Ralph Mowery wrote: "
There is no any general rule in the US. Some places (South Carolina) is
one that I know of that have the 'speed traps' that will give you a
ticket for even 2 miles over the speed limit. That is just a cash cow
for the officers and towns. I don't know about now, but at one time you
just paid the officer the fine. I bet most of that went into his
pocket. Especially for the ones from out of state"
No general rule in the U.S.
Explains it all.
"I remember when I was a young boy riding with my parents and an uncle
driving. He got pulled over. He asked the cop why him as others were
passing him. The cop said because he could not catch the others. My
uncle started the car and drove off. While leaving he said 'you can't
catch me either', and left teh cop standing on the side of the road. "
Classic American ATTITUDE. Absolute disdain for authority.
Very much depends on where you are. In this state I've had cops flash
their lights at me to suggest I should cool it for a while. The Highway
Patrol in particular is spread thin and writing speeding tickets isn't a
On 10/08/2016 12:01 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
Don't forget Bernie Sanders is from Vermont. He made a lot of people
laugh too. In the '60s, many of the back to earth types migrated to
Vermont and stayed -- including Sanders.
Scott Nearing led the way
He and Helen wrote "Living the Good Life: How to Live Simply and Sanely
in a Troubled World" which was required reading for the generation and
many made the pilgrimage to visit the guru. They moved to Vermont in
1932 and then on to Maine in 1954 when the ski industry started building
slopes in their backyard.
For a different take, you can try William Lind's novel 'Victoria:
That's set in Maine and definitely isn't of a pacifist bent. It is,
however, heavily Christian.
Then there's Carolyn Chute, also from Maine:
Her latest novel is 'Treat Us like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves'.
The pot is simmering. Of course the US, like the USSR, could never dissolve.
New Hampshire never ratified the national 55 mph speed limit back in the
day. Reportedly when the Feds threatened to cut off highway funding the
reply was "We've got enough roads already."
I enjoyed living there before they got an influx of Assachusetts
liberals. The state had no reciprocity. You could get tickets in the
other 49 states and it was their problem; no points on your license. Of
course, Maine could and would suspend your right to drive in Maine but
that was as far as they could go.
Yup. The 'reasonable and prudent' went from 1995 to 2000. When the Feds
mandated a 55 mph limit in '74, they invented a new ticket, 'unnecessary
waste of a resource'. It was a flat $5 and didn't count as a moving
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