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When you pulled over a driver...

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by The Driver, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    And always keep the rotating blades sharp so they don't get stuck in the bodies and slow you down...it's just good common sense.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Just got the taco back in Nov/2011, officer. All my speeding has been on my sports cars (two Porsche's and two Miata's).

    Quite frankly I resent your post. Speed DOES NOT KILLS. Inattentive, distracted, IMPAIRED and drivers w/o proper skill set do.
     
  3. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    It's all good, I know it's frustrating when the thread gets high jacked or at least thrown off topic though.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Speed is a contributing factor is MOST fatal collisions

    Period.

    Whether or not it was exacerbated by other factors is a moot point...a driver involved in a collision over 80mph has something like a 2% chance of survival
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    And you can resent it all you want, but just because you think you have the "skill set" to operate a vehicle at higher than posted speed limits doesn't mean anyone around you is capable of reacting to how you're driving and doesn't give you any special privileges in regard to obeying the laws
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    I've been a cop for 5 years and never wrote a speeding ticket. I mainly stop for insurance violations (mostly no insurance) write serious tickets and tow their car. So put it this way if I'm not towing your car your not going to get tickets.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    I'd agree to disagree on your first sentence, and concede on the second one, as I have no data at hand to dispute

    You got me all wrong. I was honestly asking if the fact that I was courteous played any hand on whether I got the ticket or not. I'm not asking for special privileges of any kind. If I get a ticket, I'll pay for it. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime, right?


    But something I have observed in ALL my travels is that less than 15% of drivers ACTUALLY stay within the posted speed limits.

    Obviously some drivers get pulled over and some get tickets, and others don't.


    Trying to study a trend if you may.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    So, just because you've never gotten any speeding tickets, you think it's okay to speed and that you are "special" so you don't have to follow the laws?

    Let me find those officers that let you off and :smack: them
     
  9. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    Please observe around you when driving. Then set your cruise or stay at the speed limits and tell me what you see?


    That MOST drivers are speeding. This isn't just me. Society in general have already voted with their accelerator pedal!
     
  10. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    Wow...you got getting out of tickets down but you must be doing something to warrent getting pulled over 20 times (i've been pulled over once in 40 years of driving.) Is there something that you can change with your driving habits that would save the officer from having to waste their time with you?
     
  11. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:52 AM
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    I guess I could. But I don't see that happening anytime soon.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    You're right...I had my facts a little skewed...spee is a contributing factor in 1/3 of fatal collisions which isn't most...but regardless...that's a whole bunch

    http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffi...factor-in-one-third-of-all-fatal-crashes.html
     
  13. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    i gotta say.....I find it funny that many, if not most, people that have a sports type car, think they are automatically netter drviers than 90% of the ones on the road. These same drivers seem to be the ones behind many (if not most) high speed accidents.....
     
  14. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Another thing.....I have a few friends that actually race for a living, and they seem to be the ones who drive the most prudent on the roads......They often tell me things like "Im not scared of the traffic, but rather the dumb people behind the wheels..." etc.
     
  15. Feb 26, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    True. I've known people that got stopped and got a "warning". I got my share of speeding tickets in my younger days, I NEVER got off with just a warning. I was always polite and cooperative. So I've always wondered why I never got out of them. Of course a majority of the ones that I remember getting warnings were female. :rolleyes: :crapstorm:
     
  16. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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  17. Feb 26, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    I too have friends that race for a living, and some of those guys had their drivers suspended!

    You know what scares me? People that think that it's ok to text/eat/put make up/ ect. while driving.

    But this isn't about ANY of that.
     
  18. Feb 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    If they lost their license due to traffic violations, then they arent very profesional race drivers, and I would question their skills.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    I don't really expect to get out of a ticket by being polite myself. I've only been pulled over once. I was out of state in Delaware and got stopped by a Trooper for doing 65 in a 50 on a back country road. Was polite, kept my hands on the wheel, told the trooper where I had to reach to get my registration, etc. He was nice to be in return, but I still got a ticket, which I was fine with I was speeding and he was doing his job. I almost thought it was kind of funny seeing as that was the first time in years of traveling that road that I had ever seen a cop on it and that first time I get a ticket. Ticket was only $58 and I had the trooper laughing when he was explaining to me what to do if I wanted to fight the ticket and I told him it would cost me more in beer and gas money to come back down there to fight the ticket.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    I drive the speed limit in town, 5-7 mph over on the highway, and I actually STOP, not slow down for stop signs. In the last 17 years and 300K or so miles, this seems to work well. Only two incidents involving body damage. Once I was hit from behind while completely stopped at a red light, once some asshat backed into me in a parking lot.

    I've been pulled over one time, about a mile from home. The officer clocked me at 56 in a 35 zone. The 35MPH sign was placed where a 50MPH sign was two weeks prior to me getting stopped.:mad: Apparently I don't look at speed limit signs in familiar areas all that often. He wrote me, but said he could have written the ticket under a different code that would have made it more expensive. I don't know whether that's true or not, maybe he did me a favor, maybe not. But he ignored, or didn't see the tinted windows, so maybe my polite "yes sir, no sir" was a factor? I know that in my job, I charge people according to their attitude.:D
     
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