Discussion in 'The Country Club' started by BillJacob, Oct 27, 2014.
Wonder if your post will bring Vanessa out of hibernation, Bob.
i honestly don't see the big deal either way, leave it where it is OR bump it up, doesn't matter people will drive the way they want to drive... i Rarely see anyone driving the posted limits, the bottom line is people move to lakewood ranch for a few different reasons, one of them is a better way of life for their families. I understand all views BUT does it really matter ?? leave the limits where they are and drive as fast and stupid as you want, just know their are consequences for breaking the laws.. I am sure ppl think it is annoying for a 35 mph speed limit, don't see the big deal here and why some ppl feel it necessary to cry and stomp their feet like a toddler about it, in the big scheme of things does it really affect our lives ?? Who Cares...
it affects our lives when we are forced to pay a $130 ticket and go to traffic school because of doing 44mph in a 35 on a wide open road after being caught in a money grabbing speed trap by a rude and abrasive cop after working an extra hour with children at their job at a nursery school to try to earn a little extra money for the family. Yes it affects our lives and i do care.
I would much rather have a realistic speed limit that would stop the Sheriff's office from having a slush fund known as Lorraine Road
Luby, I think you are missing the point. The state has a method for determining speed limits on roads. They don't get emotional about it, they follow the data and develop policy based on the data. It costs taxpayers money to develop those guidelines. The county staff followed those guidelines and conducted a study using the state guidelines. Again, the taxpayers paid for the study to be conducted and for recommendations to be drafted and presented to the commission. Then, commissioners apparently ignored the data, ignored the money spent to develop the data, and ignored the money spent to develop the recommendations using nothing concrete to justify that decision. Why waste money on studies? We might as well use a magic 8 ball and a Ouija board from now on.
Agreed, why waste the money if your not going to go by their recommendations ... i don't have a problem with it either way but sounds like they wasted some money..
Forced ??? did he hold a gun to your head and take you to an ATM ?? 44 in a 35 is SPEEDING... maybe he was rude and abrasive since it seems to me that you probably gave him an attitude since you don't agree with the posted speed limit. just think, if you were doing 35 you would be 130.00 richer...i don't have a problem with the fact that you received a ticket for your lack of respect of the speed limit... oh well.... stay alive, do 35 !!!
First of all it was my wife who go a ticket not me and why would you assume that i would be rude to a police officer? You dont know me or my wife and dont know how we would react. Making assumptions on how I would react makes you look very ignorant and judgmental. He didnt even let my wife say a word. And yes i was forced to pay. Did i really have a choice? It seems that you live in an internet fantasy world where everything is peachy so go 35, stay alive and post on this thread how your are an ideal citizen and stay $130 richer. I seems the only lack of respect here is coming from you
When the Sheriffs office willfully sets up Speed Traps in the same spot over and over again, yes that is forced.
Too bad the Sheriff's office does not set up the Traps on 14th street, where speed is a real issue.
So, the cop was rude and abrasive because he wouldn't let your wife speak ?? you refer to a cop as rude and Abbrasive yet I am the one who is judgmental and ignorant ?? never said i was an ideal citizen but i also don't go on the Internet an whine about getting a ticket in an area that has posted 35 as a speed limit, that would be you... I try to respect everyone but when you complain about breaking the law and getting caught it is tough to respect that. I don't live in a fantasy world, i have a problem with ppl that drive like idiots and think it is ok, i have cut and pulled too many people out of cars that were hit by speeders, drunk drivers, etc.... i have seen what a kid looks like when their body is mangled by a speeding car, have you ?? so , who lives in a internet fantasy world again ??
So, people KNOW where they sit and STILL get tickets ??? you call that Forced i call it Ignorance.... LOL
What are you saying Luby?
Let me say this again in a different manner.
The Sheriffs office has been using Lorraine road as a slush fund since it was fully paved and opened with the 35 speed limit. They don't ever give a warning to anyone. It's always a ticket. That is called abusive use of power.
Hopefully as this article points out, the limit will be placed at what it should have been since day one, so the funding source for the slush will dry up.
The cop was rude and abrasive because he was rude and abrasive. That's not a judgement. And yes my wife must drive like an idiot because she was doing 44 with our 3 year old in the car. I am going to bow out of this argument. I am not going to win. I forgot you are from Brooklyn and people from BK are never wrong
People are now wondering why I burst out in laughter in an otherwise quiet environment!!
i am wrong plenty... just ask my wife !!!
speed limit is 35, get over it and move on... or stomp your feet like a toddler, either one works for me...
oh yeah and people from BK always have to have the last word.
i guess you don't like Brooklyn ??? too rough for you i assume ??
As someone who lives in Riverwalk Grove, when making a left out of Sweetflag to head south on LWR blvd, I already take my life in my hands with cars coming around
a blind curve heading north (blind to both them & me). Could a 5 mph increase be enough to kill myself or a family member- oh I see- until that happens its not an issue. I guess then surviving family members can wring hands and mash teeth! Have I already seen accidents there- yes! Oh course studies show the higher the speed limit, the faster people really go. I would love to know what these studies are actually based on, when they are done, etc. All I know it already dangerous.
my Wife is from Westchester... Yonkers actually... NOW it all makes sense to me !!!!
Bob, are you saying the report indicated that based on conditions the speed limit could be raised? It seems implied by what you quoted, but not stated.
I am frustrated Ms. Baugh would base her support not to raise the speed limit on anecdotal information. Not very sound reasoning.
If it is 30 people will go 35. If 35 then 40 if 40 then 45.
I said it before no one forces anyone (even George) to go over the speed limit.
Thus the sheriff is not making it a slush fund it is those that knowingly and willfully going over the speed limit ON ANY ROAD IN MANATEE COUNTY not just Lorraine or LWR
My hope is that the limit gets raised to what it should have been set at from day 1 for Lorraine Road. Then the Sheriff's slush fund dries up.
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