Why don't police enforce law requirin...

Why don't police enforce law requiring headlights in the rain?

There are 30 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 8, 2009, titled Why don't police enforce law requiring headlights in the rain?. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Q: I went to my eye doctor recently in the pouring rain, traveling from Northampton to 17th and Chew streets in Allentown.

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hmmm

Nazareth, PA

#1 Jul 8, 2009
Hey Roger, who was watching the roadway during this rain storm while you were busy counting cars? Who is more of a danger to other drivers, someone paying attention to all of their surroundings, or someone only focusing on opposing traffic?

Sounds like you need to pay more attention to what you are doing and less crying about what others are doing or not doing.

“I like pizza”

Since: Nov 07

Bethlehem Pennsylvania

#2 Jul 8, 2009
My thoughts exactly.
come on

Easton, PA

#3 Jul 8, 2009
I other words the bureaucrats just write laws that we are supposed to remember but they don't enforce! I guess that's so they have a reason to pull someone over, like someone they don't like or say a cute young lady they hope to get to know? We just have too many laws governing everything that we do......
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jul 8, 2009
come on wrote:
I other words the bureaucrats just write laws that we are supposed to remember but they don't enforce! I guess that's so they have a reason to pull someone over, like someone they don't like or say a cute young lady they hope to get to know? We just have too many laws governing everything that we do......
The reason we have so many laws is because so few have common sense.

When it's raining, turn your stinking headlights on.

When you are making a turn, use your stinking turn signals.

When coming upon a stop sign, actually STOP.

Pretty simple huh?
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jul 8, 2009
hmmm wrote:
Hey Roger, who was watching the roadway during this rain storm while you were busy counting cars? Who is more of a danger to other drivers, someone paying attention to all of their surroundings, or someone only focusing on opposing traffic?
Sounds like you need to pay more attention to what you are doing and less crying about what others are doing or not doing.
Maybe the countless idiots on their cellphones were watching.

Maybe it was the lowrider crowd who have ZERO concern for other drivers.

Maybe it was the dork in the SUV who cannot see over the steering wheel.

Maybe it was some fu%kface like you.
Sound Reasoning

San Jose, CA

#6 Jul 8, 2009
The pic chosen for this article is a really good example.

People who own black or dark gray vehicles, who drive in the early morning, pre-dawn, rain without their lights on.

Yea, they might be able to (barely) see the road in front of them without them, but that isn't the only reason for turning on one's lights. It is also for others TO SEE YOU.

I don't know how many times these "stealth" vehicle drivers get all so upset because someone pulls out in front of them, or cuts them off, when the REAL FAULT is their own.
Honky Lips

Allentown, PA

#7 Jul 8, 2009
I think Roger needs a new eye doctor.
He can't even see a car with it's lights on.
you big fouking sissy-ass crybaby.
MYOFB
Piratemomma

Allentown, PA

#8 Jul 8, 2009
Great, another reason for a traffic jam, another "tax" and another way for cops to get shot or run over in the morning stopping these "horrible" drivers.
Geez, who wants to be in the line of folks getting these taxes I mean tickets. Is this better than the FAT TAX on the junk food we eat? Stimulus money program in the works?
Maybe this program would work in a town where the cops have nothing to do but here in Allentown we don't have enough cops as it is.
Cheaper, stick the message and law on a billboard next to a cheeseburger ad and more people will even know the law.
Dear Great O,
I need a job, can I have some of that Government money so I can count the cars in the rain. Oh, on sunny days can I still get paid? Benefits? Something like government workers get would be appreciated.
God Bless America
NOooooo

Hartford, CT

#9 Jul 9, 2009
$25 ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?!?!? They should make it $100 teach these non knowing a holes how to drive
Resident

Allentown, PA

#10 Jul 9, 2009
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>The reason we have so many laws is because so few have common sense.
When it's raining, turn your stinking headlights on.
When you are making a turn, use your stinking turn signals.
When coming upon a stop sign, actually STOP.
Pretty simple huh?
It is pretty simple but when there are so many simple minded people out there it is like asking them to preform brain surgery.....It amazes me how many people disobey even the smallest of laws....
they should make it if you cause an accident because you have done non of the above you are liable.....for the whole cost of the accident....this would help some but then you have the idiots who drive with out insurance ...
Resident

Allentown, PA

#11 Jul 9, 2009
Piratemomma wrote:
Great, another reason for a traffic jam, another "tax" and another way for cops to get shot or run over in the morning stopping these "horrible" drivers.
Geez, who wants to be in the line of folks getting these taxes I mean tickets. Is this better than the FAT TAX on the junk food we eat? Stimulus money program in the works?
Maybe this program would work in a town where the cops have nothing to do but here in Allentown we don't have enough cops as it is.
Cheaper, stick the message and law on a billboard next to a cheeseburger ad and more people will even know the law.
Dear Great O,
I need a job, can I have some of that Government money so I can count the cars in the rain. Oh, on sunny days can I still get paid? Benefits? Something like government workers get would be appreciated.
God Bless America
it is not just allentown it is the entire state. and on the highways where it is more important it needs to be enforced....people can get killed if you cant see the other cars....that is the whole purpose of the law so you can be noticed by other drivers in bad weather...
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Jul 9, 2009
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It is pretty simple but when there are so many simple minded people out there it is like asking them to preform brain surgery.....It amazes me how many people disobey even the smallest of laws....
they should make it if you cause an accident because you have done non of the above you are liable.....for the whole cost of the accident....this would help some but then you have the idiots who drive with out insurance ...
This is what you get when you allow millions of lawless third world types to invade a country.

Add to that the general disrespect for our laws by our own citizens and you get what we have today, madness.

People feel as if many of our laws are voluntary and NOT mandatory.

There are to many reasons for this to list but suffice it to say we are in deep trouble.
Resident

Allentown, PA

#13 Jul 10, 2009
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>This is what you get when you allow millions of lawless third world types to invade a country.
Add to that the general disrespect for our laws by our own citizens and you get what we have today, madness.
People feel as if many of our laws are voluntary and NOT mandatory.
There are to many reasons for this to list but suffice it to say we are in deep trouble.
punishments no longer fit the crimes...if you murder/rape/or are a child molester then you should be put to death no if's an's or but's drugs should be legalized and the gov should tax them just like alcohol and cigarettes ...drug crimes will be reduced...if you are caught with drugs in you system you while your at work or driving a vehicle you pay heavy fines ...every one who is arrested should have their names and faces the paper...i could go on and on but there are those who think criminals should have rights.....
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Jul 11, 2009
Resident wrote:
<quoted text>punishments no longer fit the crimes...if you murder/rape/or are a child molester then you should be put to death no if's an's or but's drugs should be legalized and the gov should tax them just like alcohol and cigarettes ...drug crimes will be reduced...if you are caught with drugs in you system you while your at work or driving a vehicle you pay heavy fines ...every one who is arrested should have their names and faces the paper...i could go on and on but there are those who think criminals should have rights.....
I beleive criminals have it far to easy in our society.

While I was overseas in the Army I saw how they do things in other countires and it's far from pleasant.

I am not saying we should do away with the Constitution, but there has to be a way to regain control of our streets.

We should begin to treat repeat offenders like the misfits they are. If you cannot stay on the right side of the law after being arrested once you should receive a mandatory sentence of 10 years. No parole.

Any offense after that is life without parole at a forced labor camp. This would only apply to those who have a violent criminal history.

As for drug offenders, I am not sure what can be done that has not already been tried. Making pot legal does not seem to bad to me if the tax money collected is used to fight hard drugs like meth and crack.

All I know is that something more drastic has to be done and done soon.
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#15 Jul 11, 2009
Believe, not beleive.
Hey Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#16 Jul 14, 2009
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I beleive criminals have it far to easy in our society.
While I was overseas in the Army I saw how they do things in other countires and it's far from pleasant.
I am not saying we should do away with the Constitution, but there has to be a way to regain control of our streets.
We should begin to treat repeat offenders like the misfits they are. If you cannot stay on the right side of the law after being arrested once you should receive a mandatory sentence of 10 years. No parole.
Any offense after that is life without parole at a forced labor camp. This would only apply to those who have a violent criminal history.
As for drug offenders, I am not sure what can be done that has not already been tried. Making pot legal does not seem to bad to me if the tax money collected is used to fight hard drugs like meth and crack.
All I know is that something more drastic has to be done and done soon.
It's me again. I agree with some of your points, believe it ,or not. People who ruin children's lives should not be given a second, or third chance. They should be removed, or eliminated, before they do more harm. They are sick and they don't get better. The kids should be protected at all costs, even civil liberties. The rest of your opinion is pretty much the traditional fascist point of view. More jail, harsher penalties, less proof, more power to the authorities in control. I'm not surprised to hear you calling for work camps, either. The economic exploitation of the disfavored is fundamental to the authoritarian, fascist, stabbed in the back point of view. Face it Dude. You were born in the wrong place, at the wrong time. There's a defunct group that agreed with you about practically everything. They were called the Bund. Too bad your not one of the Muslim fanatics. They look at things from pretty much the same point of view as you. The big difference is they claim to be doing what Allah wants them to. Do you think Christ wants you to hate all these people?
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#17 Jul 14, 2009
Hey Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
It's me again. I agree with some of your points, believe it ,or not. People who ruin children's lives should not be given a second, or third chance. They should be removed, or eliminated, before they do more harm. They are sick and they don't get better. The kids should be protected at all costs, even civil liberties. The rest of your opinion is pretty much the traditional fascist point of view. More jail, harsher penalties, less proof, more power to the authorities in control. I'm not surprised to hear you calling for work camps, either. The economic exploitation of the disfavored is fundamental to the authoritarian, fascist, stabbed in the back point of view. Face it Dude. You were born in the wrong place, at the wrong time. There's a defunct group that agreed with you about practically everything. They were called the Bund. Too bad your not one of the Muslim fanatics. They look at things from pretty much the same point of view as you. The big difference is they claim to be doing what Allah wants them to. Do you think Christ wants you to hate all these people?
There are many labor camps in this country already.

Most know them as chain gangs and they are quite popular down south.

There is nothing wrong with hard work. Alot of these criminals have never held a job and therefore the experience would do them good. Especially after they are released.

I am not saying they should be beaten or worked to death.

If Allentown put more of the inmates housed in L.C.P. to work this town could be cleaned up in very short order.

As for the rest of your post, I am who I am and I will not apologize for it.

Liberalism is KILLING this country and it won't be to long before this country falls.

Would Christ want me to hate all thses people?

I don't know but, the next time you speak to him why don't you ask him for me.

Thanks, Oberfuhrer Dude.
Good Answer Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Jul 17, 2009
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>There are many labor camps in this country already.
Most know them as chain gangs and they are quite popular down south.
There is nothing wrong with hard work. Alot of these criminals have never held a job and therefore the experience would do them good. Especially after they are released.
I am not saying they should be beaten or worked to death.
If Allentown put more of the inmates housed in L.C.P. to work this town could be cleaned up in very short order.
As for the rest of your post, I am who I am and I will not apologize for it.
Liberalism is KILLING this country and it won't be to long before this country falls.
Would Christ want me to hate all thses people?
I don't know but, the next time you speak to him why don't you ask him for me.
Thanks, Oberfuhrer Dude.
I can't believe it Dude. I like your answer to my post. Your starting to sway me. I especially like the I am who I am part. Good for you. So long for now.
The Dude

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Jul 19, 2009
Good Answer Dude wrote:
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I can't believe it Dude. I like your answer to my post. Your starting to sway me. I especially like the I am who I am part. Good for you. So long for now.
I have my moments.
Truth

Kingsland, TX

#20 Aug 1, 2009
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>I have my moments.
Both of you are complete idiots. Especially the dude who demands no parole, since you apparently don't understand the purpose of parole.
Uneducated idiots. Typical of your city, lol.

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