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Old 03-19-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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NHTSA Chief Wants Speeding Crackdown



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The U.S.'s top auto-safety regulator said the
government intends to crack down on speeding, by using high-visibility
enforcement, targeting the worst speeders and expanding the use of
technology such as camera systems that automatically send tickets to
violators.

Until now, excessive speed hasn't been a priority for the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which instead has focused its
efforts on issues like combating drunken driving, increasing seat-belt
use and decreasing the number of rollover fatalities.

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The federal government's decision to take aim at speeding comes as the
auto industry is promoting high horsepower and 0-to-60 mph acceleration
with a vigor that recalls the muscle-car era of the late 1960s. General
Motors Corp., for example, is touting a new line of Cadillac cars that
can accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in less than five seconds.
DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group is racking up profit and
market-share gains on its heavily promoted "Hemi" V-8 engines. Ford
Motor Co. plans to unveil a pumped-up version of its Mustang sport coupe
at next week's New York Auto Show.


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NHTSA's antispeed rhetoric was welcomed by safety advocates, who have
long complained about the auto industry's speed-oriented marketing.
"It's about time" NHTSA addressed the speed issue, said Judie Stone,
president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a Washington-based
lobbying organization funded by the insurance industry.[/b]
Looks like the government is bored again...
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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at least is not ontario
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Old 03-19-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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at least is not ontario
yeah They have & are already CRACKING down!!

But I guess with all the Iraq money wasted they now realized ..
Hey ticket the heck out of everybody!! it's gauranteed $$$

and if the Ontario City closest to me is any example
property crime will go up & go unsolved, some homicedes too
actual muggings will go up also, all mostly ignored..

but go 10kph over on that 3 lane blvd with everybody else
your gauranteed JUSTICE in the form of ticket
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Old 03-19-2005, 05:06 PM   #4
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^^ boy do I hear you on that one!!! It really pisses me off but oh well, nothing you can do about it.
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Old 03-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #5
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this camara buisness will never fly, it failed before and it wont work again, its the DRIVER that gets the ticket not the car.... lots of people dont drive their own cars. what if i driving my friends car, get caught speeding and at the end of the month he gets a speeding ticket in the mail going... WTF?
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Old 03-19-2005, 05:29 PM   #6
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^^^ That I am actually in favour of...............because they can never prove it was YOU that was driving YOUR car. It just comes to the registered owner, but no points or anything are handed out, just a fine, hence insurance isn't affected. At least that is my take on it, I could be wrong though...........if not it would be hella easy to fight in court and win!
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