Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Tickets/Driving Stuff

Tickets/Driving Stuff

Anything related to speeding tickets, driving & stuff like that.

Ok To Speed… When You’re a Cop

Here's a video taken by me of a speeding cop: This cop was on the median of I-581 (an Interstate spur) running radar when I passed him on my way to the...

Chancing It

It is increasingly tempting to just go for it. Scratch that. It is increasingly reasonable to just go for it. Traffic stops are not what they once were. The fines have become disproportionate,...

On “Speeding”

The government cares about revenue - and control. It posts speed limits accordingly. At best - that is, assuming benevolent if condescending intent - they are posted based on the least common...

“Your” Car Won’t Be Beginning in 2015

After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill...

Politically Incorrect Teenager Driver Tips

What type of car is a good choice for a teenaged driver? I get asked this a lot. Everyone's got an opinion. Here's mine: * Avoid giving your teen an underpowered car. This may...

The Double Yellow Prison

This country is painted over with double yellow bars - a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Or at least, very difficult. Legal passing zones - always...

Tax Per Mile Cometh!

Oregon - home of things uber trendy - has become the first state to begin dunning motorists by the mile rather than by the gallon. The "pilot" program begins July 1 —...

Double Clover!

Here, for your delectation, are two fine specimens of southwest Virginia Clover: This Clover was gimping along at 10-15 MPH below the posted speed limit - and passed by two turn-outs, where...

What Clovers Cost Us

Clovers will say things like, "be patient, slow down; speeding only gets you there a few minutes faster." What they really mean, of course, is that their time matters while yours...

Tactical Manual: When – and How – To Run

I wrote a couple week back (see here) about how increasingly Draconian punishments for relatively minor - and purely statutory (i.e., involving no harm to others) traffic offenses - for example,...
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