Weird tickets and lessons learned.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by svs, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    The section is sketchy when you make a left turn through a cone pattern into a driveway or a side street instead of lining up to enter a "sobriety" checkpoint.

    On the other hand there is nothing but video that stops the police from dragging you out of the car and working you over just for effect either.

    Google or YouTube Escondido PD checkpoints "Am I being detained, or am I free to go?" SMASH!! Breaking glass...
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  2. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    You had to pay $200 just to knock down a ticket based on one witness calling in the middle of a traffic jam to a non-moving violation ? How does a court convict based on such flimsy evidence? I would think a good lawyer would tear that one up.
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  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    The woman that called it in must have really been pissed to waste her time to come and ID the perp.
    That whole incident sounds flimsy to me. A she said, he said...maybe she just doesn't like motorcycles officer. :evil
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  4. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I have learned over the years of being in the road construction business that NO amount of cones, signs, roadblocks and flag men will keep idiots from driving through them... and they always have an excuse.
    :splat
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  5. fallingoff

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  6. DRGNHTR

    DRGNHTR Dragonhunter

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    My favorite was a cop trying for a drug bust. I was just out of the service hanging with a long haired friend of mine. He couldn't find any drugs but when I pulled out my license for him he saw the temporary one in my wallet. I was written for having multiple dmv id's. :huh
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  7. duck

    duck Banned

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    Cops on KZ1000s get REALLY pissed if you're riding a 49cc moped and they can't catch you until you pull into a store's parking lot. The guy was totally pissed off at me ("God damn it I almost fucking killed myself trying to catch you." were his exact words) and it was very hard for me to pretend to be serious and keep a straight face while he wrote me up for not having protective eyewear. (No helmet law at the time.)
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  8. reddirtjoe

    reddirtjoe motorcycle addict

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    23mph. Yes 23mph. Not 23 over

    Also had a "chat " with a officer....

    Going kinda fast? No ..just in a lower gear, sounds fast but isn't

    Standing up is wreckless driving! I get better control standing while riding over the ice spot

    He finally got me for expired insurance form
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  9. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    He would have if I had taken it to the next level. Not sure of the exact details but in Mo at the city level Muni Court if you plead not guilty it gets kicked up to county and a jury. Lawyer assured me we would win, but the cost of him taking it before a jury would have been $1500.00 to $2000.00. I like to win as much as the next guy, but sometimes its better to cut bait and go fishing!
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  10. fuelish

    fuelish Been here awhile

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    If you had told him the truth you probably would have just gotten a warning(or maybe a city code violation, no points,just a fine)
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  11. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    I have been pulled over just for that reason. I didn't get a ticket, the cop asked for my license, insurance, and registration. Made sure it was all current then told me to keep my butt on the seat and let me go. Lame if you ask me.
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  12. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    This sounds entertaining, could you please flesh out the story. :evil :D
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  13. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I do it all the time, on both bikes... guess you haven't ridden a Harley. :D
    Never been ticketed for that on any bike, not even looked at sideways. Then again, they don't ticket people driving with a foot hanging out the window either.
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  14. Motomedic

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    I was exercising (exorcising?:huh) the Buell out on Hwy 1, moving along at well over the ton when a CHiPper rolls over the rise going the other way- I'm the only other vehicle going down the road. he hangs a u-turn and hits his lights, but I'm already pulling over for him. It was pretty obvious he was coming for me, and I figured I'd just make it easy for him.

    "Know why I pulled you over?"

    "I was hauling ass :D"

    He grinned and said he had me at 110 plus, but he really noticed my head light was out. :huh

    By the time he had written the fix-it ticket for the light, I had replaced the fuse. I rode from there to the next CHP office and had them sign off and take my money. 1/2 hour and $15. :clap
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  15. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    If you're paying off a speeding fine $50/month, and you forget the last payment... a couple weeks later they will cancel your license without bothering to call you (why do they want my phone number, if they're not going to use it?!). And you will be pulled over when they scan your plate. And have to pay $290 to pick up the bike from the towing mob a few days later...

    Oh yeah, and I've got a court date in a few weeks, where my actual fine will be determined. :cry :baldy
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  16. milkfiend

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    Lucky! How do you guys get the fun cops? :cry
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  17. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    He was running my tag as he walked across the parking lot and his demeanor indicated dickery! And you never tell the cops the truth! My mistake was 1 stopping, 2 talking to him! What do you think this is Liar Liar?
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pDy41hvdq4s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  18. DRGNHTR

    DRGNHTR Dragonhunter

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    I paid a ticket by check but my wife screwed up and had to put a stop on one that she lost. They got really upset.:lol3
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  19. wmax351

    wmax351 Been here awhile

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    I've had friends get out of similar (100+) on hwy 1 in west marin. They appreciate that you stopped, and realize you weren't really being that hazardous. Many people will run, and park the bike off the road somewhere.
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  20. duck

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    I was in college at the Univ of Wash at the time. I decided I had to get something in the ten minutes between classes so I had to ride off campus to the bookstore and get back on campus in very little time and I was in full boogy mode.

    One thing you learn riding a scoot (that wouldn't go more than 28mph if you dropped it out of an airplane) is that you never want to slow down because it takes forever to get any speed back. So I pretty much rode around with the throttle pinned most of the time and made my way through traffic as best I could without lanesplitting 'cuz I'd get a ticket for that.

    Anyhow, it was raining so the streets were a little slick but that didn't slow me down at all. I scooted a left through a yellow and ripped (as much as I could on a scoot) down the hill, took a right and then turned into the bookstore parking lot. After I got it on the center stand I looked back up the hill and I saw the cop with his blues going about a block away. I thought to myself he can't be coming after me but waited next to my scoot just in case 'cuz if he was after me I didn't want to it look like I was fleeing. Sure enough he comes down the hill, makes a right, turns into the parking lot and comes zooming over to me, putting his bike across the back of the parking spot - so I couldn't get back on my scoot and flee I guess. :lol3

    I had no idea how long he'd been trying to catch me but he sure wasn't happy about it. I think he was embarrassed a little too that it took him so long to catch a scoot.
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