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got pulled over in my soob
Posted 23 October 2003 - 10:07 PM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 10:21 PM
"thanks for your help officers":madder:
Posted 23 October 2003 - 10:23 PM
Trooper was an @$$&@(# about it... I've heard some cops will chat with you, ask you if you knew what speed you were doing, or maybe why you were going that fast. He basically said "I clocked you at 82 mph. Have you ever received a ticket before? Yada yada yada." Then he handed me the ticket, and walked away. No "Goodbye", "Have a nice day", or even a "Make sure you slow it down in the future."
Took it to court, though, without a lawyer. Showed up, the trooper didn't . A trooper showed up instead of him, though . When it was my turn to be called up in front of the judge, he asked if I wanted to talk outside for a bit, I said yes... the rest of the conversation went like:
Him: "So what did you want to talk about?"
Me: "Well, I had been driving for a long time that day, and I got on the gas going up the hill..."
Him: "So you wanted a reduction?"
Me: ":confused:... um, yeah... that'd be great."
Him: "What would you like it reduces to?"
Him: "How's a parking ticket?"
Me: ":slobber: Um... yeah, that sounds great."
Him: "Great. Let's go back inside."
$120 ticket, no points against me. I'll take that any day... as long as it doesn't raise my insurance payment. Everybody else in that room, with the exception of one guy, got off on a parking ticket. Seems that if it's a speeding ticket, the state got the money... but if it's a parking ticket, then the state and the town split the fee, or something like that. I sure wasn't gonna complain.
Incidently, the one guy that didn't get off had a six month old ticket, or something like that... he was driving professionally, and his company stated they'd take care of the ticket for him. Four or five months later, the company folded, and he assumed the ticket had been taken care of. Nailed him for that one, they had.
Posted 23 October 2003 - 10:47 PM
Posted 23 October 2003 - 11:05 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:04 AM
nope, they didnt find anything. they act like we were wrong but we got away with it. but it didnt help that my buddy had some seeds in his pocket!(he forgot they were there)
anyway, we tore apart the center console to fix the radio and do some wiring, still didnt find it...................
Posted 25 October 2003 - 07:51 PM
moral of story:show up for court/slow down
Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:14 AM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:26 AM
they are bothering subarus when they could be out busting drug dealers and meth labs and what not... glad to see they have their priorities straight.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:19 AM
I appreciate cops. I really do. Nobody has to put up with as many a-holes and their BS as they do. The one that pulled you over was probably just being a dick. Like the one who gave me a reckless driving ticket ($3000 base fine) for going about 60 in a 30 at 12:19AM with no traffic. My first and only ticket. 90 day licence suspension. $410 in DMV+ court fees. Insurance increased by about 85%. I don't pay it anymore since I can't afford it. Nobody will hire me for a driving job until I'm at least 25. Not even washing cars. F*** that cop. And f*** that judge.
Just so you know, In many states (WA and OR included) doing double the speed limit is immediately reckless driving regardless of what the cop or the judge think about it.
Funny thing about consequences.. they are always there to bite you in the ass when you do something dumb;)
Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:53 AM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:26 AM
Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:47 AM
There needs to be some form of classes of drivers licenses.
Seasonal Licenses (winter and summer)
Example: If you live in places like Alaska where we have snow/icey roads for 5 months out of the year the seasonal would apply to you. You must have a 4wd/AWD car to drive in the winter. Also you must do a slalom test on ice to show that you can control your car if and when you start to fishtail and/or go into a spin. For the summer license - 2wd cars are allowed. drivers must prove they can handle a car at highspeeds on a paved road with gravel on top (from when the roads were graveled in the winter)
Levels of License classes like in Gran Tursimo 4 (Level b, a, iB, iA, and super)
The varied levels could allow a higher leveled driver a higher speed limit. And yes, I did bring this idea up based from a Driving simulator for Playstation 2, but it seems to be a good idea.
[example: I practice defensive driving. All different speeds on different types of road surface, emergency manuevering etc. I probably put 3000 miles on the ice track up here this winter. I consider myself on a higher level of driving experience than most of the drivers on the road up here. Some might say that is a little conceeded to say, but its true. the people who do the most driving and know what to do to make your car move every direction (sideways)]
Anyone else with me on this, or is it another pipe dream?
Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:49 AM
Hey, I'm not saying it wasn't dumb, because it was. But holy hell, it's costing me thousands over a 7 year period. Hope they felt real good about making an example of the first time offender.
You aren't being 'made an example'. You aren't being picked on. No one is out to get you. The law simply mandates that if you commit a certain action that certain consequences follow.
Sucks that it was your first time. But , Pay to play and all that..
Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:12 AM
heh, there was not one thing he coulda gave me a ticket for really.. i had just replaced every light bulb on the outside of the car, seatbelts work, no cracks in any window,
No cracks in the windshield?? Wow! I've never driven one without. I thought they came from the factory with them! LOL
Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:41 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 06:02 PM
When I went to JMU I used to get pulled at least once a year doing 80+ (in a sube wagon so that was really impressive, or dumb depending on how you look at it.) Long story short; I have no moving violations on my record and I never have.
Now, the undercover explorer, that is one I have not seen yet. Thanks for the heads up. The one that catches me off guard down in this part of the state is the Chrysler sedan with blue lights on its back shelf. Watch out!
Posted 02 June 2005 - 06:21 PM
Love those wipers with no windshield......
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thanks,i needed a good laugh
Posted 04 June 2005 - 02:28 AM
caution: actual cops name used serously
Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:53 AM
update, haven't got pulled over in my lifted wagon.. even dazzled teh county mounty and state trooper pullin the camry outa the ditch sideways with it.. i know they saw the expired county sticker from a completely different county on there.. never said a word..
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