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  1. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm E pluribus unum Supporter

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    This doesn't have much to do with democratic human rights, so maybe you want to rethink your position.
     
  2. PlayingInDirt

    PlayingInDirt Well-Known Member

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    Try a 2 lane straight Hwy for 25-30 miles, love my cc but then you get the dingbat going 55. Limit is 65 and everyone goes 75. Don't mess with mama when she's trying to get to work.

    Course the road to get to the Hwy is a twisty roller coaster so if you used cc on it you'd end up in the ditch.
     
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  3. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    I got a warning for speeding up to go around a slow poke on a two lane Missouri road.
     
  4. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Here in Michigan your supposed to not exced the speed limit even to pass. I think some one who made that law/rule had their head where the sun don't shine.

    Get around the slow poke as quick as you can seems safer to me.


    :D Al
     
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  5. BridgetMI

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    I know several people who have fallen asleep at the wheel, and had they been using CC, would probably be in a vegetative state, or worse. I rarely use it because nowadays it's too easy to get distracted, and there are too many people on the road doing dumb things - on their phones, going way under the speed limit, way over the speed limit, no lights on, etc. I want the vehicle to start slowing THE INSTANT I pull my foot off the gas - that split second between that moment and hitting the brakes can make a world of difference....
     
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  6. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    As Harry Potter used to say on Mash, HORSE HOCKEY PUCKS!!!!!! Cruise control or not car/truck would have stopped when it hit the object that stopped it. Must hang out with some sleepy People too, if they keep falling asleep at the wheel indangering others on the road.

    Our old Buick will coast a long ways when you let up on the gas pedal, same with my 2016 Dodge truck. Got to apply the brake to slow and stop them so that shuts the cruse control down.

    So not useing it excuss doesn't hold water.

    :D Al
     
  7. BridgetMI

    BridgetMI Well-Known Member

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    The point was, every car starts to slow down when the foot is taken off the accelerator. Sometimes the 10 mph is enough to make a difference. Or so the cops said. To each his own - although you believe that your choices should be mandatory for others, some of us see the opposite point.

    I guess when all is said and done - YOU are the one in charge of your vehicle. Slow moving others, obstructions, animals, weather - just all the factors that are part of driving.

    And as to your rudeness - maybe it that I know a lot of people, sleepy or not. But then again, I tend to be more accepting of people and their idiosyncrasies... Because I have some of my own. :)
     
  8. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Formerly LisainN.Idaho Supporter

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    My CC slows the car if a car in front slows (depending on how many car lengths I've set it to) and stops it if the car in front stops. It also buzzes/vibrates if the car drifts across the line and pushes you back into the lane via positive pressure unless the turn signal is on.

    Pretty cool stuff.

    ETA: Looks like I've been on the road too long..I already posted about this.
     
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  9. cfuhrer

    cfuhrer Wood Nymph / Toxophilite

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    Did you sleep through drivers ed?

    Two objects colliding head on - each going 50mph - is a combined force of 100 mph.

    Two objects colliding head on - where one is going 50mph and the other is going 40mph - is a combined force of 90mph.

    90 is slower and therefore (relatively) safer than 100mph. Mere seconds of deceleration could in fact save lives.

    You slept through science class too, huh?

    Yes, the old gal will coast a long ways but according to the laws of physics she is loosing speed every second, every inch.
     
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  10. Heritagefarm

    Heritagefarm E pluribus unum Supporter

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    Many big engine cars seem to engage the engine regardless. So you're slowing down, but you may also keep going on flat surfaces just because the engine is basically always pushing.

    ETA You're also wrong about the force of the head on collisions. The reality is that the brick wall exerts a force equal to the speed of the car in reverse, thereby equaling the effects of head on collision of equal speed.

    (But to be fair I'm not sure of the effects of a collision where one car is going half the speed of the other.)

    http://warp.povusers.org/grrr/collisionmath.html
     
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  11. mnn2501

    mnn2501 Dallas

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    Yeah, thats pretty much the same everywhere, but I agree with you, get past them and out of the passing lane.
     
  12. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    The title of this thread sounds like the name of a rap group.
     
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    One thing I'm going to dissagree with if the speed limit is 50 and you have a trailer so you're doing 45 (maximum allowed here) and I run into a something doing 35-40 I WILL pass it and you will stick behind me and wait. Cruise control is great on long straightish flat roads as soon as you hit a bend or have to break or change gear it gets more annoying that it's worth. The two cars I drive with it have slightly different set ups one will allow you to accelerate without knocking it off, sounds great but round here if you want to overtake you also need to change gear, as soon as that clutch goes down.. off it goes. the other one stops it as soon as you hit any pedals. You can use the switch to speed up or slow down but it is very very slow.
     
  14. AmericanStand

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    I don't get it. 1 mph over the speed limit is a crime.
    Do you just steal a few bucks when you go to the bank ?
     
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    This is why I stay home whenever possible. When I do go out in the Death Mobile I am constantly on the watch for other drivers trying to kill or maim me. I try to go the speed limit. If someone comes roaring up behind me I pull over, if possible, to let them pass. I only use the cruise control on the interstate highway.
     
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    Best signs for for the highway.
    My favorite is "merge here" with an arrow pointing exactly to where The games are over and you should get in line.
    The next one is one I want to see.
    Passing lane if you're not passing get out of this Lane.
    You are not passing the car 3 miles ahead of you that you may catch up with some day.
    However if you have been passed on the right you are obviously being a moron.
     
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    Actually, I doubt you can find a "criminal" statute for minor speeding. You can find a "civil" penalty, but that's why they have a traffic court for traffic cases instead of a criminal court.
    No one is "stealing" anything at 62 mph.......except the gov't when they fine you, that is.
     
  18. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    My be you should make a in the car/truck pet peeves post.

    I would put the one in it about the tailgaters who do not intend to pass so any body who wants to has to pass two cars/trucks and a travel trailer insted of just the one pulling the travel trailer.

    :D. Al
     
  19. mnn2501

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    How about those drivers that plant themselves in your blind spot? I hate that, they know what a blind spot is, they have one themselves, yet they keep doing it.
     
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  20. AmericanStand

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    From the wiki definition.

    "One proposed definition is that a crime or offence (or criminal offence) is an act harmful not only to some individual but also to a community, society or the state ("a public wrong"). Such acts are forbidden and punishable by law.[1][4]"


    I think that's pretty much how I meant it. Seems like there would be lots crimes that steal public safety or security.