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  •  Here we have "super-speeder" laws (2+ / 0-)
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    jbou, billmosby

    85+ = $400 fine and a sternly worded letter about the future of your driving.

    Yes...its just a cash cow.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:40:32 PM PST

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    •  I had to take an online driving course in Juab (4+ / 0-)

      County, on the way south one time, in lieu of a $600 fine.

      I was trying to get around a specialized semi trailer carrying some kind of top-heavy load. The trailer was fine at 50 mph, but at 55 it became unstable and swerved around 2 feet outside the lines left and right. The driver kept doing that so I decided to wait until the slow part of his cycle and pass promptly. I forgot just how much torque a Highlander Hybrid has when you floor it, and went from 50 at the back of the truck to about 100 when I got to the front. At which point I looked left and there was the Utah Highway Patrol looking right at me with radar.

      As I talked to the officer a mile or three down the road, the trailer came swerving by as I explained what I had been doing. He wrote my speed down from "you are immediately arrested" to whatever it was that let me keep going on my way.

      I've kept my dang lead foot under control for the 4+ years since that happened, you betcha.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:26:02 PM PST

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