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Old 11-12-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default Getting into a pissing contest is very expensive

$1900 to be exact as I've found out a few days go.

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Vids or ban.

That sucks, take comfort in knowing it would be a lot worse where I am. Good luck with the fight.
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For $1900 I would tear that cop a new ******* in court. Good luck.
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Ow. This is why I never went to any of the big Bay street race meets. Too rich for my blood.

I haven't had a ticket since I stopped driving the Miata on the street, actually.
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Wow. Seems there are few places left out there where the punishment actually fits the "crime". I was busted racing a couple friends back in Wisconsin and it cost me $200 and no points. And the cop pegged us at 80 (slowing down) in a 45.

Unfortunately, this is just another example of why I barely drive the Miata any more. Can't punch the gas for fun once in a while without getting nailed and I get the strong feeling that FL cops are more like CA cops than not. You gonna share details, 18psi, or leave us hangin?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:22 AM   #6
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We used to get hammered for street racing all the time. Luckily if they rolled up when people were going, they wouldn't bother to chase them, but instead, go block in the large group and hand out tickets. They were usually a disorderly conduct or a loitering/prowling ticket which isn't **** in court. I must say I've been lucky in all my years of when I used to go out and race that I never actually got a "racing ticket"...in the 40+ tickets I've had in 10 years.
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In my day it would have been "slow down boys" and that would be the end of it. Times have changed... for the worse I'm afraid. Darwin doesn't stand a chance.
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You got pulled over; I'm going to assume you lost? The cop pulled you over because you were the easier one to catch....

50 in a 40....******* seriously?
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Ouch. Gotta give us the deets.
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Your Bill clearly says speed contest, not pissing.


but 50 in a 40? did he mean 150?
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if CA is like anything like canada that ticket would get thrown out.

what is MAV as a make? i think he started to write maz and got confused with his officer number.

fail.
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Street racing is great for the police...usually the offenders are motivated to buy car parts which means disposable income to pay fines, typically a high-enough social status to not be armed illegally, and due this police are less likely to be assaulted or have a difficult arrest. This differs from the Katrina colony accross the street from my old apartment where I'd call the police for things like shooting automatic weapons when the Saints won the superbowl, breaking into cars, a stabbing further down the street, and finally meeting thugs trying to break into my garage...when the police again did not respond.
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That's the typical cop, hustler.

Never there when you need them, always there when you don't.
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That's the typical cop, hustler.

Never there when you need them, always there when you don't.
I don't necessarily blame them, I'd rather pull over commuters above the poverty line rather than deal with ghetto trash...but I really wish there was some concern about theft.
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I'd rather police be more concerned with crime and violence against people than with petty **** that just gives them revenue.

hey look that dude just stabbed someone! He is destroying this man’s capacity to live.

OH WAIT! Hey look that dude just made a u-turn! let's get him instead!
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I'd rather police be more concerned with crime and violence against people than with petty **** that just gives them revenue.

hey look that dude just stabbed someone! He is destroying this man’s capacity to live.

OH WAIT! Hey look that dude just made a u-turn! let's get him instead!
Well....arresting, and throwing that person for assault will only be a burden on tax payers (including his own paycheck). Whereas writing a ticket to a nice middle-class man will add money to the pot in which his paycheck is cut from. Duh.
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I'd rather police be more concerned with crime and violence against people than with petty **** that just gives them revenue.

hey look that dude just stabbed someone! He is destroying this man’s capacity to live.

OH WAIT! Hey look that dude just made a u-turn! let's get him instead!
Citing the man who breaks traffic laws gets the officer a better police car, more paid leave, and lines civic coffers...arresting aggressors and rapists suffices public concern and provides no benefit to the jurisdiction nor the officer.
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i c wut you did thar.

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A few details:

I haven't had a ticket in over 6 years.

It was 2 days before my birthday, me and the wife go out for some dinner and a movie. Afterwards I get a call from a friend that there are hundreds of cars at "the spot" and some fast cars.Wife's never been to something like this before so we go.

After a couple of hours of checking out people's cars watching idiots attempt to drift in a parking lot (lots of drifter **** here in Sac), we decide to call it a night.

On the way home a supercharged camaro SS that is louder than 5 million atomic bombs gets next to me and instigates a race. Having just finished tuning my car I want to see how it will behave. I do 2 2-4th pulls with him. Beat him by about half car length or so.

After we've stopped our shenanigans about 2 blocks down I see a cop get on my ***. He lights me up 10 seconds later. The SS was right next to us, and was louder than my car by about 100000000 times, but the cop still chose me to pull over.

Said "I heard you guys down the block". That is why the speed he wrote down we were going is 50 in a 40. Really he didn't even see us or get us on radar, or really even know if it was us. We just HAPPENED to be the only 2 sporty/modded cars on the road and I guess it was easy to ASSUME it was us.


I have a court date for mid December, I'm definitely going to try to fight it. If not to win then to at least get the fine reduced or get it changed to an infraction instead of a misdemeanor.

So yeah. Street racing is stupid but its fun, and sometimes you just can't resist. This is what happens as a result.


I think 1900 is just out of this world ridiculous. ******** going 100 in a 45 here get like a 600 dollar fine. And I get 1900.


Oh well it is what it is.
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OT but I just got slapped a $600 for going 96 in a 70, going along I5 almost to Thunderhill, I was just passing Williams and saw the CHP coming southbound, he flipped around and lit me up. Went to court, maximum fine. Pretty shitty, hope you win or at least get it reduced. The ticket implies that you where in heavy traffic...
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