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#20022 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [andres3]
Sep 21, 2012 (4:39 pm)
To be honest, most cops don't have the heart to ticket someone that's already been in an accident.
Not in Alaska! Except in a rare situation, if two (or more) vehicles collide, one of the drivers will receive a citation worth two or more points against the ol' license.
#20023 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [ruking1]
Sep 21, 2012 (4:42 pm)
I do that too; everyone should, as it is a significant factor in the TCO of the car. Actually, it was almost a deal-breaker for my recent Fiesta purchase. My current company, Allstate, wanted $180/month to cover it! No way! I wrote the whole thing off for a week or so, then followed up with some other companies, all of which were consistently at the $100 mark for the same (or better) coverage than Allstate, even with this car being the only one on the (theoretical) policy.
Everything else worked out, so I ended up taking out a separate policy on the Fiesta.
#20024 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [backy]
Sep 21, 2012 (5:31 pm)
Since it's ok to prove a point with one example, here's mine. Last winter I was rear-ended by an "old geezer". It was a low-speed collision and no one was hurt, and we are both from the same church
Geezers generally mostly drive at speed limit or a little under. On one of my commutes I drive past an interchange near a senior community. I see these people getting on and off near this interchange and usually don't see anything stupid about them. From what I can tell, these geezers do not recklessly tailgate and intimidate other drivers. They are respectful and not out to prove anything. Just responsible citizens and drivers. Unlike younger and "angry" and "intimidating" non-geezers who in big suvs and pickups drive recklessly.
#20025 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [xrunner2]
Sep 21, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Do they keep up with traffic, look before they pull out, etc? Being responsible is more than not being aggressive.
#20026 of 21747 Re: The free right turn? [xrunner2]
Sep 21, 2012 (6:47 pm)
You know 11PM is 23 hours after midnight, right?
I got behind a slowpoke today. CRV going 25 in a 40, then comes to a stop about 30 feet behind a green light, then creeps forward as the light turns red, and takes a free right turn 700 year old woman driver who probably shouldn't be driving.
LLCing is illegal in first world civilized areas, where is the oversensitive middle American castigation?
#20027 of 21747 Re: Another source [ronsteve]
Sep 21, 2012 (6:49 pm)
I'd bet that's right. I also suspect it is all about efficient revenue generation. Speeding tickets carry heavier penalties than simple stupid driving infractions that might not carry much of a penalty, if anything. And look how many times the insurance cabal has funded radar guns. Both sides win.
Speed kills, to the incompetent.
#20028 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [fintail]
Sep 21, 2012 (7:08 pm)
Do they keep up with traffic, look before they pull out, etc?
Yes and yes. The intimidating drivers I see on the Interstates here in Illinois are definitely not geezers or "seasoned" citizens. They are in a younger bracket and are angry apparently. Many are intimidating. Especially the dopes that have big suvs or pickups. SUVs, vans and pickups should be at same speed limits as big trucks and semis. They have rotten handling and braking and are a menace when speeding and/or intimidating other car drivers by tail gating. Stupid people driving ill-performing vehicles.
#20029 of 21747 Re: Another source [fintail]
Sep 21, 2012 (7:06 pm)
Speeding tickets carry heavier penalties than simple stupid driving infractions that might not carry much of a penalty, if anything.
Mainly stupid people and stupid drivers get speeding tickets.
#20030 of 21747 Re: Interesting Data [xrunner2]
Sep 21, 2012 (8:04 pm)
Nobody ever said oldsters were the aggressive ones, but one cannot deny they can cause their own set of headaches on the road.
The same lifted truck/SUV roid rage douchebag crowd exists here too, especially as population densities fall. I'd like to see a special license endorsement for vehicles or chassis of a certain height or weight.
#20031 of 21747 Re: Another source [xrunner2]
Sep 21, 2012 (8:05 pm)
Mainly, but not all. Lots of stupid people are allowed to set and enforce the limits, too.