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#19855 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [andres3]
Sep 16, 2012 (12:25 pm)
It's still an example of an EPIC FAIL by law enforcement. You would think that an officer would observe some things like signage and road conditions before issuing a legal accusation in the form of citations for them!
Maybe you can lower your gay-dar enough to read what I wrote. No citation was issued.
Rather than a failure of law enforcement, I think it was a positive experience. Who knows, maybe the guy was relatively new on the job and was trying to his job as best he could. When given a reasonable explanation, the officer accepted it vs. taking the revenue-generating response. Appears not all police officers are solely focused on revenue generation as some here would like us to believe.
I have a feeling this kind of negative attitude towards law enforcement that you exemplify has a way of showing itself when interacting with same, even if it's unconscious.
#19856 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [backy]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:14 pm)
And babies born on the day 55 was enacted were able to legally drive when the stupid law still existed. It took a virtual generation for one silly law that few followed to be repealed, and it required massive unified backing to finally tear it down. Do you get it?
From my contacts with local authorities (funny word), they are less than willing to receive suggestions. My last suggestion about lengthening the green segment of a left turn signal via extending the traffic gap used by the sensors received no reply. So now we still have a light that lets 3 vehicles through and then backs them up for 3 blocks. Negligence. If it takes work and thought, some object. Fun suggestions though, do you think I am a trust funder with ample free time or some retired at 50 boomer with a huge pension who has nothing else to do? A little of my time also gets wasted in traffic due to the lowest common denominator reigning supreme, and untouchables making and enforcing the rules.
Whine whine whine? You give me about 5 words for each word in a reply I give to you, and sometimes you get upset about things not even aimed at you. I get under your skin like a particularly determined tick. Who is whining?
#19857 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 16, 2012 (3:23 pm)
A little note saying "the courtesy of a reply is appreciated" can do wonders.
Especially when you cc the mayor's office.
#19858 of 21817 I Sent an Email to Governor Brown
Sep 16, 2012 (3:24 pm)
I sent an email to Governor Brown about 2 weeks ago in California. I have not even received an automated replay yet!
I'm a registered Democrat too! Guess I'd have to donate at least 5 figures to his campaign fund before having my email read and responded to!
If I donate 6 figures I might have a bill written in my honor.
Somehow I don't think 1,000 letters will make a difference, they will all be ignored if they don't serve the purpose of increasing revenues for the State.
#19859 of 21817 Re: I Sent an Email to Governor Brown [andres3]
by steve_ HOST
Sep 16, 2012 (3:27 pm)
California is broke so Jerry can't afford a stamp.
Nice day - cars didn't leave the garage once and the drivers out there gave us a wide berth on our bike ride a little while ago.
#19860 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [andres3]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:29 pm)
I think he hired a lawyer, I don't know who though. The car was an older Mercedes CL.
I weave around like a drunk avoiding the poorly designed utility hole covers, and patchwork road surfaces. Shared sacrifice so some can retire early with nice incomes, I guess.
#19861 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [steve_]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:30 pm)
If I thought anyone read it for more than 2 seconds, I would have.
To be fair, they have eventually responded when I have contacted them about broken light sensors, or at least fixed it with no reply. I don't need a reply, if something is actually going to be bothered to be fixed.
#19862 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [fintail]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:34 pm)
Squeaky wheel, fin.
Keep on 'em. Get friends to complain as well. At some point they may get so tired of hearing about it they might do something.
And yeah, copies to the mayor and city council can't hurt.
#19863 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [fintail]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:50 pm)
I am not sure why you bother. Everybody knows (CA anyway) that there has to be a few (spectacular to boot) deaths (due to the defect in question) before it even approaches "getting on the radar."
#19864 of 21817 Re: Go fast in Texas! [hammerhead]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:51 pm)
I've tried that with the local utility group when one of their service grates was rattling on my street and driving me nuts. I called them about 6 times - given the "we'll get to it when we can" runaround, and then said I would use some cones to block the road if they didn't fix their property. Funny thing, later that day it was fixed
Knowing how this area works, mayor and city council would probably see negligently timed traffic controls as an important "traffic calming" device to keep average speeds slow, as speed kills