cop says take to court and get demerit points reduced. didn't even let me speak and walks away.
what to do>? most everyone goes 20km over speed limit, I doubt I was even at 69km for a second.
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I drive the speed limit in urban areas [especially, as there's a lot of potential risks involved in speeding there] every day and still manage to make it to work on time.
I pretty much never get to work on time. People sit at turn signal traffic lights completely oblivious to the green turn signal where the whole point is to wait for the turn signal since the lanes are always backed up and their reaction time is 4-5 seconds to realise they can turn. Drivers speed up and down constantly for no reason, block intersections and turn openings.
Then when someone passes them, they freak out saying he's driving way too fast. yea, driving to get away from these awful drivers.
Just because a cop does not pull you over does not make it fine contrary to what you think.
Not everyone gets a ticket when they are stopped. Perhaps your attitude convinced the cop that he should not exercise any discretion.
Your always late for work...Simple solution. Leave earlier.
I cannot wait until you try that argument in court.
Speeding in urban areas is a dangerous gamble. Especially during warm weather at dusk when kids/pedestrians can crop out of seemingly nowhere to jaywalk, or someone has to suddenly stop in front of you. Your stopping distance is drastically affected. Here's an example, using dry asphalt as the surface:
50km/h - 14.05 Metres to stop
60km/h - 20.24 Metres to stop
70km/h - 27.55 Metres to stop
20km over means twice as much stopping distance required. You can play around with the calculator here: http://forensicdynamics.com/stopping-di ... calculator
actually the cop weas so ignorant he wouldn't even let me speak. he was getting his quota obviously so he could go home early.
simple solution, I already leave earlier. leaving half hour for work, to go 10kms is a problem. the other drivers who have no awareness are the problem. not me going 10-15km over the limit. 19 down a hill.
you seem to have quite an attitude, i guess you pull people over a lot and don't like when people question you being terrible at your job. how about some effort to catch actual speeders. funny infact, I was walking back to work the other day near a police station and a cop was going at least 20km over. school nearby even.
in anycase, Im done with this forum and as its filled with ignorant people like OPS Copper who think they know everything.