Anybody else ever got busted from Youtube?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by mflora98ss, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    I know a guy who got busted from the DEC for riding on state lands. I guess I wasn't aware that this was happening or that it could happen. Anybody else got a ticket in the mail for breaking the law?
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  2. NC BMW Rider

    NC BMW Rider Been here awhile

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    I know someone who got busted by the FAA for some flying he did and posted on YouTube.
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  3. dirtrulz

    dirtrulz Been here awhile

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    Anybody dumb enough to do something they know to be illegal and then post video evidence on a public site deserves what they get, and should get no sympathy. All they do is make out sport look bad and drag all of us down with them.
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  4. the_sandman_454

    the_sandman_454 Been here awhile

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    It is a good idea when breaking the law to not provide the authorities any evidence of such hooliganism. To me this includes using a helmet cam while riding in a "spirited" or hooligan-like manner, as they could (at least potentially) use it as evidence. I don't know of anybody who has been personally busted based on it, but I'm sure it will become even more common. There's not even anything Constitutionally wrong with it given that you're (presumably) voluntarily putting it out there for public consumption (I.e. they didn't hack your computer without a warrant to get the evidence).
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  5. Paddle007

    Paddle007 Been here awhile

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    And turn your GPS off also.
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  6. babarnette

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    Just don't claim that it's you in the video description. You are still innocent until proven guilty. Although with traffic tickets there is usually a presumption of guilt. If you are doing something that is clearly illegal it's probably best not to post it. They usually have to have the date, general time, and location where the offense occurred as well as the name and DL # of the offender to write a ticket.
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  7. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Tickets and insurance rates. You never know who's tracking/stalking you. I won't post vids of my excessive speeding or the top speed screen shot from my GPS. Sure, I'll brag and boast to friends verbally but never online.
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    citation needed.
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  9. Gitana

    Gitana A work in progress

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    I turned someone in to the NPS for posting his ride on a protected area in Moab. I gave him an opportunity to take it down. He refused. Fuckwads like him give organizations like SUWA the ammunition to close more land to bikes. So I called the NPS. Idiot was a dentist and had a very wide online footprint, and I'm a very good researcher. Gave them his particulars. Fined, video removed. Asshat, and I have no regrets.
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  10. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    This was a few years ago, and not on youtube. But a rider was pulled for reckless (passed on double yellow or similiar) going over Thornton's Gap on 211 near Sperryville VA. You will not always get arrested for reckless but I guess the State Trooper was not in the mood. Guy had a helmet cam which was confiscated. Commonwealths Attorney saw the tape which showed this guy running well over 120mph on mountain roads and making multiple dangerous passes. From what I remember they threw the book at the dude.

    He caused the initial issue and traffic stop but he did not make things any better with 30 minutes of video showing him riding like a douchewaffle.
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  11. blkhrt81

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    Kid in Vancouver posted a Ghostrider type ride on Youtube, cops tracked it down . Can't remember just how it went down but seems to me he did face some charges.
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  12. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    As soon as someone says "You Tube" or Facebook, I can generally predict the age and level or lack of intelligence when I am about to hear what ever the story is to certainly follow...


    Something about helmet cams and the like that seems to make one do stupid shit.
    I have seen some wonderfully produced and edited videos and audio presentations from rides and trips, bike reviews and marvelous tech walk-throughs,
    and to those people (that can exercise restraint) I salute you and say "thanks".


    I also enjoy the funny stuff, as long as no small animals or someone's else's property was wrecked as a result.

    But the whole "look how fast I can go till I crash and wreck something" stuff is stupid.

    Just my own 10th grade era sense of humor of course, but this kind of funny. Must have been fun to produce.


    <IFRAME height=360 src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pmmdzHY4cXE?feature=player_detailpage" frameBorder=0 width=640 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>
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  13. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Did you really just spew that load of bullshit from your mouthboard? :huh

    So, if I say I have a YouTube account and a Facebook account, and that I regularly use both, you say my age and level of intelligence are...?
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  14. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Probably no videos to post and no friends on FB..:dunno

    Do not know why everyone gets all torqued off about FB? I have friends and family around the globe and it is a great way for us to share. If someone starts posting a lot of useless shit, or politics 24/7, I simply delete their ass. Do I spend hours a day on it, fuck no, more like minutes a week.
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  15. JimVonBaden

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    Me too, and though I sometimes act like a teen, I don't post anything like one.:lol3

    Anyhow, there are lots of examples of people getting in trouble from YouTube postings of their asshattery!:deal

    Jim :brow
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  16. Griffin44

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    As I recall the story, it was Victoria, not Vancouver and they tracked the bike which was owned by his mother, then they leaned on her till the kid confessed.

    It was a notorious ride up the Sea to Sky highway at high speeds that garnered lots of attention. An objective review of the footage didn't support the "driving like an insane murderer and babies are going to die" reaction of the mainstream press. The guy was riding very fast but under control, I thought.
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    There's one long straight going west on 211 before you hit the pass that I could totally see getting up to 120 on. But once *in* the Gap? I have trouble staying above 40 mph, and I'd literally brown my pants going anything over 50 mph. :eek1
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    just about everything we ride on is state land :dunno
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