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Old 03-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #21
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So I've been driving for 14 years, and I only had a parking ticket when I was 19 (friend who didn't have a car and wanted a favour - yup, he didn't pay for the ticket).

Then TrickerZ from this forum came to Greece as part of his euro tour. I think I was telling him that I had no speeding tickets so far, and everyone in Greece is speeding because no one enforces the speed limits, you can do 120mph for 2 hours straight and most probably no cops will be on the road to stop you.

And guess what happened later that night.

Got stopped while doing 65 in a 40 area (thought it was a 60 zone). Non residential area, may I add, two lanes per direction, slightly downhill as well. I think I was around 2800rpm btw.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #22
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Good driving music.

Hadn't heard of Wawa before- had to Google it.


this will get you up to date. watch it, see 2:20.
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LOL!
I can't believe Scott, of all people, posted that song.
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why cant you believe it?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #25
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Cause it's a Bloodhound Gang song! That's why!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #26
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and I can't listen to them because?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #27
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You can listen to whatever you want!
I love BHG, I just found it funny cause I enjoy them and most others don't.
However, I also drive a miata and most others don't, but then again, so do you...so it makes sense now.
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lol.
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and I can't listen to them because?
I'm not falliing for another one of your Jedi mind tricks...
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no tricks. i wanted to know why you thought i wasn't good enough to listen or know baout blood hound gang.
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My last ticket was coming back from Atlanta, made a detour up the dragon. Ended up with this ticket on mile 1 in TN. Before that it had been 9 years since my last ticket.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #32
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I got pulled over about a week ago, and the cop was a GIANT jerk.

My dad stored his '87 911 in my garage for the winter, and it was really nice out the other day, so I decided to take it out for a ride. It's 25 years old, and I guess Dad's local town office told him that at 25 years old, a car is considered an antique and no longer needs to be inspected. Dad liked this, so he didn't inspect it.

I'm driving around doing like 40 in a 30 or something, nothing serious, and I come to a stoplight where a cop is sitting. I think nothing of it and continue on (he couldn't possibly have seen me speeding based on how the roads were situated), being a little more cautious of the speed limit, and I see him making a pretty lazy 3-point behind me, and the next thing I know I'm pulled over.

He demands my license and registration, looks them over and asks why he pulled me over. I have no idea. He says my inspection is expired, and my tires are bald (The expired sticker is still up, and it's the wrong color. Oops. Tires are StarSpecs with <3000mi.). I explain that it's Dad's car (probably hurt my case, 20-something tooling around in dad's porsche with a buddy) and dad told me blah blah, which is all true. Cop very rudely tells me that only applies if the car is REGISTERED as an antique. "Oh, thanks, I will tell Dad so he can get that all straightened out".

Cop sits in his cruiser with my license and registration for 20 minutes just wasting my time, then comes back with a $133 ticket! Inspection in Maine is $12 everywhere, by law, so it's more than 10 years worth of inspections. I politely thanked the officer for protecting me today, to which he offered to write a ticket for the "bald" tires. I declined and went on my way.

I have been pulled over 12 times in the last 10 years for various things (speeding, headlight out, no front plate, on a bicycle) and the last 4 or 5 times, the cops have been royal ********. I used to think 10% of cops gave the other 90% a bad name, but I am starting to think it's the other way around.
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I have been pulled over 12 times in the last 10 years for various things (speeding, headlight out, no front plate, on a bicycle) and the last 4 or 5 times, the cops have been royal ********. I used to think 10% of cops gave the other 90% a bad name, but I am starting to think it's the other way around.

I'm always extra polite to police when they pull me over, but usually transform into a turbo dick when they start acting like a douchebag. In my experience, I've met exactly 5 cops that were cool, 3 of them I know personally.
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I'm always extra polite to police when they pull me over, but usually transform into a turbo dick when they start acting like a douchebag. In my experience, I've met exactly 5 cops that were cool, 3 of them I know personally.
I was very nice, friendly, polite, and honest until he delivered a ticket instead of a warning. Then I called him out on not serving and protecting.
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Whenever I get pulled over for something I know I was doing(most likely speeding), I put my keys on the roof and my hands on the window frame.

You'd be amazed at how relaxed a cop will become when you do that. I've even been let off of speeding tickets because of this.

Usually goes like, "Thank you very much. Where did you learn to do that?"

"My friend is a cop in Orlando, he told me it's the best thing a person can do to make the situation go as smooth as possible and keep everyone relaxed."

"He's right. Have a nice day."

Two times so far and I've gotten off without even a warning. As long as I'm being pulled over for something I know I did, I have no problem whatsoever doing this. I put myself in their shoes and remember that they have the shittiest job in the fukcing world.
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Whenever I get pulled over for something I know I was doing(most likely speeding), I put my keys on the roof and my hands on the window frame.

You'd be amazed at how relaxed a cop will become when you do that. I've even been let off of speeding tickets because of this.

Usually goes like, "Thank you very much. Where did you learn to do that?"

"My friend is a cop in Orlando, he told me it's the best thing a person can do to make the situation go as smooth as possible and keep everyone relaxed."

"He's right. Have a nice day."

Two times so far and I've gotten off without even a warning. As long as I'm being pulled over for something I know I did, I have no problem whatsoever doing this. I put myself in their shoes and remember that they have the shittiest job in the fukcing world.
im seriously about to start doing this
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Less "I'm used to being assaulted by cops! Don't shoot! I surrender!"-ish:
  • shut the car off
  • take off any sunglasses (if daytime) or turn on overhead light (if nighttime)
  • shut off the stereo
  • keep both hands on the steering wheel (do not start reaching in the glovebox)

I have no love for traffic cops, but I know that trying to "one up" them on the side of the street is a good way to get harrassed at best and killed at worst. Discretion being the better part of valor and all that.
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I get what you're saying, but I only do that if I know why I'm being pulled over. If I'm being pulled over for unknown reasons, well, I hope he/she has thick skin and is prepared to be met in court if they plan to pull any shenanigans.

I know my rights and I like to flex them. But I will make their jobs easier if I know I'm at fault.
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I've been given a ticket once for "marked lanes". I was driving home, riding down the highway, and a state trooper pulls up behind me, riding my *** for at least half a mile. He then very slowly pulls up directly beside me in the left lane and paces me for another good half a mile.

As you could imagine I'm like WTF? So I'm paying a lot of attention to looking at the cop wondering what he's doing. Anyway he pulls me over and tells me I was "all over the road". I try to explain that, while I don't think I was 'all over the road' that I was indeed paying more attention to him in the rear-view mirror than I was driving.

He calls BS and continually presses me with the "Have you had anything to drink" lines. Of course since I was completely sober, and once he was convinced he wouldn't be able to get a DUI conviction that night, he settled with giving me a $100 ticket because apparently my 'tires went over the white line three times'.
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I was very nice, friendly, polite, and honest until he delivered a ticket instead of a warning. Then I called him out on not serving and protecting.
Oh he was serving and protecting alright, the city's slush fund for their fucking lidar guns and LED light bars.


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I put myself in their shoes and remember that they have the shittiest job in the fukcing world.
Yeah? Then they should fukcing quit. Seriously.
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