[DMCForum] Re: Cop stories
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[DMCForum] Re: Cop stories

Ahem, ahem.  I didn't know that Gary was an officer, but I do know one
thing.  I drove down to PF in 2004 with he and some of the others from
the mid-atlantic group, and I'm fairly certain there was one or two
times when I was breaking 3 digits on the speedo to keep up with the
rest of the DeLorean caravan.  :)


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dmcgman" <DmcGman@xxxx> wrote:
> Funny though isnt Ryan, police officers dont set speed limits, they
> dont decide where ceratin speeds are to be applied or change, and
> they ceratinly dont get the revenue, or have control of any of the
> other things that are usually pointed out.  Perhaps you should take
> those matters up with your local or state politicians who make the
> laws, and then complain to the Cheif of Poilce if the offciers arent
> enforcing speed limits, when the public complains about speeding
> cars in different areas.  That in turn causes officers to have to go
> out and enforce radar which is about the last thing (speaking as an
> officer) that they want to waste time doing.  Of course those who
> get pulled over are always quick to use this or other forums to vent
> their frustration.  Nice to see some positive comments for a change
> however.  Then again I could give you a long list of officers killed
> as the result of simple traffic stops or for other senseless reasons
> simply by doing thier job which is to protect citizens.  Doubtful I
> would see a "OK Let's hear those good cop stories" thread though. 
> Not as entertaining.  Usually why the countless good deeds done by
> the thousands of men and women in law enforement across the country
> are largley unsung.  However when one of a very small minority might
> make a mistake or make a bad decision (and they are human too), that
> never fails to make the front page or 6 o clock news.  The stories
> of saving lives, or doing routine good deeds (just as on here and
> other forums) either fall to the back page or dont make it to print
> at all.  Theres my cop story since you asked for some :-)
> Gary
> > Exactly! This is intended to collect revenue. They sit in a hiding
> > place right on the other side of the sign and wait for your ass.
> > Often, they'll hide just before an increased speed limit - say it
> goes
> > from 55 to 70, they sit a couple hundred feet before the 70 because
> > people always speed up early.
> >
> > Speed limits are also intentionally lowered in many places well
> below
> > what they should be. If you're on a road that feels like you
> should be
> > doing 55, because you're out in the middle of fracking nowhere,
> they
> > might have the limit set at 35 or 40 so they can sit on the side
> and
> > bust you.
> >
> > Speed limits in the United States are neither set nor enforced for
> > safety, they're set and enforced for revenue. That's all it is.
> >
> > --
> > - Ryan
> > http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On every computer.
> >


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