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Old 02-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #11
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For the most part, laser detectors will give you very little warning notice, if any notice at all. However, laser scatter does exists and if your lucky, you will pick up some of the skatter and have enough time to slow down a little to at least reduce your traffic fine, but then again, dont count on it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #12
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"We Albertans refer to them as learner plates."

I'd declare war, but you guys have all the oil.

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Glenn do you remember a while back when they used to give the bad drivers yellow license plates...
Those were the plates for people who passed the Aggressive Driving Course.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:44 AM   #13
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I normally drive the speed limit or less when towing. The 2,500 mile trip up and over from Memphis to Chilliwack is another matter. I'll need the detector then . We'll stop-and-smell-the-roses on the trip back.

Laser scatter and tired cops missing their target with laser guns have given me ample warning to slow down on several occasions. In the US I'm more worried about instant-on radar as it is far more common. I normally slow a bit as I approach the crest of hills and around corners with limited visibility...a good defensive driving practice under any circumstances, and also prudent when clipping along a few (!) mph/kph over the limit.

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Old 02-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #14
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Coulda used one of those detectors yesterday---was down near Mt Vernon in the US and I had had it on cruise--didn't notice the speed limit had changed until too late--saw the cop--attempted to slow down..
Nope, VERY young guy and I got a $144 ticket..
Haven't had one since I was 20 (yeah... a year or two ago!! LOL) and I drove for a living for over 15 years...

Guess it paid for the times I didn't get caught!!!!
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:54 PM   #15
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If I got a ticket every time I was speeding I'd get ticket every time I turned on the ignition. The cops would be all over be like Rottweilers on pot roast.

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The only concern that I had was converting mph to kph. I even had Reace do some conversions for me so I'd stay out of trouble. On my second trip up it dawned on me that all I had to do was pay attention; that both values were on the speedometer. Duh. :
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The only concern that I had was converting mph to kph. I even had Reace do some conversions for me so I'd stay out of trouble. On my second trip up it dawned on me that all I had to do was pay attention; that both values were on the speedometer. Duh. :
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Hi: Sandra L... It's easy done. 5 of us flew Detroit to Ft. Myers. Rented a Toyota Camry. Due to flight problems we arrived at 2am. Jumped into the car and head for the Beach/Condo. Foggy damp weather and I'm driving thru town when my wife says "Arn't you goin' kinda fast in the fog" to which I replied " I'm only doing 80" OOOPs!!! Alf
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:42 PM   #19
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I understand the latest metric-conversion initiative in the US, as precursor to an overall conversion to the metric system, is adoption of the "metric hour" There are 100 metric minutes in a metric hour, 100 metric seconds in a metric minute. Each day will be divided into 2 kilo-minutes (Kmin). North America will then be divided into 10 time zones, Eastern, Central, Undecided, Western, Huey, Dooey, Louie, Mutt, Jeff and 7.

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Hi: Garand... That "Metric hour" stuff seems to work like the 30 day diet I'm on. So far I've lost 5 days!!! Alf
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