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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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first speeding ticket

so i got my first speeding ticket last night... gues i could say im lucky, got a 51 in a 30 but right after that i was doing about 90.... took a little to see the cop behind me. And i got lucky that he didnt check inspection because my bikes not... he didnt even as much as glance... Its kinda frustrating because that money out the door and i cant even say i bought something lol. he was cool about it asides from alot of stupid questions

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Old 07-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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i know... i try, usually i do go slow where i live because the cops are sneaky... makes me kinda wish my bike was slower lol
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you forgot to say how many years of driving youve done before geting your first ticket

Im only bout 4 in and no tickets yet yay, but then again I only speed maybe 10 over
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Don't blame the bike! The mom in me is going to sneak out at you! I've been driving longer than either of you have been alive.... ONE ticket, 31 years ago... Decided then and there that speeding was a huge waste of money and time, sitting in defensive driving class....
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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well i tend to double or tripple on back roads on my bike.. and im 18 so only 2 years. i tend to watch myself in my jeep... kind of hard on the bike
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I swear the real danger in driving is from other people lol. I am really starting to think that theres a group of people who meet at the country club, and make plans to ram me at stoplights in their crown vics

3 times in the last 2 yrs now I´ve been hit like that.... all crown vicctorias well atleast my rear bumper tears them up
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We lost two local guys on bikes last weekend...... No other drivers involved.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:55 PM   #9
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same around here, there was two killed that ran into something in front of them (in a big group) two locally also, and a few other crashes. Honestly, not to be stupid, but i feal like im more alert when i go faster because i look for things. Now i dont mean over 100mph(i dont like doing that)
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We went on a fishing trip last week and at 5 a.m. as we were driving down a rural highway at about 65 mph, we heard a strange screaming noise. We thought there was something wrong with the truck. We looked to our left and a maniac on a bike was passing us, doing a wheelstand, with no lights on. As he passed us, he looked over at us and grinned like a madman.

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My last ticket was in my wife's Grand Cherokee. I WAS going 125, but he clocked me at 90 in a 75 and that's what he wrote me for. I have been ticketed for 65 over in Illinois when I had a bike, back in the day of 55 m.p.h. I tend to get pulled over about once or twice a year. Sometimes I can bribe my way out of the ticket, sometimes I can b.s. my way out of a ticket, other times I can bully my way out of tickets, but the 2 ticket I got this year were the first in 10 years.

One time I got out of a ticket because my wife was telling the cop, in her sweetest nagging voice, to write me the ticket and give me a breath-a-lyzer test because I had something to drink at dinner. He took pity on me and gave me a pass.
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my first ticket was about 2months after i got my license, my dad helped me buy a 1989 5.0 mustang gt, i decided to race a friend of mine after leaving school, i got a ticket for 90 in a 55. lost my license for 3months may june and july of my SENIOR YEAR in highschool, the day before i was supposed to turn my license in i pulled over for driving after 9pm which idk if this is a law in other states it is in NY, lost it for another 3months. The first year i had my license i lost it for 6months lol. now i drive a wrangler and 65mph makes me feel like im hurting her lol. but long story short i have had about 6tickets and now im 24 and none are on my driving abstract and im gonna keep it that way.... unless i get a vette
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Drive the jeep.,.. As much as i'v tried and beleave me i'v tried my jeep wont get fast enough on the pa turn pike to get pulled over.
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We've lost a member on here due to a bike accident...
You may be "more alert" going 100 mph, but your braking distance will be shot, not to mention many people will not see you coming in that fast in their rear view.

Not trying to pick on you, but if you are going triple the speed limit, you deserve to get caught.

I know you are 18, but you are not invincible. There are other people out there on the road. Please slow down and keep it safe bud
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a few of my friends have died due to motorcycle accidents im only 24 but i've lost more than i care to mention. i lost a good friend last year, i will never ride a bike because of it.
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I have nothing against riding a motorcycle but i had a great friend of mine i served over in iraq with for 2 tours and 2 weeks back to the states he was going to fast on his bike lost control and burying him was one of the hardest things i had to do. You think surviving a war is hard but its not nearly as hard as trying to survive a motorcycle accident at crazy speeds. Just be careful pal you have to much to live for still.
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Figure I might as well chime in here...

I've been driving about 8 years now. I got my first speeding ticket (56 in a 40 right in front of my highschool) less than 30 days after I got my license and I had my license suspended for 1 month. Less than 30 days after getting my license back, I got another speeding ticket...I deserved it, but it sucks because I didn't have cruise control and didn't even realize I was speeding. Cop was a dick...and even tried to ticket me for a seatbelt violation when I was wearing my freaking seatbelt up until the time not 2 minutes earlier I said, "I gotta remove my seatbelt to get my license out of my wallet." Things started to get heated when he accused me of that and my friend had to tell me to chill out...but the cop gave up and only ticketed me for speeding.

License revoked for an additional 5 months.

Those are my only 2 tickets though...

Lots of wrecks...never my fault with another vehicle though my vehicle was slammed into while standing next to it in a parking lot once (that made my butthole pucker a little bit...just missed pinning ME between the vehicles). Mostly involved stupidity like intentionally driving down ditches or gunning it around corners in a parking lot and losing control...etc.

I used to street race...I had a mildly modified Dodge Dakota and while it wasn't super fast, it was fun to street race just for the heck of it. Thankfully none of us ever wrecked or caused anyone else to wreck. We used to go to Steak n Shake every single night during the summer and we'd race home side by side at 100+mph on the back roads all the way home...10 miles away.

I slowed down shortly after I blew a front tire out the one night that week I wasn't speeding home...had it happened any other night that week, I probably would have been rolling end over end in the corn field. Oddly enough...just last April, one of my best friends from elementary school did die just down the road from where I blew out that tire...when his car ran off the side of the road (we're guessing he fell asleep at the wheel, but nobody knows for sure what happened) and he hit a fence...which busted through his windshield and bashed his head in.

Anyway...point is...speeding is fun...I can't deny it, but when something unexpected happens, like a tire blowing out...speeding can almost instantly go from "fun" to "dead."

Now of course, speeding a reasonable amount over the limit doesn't bother me depending on road conditions and circumstances...I often will do 10-15 over on the interstate when traffic is light. I understand I can still be ticketed, but it's not nearly as risky as driving twice the speed limit in a congested area for instance.

Just my $.02.
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i have said posted this before, and i will post it again: neither myself, nor WF condone speeding or reckless driving, whether it be in a jeep or on a bike., if you want to drive fast, take it to the track. driving with reckless abandon for other people's safety is selfish. if you do not have the self control to drive your vehicle at a reasonable speed, you should not be driving it. just because you vehicle can do a certain speed, doesn't mean it should. a lot of people feel that "if i drive fast and get myself killed, that is my choice, a i will have suffered the consequences." that may be true, but there will most likely be innocent victims, because of your recklessness. you can kill or injure someone else. what if someone hits you? they have to live with the fact that they killed someone, even though you were with reckless abandon and it is your own fault, they have to live with that burden on their conscience. how about your family? they have to suffer because you couldn't control your urge to speed. speeders deserve EVERY ticket they get. i'm sure my comments will fall on deaf ears (or blind eyes i suppose), but it's food for thought.
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<-- Deaf ears.

Sorry Jgano, but living in very rural NM, speeding to get from A to B is a way of life. While I have tested the top end of my Wrangler (110) I seldom do over 10 m.p.h. over in that vehicle. Now in my wife's Hemi, which runs like a raped ape, I will run at excessive speeds. I have also been trained in pursuit driving and general police tactics during my stint as a cop in Illinois.

I also didn't see the need for that disclaimer about you or WF not condoning speeding. I agree that EVERY ticket I've ever received was earned. Each and every time I was pleasant to the cop, he's just doing the job we pay him for. Speeding on open and empty roads is the only place I act this way. In traffic I act my age and drive with the other guy in mind.

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My two cents....
As a former cop, I should point out that the speed limits exist for a reason. Contrary to popular opinion, it isnt just cuz "the government" doesnt want you to have fun. The real reason is....they want you to live long enough to pay more taxes.
Nope, Im not gonna get preachy. I have had plenty of speeding tickets. (cops are REALLY bad about watching their speed).
But I've also worked plenty of vehicle "accidents" (as a cop and as a medic) where there was only one vehicle involved and speed was the culprit.
The ONLY benefit to speed is "fun". Everything else decreases as speed increases.
I actually teach officers to respond to calls at near normal speeds because the very slight reduction in response time is not justified by the significant safety risks at higher speeds. It doesnt matter what kind of call you are responding to....if you dont make it to the scene.
Just keep in mind that, as with combat, death is FAR from the worst thing that can happen to you if something goes wrong. Death is easy...often even merciful. There are countless other consequences that can last....a lifetime.
Have fun....take risks....enjoy life. But never put someone else in danger. If someone wraps themselves around a tree...oh well, thats unfortunate. But if someone kills (or mames) someone else just cuz they were having fun....that's a true tragedy.
Anybody ever see a high speed motocycle accident? The human body has a funny habbit of coming apart above 90mph....hands...feet...heads....they all come off.
Then some guys gotta go looking for 'em to get all the bits and pieces in the same bag.
But again....there are far worse things that can happen.
Enjoy life....responcibly.
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Another pointless comment (cuz I know you cant phase the youthful)...
When I was stationed in Germany back in the late 80's I was on the autobahn and saw a german mercedes benz that had an "accident".
The middle aged driver....experienced at driving autobahn speeds all his life.
All the other drivers...also experienced at autobahn driving.

Problem was....he had a left front blow-out at 170mph...in his mecedes benze sedan.

The airpressure pushing down on the hood at those speeds and the suddenly increased drag on that corner, pulled the car into and UNDER the left guardrail.

Well a car wont fit UNDER a guard rail, so it started flip-flopping through the median and landed in another car in the on coming lane of traffic...which was then hit by another car from behind.

Long story short(ish)...6 dead people. From a random blow-out.

Skill is only part of any scenario. There is ALWAYS a heck of a lot of luck in-play.

I've seen (darn) good soldiers taken out....cuz luck wasnt with em that day. They did everything right. But luck blinked.

So....even if someone is the worlds greatest driver with the wordls greatest gear.....(stuff) happens.

But again....ya gotta die sooner or later so you might as well have fun. Just be careful and not hurt anyone else "accidentally".
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My two cents....
As a former cop, I should point out that the speed limits exist for a reason. Contrary to popular opinion, it isnt just cuz "the government" doesnt want you to have fun. The real reason is....they want you to live long enough to pay more taxes.
Nope, Im not gonna get preachy. I have had plenty of speeding tickets. (cops are REALLY bad about watching their speed).
But I've also worked plenty of vehicle "accidents" (as a cop and as a medic) where there was only one vehicle involved and speed was the culprit.
The ONLY benefit to speed is "fun". Everything else decreases as speed increases.
I actually teach officers to respond to calls at near normal speeds because the very slight reduction in response time is not justified by the significant safety risks at higher speeds. It doesnt matter what kind of call you are responding to....if you dont make it to the scene.
Just keep in mind that, as with combat, death is FAR from the worst thing that can happen to you if something goes wrong. Death is easy...often even merciful. There are countless other consequences that can last....a lifetime.
Have fun....take risks....enjoy life. But never put someone else in danger. If someone wraps themselves around a tree...oh well, thats unfortunate. But if someone kills (or mames) someone else just cuz they were having fun....that's a true tragedy.
Anybody ever see a high speed motocycle accident? The human body has a funny habbit of coming apart above 90mph....hands...feet...heads....they all come off.
Then some guys gotta go looking for 'em to get all the bits and pieces in the same bag.
But again....there are far worse things that can happen.
Enjoy life....responcibly.
Very well put...both posts, actually.
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Speeding on a motor bike is irrisponsible, plain & simple. If you are going to do it be prepared to pay the consiquences & then live with it for the rest of your life
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My idea of speeding is 80mph on the open road. Anything faster is not good.
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We've lost a member on here due to a bike accident...
You may be "more alert" going 100 mph, but your braking distance will be shot, not to mention many people will not see you coming in that fast in their rear view.

Not trying to pick on you, but if you are going triple the speed limit, you deserve to get caught.

I know you are 18, but you are not invincible. There are other people out there on the road. Please slow down and keep it safe bud
i guess you took that the rong way, i dont like going 100, thats too fast, but on back roads i tend to keep it around 65 or 70. i know im not invincible...i have crashed. i learn my limits and i do keep it save. grantit protection doesnt always help, i always have a helmet and jacket. Oh yea, and as for the crazy fast wheelies, i dont do them. Im just into fast turns...
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Another pointless comment (cuz I know you cant phase the youthful)...
When I was stationed in Germany back in the late 80's I was on the autobahn and saw a german mercedes benz that had an "accident".
The middle aged driver....experienced at driving autobahn speeds all his life.
All the other drivers...also experienced at autobahn driving.

Problem was....he had a left front blow-out at 170mph...in his mecedes benze sedan.

The airpressure pushing down on the hood at those speeds and the suddenly increased drag on that corner, pulled the car into and UNDER the left guardrail.

Well a car wont fit UNDER a guard rail, so it started flip-flopping through the median and landed in another car in the on coming lane of traffic...which was then hit by another car from behind.

Long story short(ish)...6 dead people. From a random blow-out.

Skill is only part of any scenario. There is ALWAYS a heck of a lot of luck in-play.

I've seen (darn) good soldiers taken out....cuz luck wasnt with em that day. They did everything right. But luck blinked.

So....even if someone is the worlds greatest driver with the wordls greatest gear.....(stuff) happens.

But again....ya gotta die sooner or later so you might as well have fun. Just be careful and not hurt anyone else "accidentally".
170? geeze! for cryin out loud, yea i was speeding, but that, thats just stupid. ill stay under 100
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It's been years since I got my last ticket, and I don't think I've ever even been pulled over in my Jeep since I bought it back at the end of 2002. Anymore, I figure it's just not worth risking a ticket in order to speed, so usually keep it right at the speed limit or within a few miles. This thread reminds me of my first time I ever got pulled over though, and I think it's a pretty entertaining story so thought I would share

I had just turned 16 about a week before, still had my learner's permit. The truck was a '78 Ramcharger, 440ci with a lift and 38's and the hardtop removed. It happened on a friday, I was enrolled in "alternative school", and unlike the regular high school where a lot of my friends attended, we had friday off. Anyway, that friday I went to the high school and picked up a bunch of friends during lunch time and cruised around town for a bit, then decided to go down to the beach and do a little wheeling. While off road, the battery came loose and slid off the tray and hit the power steering hose causing it to crack and start spraying power steering fluid all over the engine headers and creating a lot of smoke, so I decided it was time to go home. Right about the time I got to the high school I saw the cop with his lights on behind me, so I pulled over in front of the main entrance to the school, there was still a big cloud of smoke rolling out from under the rig because of the broken power steering hose. As I was talking to the cop, the school principal came out with his clipboard and started writing the names down of the 7-8 friends I had with me as they got out of the truck. The only seatbelts I had in the truck at the time were the front two, the back ones were taken out for some reason. The officer told me he had gotten 2-3 calls from other people saying that I was driving recklessly through town and had kids in the back standing up while holding on to the rollbar.
Anyway, the cop asks me for license, registration & insurance. I give him my learner's permit, a hand-written bill of sale from when I bought the truck from a friend, and an old insurance card I found in the glovebox that had my friend's mom name on it and was for a different vehicle. So he takes the documents back to his car and a few minutes later comes back and hands them to me. He said "OK, everything checks out", then tells me to get the rig home and fix it and install the missing seatbelts. He also informs me that even though I was out of school on fridays, my friends weren't, and not to help them skip school anymore. He then tells me to have a nice day, gets in his car and drives away.

I couldn't believe what had just happened. I still have no idea why the cop let me go, but my best guess is that he simply decided to give me a major break. Or maybe he just didn't feel like spending the next hour writing tickets to me for the countless violations I had, lol.

So that's the story of my first traffic stop, I was extremely lucky that it didn't also end up being my first ticket... or first dozen tickets, hah.
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i may be new here but i speed all the time in socal at the track only. I have lost way to many friend cuz they decide 150 on the 15 freeway is smart. they did last long. now i just want to slow it down and enjoy the cruz with a jeep just my 2 cents
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My first speeding ticket was as a teenager on an open empty highway on the way up to Maine from Boston. Caught by an undercover doing 110. No ticket, immediate summons. I slowed down after that (more with age than the court), but was hit twice after that - 45 in a 35 and 80 in a 65.

Then nothing for six years until I got the Jeep in April when I was pulled over for 60 in a 50. Had no idea the speed limit was set at 50 (I thought 55) and since I was in a flow of traffic (not an excuse) I was probably nabbed because I looked out of place without an inspection sticker or registration sticker. He looked up my plates and VIN to make sure things were gold and then let me go with a "reminder" of the speed limit on that road.

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