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cbrain

join:2000-05-21
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Re: Comcast Bandwidth Exceeded Notice!!!

Can you picture being pulled over by a cop saying that you were exceeding the "speed limitation."

You ask "just what is that speed limitation and where is it posted?"

Answer..."it's not posted and it's whatever we decide at the moment. However it is reasonable because you were traveling faster than the average."

And just how are averages determined if you don't allow anyone to exceed the average.


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As a matter of fact, that is the law here in California and many other states. If the freeway speed limit is 70, and you're doing 60 in the fog, you'll get a speeding ticket. Unless you die first.

"No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is responsible or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property."

Waffle44

join:2003-06-24
Harrisburg, PA

reply to cbrain
said by cbrain:
Can you picture being pulled over by a cop saying that you were exceeding the "speed limitation."

You ask "just what is that speed limitation and where is it posted?"

Answer..."it's not posted and it's whatever we decide at the moment. However it is reasonable because you were traveling faster than the average."

And just how are averages determined if you don't allow anyone to exceed the average.
This topic should have ended a long time ago. I think this guy summed it up pretty good.
[text was edited by author 2003-08-18 23:35:40]

bweatherill

join:2002-05-16
Folsom, CA
reply to cbrain
actually, exactly this situation CAN occur in the US, they simply call it wreckless driving.. Its what they charged people in montana with when they lifted the speed limits.
And speed limits have to be set by engineers, who use the 85th percentile rule to set non-freeway speed limits..

go read the NMAs website www.motorists.com for other similarities..
As to why comcast doesn't set a fixed number?.. well because then its not 'unlimited' is it?