78 votesMechsoldier supported this idea ·
41 votesMechsoldier commented
Exactly to Gamma and a big screw you and your b.s. lies to police:
Cops barely ever even stop to help anymore. If you aren't a white chick standing by your car they're not stopping. The last 2 or 3 times I've been broken down I've watched multiple officers just roll right by.
Research has proven that doing even 80 or 90 is no less dangerous than 60 given proper road conditions.
Germany had the highest speed limits in the world, unlimited on many Autobahn sections and even when limited often 80 mph about.
Yet they have some of the lowest per capita accident and fatality rates.
If you want to see protecting and serving the public check out the model in Europe. Officers don't patrol by vehicle searching for trouble. They are trained in de-escalation tactics, and most of them hang at the station waiting for a crime to ACTUALLY serve. If they are in public at all they're on foot just walking around the city making sure people safe. The normal officers don't have to carry guns because they are actually trying to help people not correct revenue. When there's a real threat they get reinforcements who ARE weaponixed.
It leads to less officer deaths, less dead civilians, less assaults because some cop decided he saw a source of revenue and wanted to be John Wayne.
I wish more people could see how EVERYBODY else does it. Policing is dead wrong in the US.
NOBODY is rolling up on you to hurt you that wouldn't have already because they saw you on their own.
40 votesMechsoldier commented
This is why I WANT police reporting. Especially we need police in motion reporting.
Somebody thinking of drinking and driving may just see the police presence and change their mind.
The police are NOT parked on the highway for our safety they're there to generate revenue.
I lived in Germany 3 years. Police in Germany aren't out patrolling, they don't radar at all other than they will park a wagon or truck on the side of the road as a speed trap.
The police don't drive around looking for reasons to pull people over. They're at the station ready to move out to a call other than foot patrols on weekend nights and stuff.
And they have portions if hwy with speed limit at all, yet they have much lower fatality and accident rates per capita.
Speeds in excess of 80 are really no more dangerous than 60. It's bs. It's all for revenue.