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      02-17-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Ugg i got a ticket yesterday... by my house too!! the cop parket his car in a hidden street on the left. he was standing outside behind cars parket on the side of the street facing down a hill so you couldn't see him, i was going 41 mph and i was suposed to be driving 25 cause a residential area. when he clocked me in on his radar gun he just stood in front of the road and told me to pull over. most cops are hypocrites i see them speed all the time and zig zag through traffic when there sirens aren't even on. how much do you guys think the ticket is going to be??

p.s. there was two cops there and the guy behind me got a ticket too! do these cops make commission or something????

I know its my fault but it seems like they have nothing better to do.
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maybe if you had kids you would understand how stupid it is for doing 41 in a residential area. If a child ran out in the street in front you doing 40+ there is no way you could stop in time. Save your speeding for the freeway or the back roads where no one is around. Let the flaming begin!
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oh and Btw 50 in a 25 is reckless driving and they could take you to jail, and if I had to guess on your ticket I would say $300+
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41 mph isnt even that fast the speed limit used to be 40 mph by my house becasue the houses are not on the street they are deep in the driveways but i dont know why it got chaged to 25..
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41 mph isnt even that fast the speed limit used to be 40 mph by my house becasue the houses are not on the street they are deep in the driveways but i dont know why it got chaged to 25..
Ok well then im sorry for being so harsh. It just pisses me off when people go flying buy my house not thinking about others.

So just pay the ticket go to trafic school and buy your self a good radar detector.
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how much do you guys think the ticket is going to be??
Didn't they give you a ticket already? The fee should be on it

And get a radar detector
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its okay i know it should have not been speeding but anyway i think i am going to buy a radar detector anyone know any good ones?
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its okay i know it should have not been speeding but anyway i think i am going to buy a radar detector anyone know any good ones?
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$400 is probibly less than you next ticket.
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it didnt say anything on the ticket, maybe in california it doesnt say the fee? i have no idea
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Does it have a court date on it instead?
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I almost got one yesterday on I-15 southbound where the toll road meets up. I was in the fast lane doing about 80+ when I see the motorcycle cop parked using a radar. I hit the brakes fast and he just looked at me as I drove by. Whew, it was a close call.
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wait, are radar detectors even legal???
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I almost got one yesterday on I-15 southbound where the toll road meets up. I was in the fast lane doing about 80+ when I see the motorcycle cop parked using a radar. I hit the brakes fast and he just looked at me as I drove by. Whew, it was a close call.
lol i have done that in the freeway too, i think luck just caught up with me tho. when i do drive the speed limit people behind me speed up and cut me off and almost rear end because they want me to speed up, so i dont know what to do now lol
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wait, are radar detectors even legal???
they are in Cali.
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Ugg i got a ticket yesterday... by my house too!! the cop parket his car in a hidden street on the left. he was standing outside behind cars parket on the side of the street facing down a hill so you couldn't see him, i was going 41 mph and i was suposed to be driving 25 cause a residential area. when he clocked me in on his radar gun he just stood in front of the road and told me to pull over. most cops are hypocrites i see them speed all the time and zig zag through traffic when there sirens aren't even on. how much do you guys think the ticket is going to be??

p.s. there was two cops there and the guy behind me got a ticket too! do these cops make commission or something????

I know its my fault but it seems like they have nothing better to do.
Let's see. When you go to work and do your job, is it because you have "nothing better to do"? It's the police's job to enforce the laws. This includes traffic laws. The speed limits are set for a reason. In a residential area they are lowered because statistics say you have about an 80% chance of surviving being hit by a car going 30 mph whereas you've about an 80% chance of being killed by a car going 40 mph. It's lowered for a reason.

Two cops working in tandem. My guess would be that someone in the neighborhood reported someone going well over the speed limit, you earlier perhaps, and they decided that day was the day to check out the complaint.
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On a open road a Cop with a radar gun can clock you from about 1/2 mile away, you can get a visual on him at say 1/4 mile away and a good radar detector can pick him up at 1-3 miles away on a straight and level road.
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Let's see. When you go to work and do your job, is it because you have "nothing better to do"? It's the police's job to enforce the laws. This includes traffic laws. The speed limits are set for a reason. In a residential area they are lowered because statistics say you have about an 80% chance of surviving being hit by a car going 30 mph whereas you've about an 80% chance of being killed by a car going 40 mph. It's lowered for a reason.

Two cops working in tandem. My guess would be that someone in the neighborhood reported someone going well over the speed limit, you earlier perhaps, and they decided that day was the day to check out the complaint.
only if you knew the area you wouldnt be talking. everyone i see speeds there, i know its not an excuse to speed but... i see cars all the time in front of me there going 60+ i dont think they were complaining about me going 40mph but more of the other cars. but anyways i dont care anymore i got the ticket already. so i wont be doing that as much hahaaa LOL
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thanks for your help guys, my parents did get mad but they said its okay everyone gets a speeding ticket, trust me i wont be speeding anymore lol. i cant believe i have to go to court for a speeding ticket, what do they do there? how does it work does anyone know
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On a open road a Cop with a radar gun can clock you from about 1/2 mile away, you can get a visual on him at say 1/4 mile away and a good radar detector can pick him up at 1-3 miles away on a straight and level road.
what from what i understand it is only a couple hundred feet not almost 3000...he can't get a radar read from a half mile away!!!!
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you can always fight speeding tickets. even if you do decide to goto court, there's a chance that the cop might not show up, so in that case you would win and not pay for the ticket.
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