Why is Arizona the Best Place in the country to own a SHO?

Shoaz

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I remember hearing about this on the radio a couple of weeks ago. There is also an inclusion to change the threshold for criminal violation, IIRC to posted limit +20mph, or back to the 100mph that we used to have.

I think they're blowing the seatbelt thing out of proportion. Seatbelts are still required, as they have been, but now you can not be stopped solely because you are not wearing a belt. You can only be cited for no belt if you're stopped for some other reason, and many other states are consistent with this view. The vote was against allowing an officer to stop you solely for not wearing a belt.

Personally I think the speed limit change as well as the treatment of the seat belt issue are both pragmatic. The threshold for criminal violation was previously set too low, IMHO, so I think the change there is especially good. Merely IMHO, YMMV.
 

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Remember a few years back when Montana repealed it's "speed limit" and every fool with a penchant for speed made their way to the so-called "American Autobahn". It did not take them long to start cracking down on speeders again. Of course you folks still have a posted limit, maybe that will keep things under control.
 

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One of the members of NWSHOC is thinking of doing the June(?) run in his built Corvette. I would love to go, but I doubt my car will be up for it in time.
 

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Not to add to the fact that I miss Arizona, but that's awesome... To tell you the truth, in AZ, I rarely do anything less than 10-15mph over. It is so easy to speed there. Especially since the paved they
101 with rubber impregnated asphalt. Nice and quite, you can do 100mph without knowing it. wink

<small>[ March 16, 2004, 11:36 PM: Message edited by: yamahaSHO ]</small>
 

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That stretch has become famous. Scottsdale police has been increasing patrols. Nabbed a Corvette doing 109 last week.
 

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I remember when you could spot any cop car in AZ... Now their cars look like normal everday cars. I saw a guy get pulled over by a Dodge Ram, even after I passed it, I still thought it looked like a normal car.
 

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yellowSHO:
Remember a few years back when Montana repealed it's "speed limit" and every fool with a penchant for speed made their way to the so-called "American Autobahn". It did not take them long to start cracking down on speeders again. Of course you folks still have a posted limit, maybe that will keep things under control.
I was so bummed out that I missed out on that... it's back to 75 now... headbang

I've been on the AZ interstate, and even 80 feels a little slow with the long, straight, flat roads... even 90, acually.
 

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yamahaSHO:
I remember when you could spot any cop car in AZ... Now their cars look like normal everday cars. I saw a guy get pulled over by a Dodge Ram, even after I passed it, I still thought it looked like a normal car.
Yeah, they're getting mighty tricky with the undercover cars. Saw a few Chevys, one with big 20" wheels, pulling people over.

It's just too dangerous on the 101 to exceed the limit by much.

Tom
 

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Are they really going back to not being able to be pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt? I liked it more the other way, if you're not wearing a sealtbelt, you get pulled over. This of course is only because before any of that, a cop had to pull me over for "running a stop sign" because he wanted to give me a seatbelt ticket. It's better when they don't have to give out bullshit tickets just because they can't pull you over for not having a seatbelt. shrug
 

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