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Every time I get caught for speeding, the officer normally makes comments like "have you taken an advanced driving test", "do you know how to control the car in a skid" and "blah blah you don't deserve to speed because you're not as well trained as me, the clever police officer".
So, for people who
are trained in skid control, overtaking, and driving faster than the limit, why not give out permits?
Permit holders are allowed to fit their cars with undercover cop style flashing red/blue lights on the dashboard to warn other road users they're about to open a can of whoop-ass.
||Your ability to control your car at high speeds doesn't
help the person who makes a mistake in front of you or
save you from them. If the other driver causes the
accident your speed only makes it worse. If you're legally
going very fast no amount of flashing lights are going to
save your life if someone doesn't look before they pull out
in front of you.
||sirro - you're right. they need more than flashing lights to warn them of your presence. maybe sirens and a loud hailer too. then as repayment to society for their privelidge they could perform good deeds on route - they could go some way towards bridging the gulf between policemen and regular citizens.
||Has it been discussed that speeding just to pass people in
traffic does not get you there faster or save any
substantial amount of time. Other cars or stop lights /
signs just cause the speeder to speed up and slow down
again - in heavy traffic you only save a few seconds for
each car you pass. Are you going to pass 200 cars in any
given trip in the car? Will the 3 minutes you saved (which
might be wasted at a stop light you could have avoided by
slowing down) be worth cutting people off and tailgating?
I've ridden with people who will break their neck trying to
minimize the driving time to the mall / supermarket /
whatever, and then spend 5 minutes driving around the
parking lot looking for the closest space.
||On the other hand, on the interstate speeding should be
conditionally legal IMO, because you can actually save lots
of time by driving 90 for 200 miles instead of driving 65. If
traffic is scarce then you should be allowed to drive as
fast as you can. Of course if there is a block of cars,
there is no getting around them other than waiting to
filter through at the avg speed. I am tired of impatient
drivers trying to "bully" people out of the way, when
obviously no car can go faster than the car ahead.
||I think the police should write less speeding tickets and
more tickets for "following too closely" and other
opportunistic-assholish driving practices. Or maybe any
speeding ticket should be backed up by another traffic
offense, otherwise it is "harmless" speeding.
||Sounds like a god forsaken place to me. I can't imagine why you'd want to go there at all, let alone get there quickly.
||Not if your using the public transport system.
||Even without using public transport I don't think it's possible to do it by car without breaking speed restrictions.
||Australians are easily amused.
||Speed amy compress long distances, but at speed, if something goes wrong, things go wronger from there... Personally, I find the US speed limits too low, except for the day a little old lady in her huge lunking Cadillac just did a slow u-turn on a major road, only meters in front of me. But then that opens a whole can of worms about driving age, etc.