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Old 03-30-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

how about $501 dollars.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

So, what's in it for the victim? Will $500 bring back the dead?



I like the idea of prevention.



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Old 03-30-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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500 dollar threats would be good prevention
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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Time to bring back flogging ....plus $501.



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Old 03-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

It's easy. Cities have so much lighting that if you start from some lighted place, like a supermarket parking lot, you can drive around a lot without noticing a lack of illumination from your headlights.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

You know what, you're right, brotha!! And you know what else,.....it is 2006, not 1776. People should be held accountable for everything! You shouldn't be able to rape, pillage, and plunder and the worst they can do is put you in a room for the rest of your life. Rape=chop the hog;steal=chop hands;kill a motorcyclist and say I didn't see em; do burnouts with a zx-14 on their forhead....I'll bet they never do it again....of course what if it really was an accident...???Oh well.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:43 AM   #7
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

I had been wishing I was perfect! Then I found this discussion and because they say that you can tell alot about a person by the company they keep, I now feel much better. Thank you! Thank you!
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:10 AM   #8
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

I really don't like the idea of applying draconian penalties every time a driver makes a small mistake on the road where no one was actually hurt. As someone already pointed out, if you're in the city, having your headlights off at night (while illegal) is probably not the end of the world. Capital punishment for that? It would have a negative effect by making people more resentful of the cops.


To me, this lights-out stuff is the sort of thing best handled by a police warning: You get the fright of a penalty and possibly a guilty conscience, and for most people, that's enough of a reminder to watch out. After all, you passed one guy with his lights off... but probably passed another 99 with them on.


Of course, if someone IS injured or killed by stupid driving, I hope the law does its worst to the perpetrator.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

According to lawyers there is no such thing as an 'accident'. There is always negligence to be found somewhere.
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Old 03-31-2006, 03:59 AM   #10
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Default Re: '$500 Fine for Failing to Pay Attention!' says mikenomad.

Ain't gonna work for one simple reason. Laws only have limited effectiveness. People with high standards of personal ethics tend to behave responsibly and don't need a bunch of laws to control their behavior. People with low standards of personal ethics don't pay atttention to laws and, frankly, aren't able to even see the consequences of unethical behavior. Passing laws to regulate them only allows you to punish them after the fact.



The sort of people who want laws to regulate everything are too stupid to understand the above principle. Or they are just powermad @$$holes who enjoy making other people miserable... like your congressman.
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