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Old 12-16-2013, 10:56 AM   #61
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Maybe it would make people learn that yellow means slow down, proceed with caution instead of flooring it. I am like a few others who slow down and stop at a yellow light. I believe that the reason people run the red lights is because they added that little buffer by having a few seconds delay before the other light turns green, and they know that. Red lights aren't usually more than a couple minutes. How much of a hurry are they in?

We got slammed at our intersection when the light was green. We put our turn signal on to turn into our street and the guy behind us was rubbernecking at a car broke down on the side of the road and didn't see that we stopped. Slammed into us full speed ahead. Never touch the brake. Luckily we were not hurt.
Once they install that camera and start collecting fines, someone figures out that they could collect more fines if they shorten the duration of the amber light. Drivers will start slamming on their brakes when the light turns yellow and there will be more rear end collisions. I'm not just jumping to logical conclusions. Statistically, this is what happens.

When I approach a traffic light, I decide ahead of time where my "no stop line" is. If I have not reached that point when the light turns yellow, I slow to a stop. If I am at or past that point, I continue if the light turns amber. I don't want to try to stop, when that is not the safest option. I do not "floor it" when the light turns amber. A traffic intersection is the second most likely place to have a collision. (Parking lots are the most likely.) I do not want to increase my speed and risk increasing the severity of a possible collision.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #62
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4 year renewal in office or online is $12.00 here in SC.

Online renewals can only be used every other renewal cycle. I can renew online next time because I had to go in last time.

Oh.....and i learned something last time. Look up slightly when they take your picture. It makes my double chin look like a single chin. I did not look up, so my double chin is quite evident on my DL photo.
Now that i know, I may just loose this license and go in for a new one.
This time I will look upwards a little bit!!!!
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:47 PM   #63
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I never care what my drivers license picture looks like because I don't expect to have to show it to anyone. I would be happy if I had to show it to the slot attendant at the casino!!
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:59 PM   #64
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Why do people usually smile when they have their license picture taken? I know I do. But that is definitely NOT the expression I would be wearing if a LEO stopped me!
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #65
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I have a ID card and it has one of the best pics I have ever taken. Fortunately I had it taken before they put expiration dates on the ID's. So It is good for lie. No matter what I end up looking like. I showed my ID when I voted. The cop mentioned that it showed no expiration date. I told him it was because I was going to expire before the ID does. I think he is still giggling.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #66
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LOL! Funny Addie!
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #67
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Holy Smokes! I just checked and mine is up in Feb. I hadn't thought about it at all till I saw this thread.
Thanks!
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:11 PM   #68
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In this state, I don't know if it still applies, but you have a grace period. I am thinking it is one year from your birthday. But that sounds wrong to me. Any Mass drivers want to fill me in?
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #69
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A few years ago, I was in Va Beach at the Guitar Center, picking up a few things. The guy behind the counter asked to see my driver's license (never have figgered out why) but he pointed out that they had expired the day before. When I got home, I got my sister to carry me over to the DMV to get renewed. Just out of curiousity, I asked the State Trooper if I had driven in, with an expired license, would he have ticketed me. He told me that if it was only a few days after expiration, probably not. But if it had as much as a week, yep...he'd have written me up right there in the DMV office.
I gotta mark this on my calendar, so maybe I will remember to get over there by the end of January.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #70
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My current DL photo, taken a dozen years ago, doesn't resemble me at all. I have a full head of hair in that photo with a sexy smile. Today, I am bald, by choice, but my smile is still sexy as ever.
Renewal comes up next year and I might be up for a new photo along with a vision check.
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