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Offline Dielectric

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2017, 02:04:28 pm »
Adherence to speed limits seems to vary a lot from state to state in the US.  I grew up in Ohio, and you'd better start worrying at 10mph over the limit, very strict pretty much everywhere but notorious on the "Turnpike".  Chicago?  Total joke, just go!  Michigan drivers are pretty quick even on surface streets.  Crossing South Dakota the limit was something like 75mph, so I did 80-85 and still got passed pretty frequently.  They routinely go 100mph in Texas and don't seem to think much about it.
 

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2017, 02:15:59 pm »
Adherence to speed limits seems to vary a lot from state to state in the US.  I grew up in Ohio, and you'd better start worrying at 10mph over the limit, very strict pretty much everywhere but notorious on the "Turnpike".  Chicago?  Total joke, just go!  Michigan drivers are pretty quick even on surface streets.  Crossing South Dakota the limit was something like 75mph, so I did 80-85 and still got passed pretty frequently.  They routinely go 100mph in Texas and don't seem to think much about it.
Even side roads in Michigan have higher speed limits than most other states I've been to. Every time I'm there (a few times a year, whenever possible) I have to adjust myself to the much faster average driving than NJ/NY. I did, however, get my first speeding ticket in at least 10 years about a year and a half ago in Michigan. Cop said I was doing about 83 (in a 70) at 3am coming back from a club on a pretty much empty highway. His main concern was if I was sober. Haven't had a drop in over 16 years, so I knew I was good on that. Well, didn't actually get a speeding ticket. I forgot what the ticket was actually for, but it was a pretty small fine and no points.

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2017, 02:17:22 pm »

I see they changed the numbers for KM too, but they're all in the wrong places.


They left the dots in the same place and just shifted the numbers around.

Fail.
I supposed it made sense at the time, as they only had to drive the car at 78mph, although they might have not bothered and just doctored the speedo' movement too.
But do you really think they got it up to even 78 in the Twin Pines mall parking lot? [emoji1]

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2017, 05:56:11 pm »
I've been to that mall, it's not actually called Twin Pines, I forget what the name of the mall is but the parking lot still looks pretty similar to the way it looked in the movie. No I didn't try hitting 88 in the parking lot.
 

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2017, 06:10:05 pm »
I've been to that mall, it's not actually called Twin Pines, I forget what the name of the mall is but the parking lot still looks pretty similar to the way it looked in the movie. No I didn't try hitting 88 in the parking lot.
Of course it's not. Now it's Lone Pines![emoji23] [emoji23]

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2017, 06:21:33 pm »
You can skip ahead to about 4:00 if you want.

 

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2017, 06:49:42 pm »
You can skip ahead to about 4:00 if you want.


That was awesome! The only thing that could have made it better is if they were consistent with showing the movie clip first every time, and if they tried a little harder to get the same angles.  Still a awesome vid.

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2017, 07:15:31 pm »
Pre-1973, before the federal government got involved, some states had speed limit signs that read "Reasonable & Prudent" or similar phrases on the freeways. Which basically meant you only got stopped if the cops thought you were going too fast for conditions (weather/traffic/etc). Cars travelling over 100 were common on those interstates.

Then there was 13 years of the 55 speed limit, which was widely ignored, both by drivers and cops. But it did get average traffic to slow down to 70 on freeways. That sort of set current practice where everyone goes at least 10 miles over the posted limit on freeways. So long as you're not going faster than the rest of the traffic, you're not likely to get stopped.
 

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2017, 07:49:56 pm »
That 85mph speedometer law was ridiculous, I remember a few years ago the woman who pushed that law was still insisting that she firmly believed it saved lives. I'm not sure how stupid one has to be to think that will work. Back when we were younger and dumber my friend had a car with an 85mph speedometer and he used to take pleasure in burying the needle.
Did the silly law also mean that harsher punishments can't be given for speeds above 85mph? Here in the UK doing 85mph down the motorway (max. speed limit 70) will get you in a bit of trouble: a fine and possibly a speed awareness course but doing over 100 will most likely result in an instant ban.

Apparently law is a bit different on the other end of the pond.
Just a few weeks ago I was driving on I95 from FL to NC, at an average speed of 80mph, and apparently cops didn't give me a shit and when they thought I was driving too "slow", they just passed me at 100mph!
And I know a Chinese friend who drove at 100+mph on I40, racing, and got busted by a cop. He got practically no punishment but $180 court fee and $300 lawyer fee -- we all thought he would be deported because driving that fast in China definitely gets you in big trouble, but apparently US cops have a different attitude to speeding.
When I was 17 I got stopped for doing 120+ on I95 in Virginia. I was so scared I'd lose my license or have to pay thousands in fines and surcharges. A year later I phoned in a credit card payment of just under $200 and it was all settled.

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Virginia has, at least for a couple years now, a law that says anything above 80MPH is reckless driving. Or 20MPH over posted speed.
 

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Re: Man ticketed @ 88mph in his Delorean DMC-12
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2017, 07:55:19 pm »
That 85mph speedometer law was ridiculous, I remember a few years ago the woman who pushed that law was still insisting that she firmly believed it saved lives. I'm not sure how stupid one has to be to think that will work. Back when we were younger and dumber my friend had a car with an 85mph speedometer and he used to take pleasure in burying the needle.
Did the silly law also mean that harsher punishments can't be given for speeds above 85mph? Here in the UK doing 85mph down the motorway (max. speed limit 70) will get you in a bit of trouble: a fine and possibly a speed awareness course but doing over 100 will most likely result in an instant ban.

Apparently law is a bit different on the other end of the pond.
Just a few weeks ago I was driving on I95 from FL to NC, at an average speed of 80mph, and apparently cops didn't give me a shit and when they thought I was driving too "slow", they just passed me at 100mph!
And I know a Chinese friend who drove at 100+mph on I40, racing, and got busted by a cop. He got practically no punishment but $180 court fee and $300 lawyer fee -- we all thought he would be deported because driving that fast in China definitely gets you in big trouble, but apparently US cops have a different attitude to speeding.
When I was 17 I got stopped for doing 120+ on I95 in Virginia. I was so scared I'd lose my license or have to pay thousands in fines and surcharges. A year later I phoned in a credit card payment of just under $200 and it was all settled.

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Virginia has, at least for a couple years now, a law that says anything above 80MPH is reckless driving. Or 20MPH over posted speed.
Glad I got that ticket out of the way back then. Can't afford ANY tickets when driving a commercial truck for a living.

But on the other hand, doesn't reckless driving sound like something you would WANT on your record? Makes it sound like you've never had a wreck! [emoji13]

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