Skip to comments.Maryland Woman Fined $310 for Killing Police Officer
Posted on 05/07/2008 2:01:31 PM PDT by Sopater
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. The Howard County State's Attorney's Office says a driver who struck and killed a county police officer last year has paid her traffic fines.
Prosecutors say Stephanie Grissom of Columbia paid $310 in fines for speeding and negligent driving. She also received three points on her driving record.
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Kids don't play on the expressway, and rational adults don't jump out in front of cars on the expressway.
We were driving down a four lane highway one day, when a state trooper pulled off the road ahead of us and lurched herself out of her patrol car into our lane of traffic — she was trying to flag down a motorist behind us and acted as if we were not there.......with a car in the passing lane we had to slam on the brakes and pray.....she got out of the way just in time. Scared the dickens out of us. We were not speeding at all, but it IS 65 MPH on that stretch of the road. The fool was lucky to be alive after that stunt.
No, her ability to react, which is her reaction time, is exactly the same. The distance traveled at 71MPH is greater than at 55MPH, but only 29% more, not 100% more. The distance her car takes to brake from 71 is also greater than from 55, but again, not even close to twice as much.
See post 42. ;^) sometimes the do just that!
>>she bears the bulk of the responsibility IMHO
Clearly the grand jury didn’t see it your way.
Around here, the de facto speed limit is more like 80 mph on 55 mph limited access highways.
The essence of good transportation is speed. Raising revenue using speed limits that are set way too low isn’t very smart, IMHO.
>>why is the Gov. not reducing the present max speed limits to conserve fuel given the current state of the worlds oil prices?
A more conservative approach is to let the market determine the best speed vs. cost trade off, not legislators and bureaucrats.
Li’l Ms trooper doesn’t hit me as being a rational adult.
Carter regime ? Try Nixon - Ford
An even more cynical explanation is that an unrealistic limit exceeded by literally everyone functions as a loophole to void the 4th Amendment and allow fishing stops of literally anyone.
they let her carry a gun, I hope she passed the mental evals to get there! but, no, she did NOT appear rational at all leaping out into traffic like that.......scared me to death I was screaming and hubby was laying on the brakes and the horn.......we were still shaking five minutes later...
That “code violation” is simply driving faster than an arbitrarily-defined “speed limit” that some legislature decided on.
Therefore, while legally, it may have been something other than an accident, practically and common-sense wise, it was.
My kid would be smart enough to not step out onto an expressway in front of a speeding car. Too bad this officer's parents didn't teach him the same.
“If she was operating over the posted speed limit it is manslaughter/murder.”
There was no malice aforethought.
She didn’t do it on purpose. And throwing her in prison will neither bring my kid back nor prevent further ACCIDENTAL deaths.
LOL.....he shot HIMSELF in the ankle while teaching gun safety? good one.
Like Ayn Rand had written:
There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
>>An even more cynical explanation is that an unrealistic limit exceeded by literally everyone functions as a loophole to void the 4th Amendment and allow fishing stops of literally anyone.
Click on my username and read the first quote.
Dang, I now see you beat me to it. My quote is a little more extensive.