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Old 03-21-2013, 04:25 PM
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Eye tests are not required upon renewal unless you are 80 years old and above.In fact, you can renew your florida DL on line as I did on my last renewal.

Official Website Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
You are correct, if you have renewed your license since 2002. Apparently my license was older than that because when I renewed in 2011, I had to take my birth certificate and a number of other documents to the DMV and have an eye test. I stand corrected. Everyone should go to the website to see what the requirements are for their particular situation. And I'm not quite 80 years old.
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A Cop pulls a driver over and says hes giving him a ticket for not stopping at the stop sign.

The driver says But officer, I did stop

The Cop says You slowed down but you didnt stop

The driver says Stop, slow down, whats the difference?

The Cop starts whacking the driver with his night stick and the driver starts yelling Stop, stop, youre killing me.

The Cops says, Do you want me to Stop or just Slow Down
Boy did I get a good laugh out of this. I have never heard that story and I retired from a 40+ years in fire and law enforcement.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:47 PM
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I agree with Gracie; it's probably because the kids are coming. Otherwise, why wouldn't they have been doing this during the rental season when traffic was so high?

Perhaps the radio announcement will cause the grandparents to stress to the grandkids to obey the law. Or stress to the parents to exert some control, since teens will forever be teens...
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Along the same lines --- back in the days of drag racing on Woodward Ave (Detroit) STOP meant:
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Along the same lines --- back in the days of drag racing on Woodward Ave (Detroit) STOP meant:
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Ha ha! WHY do you know this??
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Woodward Ave was great. From Big Boys to Ted's Drive In--- wait for the light to change and hit the gas. I bet a few records were broken.
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Police officer pulls over a speeder. He approaches the vehicle and asked the driver, "didn't you see that 55 mph speed sign?" Yes I did sir, replies the speeder. I just didn't see you!
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It makes perfect sense that enforcement would be severely heightened this past week and the next 2 weeks with the spring break and Easter coming. Excellent revenue generation atmosphere. I've seen a lot of cars speeding on Morse and Buena Vista but not much prescence of police. They could really rake it in .
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Oh yes, doing all this just for revenue generation..................give me a break!
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Cop stops a speeder on a country road in the Carolinas. "Sir," he says, "I been waitin' on yew allll day."

Speeder says "Well, golly, officer... I got here as fast as I could!"
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I'm at a loss of for words. My statement implies a conspiracy on the part of law enforcement? I don't think so. I really do hope they crank down on speeders in the villages. I personally get tired of almost getting run down.
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I'm sorry, but sometimes this coming to a complete stop at a stop sign is a bit over done. You're driving on a road with a 30 mph speed limit. You approach an intersection and are going about 2mph and you can see that there are no cars for a mile in any direction. In fact you see no cars whatsoever. You really need to come to a complete stop? Ridiculous.
In fact many states have changed their laws to allowing "rolling stops". That is in no way driving unsafely.
Why don't we start talking about something important that actually does affect the safety of others. How about mandatory testing for drivers over 65? How many elderly drivers are out there that can't see or have poor reaction time?
65 not that old 85 maybe. older people as the same rights are people under 65. Maybe we need to put age limit on guitar playing cause over 50 can't cut it any more! same rational your 65 and over testing IMO>. One box don't fit all. that's why they have points deductions to we out the unsafe drivers when they get tickets.
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I agree. It's like driving in a desert and come to a crossroad with a stop sign and no other cars within 50 miles. There will always be those that will obey even the most ridiculous and obscure laws but the majority will use common sense.
How fast can we roll thru?
How about 75 MPH for Buena Vista and Morse as long as there are no cars around?
How long after the light turns red are we allowed to go thru?
How about 45 MPH for roundabouts if you are the only one in the circle?
Why not let small cars use the multi modal trails?
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A Cop pulls a driver over and says hes giving him a ticket for not stopping at the stop sign.

The driver says But officer, I did stop

The Cop says You slowed down but you didnt stop

The driver says Stop, slow down, whats the difference?

The Cop starts whacking the driver with his night stick and the driver starts yelling Stop, stop, youre killing me.

The Cops says, Do you want me to Stop or just Slow Down
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