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      06-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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CHP tailgating at night, 10 west betwn 605 and 710

Hey fellas, i was heading west on the 10 fwy just before the 605 around 930pm. Saw chp pulled over someone so i just cruised at 80ish mph. A few mins later this a*hole started tailgaiting me till about half way to 710. Normally i would just gun it, but i looked in my rearview mirror and something about the headlights and what looked like a roof rack just told me to chill at traffic speed. The jerk finally let off and passed me on the carpool lane. It turned out to be ChP, it sped ahead of me, weaved in and out of traffic and pulled some poor guy over. That was pretty sneaky to tailgait and try to bait me into speeding. Eyes open out there fellas!
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      06-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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Good to know....thanks
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Have this happened before... But a few nights ago at like 1 AM by kanan 101S i was driving with my buddies at 70-75 and this car is coming up fast im like what could this be its a hyundai sonata... and behind that a Toyota camry atleast 120mph. I floored it because ive never seen this before but i only hit maybe 90-100. Then i stopped and they kept going! This is like 45 seconds to minute and they keep going till out of site. Then i see another car behind me and one of my friends are like race it! Im like yea i feel like racing that CHP and he flew by my and my friend said how do you know. All i said is the headlights.
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      06-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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instead of "getting you to bait" why wouldn't you just switch lanes and allow him to pass?
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      06-30-2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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instead of "getting you to bait" why wouldn't you just switch lanes and allow him to pass?
Because I drive an M3 not a prius lol joking aside, the point is an officer was doing the tailgating, if he needed me to move all he had to do was flash his lights or travel on either side of me.
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      07-01-2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tip...but I hope you mean 70ish...I have received tickets in the past going 80+, so be careful OP.
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      07-01-2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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80ish on the speedo = 70ish

I was pulled over yesterday, for tint and front plate, 1min after exiting my driveway. CHP flipped a U after we crossed paths.
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      07-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #9
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This is my neck of the woods. Thanks for the heads up but I hope my best friend ""V1" continues to help me out .
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      07-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #10
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Because I drive an M3 not a prius lol joking aside, the point is an officer was doing the tailgating, if he needed me to move all he had to do was flash his lights or travel on either side of me.
This is why America sucks to drive in. You have to highbeam a car in front of you to pass. lol
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      07-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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This is why America sucks to drive in. You have to highbeam a car in front of you to pass. lol
My bad, when i said a cop car flashes his lights at you, i didnt mean his high beams lol
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      07-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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80ish on the speedo = 70ish

I was pulled over yesterday, for tint and front plate, 1min after exiting my driveway. CHP flipped a U after we crossed paths.
Man that sucks, sorry to hear.

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This is my neck of the woods. Thanks for the heads up but I hope my best friend ""V1" continues to help me out .
NP. Not sure if the V1 woulda helped, i think he was just matching car speed by car speed.
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      07-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #13
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A*~hole and Jerk huh? Has the same cop doing his job gone to your work place and tell you how to do your job or disrespected you? If so shame on the cop.
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This is why America sucks to drive in. You have to highbeam a car in front of you to pass. lol
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      07-02-2012, 03:49 AM   #15
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Lets not lose sight of the point of the thread, Im just sharing with the SoCal folks that live in the area to look out for cops tailgaiting.
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      07-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #16
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Usually on the freeway if CHP was coming up. I would just get over to let them pass. I'm used to getting pulled over for DWB in the past years...
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Lets not lose sight of the point of the thread, Im just sharing with the SoCal folks that live in the area to look out for cops tailgaiting.
Sharing to all of us the police are out enforcing the law is one thing and appreciated but being disrespectful is another.
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      07-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #18
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Sharing to all of us the police are out enforcing the law is one thing and appreciated but being disrespectful is another.
did you read what i wrote about tailgating me at night for a couple of miles? hows that enforcing the law again?? i'm sure your a cool guy, but please read carefully before you post a comment like above. thanks anyways.
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      07-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #19
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^ Kick it OP.
SD's a LEO. He's talking about how you disrespected with the A-hole/Jerk comments in your OP.
Slower traffic keep right.
Keep right except to pass...
...no matter what you drive.
I wish DMV would teach & CHP would enforce these...

Also, if it was a CHP behind you, it WASN'T tailgating, just more reason why you should've moved over.
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You cruised at 80ish and the Chippy bumper paced you. An 80+ ticket is like $400 in CA. Consider yourself lucky. See my point OP. Where in your post does the officer need to be disrespected? I can see if you got pulled over and the contact was unprofessional then I'd have to agree.
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+1 to what everyone else said...cruising at 80mph is already ticketable
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Also, if it was a CHP behind you, it WASN'T tailgating, just more reason why you should've moved over.
Can you explain this please?

Most people won't know if it's a CHP Car or not behind them (without the lights on).

So is tailgating legal if it's CHP? I'm confused
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