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Re: Speed limit (archive)

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Posted by nobody on October 10, 1999 at 15:27:31:

In Reply to: Re: Speed limit posted by . on October 10, 1999 at 10:59:57:

The guy didn't say what time of the day (or night) he got the ticket. Maybe it was 3 am. Can't image any reasonable parent would let their child dart suddenly into the road, a small pet maybe but not a child.

: : I asked my cousin in England, where the speed limit is somewhere around 80 mph, and the cities (especially London) have ridiculously narrow roads and massive over crowding, about the rate of accidents over there, and he said that they were about half of what SoCal's are (he used to live here), and that the fines were much less severe. Let's see, we have the strictest auto regulations, but have more accidents per hundred people than everywhere else; and we have the strictest alcohol control laws, but have a higher percentage of alcohol abuse among teenagers. Anyone see a trend?

: Have you lived in Europe for more than just a few days' vacation? Yes there is a trend. We're a bunch of frigging, undisciplined, self-centered idiots who don't care enough about how potentially dangerous and damaging our actions can be.

: Just look at this idiot who goes 66% above the speed limit and can't believe that he got a ticket. 30 mph is a residential limit --that means children can just suddenly dart into the road. He deserved what he got.

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