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    it was "residential neighborhoods" and speed traps were everywhere. And to a large extent, I thought they were justified. I don't know what makes this so, but there was (and still  is) a serious epidemic of "everyone is in too damn big a hurry" to the point where driving 50mph through freaking neighborhoods full of houses and sidewalks and kids was just fine by them.

    Bullshit! Nothing--and I mean nothing--pissed me off more than seeing LTEs in the newspaper, complaining about that. Sorry, you get no sympathy from me on flying down a side street where the limit is 20-25 mph and you're booking twice as fast unless you have someone in your car either giving birth or dying. But out on the interstate? Speed traps are another thing entirely and most times, they do more harm than good. Too many people get freaked out by flashing lights and then they do even stupider shit.

    I think it was Dave Barry who once said "WTF, people? WHY are you slowing down for the cop who has someone pulled over when there's four lanes of traffic whizzing past? The cop is busy right now! Drive faster!"

    This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

    by lunachickie on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 10:58:41 AM PST

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