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Cracking down on speed


Posted 2:34 am, 04/21/2016



Posted 3:57 pm, 04/20/2016

Of course, you have to move over to the right lane if you're going under the posted speed. I mean......the left lane on a 4 lane is for passing and not cruising. If it is two lanes, go the speed limit and don't worry about it. People can pass in a passing zone or a no passing zone if they be bold, but don't get in behind me a honking on a 2 lane hwy if I'm going the posted speed.


Posted 2:49 pm, 04/20/2016

kudoes to bippity


Posted 11:23 am, 04/20/2016

What is "CT"? Some kind of secret special weapon?

As a matter of fact, most speed limits are set not at the actual speed the mechanics and physics of the road will safely allow. Traffic engineers, Insurance Companies, and lawmakers ultimately look at many factors when determining what legal maximum speed they will allow on a given public road. The limit for any given stretch of road is one that allows for idiot drivers, random hazards, weather, and a bunch of other factors.

That being said, if 421 has a limit of 65, one is perfectly safe-- in the right conditions mind you-- to exceed that limit to a reasonable extent.

The funny things that amaze me are.... people driving at 65 when the weather CLEARLY calls for slower speeds, and NOT ALLOWING FOR A SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE AT ANY SPEED!!!!

That last thing is a pet peeve of mine. I always try for the "2-second" rule, but never fails all kinds of idiots and morons on the road in the right lane, think they can just zip right between me and the vehicle in front of me.

That's why I bought a dash-cam, in case I ever need it against wreckless a-holes like that.

And Skullcrusher said " People who get aggravated behind the wheel have NO business driving." and I'll change it to "People who get stupid behind the wheel have NO business driving". And stupid includes driving in the inside lane if you are only going to do the speed limit. And texting, and cutting in between vehicles...

And by the way, I pay taxes too and the road is just as much mine as it is yours. So if you are driving like the road exists just for you... then get the **** out of my way and get back in the right lane. If people are blinking lights or honking behind you, it's a CLEAR sign that YOU are causing all the problems and all the aggravation. It is NOT your road, and paying taxes does not give you the right to harass, annoy, or drive like your IQ is your shoe size. Take a hint, practice some politeness, be better than the other driver and MOVE OVER.

The one rule that stuck with me 40 years ago when I got my license... good defensive driving means being the better driver. If you get AGGRAVATED at all the lights flashing and horns honking behind you, and decide to just SIT there and not move over because that upsets you, or you want to "teach them a lesson"... and thus act like a child while moving at 65MPH... YOU are just as BAD a driver as they are. (Truth hurts).


Posted 1:37 pm, 04/18/2016

Guitar, I fully agree!!!


Posted 1:25 pm, 04/18/2016

went to GREENSBORO last week locked my CT on 65 98% of the traffic blowed my doors off coming back home i locked my CT on 73 about 3/4 of traffic blowed my doors off posted SL is 65 im doing im doing 73 getting passed by 3/4 of the traffic amazing


Posted 11:26 am, 04/18/2016

Personally I am GLAD they're enforcing the speed limits and doing it in force. It's about danged time. Slow pokes are just as bad but speeding is a huge problem because SO many people ignore posted signs. The reason they're ignoring the signs is because they're on a danged cell phone or texting! Not only do they ignore the posted speed limits but Stop signs and Yellow Lines!

Rode the Parkway Sunday, MARKED SPEED LIMIT IS 45 for the area we were in. We saw several Cars and Trucks passing in no passing zones and running on average of 65. I know for a fact they were going better than 65 because we tried catching one of the fruit loops who near wrecked us! We wanted to get the Tag number to report them. Oh and by the way The majority of these cars had out of state tags on them.

Coming down 21 mountain, not sure how many folks know that road but I'd say most anyone that does would say it is a really curvy road and you wouldn't be safe going much over the marked speed limits. We met several cars and trucks on our sides of the road to the point several of us near bit the gravel trying to avoid being ran over.

One lady was clearly on her phone when she almost ran over someone!

So **** Yea Enforce the Traffic laws!


Posted 10:59 am, 04/18/2016

Ask the Highway Patrol who causes the most wrecks. Slow drivers or speeding drivers. I am sure they keep statistics. I know I got a ticket a few years ago for speeding and it cost well over $500.00. People who get aggravated behind the wheel have NO business driving. Aggressive/hateful types with BIG egos blow their horn and blink their lights at others on the road. Oh, I forgot to add impatient and disrespectful !!! I'm driving the speed limit and you can blow your dang horn and flash your lights to your heart's content. You can be aggressive at home with your spouse and kids but the highway (the last account I had) belongs to me too, as I pay taxes, am a licensed driver, and I try to abide by the law.


Posted 8:53 am, 04/18/2016

No matter what the speed limit is, if you are being passed by people in the right lane, MOVE OVER! And if you are in the left lane and people are honking and blinking their lights, that is a good indication you are part of the problem and not the solution.

You could have conducted your little "experiment" just as effectively in the RIGHT lane. Ahoole.


Posted 2:33 am, 04/18/2016

i left walmart decided to do a survey @ brushy mtn road locked my CT on 65 43 cars BLOWED my doors off some blinked there light when they run up on me had 9 blow there horns mind you im running the posted SL which is 65 MPH i was amazed @ how people speed on 421


Posted 1:17 am, 04/18/2016

I completely agree that slow drivers cause most of accidents.

The rest of the country has a neat little rule on the highway: "Slower Traffic Keep Right". There is a reason for that policy... our fruitcake of a governor should drink the kool-aid and enact a similar law.

Also, for those slower folks who ride 601 to mocksville, I have a little secret for you... IT'S 55 MOST OF THE WAY. Not 45. Not 50. Just making sure you are taking notes.


Posted 7:42 pm, 03/27/2016

anyone that gets a this week can thank our fruitcake of a governer


Posted 7:38 pm, 03/27/2016

From the UK, but still relevant:

Slow drivers 'are among most dangerous on roads' and cause crashes

Slow drivers are one of the biggest dangers on the road and should be treated like speeders, a report says today.

Nearly a third of motorists have had a 'near miss' caused by someone travelling slowly.

These drivers create such frustration that six out of ten motorists feel stress rise and about half are tempted to 'undertake'.

It has led to calls for a crackdown on slow drivers including the setting of minimum limits or even ‘slow speed' cameras.

Transport Department figures show 143 accidents a year are caused directly by slow drivers.

The report from insurer Confused.com coincides with the Government's deadline today for police and councils to publish prosecution and casualty data on speed cameras to see if they do save lives or just raise cash.

The report notes: 'In reaction to these slow drivers, almost half (45%) of motorists risk overtaking, thus increasing the chances of an accident.



Posted 5:31 pm, 03/27/2016

I think it is about time


Posted 4:05 pm, 03/27/2016

now that's funny, I don't dare who ye are!


Posted 1:25 pm, 03/27/2016

I figured if I were gonna get one, yesterday would have been the day...I had to pee


Posted 12:47 pm, 03/27/2016

Chendo was caught for exceeding the posted velocity by Crypt Cam and his citation is in the mail. His insurance company has also been emailed a copy.


Posted 12:39 pm, 03/27/2016


Posted 11:19 am, 03/27/2016

I rodent he back roads to wilkes yesterday to demo some harleys. Saw a bunch of Leo's on the way up.
On the way back to winston, I saw a bunch too. Fell in with a sports car and another bike, and did 80 to 90 most of the way back


Posted 10:56 am, 03/27/2016

NCHP released a news segment claiming they were not going to ticket anyone going 1 mile over the limit. Sounds like they were exposed and are busier than a one-armed paper hanger trying to cover their butts.

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