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Old November 3rd, 2008, 08:56 PM   #3181
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 10:07 PM   #3182
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I personally think police agencies around the country should tune down speed limit enforcement(especially those on freeways at night), and concentrate on other violations like hogging up the left lane when the right lanes are free.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #3183
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I personally think police agencies around the country should tune down speed limit enforcement(especially those on freeways at night), and concentrate on other violations like hogging up the left lane when the right lanes are free.
"We can't do that. We won't have money then!"

That's boll*cks, raise the gas tax.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #3184
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Wow, what a commieblock In USA ?
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #3185
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Wow, what a commieblock In USA ?
NYC is full of those huge social housing blocks. However, most of them are made of brick unlike commieblocks
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #3186
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It still looks like a commieblock though. Lots of US cities have them.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #3187
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Yep most older large cities got those when they built public housing from the '30s through the '70s
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #3188
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There are beautiful suburbs though

By the way, it's almost time for 3rd thread about the US.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #3189
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Yes, the first 3rd thread. So the US is still the most popular subject in Highways & Autobahns.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #3190
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The Chinese thread was the first one to get a second AFAIK
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #3191
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The Chinese thread already existed before Highways & Autobahns was realized. I'm not sure if this forum was created in early 2006 or 2007... At least it's (one) of the youngest in Infrastructure & Mobility but growing quite fast, mostly thanks to central/eastern European topics. I hope other territories also get some attention.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #3192
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[USA] United States Interstate Highways # III

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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #3193
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Thread # III!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #3194
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What I see happening in Washington sometime is a cop who hides in the freeway median (like under an overpass or something). Drivers drive by seeing the cop at last second and brake really hard, so the people behind them brake even harder to slow down, and the people behind them brake even harder, and so on. Pretty soon the flow of traffic goes down like 20 mph because of the stupid cop.

American cops do nothing more than impede traffic flow.
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Very accurate description for Washington cops, indeed. Especially, if you compare how California cops and Washington cops make traffic stops. In California, after they pull someone over, they tell the driver over the PA to pull into the parking lot or a quiet side street in order not to impede the traffic flow. In Washington, on the other hand, they stop drivers in the middle of the lane just metres away from the entrance to the parking lot and do their business for 5-10 minutes making all traffic to occupy half of the opposite lane
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And face the political wrath of millions of drivers who will pull out of their political stupor and start writing congresspeople/state legislators. It happened in the case of New Rome, OH, when they (admittedly in a revenue trap) enforced every traffic law in the book (most of which are as stringent as any European law), leading to such an outcry that the state legislature revoked the town charter and had the town next door forcibly annex the territory.

There has been mounting pressure on the Texas state legislature to do something about the overaggressive enforcement of traffic regulation in many small towns; even the Republican (generally pro-police enforcement) platform this year has a plank opposing this sort of thing.

In local settings, popular opinion still matters on this sort of thing, and since the US is a federal state with much local control, coming up with a legal solution is not going to work that well.

(RE: Pullman; that's a college town. Aggressive enforcement is tolerated because of concerns about drunk driving and drug use, not to mention non-student neighbors wanting to suppress a party culture as much as possible. Ask a professor if they worry about being pulled over; in all likelihood, they can get away with anything short of murder on the road. When I was in school, one of my professors was pulled over and blew a .25 % BAC. The cop merely escorted him home and admonished him over driving at that level of intoxication. That's opposed to a friend of mine who blew a .09% and got thrown in jail for the night and had to cough up $2500.)
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"We can't do that. We won't have money then!"

That's boll*cks, raise the gas tax.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #3195
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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #3196
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is it so secret ur not gonna tell us where that is?
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Old November 5th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #3197
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Old November 6th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #3199
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It's the government agency that listens in on your phone calls and monitors (along with the FBI) any organization that advocates (no matter how peacefully) progressive social and economic changes.
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It's the government agency that listens in on your phone calls and monitors (along with the FBI) any organization that advocates (no matter how peacefully) progressive social and economic changes.
As in stick to one woman?

Well, I'm going to see if I can come up with something and send it to our next senator, just to see if citizen's voices are actually heard.
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