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Old 07-29-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
RichA
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Ontario's OPP finally admits that....

....the biggest cause of crashes on the highway
is TAILGATING and NOT speeding. The OPP are the
Ontario Provincial Police and it's their job to
patrol the highways. It's pretty
clear to anyone who has ever thought about it,
but it's about TIME they admitted that their cash-cow
(speeding tickets)perhaps should be augmented by
charging those MORONS who insist on following 10-20
feet behind cars doing 60+mph on highways or 2-3 feet
for city driving. I HATE tailgaters. I'd like to see
people lose their licenses for habitually doing this
but I KNOW the cops don't like to enforce the anti-tailgating laws
because they aren't the "slam dunks" a radar gun can
give you.
-Rich
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Old 07-29-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
Larson E Whipsnade
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Re: Ontario's OPP finally admits that....

On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 23:24:38 -0400, RichA <none@none.com> wrote:
>...the biggest cause of crashes on the highway
>is TAILGATING and NOT speeding. The OPP are the
>Ontario Provincial Police and it's their job to
>patrol the highways. It's pretty
>clear to anyone who has ever thought about it,
>but it's about TIME they admitted that their cash-cow
>(speeding tickets)perhaps should be augmented by
>charging those MORONS who insist on following 10-20
>feet behind cars doing 60+mph on highways or 2-3 feet
>for city driving. I HATE tailgaters. I'd like to see
>people lose their licenses for habitually doing this
>but I KNOW the cops don't like to enforce the anti-tailgating laws
>because they aren't the "slam dunks" a radar gun can
>give you.
>-Rich


Quite right! I see that all the time. Almost got hit by a tail-gater a
week ago, who was too busy on his cell phone to notice I signaled WAY
before a turn, and given the 3 feet he had, almost hit me as I turned
into my driveway.

I had to take a fast turn off to the other side and blast the horn,
before he woke up and missed me. Then he gave ME a dirty look !

Maybe they can't read the Mustang name on the tail until they are
REALLY close?

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Old 08-05-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ontario's OPP finally admits that....

Rich, get a grip.

There is NO law against taitgaiting. Following to close is what you're
thinking of, but only applicable when there is a crash. It has nothing to
do with speed, and can be issued at 10MPH if the roads are slick.

Just ignore them man... or, better yet, :), get a 5,000lb plus Bronco, like
me, and defy the piece of jap shit or whatever to move you. That's my
favorite when I'm not in the 5.0... just try and move me. Please, try...
:)

Brad




"RichA" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> ...the biggest cause of crashes on the highway
> is TAILGATING and NOT speeding. The OPP are the
> Ontario Provincial Police and it's their job to
> patrol the highways. It's pretty
> clear to anyone who has ever thought about it,
> but it's about TIME they admitted that their cash-cow
> (speeding tickets)perhaps should be augmented by
> charging those MORONS who insist on following 10-20
> feet behind cars doing 60+mph on highways or 2-3 feet
> for city driving. I HATE tailgaters. I'd like to see
> people lose their licenses for habitually doing this
> but I KNOW the cops don't like to enforce the anti-tailgating laws
> because they aren't the "slam dunks" a radar gun can
> give you.
> -Rich



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Old 08-05-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ontario's OPP finally admits that....

BradandBrooks wrote:
> Rich, get a grip.
>
> There is NO law against taitgaiting. Following to close is what you're
> thinking of, but only applicable when there is a crash. It has nothing to
> do with speed, and can be issued at 10MPH if the roads are slick.
>
> Just ignore them man... or, better yet, :), get a 5,000lb plus Bronco, like
> me, and defy the piece of jap shit or whatever to move you. That's my
> favorite when I'm not in the 5.0... just try and move me. Please, try...
> :)
>
> Brad



EEEEEEEEEEENKK! In louisiana it is illegal to follow too closely
and you can be ticketed whether there is an accident or not. In fact
lately cops have ticketed tailgaters (not gators) in line at stop
lights. The recent TV ad states "Tailgating is illegal and that means
when at a rest too."

--

"Gullible is a misdemeanor - stupid is a felony...
clueless gets you committed..." - JG
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Old 08-08-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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"WindsorFox[SS]" <windsorfoxNO@SPAMcox.net> wrote in message
news:KLSIe.687$ah4.65@lakeread05...
> BradandBrooks wrote:
>> Rich, get a grip.
>>
>> There is NO law against taitgaiting. Following to close is what you're
>> thinking of, but only applicable when there is a crash. It has nothing
>> to do with speed, and can be issued at 10MPH if the roads are slick.
>>
>> Just ignore them man... or, better yet, :), get a 5,000lb plus Bronco,
>> like me, and defy the piece of jap shit or whatever to move you. That's
>> my favorite when I'm not in the 5.0... just try and move me. Please,
>> try... :)
>>
>> Brad

>
>
> EEEEEEEEEEENKK! In louisiana it is illegal to follow too closely and
> you can be ticketed whether there is an accident or not. In fact lately
> cops have ticketed tailgaters (not gators) in line at stop lights. The
> recent TV ad states "Tailgating is illegal and that means when at a rest
> too."
>
> --
>
> "Gullible is a misdemeanor - stupid is a felony...
> clueless gets you committed..." - JG


Damn... at a stop light? In some areas, *not* doing what they call
tailgating at a stoplight would result in traffic tie-ups that are
completely unnecessary...

JS


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