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Old 10-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #31
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Do they push you through the red lights, too? There's an easy way to avoid that fine.
No but they shorten the yellow lights and the fines are heavy enough in some places that it causes more accidents from people slamming on their brakes at the first yellow.

Here one has to take a stupid course if caught by a red light camera... even if taking a legal right on red, but you stopped a little too far or the car ahead trips it or w/e. This devices are far from infallible and the courts know it. They just don't care, its $$$.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #32
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Driving is a privilege, not a right. You don't own your license, it's the property of the state, and can be revoked at any time if you can't follow the very simple rules of the road. Such is the case as well for your vehicle registration documents.

Driving is not a necessity. I know people with epilepsy that can not drive, but still make it to work every day.
I don't consider it a privilege as long as I pay taxes , that's just what the government wants you to believe. The government is supposed to be FOR the people , NOT the people's existance being to support the government. They could always fine your ass off and make that money without destroying your life because the powers that be took your license.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #33
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Demerit points...what's that all aboot?
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #34
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Sigh...no wheelies, speeds not necessarily that excessive (max 160km/h/100mph in a 90km/h/55mph zone)...the big one is that they are charged with Dangerous Driving. Even a drunk, that blows a red light and runs over people standing at a bus stop hardly ever are charged with that. $5k fine and/or 5yrs in prison.

Um, expect the amount they actually pay to be reduced substantially.

The rest of the fines are from passing cars over double yellows, one citation for each vehicle they passed. Except that passing on a double yellow is legal there.

Just a long weekend "blitz" headline grabber, meh.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #35
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:02 PM   #36
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I don't consider it a privilege as long as I pay taxes .
But everyone else does too, and they all get a say as this is a representative republic, not the jungle.

I don't like a lot of the rules either, but have learned to survive in it as it actually exists, rather than how I wish it would be.

Adapt or perish, its your choice.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #37
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The Socialist assholes who run Quebec make ownership of a motorcycle a financial burden, and that's before any citations are received. Ask any rider from that province what his license and insurance fees are.


Well put but unfortunately I believe that the total cost of ownership is less than 6 of the other provinces if you count in insurance fees etc.



Two things to mention
The road that they were on is a single lane in each direction with heavy traffic in spots since it is a main throughway to cottage country and to the North and is known to be one of the more accident prone in the province. Hence more patrolling on a long weekend

The other thing to mention is that they appear to be from Ontario where going 50 km over the limit is considered street racing where they would be subject to a 2k to $10k fine per instance. They may have thought it would be cheaper in Quebec where doing 260 in a 100km zone (160 in a 60 mph zone) has a max fine of $2.9 k .Guess it doesn't help to video your transgressions

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Old 10-16-2013, 03:49 PM   #38
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That is two weeks in jail in New Jersey, and I've watched the judge hand out three or four in a day.


...plus all of the fines and shit.
In Montana it's: "Hows $40 sound?"
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #39
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Speeding VS Texting...

What causes more accidents and injury...? TEXTING fuctards- Look how many more single vehicle accidents are occuring nationwide...
Speed is nothing more than taxation by the Po-Po
How about a $20K fine for causing an accident while texting?
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #40
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What causes more accidents and injury...? TEXTING fuctards- Look how many more single vehicle accidents are occuring nationwide...
Speed is nothing more than taxation by the Po-Po
How about a $20K fine for causing an accident while texting?
They just made it illegal in Florida.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:12 PM   #41
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They just made it illegal in Florida.
Pretty sure inattentive driving was already illegal there, just like everywhere else.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:14 PM   #42
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pretty sure inattentive driving was already illegal there, just like everywhere else.
texting while driving.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:41 PM   #43
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Do they push you through the red lights, too? There's an easy way to avoid that fine.
you mean reaching back and putting your hand over your plate? we try not to promote that here.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #44
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Wheelies and triple digit speeds don't happen by mistake, motorcycles are a bad choice for those who lack self control.
I don't mind obeying laws as long as they make sense. the wheelie law is idiotic and obeying it could get you killed in some situations. Republic or not ,if a law is contrary to my safety I have no intention of following it.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #45
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I don't mind obeying laws as long as they make sense. the wheelie law is idiotic and obeying it could get you killed in some situations. Republic or not ,if a law is contrary to my safety I have no intention of following it.
I can't count the number of times that wheelies have kept me from certain death
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