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JE
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December 3, 2009 10:23 pm  

This afternoon it looked like the Police were using a radar gun on Midland Road about 1/2 mile west of the Mon Bijou traffic light. I went by twice and both times there were cars pulled off to the side of the road and a Policeman holding what looked like a radar gun. I guess it is just human nature to be a hypocrite. Although I frequently bitch about the lack of traffic law enforcement here ( running red lights, no brake lights, passing on curves, etc.), when there is an actual attempt to enforce the traffic laws I then bitch about it being the wrong ones being enforced.


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Justin
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December 3, 2009 10:45 pm  

There are many things I would rather see them doing.


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December 3, 2009 10:57 pm  

Well, 1) they've had 'em for years, although they may not have used them; and 2) creating a respect for the law takes generations, and we've got to start somewhere, some time. How better to start that process than the occasional speeding ticket or license/reg stop? I learned a lot as a lad when my dad got pulled over for doing 45 in a 35 after picking up grandma and dashing home for thanksgiving dinner. Just sayin' ...


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aquaponics
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December 3, 2009 11:19 pm  

thanks for the heads up...I have often "scooted" down that long stretch of nice paved road. I passed by them too, but it was dark and I didn't see the radars....I think it's a great way to catch some unsuspecting gun toters or drunk drivers, not like the "ROAD STOP AHEAD" warnings or every 6th car stops....


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Linda from Michigan
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December 4, 2009 2:10 am  

It wasn't that long ago you couldn't drive close to the posted speed limit on that road!


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Neil
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December 4, 2009 2:51 am  

Please let me know when they start showing up on Southshore Highway, er, I mean "road." 😎


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DixieChick
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December 4, 2009 12:26 pm  

saw a road block down town yest. afternoon. wonder if they were going to shoot me with the radar gun...
it better come with instructions.....:D


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brinni
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December 4, 2009 1:37 pm  

When there's a police stop just before 5 corners, heading out of town toward Pueblo, what would be the route to aviod it?

I'm not trying to be a gun-toting, drug cartell-ing, and/or otherwise serious criminal in any way - I just haven't gotten my registration "updated" and am a member of the ever-growing "working poor" class . . .

So - without judging (please!) - can someone give me an alternate route home?

Thank you! 🙂

P.S. I fully intend to get registered post-holiday season!


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December 4, 2009 7:21 pm  

i just PM'd you...i was unregistered for awhile, lol

my FAVORITE is that they've been testing the guns on the highway. Now, i lived in NJ for 4 years with State Troopers and they were sneaky. One cop would hide behind a crest and blast you, and then radio a cop further ahead to get you. I literally saw a cop down here standing in one of the highway lanes with the gun. Everyone, obviously, slowed down. Another time, months ago, they put cones in the left lane, so that you could drive through and they could radar you...ok. I saw that one coming a 1/2 mile away, i slowed down. Isn't the point to catch you speeding? Not that i'm complaining, i really don't need a ticket.


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Linda J
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December 4, 2009 7:24 pm  

I don't think the point is to catch you speeding. I think the point is to get you to slow down so you don't kill yourself and/or someone else.


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rks
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December 4, 2009 8:11 pm  

i just PM'd you...i was unregistered for awhile, lol

my FAVORITE is that they've been testing the guns on the highway. Now, i lived in NJ for 4 years with State Troopers and they were sneaky. One cop would hide behind a crest and blast you, and then radio a cop further ahead to get you. I literally saw a cop down here standing in one of the highway lanes with the gun. Everyone, obviously, slowed down. Another time, months ago, they put cones in the left lane, so that you could drive through and they could radar you...ok. I saw that one coming a 1/2 mile away, i slowed down. Isn't the point to catch you speeding? Not that i'm complaining, i really don't need a ticket.

I thought the point was to get people to obey the speed limit. Done. There is little danger/hope of traffic enforcement becoming a revenue stream as it is in many places in the states.


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Edward
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December 5, 2009 8:36 am  

After living for seven years in a society that has little or no respect for the rule of law, I'm grateful for any effort aimed at getting people to obey the law.

Imagine living in a society where a red light is a mere suggestion and pedestrian crosswalks are just a waste of paint!


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