Thousands Head to Catskills for Visiting Day

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visiting-dayThousands of families are heading to the Catskills today for the second visiting day of summer 2015. All drivers are urged to leave ample time fortraveling. Drivers are encouraged to follow posted speed limits, as State Police troopers are on patrol on the highways. The troopers sit with their radar guns, and drivers who do not follow the reduced speed-limits in certain zones will be ticketed.

Matzav.com would like to remind its readers to help Catskills Hatzalah, which needs our help to continue its lifesaving work. Checks can be made payable to Catskills Hatzalah and mailed to POB 50, Monticello, NY 12701.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable visiting day.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

3 COMMENTS

  1. “Drivers are encouraged to follow posted speed limits, as State Police troopers are on patrol on the highways. The troopers sit with their radar guns, and drivers who do not follow the reduced speed-limits in certain zones will be ticketed.”

    Yup, that is the reason to follow posted speed limits – nothing to do with safety. Kind of ironic that the next paragraph says:

    “Matzav.com would like to remind its readers to help Catskills Hatzalah, which needs our help to continue its lifesaving work. Checks can be made payable to Catskills Hatzalah and mailed to POB 50, Monticello, NY 12701.”

  2. BH we have a visiting day!!!!! Thank you Camp for not cancelling this special day. Seeing how happy my son was to see all of us when we arrived was worth every minute of travel to get to him.

  3. Doovid, check this out:

    http://vintagefrumteens.blogspot.com/2007/01/halacha-honesty-taxes-and-dina.html?m=1

    once heard from Rabbi Moshe Heineman of Baltimore who heard from Rav Aharon Kotler ZTL, that since the poskim rule that a law that is only “on the books” but not enforced is not binding as Dina D’Malchusa, therefore it would be permitted to speed up until the point where you might get a ticket.

    In most places, going 5 or in some places even up to 9 MPH over the speed limit will not get you a ticket even if they catch you.

    Up to that speed, therefore, you are allowed to travel.

    The same thing, then, applies to jaywalking. Who gets a ticket for that?

    I also heard once from Rav Shmuel Birnbaum shlita, the Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn, that really, getting into a car and driving 55 or 60 MPH – even within the speed limit – is a Sakanah and should be prohibited.

    But Shomer Pesayim Hashem – if it is common practice to do a dangerous thing, it is not assur.

    Therefore, to speed to the point that is “normal” for people to travel is not prohibited, since it is not a Sankanah; but traveling beyond that point, where there would be no Shomer Pesayim Hashem, would be prohibited due to Sakanah, even if road conditions permit the excessive speed.

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