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Do you support doubling traffic infraction fines on Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Johnson County?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
59% 469
Yes
 
36% 282
Not sure
 
4% 32
Total 783

Comments

purplesage 2 years, 7 months ago

It won't solve the problem. They will just treat it as a lucrative revenue producing speed trap. People need to obey the law. It is a race track out there. How well did that double fine thing work in the construction zones on Kasold and out on 6th by St. Margaret's?. Didn't slow it down but produced hundreds of tickets - even on non-work days.

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kernal 2 years, 7 months ago

Unfortunately, the only thing that will probably do any good is lowering the speed limit.

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Curtis Lange 2 years, 7 months ago

That won't fix anything either. K10, at near interstate standards, is set correctly at 70 mph. Lowering it will not stop cross over accidents. Until people stop reading the paper, talking on their phone, etc, the cable barriers are everyone's best bet at safety.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 7 months ago

Yah, write 'em up. If they work it half as hard as they do 59 hyway south of town, things will slow down a little. Not much, but a little. At least folks will be more aware simply because they're lookin' for cops. It'll help some.

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bad_dog 2 years, 7 months ago

$5-$6/gallon gas will slow a lot of people down, especially the SUVs.

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Jeff Goodrick 2 years, 7 months ago

The problem with K10 is it was not built right. The median needs to be deeper to direct crossing traffic more in line with the roadway. I had a flat tire with a semi on that hiway and the way it is built it pulls you into the other lane. Just look at I 70 west of topeka.

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notorious_agenda 2 years, 7 months ago

from 2001 to 2010 there were 20 fatal accidents on K-10 thats 2 a year. thats a statistic from the state of kansas. please define "So many"

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labmonkey 2 years, 7 months ago

How about making texting while driving a DUI offense, and double the DUI fine along this stretch. All this current law will do is create speed traps.

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grammaddy 2 years, 7 months ago

Without enforcement,the laws and fines don't mean diddly.

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Curtis Lange 2 years, 7 months ago

No, because it doesn't fix anything. Even though the majority of common folks oppose this, the idiots in Topeka will pass it anyways...

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JustNoticed 2 years, 7 months ago

Ticket the yahoos who drive the whole way in the left lane.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 7 months ago

Speed traps cannot be created if drivers are not speeding....

Most common cause of accidents;

  1. Drunk driving
  2. Impaired driving = some kind of drug which includes alcohol
  3. Cell Phone Use
  4. Speed
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Richard Heckler 2 years, 7 months ago

Speed Kills - The faster the speed of a vehicle, the greater the risk of an accident. The forces experienced by the human body in a collision increase exponentially as the speed increases. Smart Motorist recommends that drivers observe our 3 second rule in everyday traffic, no matter what your speed.

Traffic engineers and local governments have determined the maximum speeds allowable for safe travel on the nation's roadways. Speeding is a deliberate and calculated behavior where the driver knows the risk but ignores the danger. Fully 90% of all licensed drivers speed at some point in their driving career; 75% admit to committing this offense regularly.

Consider this example: a pedestrian walks out in front of a car. If the car is traveling at just 30 mph, and the driver brakes when the pedestrian is 45 feet away, there will be enough space in which to stop without hitting the pedestrian. Increase the vehicle speed by just 5 mph and the situation changes dramatically. At 35 mph, with the pedestrian 45 feet away and the driver braking at the same point, the car will be traveling at 18 mph when it hits the pedestrian. An impact at 18 mph can seriously injure or even kill the pedestrian.

Who are the bad drivers? They are young, middle-aged, and old; men and women; they drive luxury cars, sports cars, SUVs and family cars. Almost every qualified driver I know admits to some type of risky driving behavior, most commonly speeding.

Aggressive Drivers - As we've described, modern cars are manufactured to very safe standards, and the environment they're driven in is engineered to minimize the injuries suffered during an accident. The most difficult area to change is aggressive driver behavior and selfish attitudes.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 7 months ago

You are forgetting that attribution thing again, merrill. Plagiarism is killing the planet.

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Liberty275 2 years, 7 months ago

You need a smart phone so you can ditch the magazines.

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somedude20 2 years, 7 months ago

rather than paying to fix the problem they will get paid to say they are saving lives. good deal they have going, kind of like the person who gets paid to test ice cream or the dude who pulls a check sampling beer.

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OonlyBonly 2 years, 7 months ago

Sure double the fines but triple the enforcement! You see an officer with someone stopped that automatically means it's safe to bump your speed even higher.

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kimk 2 years, 7 months ago

I'm sure you could talk your way out of the ticket by offering the officer KU tickets.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 7 months ago

"...and go really fast if someone pisses me off..."

In other news, babboy drives 90 mph 24/7 & currently 57% of poll respondants speed on Highway 10.

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downriverdan 2 years, 7 months ago

Enforce the speed limit excessively, rigidly, consistently. After the third infraction and loss of license there will be fewer violators to pull over. Don't worry about the amount of the fines as it seems some folks have very deep pockets. Take their license and then incarcerate them when driving without one.

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notorious_agenda 2 years, 7 months ago

You can ammend tickets in douglas county for doubling the price of the fine every 1-2 years. You can do traffic diversion once every 6 months in johnson county. Only an idiot would lose their license over speeding tickets considering that fines are not thousands of dollars.

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notorious_agenda 2 years, 7 months ago

If you see that someone is driving intoxicated or otherwise dangerously it's one of your smartest decisions to take caution first and maybe one of your most important responsibilities to notify the police second.

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Ralph Vickers 2 years, 7 months ago

PUT UP THE CABLES. FINES WON'T SAVE LIVES, JUST PAD THE COFFERS.

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Ralph Vickers 2 years, 7 months ago

PUT UP THE CABLES. FINES WON'T SAVE LIVES, JUST PAD THE COFFERS.

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whatupdown 2 years, 7 months ago

I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness

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