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post #1 of 28
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Check this out ..... I was just a gettin' it down this country road, Which I have traveled forever. Never saw a speed limit sign ever!! Actually I was
doing 48 in a 35. I noticed ahead a brand new Ford pickup which was pulled over off on the side of the rode. I didn't think anything about it until after I
passed it, then I noticed it pulled on the rode really fast, I thought to myself,
"just like a cop would do" when I looked in my rearview again, they had
their lights flashing !! WHAT A BUMMER!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS A BIG FAT FINE OF A WHOPPING $200.00
I can tell ya, I don't need to be giving $2oo.00 dollars to the town of
Queen City.A warning would have been just fine!! DANG! Hope they
have a payment plan! DEFENSIVE DRIVING HERE I COME!!!!!!!!!
post #2 of 28
That sucks. My DH got a speeding ticket a couple of weeks ago in Illinois for $175.

I told him to slow down....
post #3 of 28
lol that so sucks. . . I thought I was going to get it this morning! I was drivin along the same road as always and the speed limit i belive is 50. Well it was early in the morning and I am cruising with the rest of traffic, and there on the side of the road are about 4 cop cars, and six officers. . . radaring all the cars. . . It was at this point that I looked down and saw I was doing 65!!! I was so lucky! They pulled over the guy that was driving next to me! Close call! I have never gotten one! lol
post #4 of 28
Aw man that sucks! I hate it when cops drive pick-ups, because I never expect them to be driving one of those!!!

Well, you aren't alone in car problems...I bumped a truck in front of me today and practically ripped the front lower bumper off my car ...of course, the truck had no damage at least.

-Kristen
post #5 of 28
Aren't they required to post speed limit signs after a certain distance from the last one? If so, could you fight it or at least try to get it reduced?
post #6 of 28
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lol that so sucks. . . I thought I was going to get it this morning! I was drivin along the same road as always and the speed limit i belive is 50. Well it was early in the morning and I am cruising with the rest of traffic, and there on the side of the road are about 4 cop cars, and six officers. . . radaring all the cars. . . It was at this point that I looked down and saw I was doing 65!!! I was so lucky! They pulled over the guy that was driving next to me! Close call! I have never gotten one! lol
I am glad you didnt get one either
post #7 of 28
GO TO COURT ... if the cop doesnt show youll likely get off
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
GO TO COURT ... if the cop doesnt show youll likely get off
Or change your court date and you have a better chance of the cop not showing up and you will get off!
post #9 of 28
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Aren't they required to post speed limit signs after a certain distance from the last one? If so, could you fight it or at least try to get it reduced?
First off, I may have already sent you something, but I'm alittle retarded sometimes and can't remember things!!! If I didn't please forgive me, but I wanted to thank you for your kindness, sending me that rose in memory of Marvin!!I can't begin tell you how wonderful it made me feel! I bought one for him also, he had a rose tatoo on his arm that looked very similar to that little icon! Thanks again for being so precious!!!!!!!
I also appreciate the heads up about the signs, I will be going back down
that rode and finding out !!! thanks again, for being a friend!!!!
Monique
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
Aren't they required to post speed limit signs after a certain distance from the last one? If so, could you fight it or at least try to get it reduced?
You can try, but most states have a "default speed limit" I know here it is 35 of a rural road at 45 on a main if theres no speed limit posted.
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by NoRachelHere View Post
lol that so sucks. . . I thought I was going to get it this morning! I was drivin along the same road as always and the speed limit i belive is 50. Well it was early in the morning and I am cruising with the rest of traffic, and there on the side of the road are about 4 cop cars, and six officers. . . radaring all the cars. . . It was at this point that I looked down and saw I was doing 65!!! I was so lucky! They pulled over the guy that was driving next to me! Close call! I have never gotten one! lol
WHATNever got a ticket???????????????????????????????????????No Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are special!!!!!!!!!!!I have always had the lead foot, I used to be pretty good at talking myself out of them!!!! But I guess I'm losing my charm!!!!
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Nimbus View Post
Aw man that sucks! I hate it when cops drive pick-ups, because I never expect them to be driving one of those!!!

Well, you aren't alone in car problems...I bumped a truck in front of me today and practically ripped the front lower bumper off my car ...of course, the truck had no damage at least.

-Kristen
Girl I have been cracking up! I went through this stage when I had Marvin's truck, I rear ended 2 people in 2 yrs . no damage to their vehicle. Just mine, after having the truck totally re done new everything on it, last yr was the
big one, I was leaving my parking place in wal-mart parking lot, I was looking at the outdoor garden center to see if I could go around it and use the exit
that was beside it and as I was turning that way...BAMI hit one of the light poles!! they totaled the truck, I guess I didn't need to be driving it anyway, it is not resting in peace with Marvin. I wasn't about to fix it and hang out for the 4th wreck, I probably wouldn't of survived it!!!I haven't ever had wrecks until all of that! but I have had some tickets!
Monique
post #13 of 28
I dont know how I have never gotten one. . . I hardly ever do the speed limit. . . on the interstate cruising speed is 80 whether posted is 50 or 75. I have been so so so lucky. . . I kind of have also always known where one was. Kind of like a 6th sense. . . Its weird. I concider myself so so so lucky!
post #14 of 28
Well IMO going almost 50 in a 35 zone deserves a ticket - sorry you got one tho. When we first moved here, we were used to speeds of 60-65 in the country roads (with cornfields).

So DH and I got lost and when we came out on the major road again, there was NO speed signs in 20 or so miles, so we assumed it was 65 or so. Cop pulls us over, and we find out it was 60 (and they really enforce the limit). So he gets a $125 fine for going over the limit by about 8-9 miles.

BTW if it was a smaller town, you have a higher chance of the cop showing up in court then not! Big cities they don't have the time - small towns they DO have the time to be in court.
post #15 of 28
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WHATNever got a ticket???????????????????????????????????????No Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You are special!!!!!!!!!!!I have always had the lead foot, I used to be pretty good at talking myself out of them!!!! But I guess I'm losing my charm!!!!
I've never had speeding ticket either. Way too many cops around here, it's just not worth the risk.
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Well IMO going almost 50 in a 35 zone deserves a ticket - sorry you got one tho. When we first moved here, we were used to speeds of 60-65 in the country roads (with cornfields).

So DH and I got lost and when we came out on the major road again, there was NO speed signs in 20 or so miles, so we assumed it was 65 or so. Cop pulls us over, and we find out it was 60 (and they really enforce the limit). So he gets a $125 fine for going over the limit by about 8-9 miles.

BTW if it was a smaller town, you have a higher chance of the cop showing up in court then not! Big cities they don't have the time - small towns they DO have the time to be in court.
I appreciate your opinion, I felt the same way, guilty, that is why I don't think I can fight it, It was the police chief, and a lady cop riding with him in his truck. she got out and wrote the ticket. So right there is 2 against one, besides the radar, and you are soooo right about the cop being there on the court date. What seems to bother me is that they probably just put a speed limit sign up, and hot dog lets go in the chiefs truck, undercover! and sit on the side of the rode like they are just waiting for you to pass, so they can turn around and go the other way! Like "ha ha' I know the law and you don't!
and I'm a cop and can do anything undermined that I want!" That is what I can't stand! Just like in 02' my then new mustang was stolen, make a long story short, they had a lead on him in another town, he decided to get out and ride around in it and it was on. the cops started chasing him, he exceeded speeds over 110mph in a neighborhood. Well you can guess what happened next , he hit a fire hydrate, then a gas meter which flew into a lady's kitchen, then he started flipping 3 times mid air, landed on the top, upside down, about 2 in. from landing in that same lady's house! Then the crack-head got out and tried to run, of course!
The more I think about it the mad I get at the stupid police, they should of never chased him to begin with. They knew where he was staying they should of let him go and done something different! To me they were the reason he wrecked it.
I asked them.
is this going to be on cops?" Heck no! because the po-dunk cops didn't have
camcorders in their cars, couldn't afford them! Any chase 110 and over is on cops! and it never ends well! They keep chasing the idiot, even after wrecking into innocense people.They are saying the whole time, how dangerous the person is that they are chasing, hell they are just as dangerous by encouraging it!
Sorry I just kinda went off there for a moment!!
post #17 of 28
I have gotten a few speeding tickets, if you plead not guilty you a you almost always get away with it. I've gotten out of all of mine.
post #18 of 28
I've never gotten a speeding ticket either. Though I carefully choose when and where I decide to let my car loose.

Radars are legal where I live. Valentine 1, best radar in the world. Though the planes will still get you, so don't speed during mid-day hours when they're out and about.
post #19 of 28
I agree with golden kitty,There is no sense or reason for breaking the speed limit.The law is there not just to TRY to protect the driver but to TRY to protectinnocent pedestrians from serious injury from selfish negligent drivers who think the speed limit is there just to be broken!!.I used to work with a bloke who worked as a paramedic and the sights he saw while doinghis job led to him having a mental breakdown,If people just realised when an accidenthappens,It does not just affect you,It seriously affects the people who have to SEE the mangled wreck of what once was a human/animal and I only imagine the sights he saw,sometoo terrible and too graphic in the mangled mess of making sense of stupidity!! So what?? you are late for something!!Better late than never arrive at all!!.Also on this subject of this thread,I do not think it is appropriate on a family (pg)rated site for people to openly and blatantly support somebodys criminal activity and confess their own criminal activities in obvious support that the OP "did nothing wrong".What signal does that send to younger people??Some "members" of the Catsite are treading a very thin line regarding the law and shouldbe very very careful what they discuss in a "public" forum
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
GO TO COURT ... if the cop doesnt show youll likely get off
and this comment I would have expected better from a tcs advisor!!tut tut !!
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by carwashcats View Post
I appreciate your opinion, I felt the same way, guilty, that is why I don't think I can fight it, It was the police chief, and a lady cop riding with him in his truck. she got out and wrote the ticket. So right there is 2 against one, besides the radar, and you are soooo right about the cop being there on the court date. What seems to bother me is that they probably just put a speed limit sign up, and hot dog lets go in the chiefs truck, undercover! and sit on the side of the rode like they are just waiting for you to pass, so they can turn around and go the other way! Like "ha ha' I know the law and you don't!
and I'm a cop and can do anything undermined that I want!" That is what I can't stand! Just like in 02' my then new mustang was stolen, make a long story short, they had a lead on him in another town, he decided to get out and ride around in it and it was on. the cops started chasing him, he exceeded speeds over 110mph in a neighborhood. Well you can guess what happened next , he hit a fire hydrate, then a gas meter which flew into a lady's kitchen, then he started flipping 3 times mid air, landed on the top, upside down, about 2 in. from landing in that same lady's house! Then the crack-head got out and tried to run, of course!
The more I think about it the mad I get at the stupid police, they should of never chased him to begin with. They knew where he was staying they should of let him go and done something different! To me they were the reason he wrecked it.
I asked them.
is this going to be on cops?" Heck no! because the po-dunk cops didn't have
camcorders in their cars, couldn't afford them! Any chase 110 and over is on cops! and it never ends well! They keep chasing the idiot, even after wrecking into innocense people.They are saying the whole time, how dangerous the person is that they are chasing, hell they are just as dangerous by encouraging it!
Sorry I just kinda went off there for a moment!!
So, are you saying this is all the cops' fault?
post #22 of 28
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[quote=lakeriedog;1957256]So, are you saying this is all the cops' fault?[/QUO
I'm sorry, "this" meaning the chase when my car was stolen? Yes pretty much!
And I guess I think cops in general shouldn't persue a chase! Let them go, just be waiting for them whenever they come home later! I think a chase is dangerous for us caught in the crossfire. As far as my car, I didn't want it back anyway,I actually felt like I had been raped! Then I got so mad "who did he think he was taking my property!" I also knew I wouldn't get it back in one piece. Yea they caught the guy, but he went to jail that night, on other charges, he hasn't even been charged for stealing my car.They told me whenever he gets out of jail in Lousiana, then he will come directly to Texas, and be charged for stealing my car. I asked them "isn't it 'grand theft auto' when you take a stolen vehicle across statelines?" They told me that they don't have that law anymore!
Why do you ask me that?
If I thought it was the cops fault?
post #23 of 28
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I agree with golden kitty,There is no sense or reason for breaking the speed limit.The law is there not just to TRY to protect the driver but to TRY to protectinnocent pedestrians from serious injury from selfish negligent drivers who think the speed limit is there just to be broken!!.I used to work with a bloke who worked as a paramedic and the sights he saw while doinghis job led to him having a mental breakdown,If people just realised when an accidenthappens,It does not just affect you,It seriously affects the people who have to SEE the mangled wreck of what once was a human/animal and I only imagine the sights he saw,sometoo terrible and too graphic in the mangled mess of making sense of stupidity!! So what?? you are late for something!!Better late than never arrive at all!!.Also on this subject of this thread,I do not think it is appropriate on a family (pg)rated site for people to openly and blatantly support somebodys criminal activity and confess their own criminal activities in obvious support that the OP "did nothing wrong".What signal does that send to younger people??Some "members" of the Catsite are treading a very thin line regarding the law and shouldbe very very careful what they discuss in a "public" forum
I really shouldn't respond to this but I can't help it! What crimmial activity?I'm not negligent, and I don't just speed to break the law! I'm sorry about your friend and his breakdown, some people aren't cut out for that kind of work! I know I am one of them! I know that already so therefore wouldn't even attempt a career in it! I wasn't late for anything when I got the ticket, I wasn't used to a speed limit on that rode. I haven't been down it in a yr or so
and that is how long that they finally put one up! So you can honestly say you have always driven the speed limit everywhere you drive?Everytime you get in the car, of everyday of your life? And what do you mean "treading a very thin line regarding the law and should be very very careful what they discuss in a public forum?" It is a forum and that is what it is all about, I personally wasn't looking for anyone to support me, or had no control over the responses (obviously) just another discussion! I admitted to my guilt, and will pay a fine, take defensive driving! What happen to 'Freedom of Speech"
I see nothing wrong with this thread, so sorry you have. I have read many topics on TCS if I don't agree with something I simply move on to something else! I don't have to agree with everyone, I do know that everyone has a right to 'Freedom of Speech'. Why can't I discuss the law, If I don't know them I need to be informed, If I think they are wrong, maybe someone else, can help me understand them! That is my opinion. I am entitled to it! Now back to treading a very thin line, should be very very careful, tell me is there a law against a forum? Will we be prosecuted for our freedom of speech, I didn't realize I was a crimmial? That is your opinion and this was mine!
post #24 of 28
[quote=carwashcats;1957982]
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Originally Posted by lakeriedog View Post
So, are you saying this is all the cops' fault?[/QUO

Why do you ask me that?
If I thought it was the cops fault?
I was just curious to know whether or not you really were blaming the cops for what happened in the incident you described.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
Radars are legal where I live. Valentine 1, best radar in the world. Though the planes will still get you, so don't speed during mid-day hours when they're out and about.

Or in the middle of the night when they are radaring all the erm "street racers"

They patrol the bridges where I come from. People race on them in the middle of the night. The helicopter thinks they are slick too, like no one can hear the big fat blades cutting the air. . .

So dont do it at night either if you are In the St. Pete Tampa area!
post #26 of 28
Seriously guys- i am tired of threads essentially bashing law enforcement officers for just doing their jobs and trying to keep the streets safe If everyone would just drive responsibly and observe the laws then they wouldn't have to worry about getting tickets. Cops keep our streets safe and help to keep bad drivers off the road- ya'll should be greatful that they are out there trying to do their job and keep the streets safe.

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GO TO COURT ... if the cop doesnt show youll likely get off
Jen, you know i love ya hon- but that is just not good advice....aside from that....every cop has assigned dates several times a month (usually one or two days a month) where they have to go to their court dates. If they don't go they can get seriously reprimanded. My fiance has yet to miss a court date...same for everyone else at his dpt. They all show up because it's their job to...so nobody should ever count on the cop not showing when they are required to. That and you can't go by them not showing alone- sometimes they will have the report given or video tape given to the judge ahead of time in their absence, so even if they are unable to make it (Sick/etc) for whatever reason- the evidence can still hold.

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Or change your court date and you have a better chance of the cop not showing up and you will get off!
Once again not true- as at least in our city, they will asign your court date to the cop who wrote the ticket's next pre assigned court date
post #27 of 28
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ya'll should be greatful that they are out there trying to do their job and keep the streets safe.
Perfectly true, if they are doing their job. I apologize but I do not agree. at least around here. Perhaps it is because they have let my law abiding, rule following friends die on the street, or maybe it is because I have been profiled on numerous occasions for driving "that kind of car", that I unfortunatley have yet to see them doing their job, which is to protect and serve. I dont mean to start any controversy, and perhaps it is different in your area, but when you have to watch your friend die on the cold pavement because the cop who got there first told the ambulance it was not an emergency, and to get there when they could, it changes your opinion. . . I have yet to see an officer in my area with the exception of one, do anything good for anyone. Like I said I apologize that I feel so strongly, and I do not mean to offend anyone, but I have lost good friends due to their neglegence... I hope things truly are different in other parts of the world, because here they are selfish, rude, and lazy.

Had to get that out, hope I have not made any enemies. . .
post #28 of 28
p.s. to make streets safer they need to do more testing when people get their liscences and make it harder to get them back when they loose them. . . I am tired of being told that I am a liability because I drive fast on roads with no cars and I know what I am doing... Maybe that is why I have never gotten a speeding ticket. Because I do it where it does not matter, and also on the track. . .
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