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cdlaine

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Posted: 08/14/13 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just thought I'd share...mostly an issue during
Monsoon season (June-Aug)... but can happen anytime
in gulley washer cloudbursts... not only meant for
Snowbirds... locals get suckered into "I can cross
this !" mentality.

Charles

I'm guessing these have been cropping up nationwide....


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Posted: 08/14/13 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So if one violates the law, ignores barricades, drives around them and gets stuck in flood waters, they get charged for emergency services?
That sounds good to me.


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Posted: 08/14/13 09:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not so stupid. Tucson, along with many other areas in Arizona, does not have flood control drains, rather there are dips in the roadway to channel flood waters. Driving during and after a monsoon you might approach an intersection that is wet, but looks level, only to drive through to find the water is 4 feet deep. During my college days we earned considerable lunch money using a dorm-mates jeep to pull motorists out of intersections.
When driving you should know the rules of the road, and it would be a good idea to know the road conditions.
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Posted: 08/14/13 10:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been doing that for years here in San Antonio. Average cost is $1500

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Posted: 08/14/13 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing stupid about it, IMHO.


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Posted: 08/14/13 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mockturtle wrote:

Nothing stupid about it, IMHO.


I believe that the OP was not calling it stupid... the law is called Stupid Motorist Law...
Moving forward - I for one think they should be liable. why should I or any other tax paying citizen pay for their stupidity?? Heck.. they should tack on an additional fee for administration cost...


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Posted: 08/14/13 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can't fix stupid. The state wants it's expenses reimbursed.

A few are confused here.

It means "Stupid Motorist" Law. Not stupid "Motorist Law".


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Actually it is the cost of government and emergency response that drives these types of laws. Every time a emergency vehicle responds to a incident, it costs extra money which comes out of the emergency response budget. And without the laws, government can not recoup the money. Without the laws they would have to take the individuals who caused the incident to court to recoup any money, and you can imagine what that would cost!!!


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Posted: 08/14/13 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The same rules should apply to Hikers and Skiers etc who go beyond the posted limits or into off limits areas!

In those cases they not only endanger themselves but also the people who have to rescue them!

A Good Law Indeed!


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Posted: 08/14/13 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But Officer, it only comes up to here on my duck.


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