Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: What side of Houston do you live on?
The story sounds like BS in general. Anything over 90 is "driving to endanger", a felony. You don't get a ticket for that here, you get the slammer. Even on a standard speeding ticket, if you are an out of stater, 9 times out of ten they will take you to the slammer or demand you make bail (equivelent to the fine) right then and there. There is good reason for it too - we have horrendous auto accidents here caused by bozos driving those kinds of speeds, accidents were a lot of people get killed. We had one in Houston a year ago where some stunt driver hit a family in a van head on. He killed 9 people, most of them children. The state cops here don't like cleaning up that kind of mess, and when they catch someone drving over 90, they come down hard.
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