36 AM  13 years ago
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I can confirm the UK policy......touch the brakes enough to illuminate the brake-lights.....watch the bugger drop back
I once had a "plain wrapper" follow me about 3 miles.....every time I pulled out ,he was up my a55...when I pulled in,he dropped a car-or 2-back and tucked in...eventually, I slowed down.....he got bored and pulled me....told how fast HE had gone, to catch me...called him out and said that I saw his numbers on his epaulettes,thru the mirror and if i'd hit the brakes he would have stuffed my rear. He had the decency to look sheeepish as I also said he'd picked me up at XX junction and had FORCED me to speed by his tailgating tactics...I took his number and asked what station he was from. (after he'd given me a "producer" for licence etc. )
5 days later, I got home and there was a letter "no further action will be taken!
Fight the speeding...put in an official complaint about his agresssive bullying tailgating tactics. ask to see the vid(or get a copy)
I can't help to think that if I file a complaint that all of sudden my car will have some kind of sign on it that says "Pull me over" to every cop on the road.
probably the opposite......"don't try it on with him, he don't take 5h1t...he'll rattle the boss's cage....find someone else to harrass.
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07-31-2007 01:55 AM  13 years ago
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Seat belt laws come as a result of statutory requirment for insurance.

You have insurance on your motor vehicle as a statutory requirement.
The company that issues that insurance forces the govt to make laws to stop people making claims due to their irresponsible actions, because the more claims are made, the higher the cost of insurance is for everyone.

So if you do not wear a seat belt you risk much greater injury, that will have to be paid for by the insurer, and their presmiums to all insured will have to go up.

Now why should all the rest of us who avoid injury have to pay for the dunderheaded ignorance and failure of a few to safely secure themselves in the car and avoid serious injury.

We shouldnt have to.

If there was no insurance involved and my premiums didnt go up everytime some dill didnt bother to restrain themselves and flew through the car window resulting a life time of brain damage requiring 24/7 care.
Then I wouldt give a toss who wore a seat belt, if they want to cave their head in, go for it.

But if it means my insurance goes up, and it does so long as drivers are required to have insurance, there should be a law to stop the few costing me and everyone else more
We should not have to pay more for their lack of due care.

Their right to not wear a seat belt
Screw them
How about every other driver rights to not be slugged more for acts of ignorance by a few.
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07-31-2007 02:10 AM  13 years ago
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In my experience at least in NJ, your wrong and the cop is right. If he say's you jumped a building with a too loud exhaust you get a too loud exhaust ticket. But, they will let you go for jumping the building. Haven't had good experiences with NJ Police and now that I'm divorced and she has the friends (a seargentin NJ) I'm terrorfied to drive in NJ. It's not what you do, it's who you know. Hey, license plate light out, what I thought I saw a gun... Seen it happen.
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07-31-2007 03:43 AM  13 years ago
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hmmmm donuts
OINK OINK....OINK OINK
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