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Skier speed trap hell

skimagic

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Of course...in my home state of Connecticut I'm used to seeing one State trooper on the interstate a month, tops. Enforcement of any road rules is a total joke. The section of 84 between Waterbury and Harford where it's supposedly a 55mph limit cracks me up the most. Do less than 70mph and you'll get run over.

Good news, CDOT is raising the speed limit on that stretch soon,so now you can do 80. Whoever designed 84 should be in jail for incompetence, worst highway anywhere.
 

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Waze and a valentine 1 radar locator. Most VT cops leave their radar running so you know they are coming. In the event they use I/O (instant on) or quick trigger you’ll know and it will be easier to eat in court. Any officer under oath will have to tell you the technique they use and that it takes approximately 3 seconds o stabilize the speed. They will also admit that they have seen inaccurate speeds at times. Once he states this information. You move to dismiss the chatrge. The V1 gives you the information you need before you are sitting in court.
 

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I estimated all those tickets come out top 250 dollars per resident of bridgwater VT which has only has aa population of 936, assuming everyone was 10mph over the speed-limit. Good look convincing them to give up that revenue.
 

BenedictGomez

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right, because this doesnt happen in every state.

No, actually, it doesn't happen in every state.

This is the first I've ever heard of issuing literally THOUSANDS of individual speeding tickets per year in a fraudulent, non-existent, phantom, "school zone".


This is beyond crazy. Why is this allowed?

If there's one reason to look forward to self driving cars; it'll eliminate chicken$hit tickets like these.

Once that happens those backwater towns will simply issue tickets for everything else that they normally don't bother with. Either that or the residents will take it on the chin with increased fees & taxes. Local government is going to recapture that $$$$$ one way or the other.
 

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If this is such a sore issue, here's an idea-- drive the speed limit in these known speed-traps, and remove the possibility of contributing to the "highway robbery." ......Or the more likely scenario, continue to complain about it here.
 
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drjeff

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If this is such a sore issue, here's an idea-- drive the speed limit in these known speed-traps, and remove the possibility of contributing to the "highway robbery." ......Or the more likely scenario, continue to complain about it here.

Literally driven the Mass Pike/91 combo hundreds of times on Friday and Sunday afternoons/evening in ski season over the last 15 or so years. Cruise set at 75 when the traffic and road conditions allow. Never gotten a ticket even though I've passed by hundreds of police cars doing speed enforcement...

As for VT, it's pretty simple, if the speed limit dramatically drops from the usual 50 or so that it is on many non limited access highways in VT that we all use to get to various ski areas down to 25 -35 as you enter a small town, the odds of one encountering an officer where the speed limit quickly drops are usually pretty good.

Just drive smart, and respect the small towns, and while it might end up taking you a few extra minutes to get to your intended destination, you'll arrive with your wallet more flush
 

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I still find it interesting the double yellow is only a suggestion in VT, but that is neither here nor there in terms of this conversation.
 

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No, actually, it doesn't happen in every state.

This is the first I've ever heard of issuing literally THOUSANDS of individual speeding tickets per year in a fraudulent, non-existent, phantom, "school zone".

School zone is just there excuse, becouse every backwater town has a low speed limit school or no school. Is there a higher fine for school zones than non school zones?
 

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I learned very quickly 25 years ago to ALWAYS do the speed limit in the towns. ALWAYS. That is advice I give all friends that come for weekend visits. Also get any headlight, tail light, blinker, etc fixed ASAP because as stated before they use that to pull you over and check for DUI. Read the local police blotter and how many DUI's were nabbed for faulty equipment. 2 beers at apres is all it takes.
 

KustyTheKlown

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yep, whenever one particular friend does the driving, i have to scold him repeatedly to cool it thru the towns. its really annoying how he doesn't get it. he won't get it until we get pulled over. with bud in the car.
 

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If this is such a sore issue, here's an idea-- drive the speed limit in these known speed-traps, and remove the possibility of contributing to the "highway robbery." ......Or the more likely scenario, continue to complain about it here.

I agree but just wondering if you are a cop?
 

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i cant wait to get in my car at 2 AM in NYC, program jay peak stateside lodge, recline all the way, and wake up 6 hours later at jay peak stateside lodge.
 

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If you all didn't stop driving manual transmissions we wouldn't have the problem of autonomous vehicles on the horizon.
 

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Waze and a valentine 1 radar locator. Most VT cops leave their radar running so you know they are coming. In the event they use I/O (instant on) or quick trigger you’ll know and it will be easier to eat in court. Any officer under oath will have to tell you the technique they use and that it takes approximately 3 seconds o stabilize the speed. They will also admit that they have seen inaccurate speeds at times. Once he states this information. You move to dismiss the chatrge. The V1 gives you the information you need before you are sitting in court.


After years of Rt 26 on the way to SR, and Madison NH school zone....
I finally invested in an Escort (totally concealed) Radar/Laser detector and Jammer. Has 2 front and 1 rear pod.
Thing is awesome !!!!! My buddy a MA Trooper says he's getting one ($1,100 w/ installation) for the wife
 

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After years of Rt 26 on the way to SR, and Madison NH school zone....
I finally invested in an Escort (totally concealed) Radar/Laser detector and Jammer. Has 2 front and 1 rear pod.
Thing is awesome !!!!! My buddy a MA Trooper says he's getting one ($1,100 w/ installation) for the wife

Surprised to find out those are legal in basically the entire Northeast.

Probably cheaper than getting an F-117 Nighthawk body kit.
 

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"And folks, if you insist on doing the exact speed limit with a line of cars behind you, check your speedometer. Many read high, and you're driving slow. (Drive exactly 60 for exactly 5 miles on 91 using the mile-markers. Use a stopwatch. It's on your cell phone if you don't own one. Anything over 5:00 minutes and you're slow.)"

The speed that is posted on the sign is called the SPEED LIMIT. If you don't like getting there a minute or 2 later leave the house a few mins early.

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They are LEGAL in every state Except Virginia and Wash DC.

Conn. just took down all their signage stating that the use of such is illegal....
Surprised to find out those are legal in basically the entire Northeast.

Probably cheaper than getting an F-117 Nighthawk body kit.
 
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