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      07-09-2018, 08:19 PM   #23
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Total agree about DC. Hate going there. As soon as you cross the city limits, you feel this weird tugging. When you look down, it's some DC employee trying to pick pocket your cash away from you. Whether it's the speed cameras (which DC will not disclose what the threshold is for one to trigger over the speed limit), the red light cameras (where they have unusually short yellow lights), the parking tickets (with overly aggressive meter maids and confusing signage meant to entrap you into a violation), you just don't know how you're going to get robbed.

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I donít hate going to DC but driving really isnít a viable option and you need to plan ahead, and be patient to get in and get out. I enjoy going down to the Zoo, Du Pont Circle, Georgetown and of course all the museums and monuments. But you really need the Metro or VRE. Unfortunately thatís not always realistic either. Many times visiting the district, I need to be coming from one meeting and then have something else after my DC trip. No metro stops are close to where I am.
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100% agreed, I lived there for 3 years... absolutely ntohing is worse than DC... it feels like a militant state where someone always watches you; its awful. The cops will pull you over for doing 2 mph over and 10 over is a felony... faq that.

I think if I lived there now I would own a minivan...
Virginia Beach and Fairfax County are close seconds. I got lots of stupid tickets in VB, but once I moved next door to Chesapeake, I didnít get any more tickets. Fairfax County cops donít quit even when a young brother is legit.....if I may steal a line from Sir Mix A Lot.
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I would have thought Missouri would have made the list. It's been a few years but I remember driving through and ever car on the road was going exactly 65mph. Eventually someone passed going about 67 and in a bit I saw him pulled over.
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I still don't believe any state is more strict than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Virginia has to be the most strict. lol
Arizona 3rd most strict?!

Is there any reason NOT to move to Texas???
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Don’t forget in VA if you are caught doing 80 or more, even in a 70mph zone, you get a reckless driving ticket. I see lots of non Virginians driving 85-90 in a 70 area thinking it’s not that bad. Fortunately, although you can be jailed, they typically won’t jail you unless you hit triple digits.....or so I’m told.
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When I got pulled over in Virginia going 75, cop told me it's reckless driving. Dude was in an unmarked car that you wouldn't expect to be a cop. Not caprice or crown vic. Don't recall as this was like 10 years ago. I told him I was from CA on business and 75 is normal driving speed on CA freeways. lol I told him you have to hit 100 to be ticketed for reckless driving. He wrote me down for 74. I hired a lawyer and they took care of it for me when I flew back to CA.
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Agree on Mississippi - was racing North to I20 (heading to 'Bama), on both I55 and I59 (coming from Louisiana) a couple of times, rarely saw any cop.

Can't agree on Ohio... We got pulled over doing 95 in a 70 and it ripped a hole in my buddies wallet.
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i remember years ago my friend and i were doing a looooooong drive from detroit to boston and i'd just eaten a ton of fried chicken and my stomach was burbling. i was driving 95 in a 55 in a 93 Volvo 850 with no A/C and got pulled over in Massachusetts by a Helicopter, A man standing on the freeway inviting me to stop, AND a cop car with sirens----all coordinated at the same time!! It felt like a made for TV movie; but it was real. Massachusetts take things quite seriously; or perhaps they were just really bored that day My fried chicken did not take things seriously....
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I still don't believe any state is more strict than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Well... Maryland with all the frickin' speed cameras. Then if you avoid those and take public transportation, they spy on your voice conversations on the buses...
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