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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:27 AM   #41
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Few days ago was my "first time" I was speeding 82/50 but the policeman entered 79/50, so i payed 100 zł and i got 4 points
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Old March 4th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #42
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I have most local speed traps memorized to where I instinctively slow down before them.
This is a useful site http://www.speedtrap.org/
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Old March 4th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #43
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How did you make it go that fast? Was it down a steep hill?
Yes, also the restrictor probably wasn't there, they are in the exhaust and don't exactly work that well. Managed to get 60 from it once by ducking on a very very long straight.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 04:52 AM   #44
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Been pulled over once for speeding (63kmph in a 50kmph zone) and once for cutting a yellow light. In NZ you are allowed to go 10kmph over the speed limit, and everyone does. Sometimes though it is quite easy to crawl a little bit further over and get caught like I did.

I honestly don't know why there is such a large margin here, they might as well increase all speed signs by 10kmph given that everyone already goes that much over the limit.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 05:07 AM   #45
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Been licensed to drive for 11 years now and I've yet to receive a ticket. I did get pulled over in California once, caught doing nearly 50 mph in a 25 zone (maintaining speed a bit to much off a freeway). It was mid-2004, I was then in the Army and in uniform with deployment orders... so you know Living in New York (city), I don't drive at all that much these days, but I'm glad I didn't get pulled over when I took a car out for a spin in 2008: encountered a traffic-free stretch of I-87 S and wound up doing just over 150 mph - 2.31 times the posted limit - before meeting with the dreaded "moving wall". Good thing, though, as around the next bend were the state police!
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Old March 4th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #46
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I've only received one traffic fine in my life, and that was for parking on a red line so faded I barely noticed (it was painted on a brick surface!). Paid it and made sure I parked elsewhere after that.

I've been stopped at routine roadblocks several times - every time, everything has been in order.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #47
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I've been stopped 10 times for speeding.
I drive about 75mph (120kmh) on the outerbelts (ring roads) and average 90mph (145kmh) on the rural interstates. Most expensive ticket was for doing 105mph (169kmh) in North Carolina near the mountains on interstate 40, license suspended for 6 months (still drove under suspension) I was young and didn't care about suspensions When I drive to Oklahoma the speed limits on toll roads are 75mph (120kmh) so I drive about 10 over the limit so 136kmh and never get pulled over. It seems 145kmh is the trouble speed for me. I also have been pulled over in Canada for speeding when i was younger and never paid the tickets. I get parking tickets like regular mail service. perhaps I should go back to horse and buggy?? which I got a ticket for parking in a horse and buggy parking spot last year! I was in the middle of the city and didn't see the sign but who the **** drives horse and buggies into downtown Columbus Ohio? The Amish stay away from the city in their buggies so I was baffled!
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #48
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #49
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Old March 4th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #50
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I've got a handful of tickets in 23 years of having a driving licence. Two of those tickets were correct and I payed, the rest was incorrect, and was postponed.

I've been pulled over only twice in my life. First time was when the ink on my license was still fluid: only a few days after I passed my driving exam. It was a general check on alcohol and of course there was no problem - I never drunk when I had to drive. Still don't, by the way.
The second time was in Prague, Czech Republic. I drove in a public-transport-only lane - not on purpose but because it was very poorly signed. Police was so kind not to ticket a foreign tourist...
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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:23 PM   #51
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oh wow! I am 32 now and have had my license since I was 20 and I have been pulled over and ticketed 10 times. If I count the number of times I've been pulled over some ticketed some let go it is probably in excess of 30 times. only 10 times have I been ticketed and payed the fine. I never argue because I know I am speeding and its the price I must pay to enjoy my speed
I look at speeding tickets as a sort of "Toll" for all the other times I speed and don't get caught.
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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:53 AM   #52
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The second time was in Prague, Czech Republic. I drove in a public-transport-only lane - not on purpose but because it was very poorly signed. Police was so kind not to ticket a foreign tourist...
For some reason they weren't that kind to me
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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #53
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Old March 6th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #54
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I thought it would be interesting to compare how many times someone has recieved a speeding ticket.

So far I have recieved seven tickets while I have been driving for the last seven years.

So how many times have you been pulled over for speeding?
If in Italy your driving licence would have been revoked!

I have a driving licence since 2007 and I never received speed tickets.

In Italy we have the "point system": everyone starts with 20 points and every two year without fines (excluded parking fines) you receive 2 more bonus points until a maximum of 30 points (so you can have them only after 2 x 5 = 10 years without a fine)!

In case of fine newbies (you are a newbie for the first 3 years that you have your driving licence) lose the double of the points.

Urban roads (speed limit 50 km/h):
- from 55 km/h to 90 km/h you lose 5 points (10 points if newbie)
- from 91 km/h you lose 10 points (20 points if newbie...and so you lose the driving license)

Extra-urban roads (speed limit 90 km/h):
- from 95 km/h to 130 km/h you lose 5 points (10 if newbie)
- from 131 km/h you lose 10 points (20 if newbie)

Highways (speed limit 130 km/h and 100 km/h for newbies):
- from 106 km/h to 140 km/h a newbie loses 10 points
- from 137 km/h to 170 km/h you lose 5 points
- from 140 km/h a newbie loses 20 points
- from 170 km/h you lose 10 points

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Seriously, its against the law in FL to make a right while the light is red?.
Seriously, isn't so in Alabama?
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #56
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Interesting to note, 70% of the 10 million speeding tickets in the Netherlands are for less than 10 km/h over the limit.
How much do you have to pay for this kind of fine?

In Italy the lower speed fine is 148 € and it raise up to morethan 1000 € if you are driving very fast!
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Yes, but I should also note the tolerance in the Netherlands is much smaller than in most other countries; 3 km/h (<100) or 3%. (>100).
Tolerance in Italy is always 5% and never under 5 km/h

So in urban roads you can drive up to 55 km/h without having any fine!
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #58
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1 speeding (92 on 50/60 - it`s 60 before 5a.m. and it was exactly 5.00)
This is quite curious: Poland it's the only case I ever seen that limit changes through the day.

Why does it raise at night? I think that at night must be lower than in the daylight 'cause visibility is surely lower!
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Old March 6th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #59
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Highways (speed limit 130 km/h and 100 km/h for newbies):
100 km/h is to low for a newbie that has his drivers licence for, let's say 1-2 years. When I drove for the first time on a motorway I had my drivers licence for one year and I went with a safe speed of 110 km/h. After about 200-300 km of driving on the motorway I got used with it and I could gradualy raise my speed to 120 and then to 130 km/h.

PS: I saw a speed limit sign depending on the hour in Mako, Hungary. It was exactly the opposite compared to Poland: 50 km/h during daytime, and 40 km/h from 10 pm to 6 am. I belive that this low speed limit was set because road 43 that goes through the little town is an important route for trucks comming from Turkey, Bulgaria or Romania, so the people that live next to the road could get some quiet during the night.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 11:15 AM   #60
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This is quite curious: Poland it's the only case I ever seen that limit changes through the day.

Why does it raise at night? I think that at night must be lower than in the daylight 'cause visibility is surely lower!
Easy! Less traffic!
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