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Old 06-03-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Glad I don't live in Ohio

Now you can get a speeding ticket if the Cops sees you going fast, even without a radar.



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Old 06-03-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Glad I don't live in Ohio

It's not just Ohio that does that....officer estimates are usually enough to stick in a number of states. I know NY is one as well....

However, I say the same thing about Ohio every time I drive through that state going to NY....takes almost a 1/3 of the travel time just to get through that damn state.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #3
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That is insane...I can't believe they allow that.
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Re: Glad I don't live in Ohio

Cops are trained to estimate speed when going through the academy. It isn't just billy bob out there guesstimating a speed....they are actually taught how to do it and must be able to estimate within 5 mph in order to pass. I forgot how many speeds they must get right, but when my friend went through the sheriff's academy in NY, I want to say he had to get 7 or 8 out of 10 speeds within 5 mph in order to pass the test.
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Re: Glad I don't live in Ohio

its not about their ability to estimate speeds... its about the power that is transitioning from the people and documented records to the cop's personal judgment. besides, even with a 70% accuracy rate, there will be a ton of people who will be unfairly and unconstitutionally ticketed... and thats if the cop stays truthful/fair.

all laws that can be abused will be abused someday by someone. its just a matter of time. thats one reason why the AZ law scares the crap out of me. we are basically handing over the fourth amendment in order to fix immigration... which it wont... and then we'll just find ourselves surrounded by immigrants and without the fourth amendment.

its like we are becoming a police state overnight. police can ID you just with suspicion, ticket you by estimating your speed, they can record you but you cant record them, don't have to read you miranda rights, speed cameras at stoplights, etc. its not about left or right either - this is an up and down issue. people are so worried about liberals and conservatives, they dont see that things are shifting downward to totalitarianism.
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its not about their ability to estimate speeds... its about the power that is transitioning from the people and documented records to the cop's personal judgment. besides, even with a 70% accuracy rate, there will be a ton of people who will be unfairly and unconstitutionally ticketed... and thats if the cop stays truthful/fair.

all laws that can be abused will be abused someday by someone. its just a matter of time. thats one reason why the AZ law scares the crap out of me. we are basically handing over the fourth amendment in order to fix immigration... which it wont... and then we'll just find ourselves surrounded by immigrants and without the fourth amendment.

its like we are becoming a police state overnight. police can ID you just with suspicion, ticket you by estimating your speed, they can record you but you cant record them, don't have to read you miranda rights, speed cameras at stoplights, etc. its not about left or right either - this is an up and down issue. people are so worried about liberals and conservatives, they dont see that things are shifting downward to totalitarianism.
I definitely agree.
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Re: Glad I don't live in Ohio

My brother got picked up in Virgina that way. The officer claimed he had passed her. Her car was completely unmarked. She estimated based on her speed he was going approximately 10 over the speed limit.
In Georgia they wont get you like that they have to be visible within 50 feet and an unmarked car must be followed by a marked car.
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