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Old 11-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #16
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It's not just the cell phone, it's the disconnected self absorbed unique snowflake twatwaffle person holding the phone. Hate to sound like the old person that I am becoming but being born and raised in this valley I, among many many many of my peers, notice the change in just simple manners yet alone values of this new world.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #17
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Be on the watch out for the Monkeys
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Maybe get a camera so you might have some evidence if a monkey hits you.

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Old 11-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #18
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:10 PM   #19
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It's odd, but I never see this.

Then again, I ride around looking at my phone.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:37 PM   #20
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:20 PM   #21
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To me this is an easy fix...make it a $1000 fine and maybe the LEOs will give a damn...till then...Mad Max style...
Only if they get 50% commision...
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:51 AM   #22
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It's odd, but I never see this.

Then again, I ride around looking at my phone.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:02 AM   #23
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Can we start a thread about Prius drivers? They scare me too.....and women putting on make-up....one almost hit me one day.
Sarcasm aside, as long as you don't get too complacent you'll be fine.
As said before, people were trying to kill us long before cell phones showed up.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:39 PM   #24
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As mentioned, this topic was already discussed recently. First, agencies don't have a quota, but we are expected to issue citations to help reduce traffic accidents, so for instance at my department we focus on speeding and cell phone usage while driving.

Second, a video of an infraction is useless and an officer wont issue a citation based on your video. The fact of the matter is, there are more bad driver's then officers employed. lol Factor in we are responding to calls for service, robberies, burglaries, disturbances, and traffic accidents, there is often very little time to do traffic enforcement.

Today though, I went out for an hour at a popular busy intersection and I wrote 6 cell phone tickets. Im sure I missed many of the people using their cell phone. Im also sure there were many motorists that saw these people using a cell phone and wondered "why aren't the police ever around when we need them". In every city there are tickets being issued, but again almost every city is very understaffed. Ride safe, be aware, and do you're best to make it home safe.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:01 PM   #25
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Thanks for at least getting those 6. Maybe they'll each tell 10 friends.
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Old 11-03-2018, 01:52 PM   #26
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Today though, I went out for an hour at a popular busy intersection and I wrote 6 cell phone tickets.
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Since the law went into effect, California Highway Patrol officers have increased the number of citations they are giving to motorists. CHP data show citation issuance jumped from 66,000 in 2016 to more than 98,000 in 2017. The first ticket a driver receives for an infraction likely will exceed $150.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/article198691174.html

I don't give warnings for cell phones because it's one of the few violations where the fine is disproportionately low relative to the danger. If a driver is so distracted that I saw them on their phone before they saw me in my fully marked car, they earned it.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:54 PM   #28
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I don't give warnings for cell phones because it's one of the few violations where the fine is disproportionately low relative to the danger. If a driver is so distracted that I saw them on their phone before they saw me in my fully marked car, they earned it.
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It's odd, but I never see this.

Then again, I ride around looking at my phone.
That shouldn't stop you.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:11 AM   #30
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