Tag Archive for speeding

Tortured Traffic Laws

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At some point – I think it happened back in the late ’80s – a government bureaucrat decided it was “unsafe” to ride a motorcycle without wearing a helmet. Not content to wear one himself (assuming he rode motorcycles; in all likelihood he – probably she – never did) a law was passed requiring that…

Ok To Speed… When You’re a Cop

Here’s a video taken by me of a speeding cop: This cop was on the median of I-581 (an Interstate spur) running radar when I passed him on my way to the motorcycle shop to pick up some parts. On my way back a few minutes later,  I came upon him again as he was…

Medieval Times… On the Road

Relic of a darker time; a reconstructed medieval rack stands in the castle courtyard near the entrance to the Torture Chamber

Is traffic enforcement getting out of control? Consider: * Many states have “asset forfeiture” laws that permit the seizure of your vehicle if, for example, a little marijuana (or other arbitrarily “controlled”) substance is found during a traffic stop, including those probable-cause-free “checkpoints” that cops now use to make such seizures even easier. Whatever you…

The Truth About “Giving You a Break” . . .

I’ve had people criticize my criticism of “speeding” tickets. They say I’m encouraging or at least defending wrongful, dangerous activity. But I’d like to ask them a question. If “speeding” is indeed such a thing – not just illegal, but genuinely anti-social in the way that, say, kicking a dog or stealing something or even…

Is it Ever OK to Speed?

On any given road, at any given time, the posted speed limit might be too fast for current conditions – or unrealistically low. An interstate highway built in the 1950s for safe travel at speeds of 70-75 mph but with a posted maximum of 65 mph today is arguably underposted. And the same road could…

Fast Cars We Can’t Use…

In the ’70s, when cars were slow, you could drive fast and mostly get away with it. Yeah, you’d get a ticket if you got caught, but speeding was just that – not “reckless driving” – and there was an element of good humor in the cat and mouse game that has always existed between…

So you got a speeding ticket . . .

Most people either just send in the fine – or go to court and make no real attempt to bob and weave their way out of a speeding ticket. Cattle do the same thing on their way to McDonalds. Even if you have a perfect driving driving record, every ticket is worth fighting with everything…