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Old 12-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Lug_Nut View Post
post #16 FL Note that it says "or".. Transmission in neutral AND clutch disengaged is not prohibited.
Sorry...since we're talking about the letter of the law, Vogon style, I suspect that the "or" there is a logical "or", not a semantic "or".
In logic and mathematics, or, also known as logical disjunction or inclusive disjunction is a logical operator that results in true whenever one or more of its operands are true. In grammar, or is a coordinating conjunction. In ordinary language "or" rather has the meaning of exclusive disjunction.
As long as one of the operands are true, you're done processing the statement and the other operand doesn't matter. If the gears are in neutral, whatever follows the "or" doesn't matter. If the clutch is disengaged, it doesn't matter what precedes the "or". The statement evaluates to 'true'.

So, that loophole doesn't exist unless they use the informal version of "or".

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Old 12-09-2008, 04:18 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by theholycow View Post
Sorry...since we're talking about the letter of the law, Vogon style...

Just as long as you remove the babelfish from my ear before the Vogon poetry is read...


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Old 12-13-2008, 12:34 PM   #33
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Safety concern? So you guys don't all have these under your wheels?
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:12 PM   #34
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Used to. They pulled the car down from 125 mph to 45 or so lap after tire squealing lap at PIR. I never really found the limit of their performance with respect to heat. On the other hand, every other car I have taken to PIR has crossed the threshold into major butt-pucker land after just a couple of laps even with supposed 'good' semi-metalic pads. So in that regard, I don't take anything for granted when it comes to stopping a regular street driven car. The brakes will only take so much before the pads, fluid, or rotors overheat and fail - which is the likely basis for these kinds of laws.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:49 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by smay665949 View Post
Not to rock the boat but if coasting is illegal and people are doing it they are no different than speeders.
I don't think its quite as dangerous to others. Of course in some states its not.

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