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Route 45 is a private motorway but I suppose you could go as fast as 120 km/h, but personally I just go slower than most on many roads because I have a bad historical relationship with sim crossings. Having said that I wouldn't allow police departments to operate in Bedstraw so go however fast you want lol

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On 4/23/2021 at 9:42 PM, Aethelwine said:

I think I encountered a speed camera on mainland... I have certainly seen them on private sims. They are a bit of fun and encourage speeding as you try to get the highest speed recorded on it.

But seriously if you are dressing up as a cop for a roleplay... you really need to judge this well and be sure anyone you roleplay with is clear that is all it is otherwise you have moved from adding colour and a bit of fun to griefing.

I was caught by a speed cam on Route 8 and 'issued' a speeding ticket.

Only point of bring this up is bragging rights. A speeding ticket. In Second Life.

Soon a highway officer might pull me over and ask for license, registration and proof of insurance. If that happens, I'll think this has gone too far. I'll plead 'traveler' not a driver. This RP could be fun.

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What I've driven so far were not really cars, like a hovering car (well, it flies low) or the jet that I fly so low that it's bottom scratches over the road and then see at what speed I can keep it on the road. (near to the max speed of physical vehicles - a round course of course - no sim crossing at that speed) or the tank (you can follow it but not stop it)

It's SL so expect the unexpected. 😁

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7 hours ago, Chassie Rowley said:

I was caught by a speed cam on Route 8 and 'issued' a speeding ticket.

Only point of bring this up is bragging rights. A speeding ticket. In Second Life.

Soon a highway officer might pull me over and ask for license, registration and proof of insurance. If that happens, I'll think this has gone too far. I'll plead 'traveler' not a driver. This RP could be fun.

To be fair in Roleplaying regions they do make you get a drivers license and display a license plate on your car as well as having you put this information in your profile.  The only difference is that you are opting in to participate.  

Anywhoo, I think his person basically posted this to be able to link their RL articles for our reading pleasure. 

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1 hour ago, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

To be fair in Roleplaying regions they do make you get a drivers license and display a license plate on your car as well as having you put this information in your profile.  The only difference is that you are opting in to participate.  

Anywhoo, I think his person basically posted this to be able to link their RL articles for our reading pleasure. 

We were supposed to read that crapola?

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On 4/25/2021 at 9:07 AM, Sam1 Bellisserian said:

To be fair in Roleplaying regions they do make you get a drivers license and display a license plate on your car as well as having you put this information in your profile.  The only difference is that you are opting in to participate.  

Anywhoo, I think his person basically posted this to be able to link their RL articles for our reading pleasure. 

I applied for a DL at Belli about two months ago. Still waiting for it (the app did state it could be a while). Didn't notice a license plate application.

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On 4/24/2021 at 12:42 AM, Aethelwine said:

I think I encountered a speed camera on mainland... I have certainly seen them on private sims. They are a bit of fun and encourage speeding as you try to get the highest speed recorded on it . . .

 

I fell in love with the mainland speed cams after the first encounter ...wow...like forever ago.  And I'm with Aeth on this, they are a blast to try to set new records for the highest posted speed at the time.  There's always a couple hidden someplace on my sim.  When I encounter them on mainland it still puts a smile on my face as I put the spurs to 'er.

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As Police Chief for the last for Giano Properties Police Department from 2010 (Previously named Newport Keys Police Department for a while in 2010-2012,  Been Chief Mostly the entire time, except a few times i took a few breaks

Over the years we did traffic stops for various speed violations,  responded to disturbance calls, sometimes had as many as every squad car on the roads protecting the citizens of Giano Properties,  Assisting the Fire Department or EMS with traffic control at times,    Residents enjoyed it,  Every Home was rented for a long time over the years,    Every Officer lived on the sim,  and happily went to work, and did the jobs without much direction for myself after initial training.     

 

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I think this is cool lol. It's all for the RP!

I know the aviation groups have rules in place also like having to fly 70m above the ground/water for larger planes. Not that everyone obeys the rules put in place but anyone who is part of the community usually does. When I go out flying (rare these days) I always follow the 70m rule.

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Seriously, though-no. Cops are bad enough IRL we don't need more authoritarian nonsense in SL. It's fine if you're in your own sim and you're doing it with people you know have consented to the rp. I'm not about to pull over for some wanna-be jackboot. 

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14 hours ago, Zidaya Zenovka said:

Cops are bad enough IRL we don't need more authoritarian nonsense in SL. It's fine if you're in your own sim and you're doing it with people you know have consented to the rp. I'm not about to pull over for some wanna-be jackboot. 

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I was out driving on mainland last night, did a whole continent.  I could barely accelerate beyond first gear, because of loading time.   I ran into ONE other car during the whole trip, so not too many accidents on the roads.  The only problems I had was accidentally stepping on yellow lines during sim crossing.

So if you want to improve road safety, go lobby against yellow lines.

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9 hours ago, FreeToSL said:

I was out driving on mainland last night, did a whole continent.  I could barely accelerate beyond first gear, because of loading time.   I ran into ONE other car during the whole trip, so not too many accidents on the roads.  The only problems I had was accidentally stepping on yellow lines during sim crossing.

So if you want to improve road safety, go lobby against yellow lines.

if we are going to lobby Linden then we could lobby that vehicles bounce off banlines, same as avatars do

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I don't think there's any risk of breaking the speed limit on any SL roads. Last year I tried driving across Bellisseria; I counted how many regions I crossed and timed how long it took, and I was doing about 12mph. Any faster than that and I'd either crash on region crossings or get my car stuck in someone else's house.

Then again the car isn't exactly a speedster:

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1 hour ago, Maitimo said:

I don't think there's any risk of breaking the speed limit on any SL roads. Last year I tried driving across Bellisseria; I counted how many regions I crossed and timed how long it took, and I was doing about 12mph. Any faster than that and I'd either crash on region crossings or get my car stuck in someone else's house.

Then again the car isn't exactly a speedster:

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Great pic. Reminds me of the station wagon my aunt and uncle had as a kid :D

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2 hours ago, Zidaya Zenovka said:

Great pic. Reminds me of the station wagon my aunt and uncle had as a kid :D

The title I put on it in Flickr was "hot girl on a sports car" 🤣 (the sports in question being moose-hunting, off-roading and hauling lumber).

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On 4/24/2021 at 1:36 AM, animats said:

I don't think there are any.

There are various police departments in SL. I've seen someone in a police car driving Route 8 in Satori and dealing with accidents.

At one time, you could dial 911 on any Gentek Telecom phone in SL and be connected to a dispatch center, which would connect you with the appropriate roleplay emergency center (police, fire, SL coast guard) and help move the roleplay along. Sadly, that service is no longer available.

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The lights are out, and no one is there to answer.

 

That actually sounds really fun. I wish this was still a thing. 

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