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$290,000 Speeding Ticket

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by clopper, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. clopper

    clopper Regular Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582722,00.html?test=latestnews
     
  2. TermsB

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    It was much needed. They do those Gumball races there for a reason, even if the cops pulled you over before all you had to do was pay the ticket. People were showing 30+ tickets in a single weekend. This will have the same effect that the ticket is supposed to have again, meaning the rich will finally have a financial reason to not break the laws.
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was expecting to see speeds of 200mph+ when I read the thread title, but the ticket is for doing 60 mph in a 30 mph zone...sucks to be him.
     
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    Oh yes does it suck to be him with a 20 million networth. :rolleyes:
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not talking about his net worth :rolleyes:
     
  6. dizz

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    Its not exactly what we as US citizens have in mind about equality... But here is the clause that you are referencing

    Here is the link to the constitution : http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/sz00000_.html
     
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    it is not discrimination but justice
    If you fine him 10$ Then it will help ?
     
  8. blazen

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    This is in Europe, not the US, and I think that is a great idea. Giving a regular $10-$1000 ticket is a joke to a millionaire, and from the article it seems millionaires that speed and drag racing did not learn to stop. So now this gives them a reason to stop since the price of a ticket for them will hit their wallet just as a regular ticket would for a ordinary person. This is a good idea, now rich speeding millionaires will learn to follow the traffic laws just like everyone else and this also help the economy in Europe as well.
     
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  9. dizz

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    I think if they are a repeat offender, then they aren't learning about consequences to their actions. So yes, after some time the fines and penalties should increase... The article stated that he had had prior offenses of this type.
     
  10. justone

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    In many cases the speed limits are stupid, people who drive faster are not a danger if they know how to handle the car and the current weather.
    Only very few percent of accidents happen on speedways and cars become faster and securer year by year.
    I think many limits just exist because they bring coin and not because they bring safety.

    Germany is a good example, speedways are unlimited and they have LESS accidents on speedways than Austria (neightbor) which has a 60mph limit.


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    The article is very wrong anyway.
    It writes that Germany can have a 16 million fine based on the money someone earns and that Austria also fines like that.
    Both is simply incorrec. Germany and Austria have fixed fines no matter how rich you are. The worst thing that happens is that they can suspend your license.


    As millionaire fined 290k$ I'd simply leave that country, byebye taxes.
     
  11. BozoClown

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    Your argument is severely lacking.
    A fact is, the faster you drive the more dangerous you and your car become. Yes, like alcohol where some people have a higher tolerance than others, but society has to come up to a limit for communal harmony.
     
  12. justone

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    From my ten thousands of km I have driven I can say that not in a SINGLE case I've been endangerd by a too fast car.
    Yea some might drive close up on the back but I never came in a really dangerous situation.

    But on the other hand I had multiple accidents and a large number of dangerous situations caused by stupid and usually slow drivers.
    They cut you, they ram you from the side, can't correctly control which of the lanes they drive.

    I'm driving 180 mph if the siutation allows it and 10 mph if it's required.


    Of course you could say that driving becomes more secure if you are slow but after all more than 50% of the accidents happen at slow speed within cities.
    15mph can be deadly if you are hit from the side in an intersection.


    I see it as part of my freedom to be able to drive fast if the situation allows it and hate politicans that try to cut your freedom just to get coin or votes.


    P.S.
    All my accidents were caused by others and at low speed, the reason was always that the person was unaware of the traffic

    P.P.S.
    Austria implemented a nearly permanent global 60mph speed limit a few years ago.
    I recently took the freedom and mailed with the governmental statistic bureau and asked if the new law affected the count of accidents, they said that there was NO statistic change in accidents.
    They believe that the severity of some speedway accidents lowered but had no real data about it.
     
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    Pull his license for months. (Idiot driver not driving anymore)
    Don't slap a $290,000 ticket on the windshield. (Idiot driver still on the road, potential to kill someone innocent)
    Driving without a license after excessive speeding should be jail time.
     
  14. blazen

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    I agree, and was shaking my head when I read that post. The very reason goverments came up with speed laws was because so many people was killed due to car accidents when speeding laws did not exist.