Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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    Virtually every accident I have witnessed was caused by someone speeding - as they were changing lanes/cut someone off, or tailgating. There is no distinction to be made. And honestly, FWIW, as someone who now has a child (YOU), you might want to reconsider your position here...
     
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    I RARELY get on the freeway with the kid and if I do it's right lane the whole way.
     
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    Other people do get on the freeway with their kids though.
     
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    Man I am 46 and have driven in Arizona for 30 years. I am going to go with the flow of traffic if I am outside of the right lane...and pretty much think poorly of people who go slow in the left.
     
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    That's nice and I'm glad to here it... But, do you think that as your doing 90, there might be others who do have kids in their car?
     
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    So they should stay in the right lane.
     
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    That's a disappointing response.
     
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    And since I am going with the flow of traffic that means nothing
     
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    From the article about the man who was arrested:

    "Arizona law states that a driver can be arrested for exceeding 35 mph near a school zone, 20 mph over the given speed limit or going faster than 85 mph on any road.

    The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge — a Class 3 misdemeanor — in the state is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500."
     
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    Look, in my opinion, people who don't go with the flow of traffic, whether fast or slow, encourage reactions.

    Those reactions can be things like tailgating and changing lanes. Road rage. You name it.

    In my opinion, going with the flow of traffic is safer for everyone than intentionally disrupting traffic.

    That isn't changing.
     
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    You're wrong... I just hope you're never proven so on the road. :(
     
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    And I have never seen anyone ticketed for going with the flow of traffic. This is a big circle
     
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    I predicted you wouldn't change your mind and don't expect you to do so. It's not human nature, and it's certainly not in line with current trends. I merely post my opinion for other people who are reading who might be somewhere in between our lines of thinking. Others can judge who is in the right, and I can respect other people's right to their opinions.

    For the record, I think the opinions you have expressed on this thread are a destructive mentality shared by a large number of well-intentioned people who are putting themselves and others in constant danger.
     
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    Cool thanks
     
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    I'm trying to understand your point of view, Chris, and I know that being in the flow of traffic is the safest way to drive. We all know that the majority exceed the speed limit, but going 90 or 105 in a 65 mph zone is extreme.

    One thing I never understood is the need for "Children on board" stickers. Or, with all due respect, your comment about driving slower with kids in your car.

    I raised two sons and love them dearly. But what is the rationale for driving less than 90 because you have kids in your car but not when there might be kids in cars near you?

    Isn't all life precious? Why would you distinguish between age groups to determine how safely you drive? The fact that you slow down only when kids are in your car makes no sense.

    And it shows that you understand excesses, but pick and choose when to use them. I'm sorry, but I just don't buy it. Driving 90 or 105 mph is not the norm. Those who do put themselves and the drivers around them more at risk.

    Once upon a time, there was an unwritten rule on highways. It's OK to go 9 mph over the speed limit. But 25 or 35? That is extreme and unsafe.
     

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