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God, I HATE motorcycle cops.

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Hey Man !!!  Don't you know an lawyer who can help you get out of that ??????    ;D

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Why do you hate motorcycle cops?  Is it because they can see the word "STUPID" printed on your forehead?

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Now Long Mike, let's not be too hard on him.

Not caring about his life or the lives of others is really nothing for us to be concerned.

What bothers me is that we need him to pay as much F.I.C.A. as possible before he kills himself so I hope he slows down and goes no more than 5 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Law Enforcement will give you that 5 MPH cushion.  Otherwise, it is everybody for themselves.

And don't forget the last week of the month.  Seems a lot of tickets are written during the last week of each month.

Please slow down.  We need all the members we can get on the forum plus the fact that we really need your F.I.C.A. out of your pay check.  ;)

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Now Long Mike, let's not be too hard on him.

Not caring about his life or the lives of others is really nothing for us to be concerned.

What bothers me is that we need him to pay as much F.I.C.A. as possible before he kills himself so I hope he slows down and goes no more than 5 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Law Enforcement will give you that 5 MPH cushion.  Otherwise, it is everybody for themselves.

And don't forget the last week of the month.  Seems a lot of tickets are written during the last week of each month.

Please slow down.  We need all the members we can get on the forum plus the fact that we really need your F.I.C.A. out of your pay check.  ;)

Now that's cushioning the blow. ::)

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My first ticket I ever got was $250. I was convicted for 68 in a 55 but I was going much faster. I got lucky in that I was pulled over in the town in NY that had the highest fines in the state. LOL

Course because of that ticket, my only other one, when the DA saw the fine I paid he let me go. Said I had already paid for 2 tickets with the first.

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Why do you hate motorcycle cops? Is it because they can see the word "STUPID" printed on your forehead?

If you decide to break the law, be prepared for the consequences.

In my neighborhood, I would like the fine to be $10,000 and 5 years

in prison.

>:(

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I'm wondering what happened to this "Westpalmdude", and just who is "Tallydude" anyway?   ;D

$200 is pretty steep, but I mean how fast were you going?  If it's just a few miles over, that seems ridiculous, but if you were speeding quite a bit, well, not much to say.

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God, I HATE motorcycle cops.

He was probably a really nice guy doing the job that he is paid for, which is to serve and protect.  Like protect us from people speeding and endangering the rest of us

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i pulled out of a parking lot and barely got 20 yards... didn't even get to a stoplight to realize i didn't click it yet...

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i pulled out of a parking lot and barely got 20 yards... didn't even get to a stoplight to realize i didn't click it yet...

I know what you mean...

I am a strict believer in seat belts after I saw what happened to my cousin who was in an accident last year, not wearing a seat belt.

I got a no seat belt warning in June while I was sitting at a red light in North Carolina (visiting my uncle).  I was somewhat lost and unbuckled by seat belt to reach to the passenger side floorboard for a map.  I wasn't unbuckled for 10 seconds, but it just so happens a police officer was behind me and saw me somehow.

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I have only one speeding ticket on my belt...43 in a 35....only problem was i didn't know the speed limit in that area....so i tried to stay in the 40 MPH(so much for my dad's advice). $135 it cost me.

So now i drive 35 mph until i find a sign for the speed limit for the road.I can't tell you how many people get ticked off driving behind me... ;D

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I'm sure you're probably a real nice guy, and a big hit at parties but:

I'm a cop and my friends are cops. I also know cops that aren't my friend. Some are d**ks and some aren't.

Just like this forum for example. People like you can say dumb stuff and it's not a reflection of the entiriety of the population. I would look dumb now if I said, "I hate the members of bassresource.com" because I don't respect you.

I've done things that I don't like to do, and sometimes I don't always agree with the things that I'm asked to do. The fact remains that our society has chosen to make speed in excess of a posted limit illegal. A municipality has chosen a fine for that infraction, in your case $200. Don't blame them for enforcing the rules. If you can do better, by all means suit up. Agencies are always hiring, I'm sure a policeman has been shot and killed today somewhere.

p.s. when your car turns into a fiery hell-ball of an injury accident and you lie in an unnaturally contorted fashion waiting for someone to help, a policeman will most likely be the one who pulls your fat from the flames.

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I hate to sound like the teachers pet but really, speed limits exist for a reason. I can't tell you how many times I have hade someone come close to killing my entire family cause they felt they needed to be moving at 90+ mph on I-85 when everyone else on the road is 70- mph. At that speed differential in heavy traffic you come up on folks so fast they will either not see you or not be able to react fast enough to deal with you.

as for in my neighborhood, there is already one less licensed driver in mine. I met with the police chief on speeders who had in more than one case come within 2 ft of killing a child. The cops put up a speed trap across from my home and one dude they pulled over on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 65 in a 35, 58 in a 35, and 48 in a 35. He lost his license.

I have myself gotten 2 speeding tickets in my life and while it sucked paying the fine and the increased insurance, I earned both of them. i knew the penalty and I did the crime.

The cops can take it too far though sometimes. I know on rt 19 in WV they will sit on the bottom of some real steep hills and nail you for 8 mph over. Or any speeding ticket they write on the outer belt n Atlanta. The speed limit there is 55. Anyone who has ever driven there can tell you, if you went 55 you would be killed on about 3 minutes.

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I like where this thread went.  Kudos to all posters.

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You wanna dance you gotta pay the band!

How bout these fines for standing still in Brooklyn

Double parking 150

Expired meter    75

driveway           75

W/I 15 ft Hyrant 100

and if they tow you these fines can exceed 300 with costs!

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Here is an idea, Try doing the speed limit and you will save money.

I drive around 60-65 on 70mph interstates now.  It seems like it saves gas.

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     Yeah I would say I am impressed with this thread. It could have easily turned nasty if anyone was a little sensitive.

    I do hate though how the same crime can get you radically different fines depending on what mood a judge is in. Like cops (and I am related to 2 cops), there are good judges and bad judges. It is the luck of the draw which one you pull and what type of mood he is in.

   Course when I got my $250 ticket, that dude reminded me of that judge Dan Akroid played in that movie with Demi Moore and Chevy Chase. Dude looked like Abe Lincoln. There were photos along the walls of other guys who looked like him, same last name, all were retired judges and state senators. Court house was 200 yrs old. Had an old wood burning stove in it (don't think they used it though)

   Guy ahead of me was busted for running THE red light (there was only one in town), 2 of 5 stop signs in town, and possession of weed. The judge knew him, cause he called him by first name. Gave him bail, told him he had 10 minutes to bring the money. Then looked at his watch and started counting down. Dude ran out of the courthouse. Came back while the judge was dealing with me. Judge looked at his watch, said "You're 45 seconds late. Bail revoked! Bailiff take him away!!". Really made me feel lucky with my fine.

   The funny part was he tells me to go to the clerks office next door and to pay the clerk. Says the clerk will be in his office in 20 minutes. So I went to the ATM, got cash, went to the clerks office (EARLY!!, was not running past 20 minutes). Am in there waiting 5 minutes, judge walks in the back door of the office, takes off his robe (has a suit on under it). HE was the CLERK!! He talked to me like he had never met me. I thought I was on candid camera or something. He wrote me a receipt, and I got the heck out of that town. I NEVER went back there again.

   When I got my second and last ticket in Hamburg, NY. I actually told the DA about it after he told me about how that town has the highest tickets. He laughed himself silly. He told all the city cops about it, and they laughed too. Even the judge made a joke about it when I got done. Said "Pay a $20 parking fine (which was my deal), and I will meet you over at the clerks office in a few to handle it. Just kidding..."

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atleast you werent speeding through a work zone.

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atleast you werent speeding through a work zone.

Yeah, I have seen the posted warnings in Missouri:

Fines for speeding are doubled and...

"If you hit a worker, you will pay $10,000 and you lose your license."

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