King Nixon (8:20:53 PM): i'm goin to the lee halloween party thing tonite.. so rather than walk to fencing, walk back, walk to my car, and go, i figured i'd just drive to fencing and go from there
King Nixon (8:21:21 PM): so im' heading over to teh whitt, and remember that cosby is tonight when i get to a giant snarled traffic jam
King Nixon (8:21:47 PM): so i'm stuck in there, i manage to get out, i figure i'll go around and see if there are any spots kindasorta near the whitt on the other side
King Nixon (8:22:27 PM): but there was even more traffic there, i guess from idiots who missed their turn. so after spending about 40 min driving and sitting in traiffc, i decide hell with that and come back here
King Nixon (8:22:29 PM): the end.
King Nixon (9:05:20 PM): i wonder if a legal case could be made around the fact that the posted speed limits are almost NEVER enforced, and are designed to be inaccurate. highways with a 65mph were designed to be safe to drive at about 90, if i remember correctly
King Nixon (9:05:50 PM): so cops dont actually ticket you for going over the limit, because that would be absurd. you get ticketd for going over whatever random number they feel like enforcing that day
King Nixon (9:06:08 PM): which is selective enforcement. which i seem to remember is illegal
CptnGoth (9:06:51 PM): Enh.
CptnGoth (9:07:17 PM): You can bust out the law that says that the posted speed limit is a guideline, and you can judge within reason.
CptnGoth (9:07:26 PM): I know such a law exists.
King Nixon (9:07:30 PM): oh?
CptnGoth (9:07:37 PM): But your chances of winning that battle are still slim.
King Nixon (9:07:37 PM): this i didnt know
King Nixon (9:07:44 PM): true
CptnGoth (9:07:48 PM): Actually, I was told this by a lawyer once.
King Nixon (9:07:57 PM): hm
CptnGoth (9:07:59 PM): So I haven't seen the law, so I don't KNOW it exists.
King Nixon (9:08:05 PM): wait, the driver judges or the cop judges?
King Nixon (9:08:20 PM): well hopefully lawyers know the laws theyre talkin about..
CptnGoth (9:19:29 PM): The driver can judge, but reasonably so.
CptnGoth (9:19:36 PM): Essentially, it's a judgement call.
CptnGoth (9:19:52 PM): And authorities will pretty much always tell you that you used poor judgement.
King Nixon (9:19:55 PM): so the cop has to judge if the driver reasonably judged?
King Nixon (9:19:57 PM): that's pretty fucked
CptnGoth (9:20:00 PM): Even if you're doing 32 in a 30.
King Nixon (9:20:08 PM): and the judge judges if the cop judged my judgement properly
CptnGoth (9:20:20 PM): HA!
CptnGoth (9:20:25 PM): Yeah, pretty much.