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Mcp001
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Post Number: 2012
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.14.135.95
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 10:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With the latest hubabaloo about the MSP cracking down on wayward drivers over the next month, I'm surprised at the lack of interest/coverage given this recently.

At least this is performing a valuable and quantifiable service to the community.

Why can't there be more of it?
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5479
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 67.22.1.175
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 10:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Amazing what happens when the world is watching.


This is just Super.


It'll be business as usual in two weeks.


Then these guys will be let out, they'll be pissed...there will be a few lawsuits over illegal search and seizure...and they will go onto commit even worse crimes than before because they'll know it'll be twenty five years before they'll ever have to worry about this severe a police action again.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 794
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Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

in regards to the supposed speeding crack down: sound familiar?
http://www.snopes.com/politics /traffic/newjersey.asp

glad to hear they're gettin some bad people off the streets though
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Mcp001
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Post Number: 2013
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All the more reason to do it more regularly, Gannon.
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5481
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Absolutely, Mcp...but you and I know it will never be continued.

Not with the cutbacks in policing across the board.
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Patrick
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Post Number: 3200
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Posted From: 70.229.47.129
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:42 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tha looked like Big Tone gettin arrested
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Jt1
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Post Number: 6578
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Posted From: 66.2.149.23
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 1:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was also wodering why this isn't done every quarter or so.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5445
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Posted From: 68.42.168.211
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 1:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gannon, these are fugitives who had outstanding warrants. The cops have the right to search 'em up the wazoo. (And trust me, they will.)
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Thrice
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Post Number: 62
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Posted From: 207.91.250.131
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 2:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Uh. The artical said they normal do this once a year (in december) but that this year they just delayed it until directly before the super bowl.
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Putnam
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Post Number: 84
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Posted From: 68.250.174.63
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 12:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

do the speed limit (not a mile over) use cruise control if you have it,




most drivers can save about 30% in gas this way for what it's worth
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5485
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Posted From: 69.165.184.61
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 2:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The cops have the right to search 'em up the wazoo.




You'd think Manrooter would be running to the academy volunteering for this 'work'.
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Mcp001
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Post Number: 2014
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Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 2:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know that they do this pretty much about once every year, usually last month, but it would make a huge difference in public perception to see this happen at least once a month.

Bring along a camera crew in tow and call it "Michigan's Most Wanted" if that'll help...
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3rdworldcity
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Post Number: 183
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 64.53.238.2
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 3:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone who thinks the State of MI and the State Police are interested in hiway safety is delusional.

If the State were interested in highway safety, it would not require two speed limits on the Interstates (55 for big trucks and 65 - outside Wayne County - for cars. Most trucks travel in the center or left center lanes, and while most speed, they don't keep up with auto traffic and therefore cause many drivers to pass on their right. They screw up the flow of traffic. Thousands of unnecessary lane changes every day. The cops don't even try to enforce the "big trucks in the right two lanes" law, where there are 4 lanes.

I drive 60+ miles per day on I-75 and it's very dangerout out there, not because of aggresive drivers driving high performance vehicles (I'm one) but because of unreasonably low speed limits, separate speed limits for cars and trucks, failure to confine trucks to the right (or possibly 2 right lanes where there are 4 lanes), and failure to keep slow drivers out of the hammer lanes (Slow drivers keep to the right.)

I frequently drive in TX and OK and their speed limit on Interstates (75 in OK) are much more reasonable. (In OK, people still go 85, there is little enforcement, and the accident rate is much lower than MI. In those states one rarely sees a slow driver in the passing lanes.Drivers are very courteous in that respect)

Crackdown? Let the hypocrits take their best shot.
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Putnam
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Post Number: 86
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Posted From: 70.233.7.33
Posted on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 5:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Driving 85 is a luxury I can live without when gas prices are this high. However I may reconsider my habit of cruising at 55 mph, especially if doing so would send a message of protest to the powers that be. After all, I must stand in solidarity with ANY resistance to tyranny.

In addition, I second the call for slow drivers to stay all the way right.

(Message edited by putnam on January 29, 2006)
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 905
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Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 3:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

its speed differential that does the damage, not so much the speed.

nebraska allows all vehicles 75. no problems. driving on 94 to chicago creates backups cause all the cars going 75 have to channel to the left lane to pass the 55mph trucks.

it sucks.
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Putnam
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Post Number: 87
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 68.79.93.162
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

S P E E D vs. fuel economy

I save 17.1% at 55 mph ... and that's not counting the break from not having to brake and throttle every 2 seconds. Add another 10% for that.

This leaves poor me with more money for wine.
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Fury13
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Post Number: 845
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.14.122.204
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's a lot to be said for saving that 17.1 percent.

We're so immersed in car culture here, nobody cares much about gas mileage. But how many muscle cars will the auto industry sell when gas reaches $4.00 a gallon (and it will, maybe in a couple years)?

As far as doing sweeps to arrest scumbags, more power to the cops. Do it more often, and maybe the criminals will get tired of the hassle and leave town. (Wishful thinking, I know.)
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5501
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 70.202.249.239
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bump, for my friend to find.

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