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- Jun 11, 2017
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- Vancouver, B.C.
I had a similar experience with my first ever speeding ticket when I was 16, being tailgated at night by a cop and then pulled over after I sped up. That permanently changed my perception of traffic enforcement and opened my eyes to the sad fact that it's only loosely related to safety. Too many traffic cops are motivated by their own egos and the arbitrary power that comes with being a cop. They've lost sight of their real purpose which is to protect us, and have become a problem themselves.I remember a few years ago, my parents were driving back from my cousin's wedding in Ottawa, ON. My Mom did the same thing. She passed an idiot doing 40km under the limit. She passed him, went down the hill (2 lane secondary highway - middle of no where) - Bang OPP LEO at the bottom. Young guy. He got her for 48 over the limit. She hadn't had time to slow down as she just passed the other car. She hasn't had a ticket in over 30 years. Cop actually said to her "it's too bad you weren't doing 2 km/hr more, I could have taken your car". My Dad told him to get a life. They went to court to fight it, and got it reduced to 15 km/hr over the limit, so much less of a fine. My Dad was talking to a couple of older OPP Coppers in the courtroom. Even they said the new Officers are ridiculous and rarely exercise any leniency.
Those rapid speed limit reductions (pun intended) should at least be spaced so a simple lift of the throttle will let the car easily slow to the new speed limit(s) and not require any braking on the part of the driver.Many times they sit at the change of speed limits, a place by me you come off the off ramp (100 -> 80 -> 60 km/hr) which happens abruptly and LEO are just sitting and waiting to grab people as soon as they pass the sign.
Yup. You got it.Those rapid speed limit reductions (pun intended) should at least be spaced so a simple lift of the throttle will let the car easily slow to the new speed limit(s) and not require any braking on the part of the driver.
That would help keep a smoother flow of traffic which is the supposed intent to laws to increase safety, not to create an opportunity to write more tickets/revenue.
Cherry patch enforcement is BS, and frankly, just f'n lazy to "show" their bosses without any real effectiveness to increased safety.
It's RCMP there so I ass/u/me it's the same as the lower mainland RCMP which is mostly DE. I don't have first hand knowledge for the island though.A Nanaimo grandmother is in shock after receiving a $368 speeding ticket and having her car impounded on the weekend.www.cheknews.caPost automatically merged:
What lidar gun are they using up there
Looks like it's the second story on Global News @ 6 pm today.
The law may be ok but the situation did it warrant the fine I doubt it but the money made is huge . If this was a B&E it would have been nothing but a slap on the wrist dispite the trauma it would have left .Absolutely insane. For those interested in the conversion, she was doing about 75 mph in a 55 zone that changed to a 45. Careless, possibly. Grounds for a 7-day impound and $2800 fine against an old lady who had been driving for 50 years without a single ticket? Only in the police state that Canada is rapidly becoming. It seems like we get another of these stories in here every few days. Shame on the Canadian lawmakers for allowing these disproportionate penalties and shame on their police for enforcing them.