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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    > and I've tried very hard ever since to do complete stops.

    try harder!
    I did and I still do!

    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    ...but I did stop, it might've only been for a count of 'one thousand and one' but it was a full stop...

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    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John's Avatar
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    uh huh.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    uh huh.....

    So John, we don't hear you fessin' up to nuthin' here, surely you're not mr perfect...spill it. What have you done? Traffic stop, jay walked, spit on the sidewalk, stole candy from a baby? Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket?-zz4kcsj-gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    So John, we don't hear you fessin' up to nuthin' here, surely you're not mr perfect...spill it. What have you done? Traffic stop, jay walked, spit on the sidewalk, stole candy from a baby? Have you ever gotten a traffic ticket?-zz4kcsj-gif

    well......I did get a traffic ticket many, many moons ago but I won't discuss the particulars here.

    I went in front of the judge and said " I am guilty as charged your honor, I am here to receive my punishment".

    The judge looked over at the DA and said, I kid you not.....

    "I want this reduced to a parking ticket".

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    Several decades ago - caught speeding in a 25 mph residential area - was late for a dentist appointment!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    My SIL works for the Highway Patrol in MS. She said it's essentially a THREE SECOND rule.
    If you stop at a stop sign for 3 seconds in NJ, with cars behind you, during rush hour, you better keep your windows closed!

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    I've had 11 speeding tickets

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    What was it for? Did you contest it in court? What happened?
    Back in the day (over like 15 years ago), I beat several tickets by going down to the county clerk's office and telling them I wants to contest the ticket and I want a trial by jury and I need to know the court date so I can schedule Matlock to be there - he'll pin it on someone else

    Seriously, the cop did not show up so they dismissed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    My SIL works for the Highway Patrol in MS. She said it's essentially a THREE SECOND rule.
    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    ...and just where can that be found in any rule book?? To me a stop is a stop, that was going to be my defense:
    *Ahem* I finally got some time to look that 'rule' up, it was perplexing me because I had never heard of it before and look at what I found:


    Stop Sign
    There is a myth that you must stop for a full three seconds at a stop sign before proceeding, and if you don’t stop for the complete three seconds, you are guilty of a crime and should be charged. This myth is simply not true. Unfortunately many police officers do not have a great deal of traffic training and believe this myth to be true and will hand out stop sign tickets to people that have not stopped for a full three seconds! The Highway Traffic Act states that you must stop and yield the right of way to all traffic and proceed once there is no hazard to do so:
    Stop at through highway

    136. (1) Every driver or street car operator approaching a stop sign at an intersection,
    (a) shall stop his or her vehicle or street car at a marked stop line or, if none, then immediately before entering the nearest crosswalk or, if none, then immediately before entering the intersection; and
    (b) shall yield the right of way to traffic in the intersection or approaching the intersection on another highway so closely that to proceed would constitute an immediate hazard and, having so yielded the right of way, may proceed. R.S.O.1990, c. H.8, s. 136(1).
    This means that if there is no hazard to proceed, as long as you came to a complete stop, you can legally continue on your way without stopping for a full three seconds! Many people receive unfair and unjust stop sign tickets when they have obeyed the law completely...

    http://trafficticketsolutions.ca/stop-sign.php



    The Highway Traffic Act defines

    "stop" or "stopping", when prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal; ("arrĂȘt")
    The words "even momentarily" are extremely important. Many people, including police officers, mistakenly remember their driver training course where they were told to stop for three seconds. There is no 3-second rule under the Highway Traffic Act. It was a technique used by instructors to get inexperienced drivers to stop and pay attention to the road. The law requires you to stop, but it does not say how long. It could be for a fraction of a second and still be valid.

    http://ticketcombat.com/stopsign/understand.php

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    Thats why we should stop... and smell the roses!

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