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Old 05-11-2008, 09:25 AM   #1
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"Street racing" law petition



Not sure if this has been posted, but sign it and pass it on for what it is worth of if your are opposed.

http://www.petitiononline.com/civil013/petition.html
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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These online petition things were a joke last year, and they will be a joke again this year. An online petition shwos nothing, as the information can be shadowed and not respectedin full representation of its signature holders.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:12 AM   #3
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It'll change nothing - A petition doesn't mean SHIT to them... They are collecting on people adding to their revenue, even if it isn't street racing.

Almost like the the line that Al Gore uses in "An Inconvenient Truth" - "It's hard to make a man understand something, if his paycheck depends on him not understanding it".

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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whats wronge with the new law? no human should be travelling at 50km over any posted limit on public roads
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:28 PM   #5
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whats wronge with the new law? no human should be travelling at 50km over any posted limit on public roads
Go suck the long dick of the law. If you could tell me that 100 on the 400 series highways, especially when outside of city limits is safe amongst others doing 130-140, you are mad.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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whats wronge with the new law? no human should be travelling at 50km over any posted limit on public roads
Due process? 1 cop should not be a judge and jury, and there are a lot of d-bag cops out there, are you one?

By all means, stick it to people who are driving 50+ over the limit, but do it without giving police more power
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:28 PM   #7
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Im not a cop and if you where not doing 50+ you can fight it and will win when a cop has no proof..

but 50km+ has no place on our public roads.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:31 PM   #8
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Guys jst sign it it will take less than a min of ur time.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:32 PM   #9
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Go suck the long dick of the law. If you could tell me that 100 on the 400 series highways, especially when outside of city limits is safe amongst others doing 130-140, you are mad.

and to you.. where did I say anything about 130-140 .. I said 50km+

and even 130 is too fast for where we live there is absolutly no respect on our roads since is so damn easy to get a licence..
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #10
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and to you.. where did I say anything about 130-140 .. I said 50km+

and even 130 is too fast for where we live there is absolutly no respect on our roads since is so damn easy to get a licence..
You didnt say 130-140, I did. What I am trying to say is that people cruise at given speeds. I used to commute from Toronto to Barrie everyday and every single day I could see packs of people, not one person, but many people going 140 easy. Are they wrong? Maybe, but you have to realize that the speed limits are old and.... you know what, Im not gonna argue. I cant change your mind.

About this whole law bullshit, it is unfair to take a license and impound a vehicle on the spot because it is against the charter. Plain and simple.

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Old 05-12-2008, 09:20 AM   #11
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whats wronge with the new law? no human should be travelling at 50km over any posted limit on public roads
That's fine if you actually believe that, but what makes 50km/h so special that it's up to a 2900% increase in fines, loss of license and car impoundment, vs going 49km/h over?

I take it you don't believe punishments should fit the crimes? So I guess it would be okay to charge people $5000 for j-walking?

Statistically there are more fatalities caused by people going slower than the posted speed limit, than are caused by street racing, but you don't see them getting $10,000 fines and losing their licenses.

This draconian law has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with political grandstanding, and revenue building.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:00 AM   #12
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Statistically there are more fatalities caused by people going slower than the posted speed limit, than are caused by street racing, but you don't see them getting $10,000 fines and losing their licenses.

im just wondering where you got these stats?
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im just wondering where you got these stats?
The stats are from the National Highway Safety Administration (Fatality Analysis Accident Reporting System)

I first saw them in an article posted in the Windsor Star.

They are U.S stats, but it would be similar to Canada.
Percent of traffic fatalities by type:
0.11% Talking on a cell phone
0.12% Street racing
0.14% Driving slower than the posted speed limit
0.44% Fatalities caused by Police vehicles
12.79% Being distracted by something inside the vehicle
44.00% Drunk driving
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Theres only 0.02% difference in the fatalities rate of street racing & driving too slow

barely enough difference to draw a conclusion that driving to slow is worse.

Especially since this is a US survey, and not Canadian
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Theres only 0.02% difference in the fatalities rate of street racing & driving too slow

barely enough difference to draw a conclusion that driving to slow is worse.

Especially since this is a US survey, and not Canadian
Yes, because we all drive differently up here.
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