It's obedience training for citizens. Along with the TSA, LE drones, free speech zones, swat over use, no knock increases and military arms to PDs. Don't sweat it though, it's all under control.
I did some Military Police Work while on Active Duty and got an associates degree in Criminal Justice. Speed Limits are usually recommended by safety personnel. The limits are set mainly based upon dry road conditions and ideal weather conditions. I will freely admit though that a speeding violation can be used to search a vehicle if the driver acts in a suspicious manner. I was stopped on the H.E. Bailey turnpike once. The trooper asked me where I was going. He said that my bright lights were on. I apologized and he let me on my way. I just set cruise control for the limit. You are only going to get to your destination 5 or 10 minutes sooner by speeding.
If we could do away with some of the silly interstate speed limits and turnpike speed limits I could do NOLA in 8 hours.
We did San Antonio to Tulsa once in 8 hours.
*disclaimer Just because bettingpython says it's probably okay doesn't mean it is so. His opinons and statements are not a defense against prosecution.
My Feedback ThreadGun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
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I've been stopped twice for going the speed limit during rush hour. Both time the officers were kind and suggested I go with the flow because I was a hazard for going the limit. But I'm old and I'm not in a hurry any more. So, I just quit driving during rush hour.
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I have to respectfully disagree with those that don't believe staying with the flow in traffic. I ride a bike to work almost everyday. My commute is over an hour one way. It saves me mucho denaro (sp?) due to fuel savings. I see the absolute worst in drivers. Stop the stacking! The guy causing that stack because he can't be bothered to move over or stay with traffic contributes to the incidence of accidents. On more than one occasion I have witnessed this first hand. The event is usually precipitated by one lone DBag jumping lanes like a jackrabbit in heat but is sometimes caused by a single inattentive driver caught in a stack. Stacking is very dangerous. One simple rule ... stay with the flow and pay attention. Damn the speed limit - again stay with traffic. Can't begin to describe how many different ways I have been pushed onto the shoulder by jerks and cell gabbers while trying to get free of a stack. If there is a stack I will either back way off or put it behind me. Prefer them behind me...don't like witnessing accidents.
BEFORE ANYONE SAYS IT - No I will not move closer...my house payment is very small where I live and the difference more than makes up for the higher cost of living in OKC and closer parts - if I loose my job I am more likely to be able to afford to continue to house my family. That would not be possible if I were to live in closer...yes I have tried it.
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