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Steve Jelf and the police

Post by DHort » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:36 am

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Steve claims he needed an escort on the Interstate. Good thing he did not notice that cracked windshield. I think he was just picking on you because you are from Kansas.

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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:49 am

I never thought about cops noticing the cracked glass. I hope they don't nail me for it before I get home. :D
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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Dallas Landers » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:31 am

They figure a guy that has to dive a 104 year old used car, sleeps in Walmart parking lot and dines on the running board cant afford a new winshield ! :lol: :lol: :D


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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:01 pm

Since Steve started this mess we will all be profiled, picked on, harassment beyond our wildest dreams. Way to go Steve!!!

LMAO!

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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:45 pm

Just a wave of the hand and the words "These are not the droids you are
looking for" is all it takes .....

Call it profiling, but I think most here would agree that one look at
Steve and the way he dresses and the word "rabble-rouser" immediately
comes to mind. Like a tornado a-coming, ... best to hide your wives and
daughters and get the chickens in the henhouse when you see that machine
heading your way. :shock:
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Minimum speed is 45 mph

Post by FreighTer Jim » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 pm

On most - if not all - Federal Interstates - the minimum speed limit is 45 mph.

You should not be on the Interstate under normal driving conditions unless you can maintain that speed.


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Re: Minimum speed is 45 mph

Post by DLodge » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:36 pm

FreighTer Jim wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 pm
You should not be on the Interstate under normal driving conditions unless you can maintain that speed.
It's kind of a case of, "Yes, but..." I suspect that state and county roads that cross the Mississippi on bridges are pretty much few and far between. Steve's solution seems like a good one. The St. Louis Model T club did the same thing a few years ago when our Overnight Tour started by crossing the Jefferson Barracks Bridge on I-255. In that case, a couple of St. Louis County police cars escorted us across. Even without the police cars, the bridges tend to be four lanes wide in each direction with a lane-width shoulder. If it's not rush hour, it can generally be done safely.


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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by DHort » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:22 pm

I know. I did it last week on Hwy 14. I love that it looks like Steve got pulled over. Dean will be next on his way to Hershey

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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Kalamity got nothing on our man Steve !! :lol:


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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:09 pm

However, the police report says a search of Steve's car turned up nary a snort of Happy Sally ....
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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by wayne sheldon » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:55 pm

I am not absolutely sure about this? However, I believe that minimum speed limits are left up to the individual states, even on the interstate highways.
Califunny is famous for its waffling on minimum speed limits. They do NOT have a minimum speed limit on any road in the state, including the interstate highways. HOWEVER! There is a law which states that one cannot drive so slowly as to be a hazard. THAT is left up to the interpretation of the individual officers. Many people, including a few I have personally known, have been given tickets for "impeding the flow of traffic" even when they were doing ten or more miles per hour OVER the posted speed limit! SOMETIMES judges will dismiss such offenses, sometimes they impose fines for being a hazard in spite of the fact the actual posted limit was violated.

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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Steve Jelf » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:00 pm

From answers.com:

What is the minimum speed on US interstate highways?

It depends on the state since each state sets their own speed limits, both max/min. Added: Usually the minimum speed is set at 45 mph.


In this case the officer had no problem with following me over at whatever speed I was going. I think it was probably about 40 mph. I could have crossed at Quincy with a detour to the north of about forty miles, or at Louisiana to the south for about sixty extra miles, but I didn't think of it at the time.
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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Doug » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:15 am

I had to run down to that area on Saturday morning. As I drove down there, I thought this would be a nice Model T ride. And at the same time wondered if Steve would make it this far south. Have a good trip.


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Wayne is Correct about California

Post by FreighTer Jim » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:06 am

A few months ago I was driving in the afternoon along I -5 north of Los Angelea in moderately heavy traffic.

I was in the curb lane doing 55 mph ( the maximum speed limit for pulling a trailer ).

CHP cruiser pulled up alongside me in the left lane - dropped back - then pulled ahead.

A few miles later I passed him on the shoulder.

He lit up and pulled me over.

Told me I was “ impeding the flow of traffic “ doing the speed limit at 55 mph.

He went back to his cruiser - was there a few minutes - then ran up on my passenger side & gave me back my paperwork whilst telling me he had an emergency call and it “ was my lucky day “.

He blocked the curb lane so I could enter traffic and sped off.

I took the next exit and used the access road for the next hour.

I don’t believe I was impeding traffic - but California is in dire need of revenue - this year for the first time I am moving more vehicles out of state for owners relocating than for cars being sold.

California is the worst state to drive thru if you are having to navigate major metropolitan areas.

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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Philip Lawrence » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:40 pm

According to a CHP officer, California has no minimum speed limit provided there is a passing lane. This includes our freeways. If you are on a single lane roadway with five or more vehicles behind you, you must pull over to the right shoulder WHEN IT IS SAFE to do so to allow the cars behind you to pass.


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Re: Steve Jelf and the police

Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:11 pm

"Steve Jelf and the Police". Hmmm. Sounds like a rock band. :?
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