PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby djkest » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:58 pm

The wildlife crossing zone is only a 9 mile stetch. It's right after you come out of the Canyon between Granite and Buena Vista.
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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby emohr » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:00 pm

nfire wrote:
pkripper wrote:
Most people with an ounce of common sense understand that if you're not sure of the limit you should probrably just drive the lower speed. Jim summed it up best with the differing speed comparison . If saving 6 minutes is worth the price of the ticket to you,Then don't whine when you get caught.

actually most people with common sense, when theres a daytime speed limit and a night time speed limit, will drive the daytime speed limit in the broad daylight. try to keep up.


Then you, Captain Common Sense, can enjoy a nice hefty ticket. Common sense isn't so common anymore.
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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby Magnum420 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:11 pm

I believe most people have no clue where the money goes from speeding tickets...

From a news article earlier this year. http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20120205/NEWS/120209913 If you choose to beleive it or not, thats up to you.
Summit County's five law-enforcement agencies and Colorado State Patrol collectively
handed out more than 7,000 traffic tickets last year, but they weren't gunning for
quotas or cash, local authorities say.

“There is no such thing as a quota,” Dillon Police Chief Joe Wray said. “That is a common
perception. That, and that we use (tickets) for revenue generation. Those are absolutely false.”

Other law-enforcement agencies in Summit County, including Colorado State Patrol,
concurred. Traffic stops, they insist, are not about quotas, but compliance, and the agencies
don't see the revenue generated by citations. That money is routed into town, county or state
general funds, officials said.

“There's no set number put on anybody,” Colorado State Patrol spokesman Josh Lewis said.
“(The money) does not go back into state patrol. We get our funding from a highway user
tax fund … that comes from tax on gasoline.”



Sorry, but my common sense tells me to slow down to the slower speed limit until I know for sure whats going on.

And to you tailgaters out there, when I'm going 5 over, your on my ass, and I slow down... Yes, I am doing this on purpose, and yes you will get to your destination slower than if you were not tailgaing me. I dont usually slow down under the speed limit, but I'll go the speed limit every time. I plan ahead, I'm never in a hurry.
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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:19 pm

djkest wrote:The wildlife crossing zone is only a 9 mile stetch. It's right after you come out of the Canyon between Granite and Buena Vista.


Actually, yeah you're right. It probably is only 9 miles. 17 would be all the way from Granite to BV, its really only the second half of that stretch where the speed is reduced.
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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby J-RockandRockpile » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:26 pm

May this PSA would have been better suited as:

PSA: Don't be an a**hole!

and it could apply to some many different and exciting things
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Re: PSA: Watch your Speed in Buena Vista / Leadville

Postby DeucesWild » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:01 pm

Magnum420 wrote:And to you tailgaters out there, when I'm going 5 over, your on my ass, and I slow down... Yes, I am doing this on purpose, and yes you will get to your destination slower than if you were not tailgaing me.


Boy, you sure proved how right(eous) you are with that. And when you slow down for one of the aforementioned deer, and get rammed up the ass, I'm sure it will feel good knowing just how right you were.

Good job.
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