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Shadow
11-18-2002, 09:30 AM
Who here has had a speeding ticket?

I was going to school one day and was less then 1,000 yards from the line edge of the town and a cop nailed me for 79mph. He was like, "I have to be fair to everybody because 79 is a *little* too fast". Grr, I've met an amazing number of cops on this road that saw me and caught me red-handed going 70mph and they didn't do anything. These were cops with the decked out cars with lights and sirens and such. The one that caught me was driving a more so normal car that just had dashboard lights. 65-70 is fine on the 2 roads I travel to school, but, 79 apparently isn't. I was being dumb anyways and got caught for it so the acceptable speed for this road doesn't matter. I was going 95 before hand and slowed down to 80 coming around a corner, and he caught me doing 79.

Anyways, I have a $180 fine to pay before December 10th or something and I'm going to go to court to appeal to the judge to get the fine cut in half.

xds4lx
11-18-2002, 09:53 AM
I got one a few weeks ago for doing 66 in a 45. I was just trying to pass someone who was driving around 35 and i got in the other lane and sped up and went around a corner and cop got me. First ticket for me in 5 3/4 years of driving.

Govtcheez
11-18-2002, 11:36 AM
I got pulled over for 37 in a 25, but didn't get a ticket. I pulled up to a stop sign, looked right and noticed the cop sitting there (he was just parked on grass between a parking lot and the road). I turned left, and thought to myself "Cool, he didn't get me for a rolling stop or anything", and took off. I didn't even think about how fast I was going.

That's the only time in 5 years of driving I've been pulled over.

maes
11-18-2002, 12:03 PM
I got one almost a year ago. I was doing 88km/h in a 50km/h zone. And then I saw the bright flash :( And in Belgium, you lose you're license for two weeks if you drive 30km/h faster then allowd. Lucky for me they always substract 10km/h as a callibration fault. So on paper I was driving 78. thank God for those 2km/h
And the Irony is that I was driving someone hom who had lost his licence for speeding.

But I'm not proud of it. Since then, I have adapted my drivingstyle, and now I hardy ever go over the speed limit. It turned me into nice boy :D

Imperito
11-18-2002, 01:00 PM
Never been stoped for a traffic violation. Got yelled at by a tower once.

Shadow
11-18-2002, 02:30 PM
> That's the only time in 5 years of driving I've been pulled over.
I speed, that's just me. But, in almost 2 years of speeding I haven't been pulled over. I watch what I do and where I do it.

I got caught, because I was being silly/messing around and knew it. I didn't care really at that moment in time.

Else -
No tickets, warnings or anything for me.
Ask me the number of times I've driven over 100mph and I wouldn't be able to give you a solid answer/number.

Hm, so far everybody is a pretty good driver here, except maybe Govtcheez who likes to scare pedestrians. I know Hammer's a crazy nut. :D

dP munky
11-18-2002, 02:51 PM
i have never got a speeding ticket, but one time i got pulled over for going the wrong way on a one way street...no ticket though, just a warning it was some college campus cop...a real prick, but yeah, he let me go

i know i know, im a tard :confused:

salvelinus
11-18-2002, 03:22 PM
I've gotten a few tickets, none in the last ten/twelve years or so. I was guilty on most of 'em, although one was for driving with a studded tire which I don't believe the cop could've seen at 35 mph from several hundred feet away. It was a ritzy suburb and I was driving a chicken wire Gremlin. I'd've been pulled over anyway.
Another time I got a ticket for hitting another car from behind, even though the other car swerved in front of me and stopped to turn left. That's the "hit 'em from behind and you're guilty no matter what" rule.
But I drive a lot more carefully now. I once spun out on a freeway, not speeding, after hitting a patch of black ice. Three 360's over all lanes and ending in the median cured me of speeding.
But you know what's really annoying? Slow drivers. Not a few miles under the limit. Good weather, fine roads, yada yada, driving 10 - 30 miles under the limit. Where I live, hilly and winding roads that go for 30 miles, there's not always many spots to pass. And when there is, these jerks often speed up just enough to prevent passing. I wonder how many accidents/tickets result from frustrated drivers trying to pass these morons.

And another thing! How about the fools at crossroads who turn left into your lane while you're going 55 and are about 100 feet from the intersection?
Don't get me started on snowmobilers!

Shadow
11-18-2002, 03:37 PM
> Three 360's over all lanes and ending in the median cured me of speeding.
I've done similar, but, it didn't yield the same results, I still drive fast. :D

> Good weather, fine roads, yada yada
That's when I do it too.

minesweeper
11-18-2002, 03:59 PM
Never had anything for anything driving related. Though I was in the passenger seat when my mate got busted drunk driving. Getting in the car with him on that night was definitely one of the lesser intelligent decisions I ever made. Thankfully we had only gone about a mile when the cops pulled us, good on them, job well done!!

Hammer
11-18-2002, 06:00 PM
Hey Shadow.... sorry to hear your bad news :( Still, never mind, it's only money, eh ;) :D

>>I was going 95 before hand
heh heh, that's my boy :)

>>I know Hammer's a crazy nut.
Well, I *used* be.... nowadays I'm just a nut. or is it just crazy? I dunno :rolleyes:

>But you know what's really annoying? Slow drivers.
I HATE slow drivers, goddammit. And they always get in the way when I'm late for work or somthing. I think must know I'm coming and decide to go even slower. :mad:

>>my mate got busted drunk driving.
I did the drink/drive thing once, but on a motor bike. Never again. When I woke up next morning and thought about it, I realised what a complete idiotic thing it was to have done.... and now the most I have to drink before driving is one pint.

Waldo2k2
11-18-2002, 06:48 PM
the fastest i've gotten pulled over for was 125 in a 55. But i knew the cop and it was like 4 in the afternoon and there was NOBODY around. So we sat and talked for a while and he told me that he didn't want it to happen again...he said that pretty much i should stay under 80 if there's anyone on the road. Anyhow i'm still ticket free and glad, insurance for me is like 700 every 6 months as it is.

Shadow
11-18-2002, 07:25 PM
> the fastest i've gotten pulled over for was 125 in a 55.
Wow, usually anything over 100 in a 55mph zone is a license revoking(taken away). Of course, I guess not maybe. License revoking might be because you're pushing it far too fast. I got caught for 79 in a 55, and he seemed to be on the borderline of givnig a ticket out. "I do have to issue a citation to be fair to everybody because that was a *little* too fast"

> insurance for me is like 700 every 6 months as it is.
That's nothing.

lightatdawn
11-18-2002, 07:37 PM
Heh... I've had 5. Had my licence revoked for a few months some years back. Somewhere around $3000 in total. ... You'd think I would've learned...

>the fastest i've gotten pulled over for was 125 in a 55.

180 in an 80.

Waldo2k2
11-18-2002, 08:07 PM
>>180 in an 80
what were you driving?

Shadow12345
11-18-2002, 08:09 PM
I was trying to run over some old lady, i wasn't even speeding, but the jerk cop pulled me over anyway can you believe that?

salvelinus
11-18-2002, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Waldo2k2
>>180 in an 80
what were you driving?
He's Canada, that's kph, not mph. Still pretty fast.

Shadow
11-18-2002, 09:08 PM
> > > 180 in an 80
> > what were you driving?
> He's Canada, that's kph, not mph. Still pretty fast.
About 120 - 125mph. That's definitely 3 telephone poles every 2 seconds.

Rafiki
11-18-2002, 11:42 PM
My dad once got a speeding ticket for going 1 mile over the speed limit. He decided not to pay the fine because he was moving out of the state. Come to find out later there was a warent out for his arrest. Now that sucks!!!

OneStiffRod
11-19-2002, 04:05 AM
I got a ticket for making a right turn on a green light. Stupid Motorcycle cop wasn't paying attention while riding in Between the lanes and almost hit me so I ended up with a ticket for not signaling - even though I turned right behind another vehicle, I was only going 7mph.

I live in California, Los angeles and they these bastards are all over the place. I live in a good neighborhood and every major street has 3 motorcycle cops within a 2-mile area plus those friggin Radar trailers they park on the street. They got a million cops on motorcycles handing out tickets and just 10miles away they got gangs terrorizing entire communities that complain that there are not enough cops to patrol the streets. Yeah, they don't have enough cops b/c they're all over in my neighborhood handing out tickets - California govt. sucks ass. And they wonder why noone likes the police.

lightatdawn
11-19-2002, 11:15 AM
> > > 180 in an 80
> > what were you driving?
> He's Canada, that's kph, not mph. Still pretty fast.
About 120 - 125mph. That's definitely 3 telephone poles every 2 seconds.

;) I said thats the fastest I've been caught... But yes, thats kph. My cars speedometer is mph (and wrong ever since I put new 14's on instead of the factory 13's), so I really have no clue how fast I'm going. I have to convert my speed by 1.81 (calculated the k to miles, as well as the adjustment for tire diameter change). Its too much thought while your driving. "Well officer, I wasn't paying attention because I needed to know how fast I was going... Ya, thats right, it was 180 k! How'd you know?"

I didnt think that ticket was very fair though. I had three lanes on a one way highway, it was 4 am on a wednesday so there wasnt a car in sight. Its not like I'm reckless... just fast. The cop chased me apparently for a couple miles without his lights, thinking I was going to run. So I'm going up the offramp, (oblivious) down to a decent 30 mph, and suddenly *blam!* lights, sirens, police car whizzing past. Just about crapped myself.

I'm not one of those stupid speeders flying between traffic downtown. All my tickets are usually late at night on open roads.

>>I was trying to run over some old lady

Yes, I try that too. But its hard to run over those bloody Ford Taurus things they're always inside. I need a big truck... *looks around for Deans phone number*

Sang-drax
11-19-2002, 11:24 AM
Never been caught, luckily.

Shadow
11-19-2002, 01:01 PM
> I'm not one of those stupid speeders flying between traffic downtown. All my tickets are usually late at night on open roads. <
That's good. Where I live, about 2 miles away from me, there's a road that's a farm road. It has maybe 4 roads splitting off from it, but you can see ALL of each of these roads to notice anything that would matter(a car pulling up to the intersection say). So, from a distance, you can tell and SEE if anybody will be wanting to pull out as you see them coming long before they get to the stop sign. This road is completely flat and straight just like a runway for 5 straight miles. Hell, it goes PAST a runway along with 3 farms and a large seedmill. Basically, you could unleash a lamborghini on this road to it's full potential and HOLD it's needle burried for probably 30 seconds....maybe. 5 miles @ 100-105mph goes pretty damn fast. Double the speed limit = driving time / 2

fastest lamborghini I know of goes 240 mph/380kph

240 / 4 = 60
So, 60mph x 4 = 240mph
That car can go 4 times the speed limit
ghini driving time = 5 minutes @ 60mph for 5 miles / 4
double the speed limit = a telephone pole every second
lamborghini = 4 times speed limit, so 2 poles per second

You could probably hold an unleashed ghini on this road for a hair over a minute seeing 2 telephone poles every second.

....crazy :D

lightatdawn
11-19-2002, 01:22 PM
>>fastest lamborghini I know of goes 240 mph/380kph

Mmmm.... Lamborghini Diablo... mmm...

Govtcheez
11-19-2002, 02:48 PM
> It was a ritzy suburb and I was driving a chicken wire Gremlin. I'd've been pulled over anyway.

Don't suppose it was in a ritzy 'burb on the SE side of the state with an excess of trailing e's in the title, was it? :)

Shadow
11-19-2002, 03:23 PM
> Lamborghini Diablo
Ya can't touch it.

http://www.Lamborghini.com
Nothing compares. Absolutely nothing.

But, what else out there has a $250,000 price range? :)