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      02-17-2007, 11:59 AM   #23
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      02-17-2007, 12:27 PM   #24
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Dunno about Cali but I have a friend that just sends his ticket to some ticket lawyer who goes in his stead to get the ticket dropped and waive any points. No traffic school to attend, no points, and just the lawyer fees. Now if the lawyer can't fight it, you end up paying lawyer fees, ticket fees, but still no traffic school or points.

I haven't had to use this myself (and hopefully never will!) but that's what I've heard works in FL.
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      02-17-2007, 12:33 PM   #25
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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!!!!
read this first then talk to me. BTW im a RF Microwave Communications Engineer.

http://www.speedzones.com/radar_cross_section.html

Vehicle Radar Capture Range Laser Capture Range
Chevy HHR 1.51 miles 1.7 miles
Harley 1.54 miles 1.6 miles
Kawasaki 1.58 miles 1.3 miles
Yamaha 1.53 miles 1.4 miles

and I guess I should have said 1.5 miles not 1/2 mile for the Cop and 9 miles for you with a V-1 or the X50. See here http://www.speedzones.com/long_range_test.html
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      02-17-2007, 01:05 PM   #26
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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
I don't need to know the damned area. If I'm there I can read the fucking sign!
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      02-17-2007, 01:08 PM   #27
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      02-17-2007, 01:42 PM   #28
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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.
You knew this was coming too.... it is "parked" not "parket"
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      02-17-2007, 01:44 PM   #29
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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 traffic school and buy your self a good radar detector.
Harsh?!? I don't think you were harsh at all. There is a reason they bumped the speed limit down and I wouldn't be surprised if it was because of him. When he hits a kid running into the street to catch a ball, he'll wish he paid attention to the lower speed limit.
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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.
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By the way people... I've seen the CHP testing out their new laser equipment ON THE FREEWAY. This was in Long Beach on the 405 near the Palo Verde exit.
I here this new equipment is undetectable by current equipment as it is instant on and targets a single vehicle easily.
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      02-17-2007, 03:05 PM   #32
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I got a $450 ticket for going 90 in a 55 and passing on the right.

that'll teach me!
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      02-18-2007, 12:53 PM   #33
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By the way people... I've seen the CHP testing out their new laser equipment ON THE FREEWAY. This was in Long Beach on the 405 near the Palo Verde exit.
I here this new equipment is undetectable by current equipment as it is instant on and targets a single vehicle easily.
Laser is not undetectable, but if you are alone speeding a good detector will just let you know your busted. If there are other people on the road that he is using the Ladar on you can pick it up but you dont have a range advantage like radar.
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      02-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #34
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I think someone posted that they received their new Passport 9500 already. Escort website changed from 'Accepting orders' to 'Now shipping' this past week.

Search '9500'.

Passport 9500 (~$450) incorporates GPS, allowing you to mark known false reads. V1 should have something similar within the next year or two.
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      02-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #35
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You know, this discussion needs to be expanded a bit...

The first rule: follow the money. It's a sad but true fact that most municipalities and some regional and state governments actually include anticipated revenue from traffic fines in their budgeting process. This puts added pressure on law enforcement to cite drivers and collect fines. If speeding (a few miles over the limit, not blatant autobahn behavior) is such a serious problem, suspend the license of the violator. Something like two weeks for ten miles over, two months for 20 miles over, etc. would be more of a deterrent than a few bucks to the government coffers.

As far as cops having 'quotas', they'll all tell you that's not so. But, if you're a traffic cop (or traffic enforcement is part of your job), there is an unwritten assumption that you will write tickets. If you were to go couple of weeks without writing any, someone would most certainly notice. :-)

And, to the whiney parents who think speeders are out to kill their kids, take another look at the law: You are required, in most juristictions, to provide for the safety and well being of your children. The case could be argued that if your kid wanders off and runs in front of my car, YOU are as much at fault as I.
Your failure to care for your children is not my problem.
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      02-18-2007, 10:57 PM   #36
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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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      02-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #37
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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.

Don't be bad mouthing the cop for doing one of his many jobs. Who else do you expect to be out there doing speed enforcement. Calling them hypocrites cause you see them speed....keep in mind they are working and in the execution of their duties. There will be times when they need to get somewhere in a hurry but dont necessarily need to use the lights and sirens. I would expect them to use them when they have to cross an intersection against a red light and have to get everyone to stop so they can proceed.
I don't know of any place where the officers "get a commission" on the tickets they give out. Imagine if they did...they'd probably write more if it meant more money in their pockets. But really..you said yourself it was in your neighborhood so you should be aware of the speed limits and where the cops do their speed enforcement. I think most people speed and some of us just get caught once in a while. Just dont make a habit of getting caught. For all the times you've been speeding and didnt get caught compared to the one or two times you get a ticket...just take your lumps and deal with it. If you say you won't speed anymore, then getting the ticket did its job don't you think?
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