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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:Does that mean it can run on BIOdiesel? (1103 comments)

Go ahead. I don't care. All the wit in the world doesn't change the fact that you gambled, and you lost.

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:speeding (1103 comments)

Did the police actually tell you that? (And even if they did, how do you know they didn't make it up because they, like so many people these days, think it's cool to sneer at anyone who does something good for the environment?)

Did they, or the paper you looked at, tell you how the limits are actually chosen? Did they explain why the limits might be different at times?

Also, yes, there are recommended limits for particular types of road, but there can be circumstances that apply to specific roads that cause limits to be higher or lower on those roads but not on others of the same class -- presence of or lack of sight distances, lots of intersecting streets or driveways, whether there are center turn lanes, etc. etc. Lots of things can have an influence on the limits. You can't say "the limit is XX on the road over there, this looks like the same kind of road, so I'll go XX when I'm on this road, even though the limit says YY." If it's lower, there is probably a good reason for it.

Real speed traps are easy to detect (sharp drops in limit for a short time, suddenly, often on a downhill slope, for instance), but when you see a lower limit than might be expected without the signs of a speed trap, it probably isn't one.

It's also not unknown that cops don't go after everyone, but "everyone does it" won't get you out of a ticket -- the cop will just say "we can't catch them all".

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:speeding (1103 comments)

I'm not sure what you're getting at with that. Those aren't the factors used to set speed limits in any case, and if you do a bit of research on how speed limits actually are set, you'll find that it is quite possible that the limit is incorrect (either too high or too low) and a survey just hasn't been done because no one's ever thought to do another one since the road was built. How would it hurt to submit a request to your local or state street department, whoever is in charge? It won't. And it's also entirely legal and your participation in public matters is only a good thing -- thinking you're above the law and behaving in a way that other drivers aren't going to expect is not only illegal but unsafe to you and everyone else on the road. What's so good about that?

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:speeding (1103 comments)

True, but the limit is the limit, and if you don't like it, you don't get to think you're better than the law. If you don't like it, the right way to do something about it is to get the highway department to resurvey the road and if the limit is improper it will be changed.

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:Does that mean it can run on BIOdiesel? (1103 comments)

You apparently read right past the part where I explained that not only do hypermilers not drive below the speed limit most of the time, but YOU are responsible for not hitting cars in front of you. There is a reason that it is automatically your fault if you rear-end someone.

As for the bullshit you spew in your second paragraph, since you are I-Was-Not-There-But-I'm-Going-To-Lecture-You Internet Asshole #2, I'm just going to refer you to my comment no. #25020179 and you can shove your snark up your ass. In most civilized countries, using a deceleration lane AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE USED would be respected, and someone obeying the rules regarding decleration lanes would not even be nearly hit ONCE, let alone TWICE.

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:Does that mean it can run on BIOdiesel? (1103 comments)

Go look up 'deceleration' and how it applies to exit lanes and try again. And yet again you're making a judgmental comment about me even though you were never there. I'm not a slow driver. I'm a very average driver. But you couldn't possibly know that without being there, could you? Nope, you're just another internet asshole who thinks all-caps self-righteous judgmental snark is warranted.

You also seem to think that everything you don't like is a conspiracy to steal your money never mind the fact that there is probably a good reason for the low limit; why don't you ASK the local roads department? I'm sure they'd explain to you if you did. And you know what? You won't get a ticket if you don't break the law.

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:Does that mean it can run on BIOdiesel? (1103 comments)

And what case would that be? You have no grounds to snark at me and you know it. Just let it go already. Is it really that important to you to try to look better than a total stranger? Go find something else to snark at where you actually have grounds to argue.

more than 6 years ago
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Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US

Buran Re:Does that mean it can run on BIOdiesel? (1103 comments)

And how do you magically know that I'm not where I need to be for a good reason? You don't. And by the way, I am. So don't criticize what you don't understand.

more than 6 years ago

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