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The Law About Leaving Green Light 2 Fast?

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Old 09-18-2006, 10:58 PM
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Does anyone know what the law is about how fast I can pull away from a green light? I mean if I'm not squealing my tires or racing anyone why does it matters how fast I do it? I mean if everyone around me was driving a scooter would I have to maintain the speed of traffic around me? Once I get near the speed limit I let off so speeding isn't an issue.

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Old 09-19-2006, 02:42 PM
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Did you get a ticket or something? The law is excessive acceleration....I've gotten a ticket for that before, but not coming off a green light. I fought it and won.
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:39 PM
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No, I never got a ticket. The problem is that when the GTI is working perfectly, it's almost impossible to NOT leave the light too fast. I was just wondering why the police would even care if it isn't hurting anyone or exceeding the speed limit. It is bizarre that there is a term called "excessive acceleration" in the land of the muscle car.
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:02 PM
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im with ya... i got a contest of speed ticket from doing so at a light, and no one else was around. got it dropped but still pisses you off
 
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:25 PM
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I never really thought about how fast you could leave a green light. I know they give tickets here for "illegal start" or something like that but I thought that was only if you wheeles were squeeling or something
 
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:12 AM
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I was speaking wih a traffic opps copper, who says so long as its not a continued squeel, like a full smoking burnout, you may accelerate as fast as you want, so long as you dont speed. if, you sqeek the tyres across the line on a rushed start, they arnt going to worrie to much
 
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