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Old 03-01-2006, 06:39 PM   #21
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that video was awesome. they were trying to prove a point, and that point was that in that case, obeying the law was dangerous and could result in serious injury. they did that marvelously, no matter how annoying it was for anyone else that could no longer break the law. point proven: the law should be changed in that instance. its not like itd be hard, but itd mean less revenue for the area law enforcement, so regardless of safety, the law sticks.
But how many accidents are caused because of people following to closely or not having enough time to react because they were driving to fast?(Not that I always drive 55, or 65,....or 75 )

The point could be taken the other way and used to support stricter penalties for breaking speed limit laws so that people would be more inclined to obey them.
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Let'* put it out there...most of us are voting age and can write to our representatives. If done laws could change. The fact of us sitting on our couches drinking beer, keeps things from happening.

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Hippies did the same thing in the 60'*, except they just sat in the grass and smoked grass and sang songs.

Punk kids probably don't have much of a clue about life. The real world doesn't drive the speed limit. They all seem like those young skulls fulla mush still in college, hoping to change the world once they get out of school in 7-10 years.
Wow way to over generalize and sound like a COMPLETE asshole.
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Ok I think alot of people are missing the point of what these kids did. Personally Id like ot shake there hands. They are proving that NOBODY follows the speed limit signs in ANY state. So whats the point? Technically a cop could pull me over every single day for going 5mph over or more. But If I went slower Id get passed all day and thats dangerous too. These kids were trying to prove that the signs are outdates/obsolete. They did a stand up job too.
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Some friends and I do that for fun in the St. Paul parkway...., Avg Speed 75-90.......Limit 45
Dood, wanna set up Cedar from Dodd to 35E. We would get shot I guarentee it.
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thats great stuff...

yeah everone does go a little fast, i could probably be convicted of speeding too...but everone else does it...we are all driving at around 85 90 ish, and i was getting passed...hah......highway 10 is good for going really fast espcially between hwy 110 and 45....hah...good highway...sorry for taking the thread off in another direction....
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They did a stand up job too.
agreed.
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BTW, I saw this clip featured on the morning news down here today! For some reason they cut out the maniacs who passed on the shoulder and the van that clipped the car and broke off it'* mirror. They were giving kudos to the makers of this clip for bringing this to national attention.

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Wow...media didn't turn it into a circus of how these kids cause an accident. I'm pleasantly surprised.
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they couldnt very well put the "irresponsible kids cause accident" because i think too many people would balk at the claim that it was irresponsible to follow the law... of course... people are sheep.
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