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post #16 of 24 Old 02-25-2019, 02:10 AM Thread Starter

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And now this : https://news.yahoo.com/american-auto...111617225.html
As great as that sounds, I'm not sure it'll ever work here ; many ( if not a majority ) of drivers in the US simply do not have the discipline , or the skill ( I know I'll catch some flak for that comment ) or the willingness to observe the protocol of the road which is essential at triple digit speeds. Maybe in time but the " I own the road " and " I'm a better driver than you " mentality that seems to prevail here is going to cause some serious problems ..
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In the UK Fines are standardised at £100 + 3 points on your licence. Get 12 points in 3 years and you get a six month ban. If you exceed the speed limit substantially you have to go to court and all options are possible, even prison. The first time you are caught you get the option of attending a "Speed Awareness" course and they let you off the points.

I used to got to France regularly when I had a Ferrari and we used to cruise at 120mph. They never followed up speeding tickets back to the UK but they do now. Not only that , if they catch you at 115mph + they can confiscate the car.

Swtzerland also has variable fines coupled with the worst drivers in Europe. Some of my Ferarri friends were caught overtaking a Lorry on double white lines. A snitch Swiss driver filmed them on his dash cam and reported them to the police. They received an interim fine of 1200 euros and when they were back home received a further 800 euros fine!

No wonder we want to leave the Common Market!
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And here , from today's headline news is the latest tragedy :

https://www.yahoo.com/news/millionai...110019171.html


Can only react with anger and sadness..
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The article stated, "The wreckage is currently being investigated to determine whether the vehicle was in a safe driving condition." The most idiotic statement i've seen in a long time!!!
Extremely sad, especially for the young lady's family and friends. The boy's father might as well have just handed his son a loaded gun and a blindfold instead of the car keys....

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Could not agree more ( on both aspects )
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All this talk about excessive speed, I find that the highways near Fresno are in such poor conditions I am almost scared going 70 mph much of the time. The idea of exceeding 100 on these roads is kind of frightening, to say nothing of the crowding of the traffic. But in general on the rare occasions in my life when I've gone 120 mph I have noticed that normal highway undulations feel like large bumps wanting the car to get airborne. American roads are not smooth and flat enough to go faster than 120 with any margin of safety, no matter what your car is capable of.

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Yup. I’ve only driven once or twice in other states but the conditions of Ca highways are pathetic . You take your life in your hands driving at triple digit speeds here.
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Maybe California can combine our two future goals of high-speed rail and going to the moon. The train tracks will be so poorly laid that the train will take off and reach escape velocity!

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A post from one of the members on the Porsche forum in response to a thread on " post your car's best photo "


" Some of us have our cars regularly photographed by those cameras attached to the traffic signals ! And they never seem to get my good side "
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