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      11-11-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Damn cop gave me a speeding ticket!!! <rant>

I can't believe this! I haven't felt this pissed off in years!! So I pull outta my aunts place in the morning, car's still cold....While driving down her street, my radar goes off so I KNOW theres a cop somewhere around here....I get to the stop sign and turn right on to the main road and my radar goes off again....At this point I know where he is cuz cops tend to sit in this one corner once a month and just bust people....The speed limit's 30 and I'm just cruisin along nice and slow and see him and his partner(motorcycles) parked under the tree where I knew they would....
O yea, when I turned onto the main road, I saw a car comin behind me goin faster than he should and just thought it'd suck if he got a ticket.....Well anyways, I'm approaching the area where they're parked and the cop walks out into the street and motions me to the side....his partner comes out also and stops the car that was behind me....
Anyways, so this is how our first conversation went:

cop-License, registration, proof of insurance...
me-here you go....
cop-do you know how fast you were going?
me-no sir, i wasn't speeding, i thought you may have stopped me for some other reason....
cop-(shows me the radar) 48!!!!!
me-sorry sir but that can't be accurate, I just turned onto this road a couple hundred feet back.
cop-so you're tryin to tell me that this little beemer can't get goin that fast?
me-it is possible sir, but i would never accelerate that hard when my car is still cold...
cop-yea right, well you're the only car on the road and i clocked you going 48...
me-(looking at him in disbelief) sir, your partner pulled over a car less than 5 seconds after you pulled me over, just outta curiosity, how fast was that other car clocked at?
cop-are you trying to tell me i'm stupid?
me-no sir...

he then walked away, wrote up my ticket, gave it to me, and told me how i could either pay the fine or take the traffic class and it wouldn't effect my record...blah blah blah.....

Well at this point, i figured i'd already gotten the ticket and was red with rage so I just had to reply...o yea, just watched Shoot 'em Up the night before....

me: sir, know what I hate? i hate how at this moment, for what you're unlawfully doing to me, i'm supposed to call the "police" for help, but you ARE the police and so i just have to bend over and take it.....i'll take my ticket now sir and you have a nice day....

AHHHHH!!! seriously, I know theres no way for me to fight this since I have no proof that I wasn't speeding and me telling a judge that I don't like flooring my car when it's still cold isn't gonna hold up...but still...it's just infuriating!! Oh well, guess I'll just take the online course and get it over with.....
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Yep, cops blow. Sorry Z.

You could always fight it. If the cop doesn't show the ticket gets dropped. Odd are in your favor that he wouldn't show. I fight most tickets as long as their within the area I live and the cops have not shown up once for the 4 tickets I fought.
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Yep, cops blow.
Police put thier lives on the line everyday .... what 'blows' is OSU!!!
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Police put thier lives on the line everyday ....
+1000......unless you're someone who does the same, keep your opinions about they job they do to yourself.
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.... what 'blows' is OSU!!!
Get a life. Wrong thread.

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+1000......unless you're someone who does the same, keep your opinions about they job they do to yourself.
That doesn't mean they can't still be assholes. I have family that are Police officers and they agree that some cops are major dickheads giving the rest a stigma of being assholes. You'd also be saying the same shit if you were the one pulled over. You have 40 posts, maybe you should keep your opinion to yourself.
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That sucks.

2 words for you: ticket lawyer
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Damn, that sucks. I know a few police officers that are very cool people, and even they will tell you that some traffic police are just total a$$holes. I once got pulled over by a cop for no apparent reason at all and after I asked him why he pulled me over he replied "you were going a little slow back there." WTF?!? Pulled over for going too slow, that's a new one. It sucks that a few jerk offs have to give cops the stereotype of being pricks, but some of them really should try doing some real police work instead of busting someone's balls for going 3mph over the speed limit. Try to get yourself a PBA card if you can. They usually help get you out of a ticket if the officer is a fair person and they know that they pulled you over for some BS reason. Hopefully you can fight the ticket.
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You'd also be saying the same shit if you were the one pulled over. You have 40 posts, maybe you should keep your opinion to yourself.
I'm sure you'd like that to come true but wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which one fills up first...
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dude, that sucks. what did he say after you told him off after you got the ticket? He sounds jealous to me.
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Problem with getting a lawyer is I'll probably wind up paying more for the lawyer than I would if I just take the stupid class...

If I try and fight the ticket, and he DOES show up, what then? The fine is $190, as opposed to the $120 for the traffic class. I've also got no substantial proof that I WASN'T speeding and so I'll just look like an idiot for trying to fight the ticket with nothing.....


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dude, that sucks. what did he say after you told him off after you got the ticket? He sounds jealous to me.
He said that my tint looked a little dark and he wanted to check it out but I told him that the car was registered in Ohio and that this was legal tint in the state of Ohio....Don't know if he was jealous or something but whatever was wrong with him, he took it out on me and who knows how many others....
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I can't believe this! I haven't felt this pissed off in years!! So I pull outta my aunts place in the morning, car's still cold....While driving down her street, my radar goes off so I KNOW theres a cop somewhere around here....I get to the stop sign and turn right on to the main road and my radar goes off again....At this point I know where he is cuz cops tend to sit in this one corner once a month and just bust people....The speed limit's 30 and I'm just cruisin along nice and slow and see him and his partner(motorcycles) parked under the tree where I knew they would....
O yea, when I turned onto the main road, I saw a car comin behind me goin faster than he should and just thought it'd suck if he got a ticket.....Well anyways, I'm approaching the area where they're parked and the cop walks out into the street and motions me to the side....his partner comes out also and stops the car that was behind me....
Anyways, so this is how our first conversation went:

cop-License, registration, proof of insurance...
me-here you go....
cop-do you know how fast you were going?
me-no sir, i wasn't speeding, i thought you may have stopped me for some other reason....
cop-(shows me the radar) 48!!!!!
me-sorry sir but that can't be accurate, I just turned onto this road a couple hundred feet back.
cop-so you're tryin to tell me that this little beemer can't get goin that fast?
me-it is possible sir, but i would never accelerate that hard when my car is still cold...
cop-yea right, well you're the only car on the road and i clocked you going 48...
me-(looking at him in disbelief) sir, your partner pulled over a car less than 5 seconds after you pulled me over, just outta curiosity, how fast was that other car clocked at?
cop-are you trying to tell me i'm stupid?
me-no sir...

he then walked away, wrote up my ticket, gave it to me, and told me how i could either pay the fine or take the traffic class and it wouldn't effect my record...blah blah blah.....

Well at this point, i figured i'd already gotten the ticket and was red with rage so I just had to reply...o yea, just watched Shoot 'em Up the night before....

me: sir, know what I hate? i hate how at this moment, for what you're unlawfully doing to me, i'm supposed to call the "police" for help, but you ARE the police and so i just have to bend over and take it.....i'll take my ticket now sir and you have a nice day....

AHHHHH!!! seriously, I know theres no way for me to fight this since I have no proof that I wasn't speeding and me telling a judge that I don't like flooring my car when it's still cold isn't gonna hold up...but still...it's just infuriating!! Oh well, guess I'll just take the online course and get it over with.....
same exact thing happened to me...another black bmw blew past me...trooper came from behind and pulled her over...30 seconds later another came and pulled me over and let her off and gave me the ticket...went to court and got stuck with 2 points and a fail to yield to traffic device....so yeah...they stuck it to me
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Get a life. Wrong thread.


Funny you showed your face after all the stuff you said about OSU, and then the way they got owned yesterday! Thank God we don't have to put up with the Big Ten again this year!
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Funny how guys here one side of the story, and then blame the cops .... do I really need to say, 'there is always 2 sides to a story.'

Everyone is a victim these days ...
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Funny how guys here one side of the story, and then blame the cops .... do I really need to say, 'there is always 2 sides to a story.'

Everyone is a victim these days ...
Well, I guess if you haven't been pulled over for some BS reason then you can't relate.
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Well, I guess if you haven't been pulled over for some BS reason then you can't relate.
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Yep, cops blow. Sorry Z.

You could always fight it. If the cop doesn't show the ticket gets dropped. Odd are in your favor that he wouldn't show. I fight most tickets as long as their within the area I live and the cops have not shown up once for the 4 tickets I fought.
Unfortunately this doesnt apply to states like New York, in NYC at least. All of the NYPD police officers gets double pay when he/she goes to traffic court. It's so rare that the cops dont show up.
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Well, I guess if you haven't been pulled over for some BS reason then you can't relate.

Just think of all those times that you haven't been pulled over, when you should have been .... I guess it all evens out ....
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Just think of all those times that you haven't been pulled over, when you should have been .... I guess it all evens out ....
Haha... I guess that is a pretty good way to look at it.
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Unfortunately this doesnt apply to states like New York, in NYC at least. All of the NYPD police officers gets double pay when he/she goes to traffic court. It's so rare that the cops dont show up.
So do Cleveland Police. They still don't show up.
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Unfortunately this doesnt apply to states like New York, in NYC at least. All of the NYPD police officers gets double pay when he/she goes to traffic court. It's so rare that the cops dont show up.
didnt know that... well, i mean, they dont get paid enough so.... watever
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Darkcloud, the only time I actually contested a ticket was in Cleveland. Wouldn't you know, the cop didn't show. There were plenty of other Cleveland cops, but mine must have decided to take a vacation day.
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Don't feel too bad......just fight it!

damn cops gave me and my friends tickets for drinking at a Chargers tailgate party.

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