Police with radar

By: Mikec
10/22/2019 10:53 AM

If you are on 12 near Durant Station condos in Hatteras Village watch out, lots of police with radar today. Drive the speed limit.

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By: 1ADAM12
10/22/2019 2:16 PM

If you are going a few miles over the limit will you get pulled over or is it better to err on the side of caution and always travel under? I always travel a few under and I know it pisses people off behind me and I have even had cars pass me. Confused

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By: Aliphatic
10/22/2019 2:25 PM

Let them be cranky and pass you. A 300$ speeding ticket isn’t worth trying to placate impatient drivers.

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By: Blue Fish
10/22/2019 3:08 PM

Mikec is right. Just got back from Buxton Munch and they are pulling cars over left and right. They are all over about a 2-3 mile stretch here today. I'm like everyone else, if it says 55, I go 50. If it says 45 I go 40, and if it says 25, I go 20. End up with a pile of pissed off people behind me, but I'd rather deal with that than a ticket and the fine that goes with it.

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By: craicncrabs
10/22/2019 5:38 PM

I typically drive 9 mph over the speed limit when it's 35 mph or higher. I've never gotten a speeding ticket as a result. And that includes going through speed traps

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By: robluc
10/22/2019 6:07 PM

Mikec is right. Just got back from Buxton Munch and they are pulling cars over left and right. They are all over about a 2-3 mile stretch here today. I'm like everyone else, if it says 55, I go 50. If it says 45 I go 40, and if it says 25, I go 20. End up with a pile of pissed off people behind me, but I'd rather deal with that than a ticket and the fine that goes with it.

Blue Fish
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By: J4yDubs
10/22/2019 6:46 PM

There is absolutely no reason to not go the speed limit (conditions permitting of course). I don't understand the under crowd unless you just WANT to piss off other drivers? I usually go 5 over (conditions permitting of course) and have never had a speeding ticket (I'm 47). 5 over or less (really 10 or less according to police friends) can easily be beaten if you do get one.

John

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By: Aliphatic
10/22/2019 6:59 PM

This is so location and condition dependent. Some jurisdictions have bored cops with nothing better to do than ticket you for 29 in a 25.

Kiss 300 bucks goodbye.

Major interstates, rural roads, sure drive a little over and you’ll be fine.

I drive the speed limit on my trip down down Delaware 1, 113, and 13.

The amount of people pulled over is absurd. Why risk it by speeding?

Especially cause I don’t bring a check book on vacation. If I get a ticket I’ve got like 10 days to get them a payment or else I’ve got a warrant for my arrest in Virginia. Not enough time to deal with that on vacation.

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By: Bill
10/22/2019 7:08 PM

I used to jokingly say to budget an extra $300 and enjoy your stay. It seemed I got a ticket 50% of my visits, and it was always for stupid things.

58 in a 55 on 158 one time, and another 31 in a 25. Also got stopped in Maryland on 113 when the speed dropped from 50 to 35. Trooper gave me a break and did not write the ticket.

Have not been stopped going to the OBX in over 5 years, but I probably just jinxed it.



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By: Koronin
10/22/2019 7:11 PM

I don't get the drive 5 mph under the speed limit either. Drive right at or a mph under, ok, I get that in areas that are specifically patrolled a great deal. Even in those areas it's exceptionally unlikely they are going to pull you for doing a half mph or 1 mph over the posted speed limit.

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By: J4yDubs
10/22/2019 8:20 PM

In my early 20's, my job was to drive all over NC and SC and setup computers and do training. I have never gotten ticketed for going 5 over. This includes known speed traps. Maybe I was just lucky, but I logged a ton of miles going to big cities and small towns.

I did get pulled over once in Columbia, SC. It was an obvious speed trap, 45 to 35 with no warning. I was in a rented Geo Metro sub compact (I looked like a clown in it; I'm 6'4"). When the officer told me he clocked me doing 45 in a 35, I looked at him and said, "I don't think this car can do 45"! He just laughed and walked away. I was serious. Big grin

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By: wayne
10/22/2019 9:29 PM

Whether or not a violator is issued a summons is often determined by the violator's attitude or demeanor towards the LEO. A lot of people talk themselves into a ticket in lieu of a warning by being a jerk. Exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 mph is almost a guaranteed summons though.

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By: Aliphatic
10/22/2019 11:06 PM

Whether or not a violator is issued a summons is often determined by the violator's attitude or demeanor towards the LEO. A lot of people talk themselves into a ticket in lieu of a warning by being a jerk. Exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 mph is almost a guaranteed summons though.

wayne


This isn't true, at least in PA. If you get a speeding or traffic ticket (or other summary offense) you have ten days to respond and send in your payment with your guilty plea or request a trial in magisterial district court.

If the court doesn't receive your reply in those ten days a warrant will be issued for your arrest and the PA state police will come find you and you will be taken to jail.

Don't speed.

How is this so hard to grasp?

EDIT: I'm not sure why I care. Speed; don't speed. Get a ticket; don't get a ticket. Deal with an out of state warrant or ignore it.

It's on you. Deal with the consequences of your actions. Beer

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By: Mstaszew
10/23/2019 12:24 AM

Rapid payment like that is often considered traffic bail. It ensures you show up to court to fight/beg if you want and if you don’t then the bail is kept as the fine and points are issued.

I drive slightly over as rule of thumb and never have issues. All of my tickets before have been due to stupidity or me thinking I was doing 5 over when in fact my speed crept up without me paying attention. With that said... if you do 5-10 over in a school zone or a neighborhood cut through then you’re an idiot. Common sense can usually prevail and you know when a road allows for a little slop and when it doesn’t.

As mentioned before, don’t be an ass to the guy/girl with the power. I got pulled doing 60 in a 45 years back. Just started new job and overslept. Got pulled and was asked how fast I was going. “At least 60” I answered. This dude had the radar so he knew. I told him what the deal was and he said to slow down and off I was.

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By: ganuchyman2
10/23/2019 11:56 AM

my pappy was a LEO all his adult life. Every time he drove anywhere (except in a school zone) he drove 7 over the limit and said most cops would not bother someone going 7 over. Obviously, it would take some common sense tho. He's gone, but I still hear him telling me to turn off my radar detection in Virginia.

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By: SteveWolf
10/23/2019 2:09 PM

If you are going to hold up traffic at least have the decency to pull over now and again so people can go around you.

When I was a cop, going five under signaled I had one of four types of drivers: A drunk, a diabetic, someone so old and infirm that, like the others, they should not have been on the road, or a kid who is behind the wheel for the first time. Driving five under was almost a sure bet I had an accident waiting to happen.

"Driving under" is baked into the speed limit. It is already assumed that eighty percent will drive faster. You are not helping anything by driving under the speed limit. You're a hazard.

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By: terpsno1
10/23/2019 2:23 PM

Or these days it signals a distracted driver - looking at their phone

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By: Alexy
10/23/2019 2:41 PM

If you look at the court dockets for Dare county and search the names of the "big hitters" from the sheriffs office for traffic you will see that the speeding tickets issued are always for 10 over.
The only exception are low speeds and there is always a drive suspended licence/ drive impaired DWI arrest or other criminal ticket to go with the low speed violation.
Click to follow link...
So I guess as long as you are civil have your act together and can keep your speeds sub-sonic they are very reasonable as far as speed enforcement.

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By: Greg MD
10/23/2019 2:51 PM

One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey
Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no
So I tried my best illegal move
A big black and white come and crushed my groove again

Go on and write me up for 125
Post my face, wanted dead or alive
Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55, oh no, uh

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By: old greybeard
10/23/2019 6:53 PM

It’s always a adjustment going form PA to NC. Up here speeding is rarely enforced. Do 10 over the limit and you are a traffic hazard, cars flying by. Tailgating, running red lights never enforced. Literally almost every red light is run through. We don’t have radar for local cops, and the State Cops are few and far between. Makes it tough to adjust when you go to a state with real enforcement.

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By: Beach Fred
10/23/2019 8:08 PM

One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey
Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no
So I tried my best illegal move
A big black and white come and crushed my groove again

Go on and write me up for 125
Post my face, wanted dead or alive
Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55, oh no, uh

Greg MD

Hey, the Red Rocker!
BTW, you gotta at least drive the speed limit, no under.

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By: Grim_Smoker
10/23/2019 9:24 PM

Look, I get you don't want a ticket. But there is ZERO reason to go 5-10 under the speed limit. Do the speed limit please. Unlike you, I'm not on vacation.

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By: Bill
10/24/2019 1:52 PM

Look, I get you don't want a ticket. But there is ZERO reason to go 5-10 under the speed limit. Do the speed limit please. Unlike you, I'm not on vacation.

Grim_Smoker


That's how you get road rage deaths.

Do the speed limit people!

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By: Blue Fish
10/24/2019 3:38 PM

You people are too much.

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By: mlpmo
10/24/2019 7:47 PM

5 to 10 under speed limit.......your the one going through the green/yellow light, leaving us behind you there to wait. Look in the mirror, if you see 10 cars behind you, a little consideration please!!

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