Protocol for getting pulled over

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by alvincullumyork, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. sarhog

    sarhog Ride far...

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    Then move the fuck over!!!:evil
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  2. davidbeinct

    davidbeinct Been here awhile

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    Agreed that in general cops get away with driving like shit. Unless it's really egregious what are you gonna do? Life's not fair.

    David B.
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  3. tkent02

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    6'8" Motocop pulled me over. Speeding or something probably.

    "Aren't you a little bit short to be a motorcycle cop?"

    He just laughed and walked back to his bike and took off.
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    On a single lane road? Fuck you, I'm not pulling over to let a cop by just because he's a cop. Anyone else, yeah, I'll pull over :lol3

    Cops piss me off more and more the older I get. Isn't that supposed to be the other way around? :D
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  5. orangebear

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    If the cop is tailgating me and I need to stop because of a red light then I will stop and tuff shit if the cop drive in to the back of my car.
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  6. Derbobs

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    When reading stories like that, where normal people behave like prisoners of war just because they talk to police, i am very happy to live in europe.
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  7. orangebear

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    What happens if the bike is big and you can only get one foot down:rofl
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  8. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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    Headed out on my trip and didn't get 60 miles before I ran up on a State Highway Patrol doing 15 over the speed limit. When our single lane split into 2 lanes he pulled over in the right one and went under the speed limit to let me go by. I knew I was screwed then. He gave me about 30 seconds when I went around him before he lit me up. Pulled over, killed the bike, helmet off, earplugs out, and placed my hands on my handlebars.

    "Going a little fast weren't ya?"
    "Yeah, a little."

    Asked for my license which was in my rucksack strapped to my sissybar. I told him where it was and then got it out. He asked if I was in the military and I replied that I was. (My license has my address as Eglin AFB) He told me that if I promised to slow down that he would let me off with a warning. I told him that I would and then he invited me to come sit in the car while he ran my stuff, and not the back seat either. :lol3

    We had a nice chat about work and such. He did 3 years as a medic in the Army and then is on his 20th year as HP. He's about ready to retire. After running my stuff he directed me to a nice breakfast place the next town over and we parted ways.

    I had really good luck this trip. I don't know if it was all my gear strapped to the bike (my neighbor says I look like a hobo) but I got a thumbs up from Ohio Motorcycle Highway Patrol who was running radar on I-70. Then in Illinois HP lit up the car that was behind me even though we were both going the same speed (I might have slowed down enough). I passed numerous cops who didn't flinch while I passed by. I normally run 10 - 15 over on the highway.
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  9. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I've been pulled over plenty of times on the bike, and the only ticket I ever got was in 1987 when I was a kid on my first bike and no license.

    The impression I get from the cops when being pulled over is that most riders don't have a m/c license, insurance, or either. When they see that you've got it all, and are wearing a helmet and gear, they're pretty unlikely to give you a ticket unless it was something very reckless. I've been pulled over for triple digits on rural farm roads and just given a warning...more than once. The CHL license also helps, and it's always best to let them know you've got one, and if you're carrying, and if so let them know where it's at.
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  10. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    The RCMP in BC have gotten a little carried away with the new impound rule. Basically what happens is that speeders who are going more than 40 km/hr over the speed limit get a hefty fine and their vehicle is impounded for 1 week. The driver pays for the towing and impound fees which can work out to thousands of dollars. The driver and passengers are left on the side of the road to fend for themselves. No matter where they are or what the weather is doing. I personally know of an elderly couple who were nabbed doing 120 km/hr in an 80 on their way to the hospital for stitches after grammaw took a fall. They ended up walking and waiting for a ride. if your cellphone is not working or you are in a dead area, you wait for the tow driver cause Dudley Do-right is not making that call for you. And don't try to use your children or pregnancy save you, 'cause it ain't happening. True story, we are well and truly fucked these days. :deal
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  11. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Rev the hell out of your drag pipes as the LEO is getting out of his cruiser, just to make sure he knows you are not to be taken lightly.
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  12. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Granny should have "passed out" so the cop would have to call EMS. Hospital problem solved. :evil
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  13. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    Grampaw should not have stopped. Would have been epic. :1drink
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  14. vfr700

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    To break the ice on initial contact try this, it always works for me:
    "You only stopped me because I'm black" It takes a couple seconds for the slack jaw mouth breathing to stop, then they usually start laughing. At this point I badge them, and I'm on my way. :deal
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  15. henshao

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    I'm not sure I understand what is funny about this. Are you black?
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  16. vfr700

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    Nope
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  17. randyo

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    some people are intimidated

    not sure if I would consider than normal or not
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    When reading stories like that, where normal people behave like prisoners of war just because they talk to police, i am very happy to live in europe.
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    I know few who are intimidated to that extent. Hell, most here treat cops like the enemy it seems by the responses.

    Do people in Europe treat the cops like crap?

    Jim :brow
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  19. joexr

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    Most of them want you to be intimidated and they make themselves the enemy by treating people unfairly . If I actually did something I can understand maybe , but everybody isn't guilty of something and they're no better than anybody else. I don't go for that do as I say , not as I do bullshit and a badge doesn't make them an instant hero. I know a few cops , but most of them I probably wouldn't piss on if they were on fire.
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  20. Derbobs

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    No, just like normal people.
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