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Old 07-05-10, 04:47 PM
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Old 07-05-10, 05:34 PM
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Well what do you know.
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Old 07-05-10, 10:22 PM
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Then at the bottom you get: "They demand people to respect their space, but I don't think they always return the favor," she told CBS 2's Mike Parker. "I almost hit somebody today – twice, actually."

Oh yeah ....
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Old 07-05-10, 10:24 PM
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BTW ... I had a nice ride today. Took me 30 mins to relax (yeah, I'm screwed up in the head), but I rode the Kansasville TT course - corn, soybeans, cows, horses, goats ... ahhhhh .
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Old 07-06-10, 05:29 AM
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where's the "Like" button?
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Old 07-06-10, 01:46 PM
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I hate to be a doubter, but I don't think this will do much of anything from a legal perspective. "Reckless" driving has always been against the law. So has "reckless conduct". The new law doesn't outlaw cars getting "too" close. Just cars driven in a reckless manner and unnecessarily close. Like with all "new" laws, this one seems to just overlap existing laws.

If any real change exists, it seems that a violation of the new public act can be a class 3 felony, where as a violation of the reckless conduct law can only be a class 4. Although, if there's any sort of "real" intent, it's not so much an issue of recklessness anymore. And the potential punishment for acting "knowingly" are a lot higher.

Having said that, maybe the law will help the issue get more into the eye of the public. Educational efforts tend to lead to better results than tougher laws. Hopefully these changes can be a starting point for better public education.

For anybody interested, the text of the new law:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publ...?Name=096-1007
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Old 07-21-10, 12:00 PM
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Yep, it's basically a token gesture, but it's a good one, in the right direction.

Too bad you can't legislate the bullying tendencies and other bad intentions out of human nature, cuz that's what it would take.
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