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Wednesday, February 2, 2005

A Toy for Cops With a Grudge

I’m not so sure about this. This essentially makes it impossible to contest whether you were driving over the speed limit.

Speed Limit Changes Coming To I-4

Drivers along Interstate 4 may notice changing speed limits soon.

[WESH.com - Local News]

Many years ago, I was given a ticket for doing 35 in a school zone that was posted at 20 MPH. The normal speed limit in that area is 35. I could just about swear that the flashing yellow light was not blinking. Indeed, the time of the ticket was right about at the end of the school zone period. I also know the cop was sitting in a location that wouldn’t allow him to see the light himself. My theory is that the cop’s watch was a little slow.

So, how long before I get a ticket because I was driving 55 like the sign indicated, but a cop nails me for speeding in a 45 MPH zone? Fluctuating speed limit signs are a bad idea.

» Posted by ALBj at 07:10 PM (ET)
Category: Musings

Comments

School zone signs are highly contested out here. Because most of them say “When Children Are Present”, they’re pretty easy to get thrown out. A good judge would have thrown yours out just for being on the edge.

» Posted by Queue
February 4, 2005 07:54 AM

I was young(er) and stupid back then.

» Posted by Lee Bennett
February 4, 2005 09:29 AM

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