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Old 11-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #41
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Basing a judgement like this - when human error has such a large influence is ridiculous. Take baseball for example, when a pitcher can have a 25mph change in velocity....I can't tell the damn difference.
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i'm almost thinking its better to send an attorney instead of going in. attorney goes in and says how about setting a reasonable # here? just make sure you get somebody who actually goes in when he's supposed to. i hired a guy and he forgot to go so i had a lot less options after that. attorney went and got the $ reduced way down for me tho, i just had to live with a point on my record for - get this - crossing a double yellow. cops said they were watching with a helicopter. yeah right.

i learned you don't want to drive fast on 101 near laguna seca. i was going southbound and a chp was going northbound. i was probably faster than limit, but not by very much. we made eye contact, and i knew he was going to flip a u. he had to go like 3 miles to get to the nearest u'y so i figured i would make good time, ahem. it took him about 10 minutes to catch up with me, and he was flying cause i saw him crest a hill behind me and he was passing cars at rate of like 1 every 1-2 seconds. i was cruise control at speed limit and he just parked on my bumper for like 5 minutes. then suddenly he turns left into the grassy area in the middle of the freeway at 70. hes a little bit sideways and grass is flying small bushes are flying until he finally stops in a cloud of dust. when the dust clears a little bit he gets turned around and joins northbound traffic while cutting off 2 cars which had to change lanes to avoid him.

i won't be doing that again.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #43
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Basing a judgement like this - when human error has such a large influence is ridiculous. Take baseball for example, when a pitcher can have a 25mph change in velocity....I can't tell the damn difference.
Oh...I can.

When you play the game for 20 years, you have to be able to notice the change. Especially if you move beyond playing in HS.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:19 PM   #44
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$1,900? That's insane, but so is nearly every other public policy in CA. That's one of the states that I'd never consider moving to unless there is massive reform. This financial idiocy is the reason my current, temporary state has lost 90 billion in wealth in 10 years.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #45
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I'm sorry to hear this Vlad. Fight the man.

I actually got pulled over for street racing last month. I was in my Miata which is unregistered and uninsured(I know, I know), My license was expired(again, I know), and I was street racing some dumb kid in a sentra se-r(... I know). I let off in top of third and saw the cop. He was in one of those suv police rigs and was right behind me, I actually pulled over before he even lit up his cherries.

When he pulled me over the guy was furious and screaming at me for shenanigans on "his road" in "his town" etc. He told me he was going to tow my car, etc. Then he went back to his car for a few minutes. He then came back over to my car and told me to go straight home and that I was lucky he got another(more important) call. He also told me that "next time" my car would be towed and I would be arrested. Fascist.

I will no longer street race unless we go out in the middle of nowhere, which we do from time to time. I learned my lesson without the cost, I have not even driven my Miata since then out of fear(because I know I cannot control my right foot). If you are wondering, yes I smoked the Sentra. Not that that is impressive or anything, more of a waste of my fuel as I put bus lengths on him by 3rd.
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Oh...I can.

When you play the game for 20 years, you have to be able to notice the change. Especially if you move beyond playing in HS.
shhhh......i'm just trying to show my support.
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I'm sorry to hear this Vlad. Fight the man.

I actually got pulled over for street racing last month. I was in my Miata which is unregistered and uninsured(I know, I know), My license was expired(again, I know), and I was street racing some dumb kid in a sentra se-r(... I know). I let off in top of third and saw the cop. He was in one of those suv police rigs and was right behind me, I actually pulled over before he even lit up his cherries.

When he pulled me over the guy was furious and screaming at me for shenanigans on "his road" in "his town" etc. He told me he was going to tow my car, etc. Then he went back to his car for a few minutes. He then came back over to my car and told me to go straight home and that I was lucky he got another(more important) call. He also told me that "next time" my car would be towed and I would be arrested. Fascist.

I will no longer street race unless we go out in the middle of nowhere, which we do from time to time. I learned my lesson without the cost, I have not even driven my Miata since then out of fear(because I know I cannot control my right foot). If you are wondering, yes I smoked the Sentra. Not that that is impressive or anything, more of a waste of my fuel as I put bus lengths on him by 3rd.
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1) Unregistered.
2) Uninsured
3) Expired License
4) Racing, at 70+ mph on public roads

Conclusion:
1) Cop is fascist.
2) "Lesson learned" except it's not, because you intend to race on the street again? and you're bragging about winning?



EDIT - Just want to add: CSB
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I actually got pulled over for street racing last month. I was in my Miata which is unregistered and uninsured(I know, I know), My license was expired(again, I know), and I was street racing some dumb kid in a sentra se-r(... I know).
I'm wondering which of the actors is truly dumb, based upon the facts that one of them is not only driving, but racing on public roads with no license, registration, or insurance. Although, trying to race people in a Sentra is pretty damn stupid..

Seriously though, it's not too difficult to cause enough damage in an accident to seriously damage your finances for the rest of your life if you're not carrying adequate (not minimum coverage) insurance.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:42 PM   #49
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...I get the strong feeling that FL cops are more like CA cops than not.
Probably. Both states and their respective counties need the money.
Eons ago when heading out of the house to a car show, my dad told me 'Don't speed in Polk son, it's a poor county."
I found out what he meant.

Thankfully it was a flat-fee. Fifty bucks. Those days are gone.

1900 is just robbery.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:57 AM   #50
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Reminds me of the speed trap in Waldo, FL... The one so famous they have billboards warning you about it in the neighboring town.

All you CA haters- you really do have to be doing something unusual to get noticed here. Take it from someone who grew up in the southeast- traffic enforcement in those little hick towns is 1000x worse than anything you'll see in CA. I've been pulled over for doing 104 in a 45 zone and got a written warning, other times I've been shouted at (over the PA) or merely waved at (on my bike, doing probably 100 in a 55 zone) by two bike cops.

Besides, even though prop 19 didn't pass, possession of 1 oz or less is still only a $100 fine.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:49 PM   #51
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Wow, just saw this. They don't play around out there.
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Scenario:
1) Unregistered.
2) Uninsured
3) Expired License
4) Racing, at 70+ mph on public roads

Conclusion:
1) Cop is fascist.
2) "Lesson learned" except it's not, because you intend to race on the street again? and you're bragging about winning?



EDIT - Just want to add: CSB
Ha, nice analysis. I already admitted I was completely in the wrong on all of those accounts in my story when I told it. I was very lucky that time. I also mentioned I have not driven the car since then and will not until it is properly regd/insured.

As for the lesson learned comment, I wont be street racing anymore with the exception of racing in the middle of ******* nowhere. The track? I would love to go there, however the closest one is over 4 hours away. I do plan on making some track days next year.

And bragging about winning? Hardly. If anything I'm trashing myself for being dumb enough to race this ricer kid and get pulled over. Once again, lesson learned.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:36 PM   #53
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Wow that sucks man, but hopefully you can get the ticket cancelled. New rules in British Columbia are crazy for speeding. If you're caught going 40 km/h faster then the speed limit it's automatic 7 day impound on your car plus a bunch of fines. If you do it again it goes up to 3 weeks, then after that it's like 2 months.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:55 PM   #54
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Another WONDERFUL detail I forgot to include in the original post:

He had my car towed and impounded. Said it was mandatory and no way around it. Any time you get "speed contest" on the ticket the car gets impounded for 30 days. THAT'S RIGHT, THIRTY DAYS!!! And THAT equates to about 2900 in impound fees ON TOP of the ticket.

I went down to the police station the next morning and spoke with the staff sergeant, who released my car due to my clean driving record.

I had to pay an ADDITIONAL 100 bux for the "RELEASE FORM" and another $315 for the towing/impound. My car was there for less than 12 hours, and that's how much they charged me
I guess its better than 2900, but still crazy.

And again, that's all ON TOP of the 1900 dollar fine.




If I can get them to reduce the fine, and allow me to take traffic school (apparently you can't when its a misdemeanor but up to the judge) to get the point off my record, then I will be happy as can be. I don't mind paying up to 1,000 for this (it sucks but I'm not going to run away from the consequences of this sort of thing) and taking traffic school and all that (which costs another 60 plus another 60 for them to LET me take it LMAO), but lets be realistic: 1900, plus a point, plus the ammount I paid to get my car out of the impound, etc, we're talking about 2500 dollars all said and done.

That's ******* nuts.
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^^ that sounds kinda draconian, but believable for 150 in a 40. but it was 50 in a 40 right? wtf
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50 in a 40
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seriously wtf. their own statute says:

"fine of not less than three hundred fifty-five dollars ($355) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000)"

ref: http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc23109.htm
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just so you know. if any bit of info on that ticket is wrong, then you WIN!
like if your name is a letter off then VOID!
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I'm guessing that's before court fee's.

A cell phone ticket here is 35 bux for 1st offense. Except when you go to pay its 120 "after court fee's".

ridiculous
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well he did misspell my first name. It ends with a V and he put a U.
he also wrote my car as " 2000 MAV COUPE"

not sure if that makes it void. doubt it
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