Highway Patrol in Asheville area conc...

Highway Patrol in Asheville area concerned about staff levels

There are 14 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Sep 19, 2011, titled Highway Patrol in Asheville area concerned about staff levels. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The following statistics are based on the work of the Buncombe County state patrol unit for 2011 through Aug.

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What

Weaverville, NC

#1 Sep 19, 2011
/headspin

Writing tickets is not a "service". Pull the stick out of your ass. And since you think it is, we can cut it.
Is this a joke

Hendersonville, NC

#2 Sep 19, 2011
What wrote:
/headspin
Writing tickets is not a "service". Pull the stick out of your ass. And since you think it is, we can cut it.
Seriously?

I think it's you who needs to do the pulling of HEAD out of ass. Your words are the words of a law breaker, not someone who has our highway safety in mind.
Is this a joke

Hendersonville, NC

#4 Sep 19, 2011
take notice wrote:
<quoted text> "what" is Fastsam's alter ego. Notice since he was exposed as a fireman, he has stfu.
Oh really, it's non of my affair. I barely remember the chap and am certainly not associated with him. What I am is a driver on NC highways which are among the most under patrolled I've ever been on. Simple matter of arithmetic, odds, if you will. Speeders will speed in direct proportion to the absence of the threat of detection. They are like children left unattended they will take advantage.
Hi Sam

United States

#5 Sep 19, 2011
Is this a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh really, it's non of my affair. I barely remember the chap and am certainly not associated with him. What I am is a driver on NC highways which are among the most under patrolled I've ever been on. Simple matter of arithmetic, odds, if you will. Speeders will speed in direct proportion to the absence of the threat of detection. They are like children left unattended they will take advantage.
You are the joke. You can safely drive 10 mph over the speed limit in NC and not have to worry about the Highway Patrol pulling you over. I've done it for 25 years.

Unless of course, you drive a shitbox.
What

Weaverville, NC

#6 Sep 19, 2011
Is this a joke wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously?
I think it's you who needs to do the pulling of HEAD out of ass. Your words are the words of a law breaker, not someone who has our highway safety in mind.
"Highway safety" is not created by a money-generating scam and corrupt officials.

Highway safety is created by well-paved roads, strong bridges, a good infrastructure, and earned trust with the elected bureaucracy. We have none of that.
Is this a joke

Hendersonville, NC

#7 Sep 19, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>
"Highway safety" is not created by a money-generating scam and corrupt officials.
Highway safety is created by well-paved roads, strong bridges, a good infrastructure, and earned trust with the elected bureaucracy. We have none of that.
While I share you disdain for such things and agree about the highways and bridges, I have to insist speed kills and even a cop out to make a buck for the boss, can create a presence that deters speeding. You should agree that speeding is even more a risk on highways that are in ill repair.

Yes, government, especially local government, can be challenging in terms of corruption and cops can be a royal pain in the ass until you need one then you can only hope there will be a response to your call in a timely manner. That being said, under-staffing feeds into the time gap between call and response no matter how you slice it.
Is this a joke

Canton, NC

#8 Sep 19, 2011
Hi Sam wrote:
<quoted text>You are the joke. You can safely drive 10 mph over the speed limit in NC and not have to worry about the Highway Patrol pulling you over. I've done it for 25 years.
Unless of course, you drive a shitbox.
As have I only for over 60 years, on many roads all across this country but, unless you are deaf dumb and blind, you know people drive well over that 10 mph freebee. As for my "shitbox" never owned a car that couldn't hit ninety on the straight at least and many times I take her near that getting by a crowd.

No, I'm not Sam, not in law enforcement or fire fighting now nor ever. But you believe what you like. It doesn't change my argument, nor yours I suspect. Fastsam, that's a hoot, can recall having some interchanges with him about a year or so ago. We're not exactly on the same page, you might say. I may even have gotten a bit abusinve with the guy.
What

Weaverville, NC

#9 Sep 19, 2011
Is this a joke wrote:
You should agree that speeding is even more a risk on highways that are in ill repair.
Please. The Germans have excellent Autobahns in excellent repair and NO speed limit. And their teenagers can drink.
Is this a joke

Hendersonville, NC

#10 Sep 20, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Please. The Germans have excellent Autobahns in excellent repair and NO speed limit. And their teenagers can drink.

Thought maybe we were having an intelligent discussion. My mistake.
visitor

Hendersonville, NC

#11 Sep 20, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>Please. The Germans have excellent Autobahns in excellent repair and NO speed limit. And their teenagers can drink.
Drinking and driving is more serious in Europe than here . It is not common as jail time and large fines will be the result. Sweden will base the fine on your income but still going to jail. Zero tolerance works. Having a lawyer debate weather one was .08 or not is I principal reason people think they can get away with it.
What

Weaverville, NC

#12 Sep 20, 2011
visitor wrote:
<quoted text>
Drinking and driving is more serious in Europe than here.
No, it isn't. Beer is part of the history, culture and economy in Europe, it isn't here. Here it is some "forbidden fruit" that only makes it more attractive to our youth. Our Puritan heritage has once again failed to make rational decisions.
Mike from Quebec

United States

#13 Sep 20, 2011
Drinking and driving, .08 is a Felony in Canada. Amnesty International won't be able to get you out. You will never be able to cross the Border between US/Canada after getting stopped for DUI, in the US or Canada.
visitor

Hendersonville, NC

#14 Sep 20, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>No, it isn't. Beer is part of the history, culture and economy in Europe, it isn't here. Here it is some "forbidden fruit" that only makes it more attractive to our youth. Our Puritan heritage has once again failed to make rational decisions.
I lived in Germany over a year. Yes the beer is a large part of the culture and economy . Driving and drinking are not. Beer is served with lunch and you walk or take public trans. The attitude is very open to alcohol not to dwi.
What

Weaverville, NC

#15 Sep 30, 2011
Mike from Quebec wrote:
You will never be able to cross the Border between US/Canada after getting stopped for DUI, in the US or Canada.
The border between the US and Canada is thousands of miles long and is nothing but trees. It's easier to cross than the US-Mexico border.

You're telling me that someone can't cross the US-Canadian border? Really now. I would walk across the Alaska-Canada border with an RPG and nobody would stop me.

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