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Comment: Re:Moire expensive car, richer driver, that's FINE (Score 1) 139

by drinkypoo (#48037433) Attached to: Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

I *know* they wouldn't have done that had I been driving a BMW 745i - drastically different experiences, all based on the make/model of the car.

And this is why I shifted to driving top-of-the-line Kraut Kans. Even an old one still commands respect. I can fly by at 80 in my 300SD, nothing. But go by at 70 in the Astro and they squint hard to see how Mexican you are. I'm working on prepping an A8 now, which should make me even more invisible. Paint's much better than my 300SD.

Comment: Re:Who drives $2,500 used sports cars? Teen boys (Score 1) 139

by drinkypoo (#48037409) Attached to: Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

> TFA was bullshit when I saw the Supra on the list ranked at #4 (and the 3000 GT at #17).
> They stopped making both of those cars well over 10 years ago

So they are sporty cars that are ten years old and now worth about $2,500.

HAHAHAHA. If you buy a Supra or a 3000GT for $2,500, you'll be lucky if you can get it up to law-violating speed.

Comment: Re:Study is quite incomplete (Score 1) 139

by drinkypoo (#48037363) Attached to: Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

In what direction does that bias work, and why?

It works against younger drivers, who are more likely to still have the points on their record. Once the accidents drop off your record, you don't tell the insurance companies about them, for fear that they will move you to a higher-risk group. Deny, deny, deny!

Comment: Re:The last sentence in the summary... (Score 1) 160

3) It is not believed that Egyptians used slaves to construct the pyramids.

I've been bothered by this claim each time I see it. If you're willing to move big rocks for nothing but beer, are you any better than a slave? See also: Illegal immigrants picking lettuce.

Comment: Re:Bad statistics (Score 1) 139

by mrchaotica (#48036303) Attached to: Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

The trouble is that "infractions committed without a ticket being issued" is impossible to measure, since (by definition) issuing tickets is how you're supposed to measure infractions.

Of course, cellphone/GPS tracking and/or ITS could make un-ticketed infractions measurable, but entities (e.g. Progressive Insurance) are only now just starting to do so.

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