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    Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Today, the GTSB (Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau) will be conducting numerous speed traps throughout the State of Iowa.

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    I saw four speed traps on US Highway 30 this morning between State Center and Ames. Cops from all over Story County were spotted all along the highway pulling over and ticketing motorists near Colo, and in Ames. I counted roughly 20 cars pulled over in my commute to Ames today.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Does anyone find it strange that our "public servants" set up traps for the public?



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    I've seen many, many traps in the Des Moines area lately. Pretty much from the MLK exit up to the south end of Ankeny. Atleast 5 cops at a time ranging from regular cars, to suv's, and I have seen a camaro.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Not really traps, if you're speeding or don't have your seatbelt you make the choice, cops are just doing there jobs at trying to make it safe.
    And I do speed, but if i get pulled over i'll accept my ticket/warning and not *****.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    I kind of wish they would spend their time focusing on catching the rapist.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Does anyone find it strange that our "public servants" set up traps for the public?
    The fact that they need ISU, Huxley, and Story City cops to patrol and pull over 20-30 people at a time on Highway 30 in Colo seems a bit much.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Does anyone find it strange that our "public servants" set up traps for the public?
    Not as strange as I find it for a hawkeye fan to have nearly 2000 posts on a Cyclone message board. But, to each his own....



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    It's for the kids.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    It's for the kids.
    "Do it for the children!" haha, great excuse.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    "If it saves just one life..."


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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    as far as seat belts go, if someone wants to not wear one and die, that's fine with me, i don't care.

    as far as the speed limits go...it's dumb. people are gonna drive at the speed they are comfortable with. 78 is about where i'm comfortable at. and i would think something like a speed trap would makes things a little bit unsafe as it disrupts the natural flow of traffic.



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    Does anyone find it strange that our "public servants" set up traps for the public?
    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I kind of wish they would spend their time focusing on catching the rapist.
    All they need to do is set a trap with this guy!



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    Re: Speed Traps- 5/7/09

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    as far as seat belts go, if someone wants to not wear one and die, that's fine with me, i don't care.

    as far as the speed limits go...it's dumb. people are gonna drive at the speed they are comfortable with. 78 is about where i'm comfortable at. and i would think something like a speed trap would makes things a little bit unsafe as it disrupts the natural flow of traffic.
    Speed limits wouldnt be a problem if theyd be set at the 80th percentile rate, the speed at which 80% of the drivers would drive at or below if there was no speed limit. If you raise the speed limit to that, you dont really find people breaking it to the degree you do when its set lower that 80%.

    Thats what its supposed to be, but rarely is it used. I-235 now that its a widened speed track should be about 70, I-80 should probably roll at about 80, and I-35 should probably go about 75.



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