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Old 01-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #31
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What the f happened to giving someone a fing break?

Last night I was the DD, driving a bunch of drunks back from AC, and i get pulled over by a cop. He took me out of the car and had me do a sobriety test, and obviously I passed. He knew I was the designated driver and stilll couldn't cut me a break. He gave me a speeding ticket for 68 in a 45. It was on a state highway, and it was only 45 mph for a brief stretch. He also checked "safe corridor" and doubled my fines. I was too busy worried about if someone was going to puke in my car, or cause me to crash rather than my speed. It was 3 AM, and no one was on the road.

F that.
DD is tired,angry and distracted by puking, yelling and general drunken behavior.

1 mistake at 68 in a 45 on a two/four lane state highway (no barriers, lots of trees)@ 0300= car full of dead/mangled drunk friends or even a head on equalling more dead, mangled people, years of lawsuits, years of angry devastated relatives, possible criminal charges.

I'd just take the ticket. I'd also be taking up a collection for expenses from my drunken, idiot friends. Especially the puker.

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Also realize that those roads through towns where you have to slow down are revenue streams. You speed you pay. Go to court, you can get around the points, maybe knock down the fine, but you are still going to pay.

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If it would have been 5-10 over you wouldn't have. But just because your a dd doesn't NOT In any way give you a right to do 23mph over the speed limit. If it goes down to 45 there is a reason. You aren't getting sympathy from me on this one
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Okay so you should have been decreasing speed from 55 to 45.. So in 300 feet.. 52-53 he would have let you by. Buy you were breaking the 55 mph speed limit by 13 mph! Still enough to ticket.
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He has evidence you were speeding, you can prob get the ticked knocked down to a less damaging one, next time though. Think about your speed.
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I just noticed this part... Think about this.. If your concerned your going to have a mva, why would you speed UP? that would cause me to slow down..
My puppy jumped in my lap the other day, and I could hardly steer. I hit the brakes not the gas..
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i agree with this part. But the officer might be mandated to do it for that zone.
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Did you explain that to the cop? Honestly if you had been up that long I wouldn't have agreed to dd for them.. The road obv was not empty if leo's had 5 people in a 3 mile stretch, you have to understand from the officer standpoint you were a hazard. Go to court, contest it, tell that story, you'll get it reduced
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That makes it your word against the officer's... Who even if he was looking for dui's he was most defiantly shooting radar, and probably has video of you passing him, if he was wrong he defiantly wouldn't give you a ticket to contest it would be more like a 5 over ticket. Minimal impact so most won't fight it
He will also have a recent calibration report for his radar unit
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Being up for 22 hours, fatigued, with distractions in the vehicle, speeding KILLS. and if he wasn't watching his speed how was he being more attentive to it? He already admitted to not paying attention to his speed. The autobahn is the most technologically advanced road in the world. There is a lot more to it then speed.

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:36 PM   #34
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woah who gave you the key to the golden crapper.
Any reason you didn't quote the one where I said the op was in a tough spot?
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Any reason you didn't quote the one where I said the op was in a tough spot?
Of course there's a reason. When on trial you never try and make the other person look good
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Of course there's a reason. When on trial you never try and make the other person look good
My point exactly Em.
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Although I'm sure some really bad attorneys have.
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I don't understand how your gonna rant in a public viewing area about getting a speeding ticket for 23 over. Um hello stupid, 23 over!
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Any reason you didn't quote the one where I said the op was in a tough spot?
missed that one sorry . to busy quoting the ones that made you look like a know-it-all.
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missed that one sorry . to busy quoting the ones that made you look like a know-it-all.
I'm not being a know it all. I'm stating my opinion. If you don't like it, well that's your opinion.
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I'm not being a know it all. I'm stating my opinion. If you don't like it, well that's your opinion.
Opinions are a funny thing (:
who knows how to take em sounded like knowing it all to me but hey thats the net for yeh
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45 on a highway.... Sounds like a speed trap to me. You should have smelled the bacon a mile away!!!
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I had my license revoked for 5 months when I got my second speeding ticket 2 weeks after just getting my license back from a 1 month suspension due to my first speeding ticket. My first ticket was well deserved...I was pissed at a slow car and floored it past them to prove a point...and passed an oncoming cop in the process. Second ticket...68 in a 55, on a back country highway in good weather with hardly any traffic anywhere to be seen and no cruise control. Cop nor judge cared one bit.

As much as I wish cops would issue people warnings, I have no sympathy for you. You were speeding and you got caught...you take the risk, you gotta accept the consequences. Hope for warnings, but don't expect em. The cops don't owe you anything no matter what the circumstances are. Just gotta be respectful and hope they're willing to give you a break. But if they don't, you gotta accept that they're doing their jobs.
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I had my license revoked for 5 months when I got my second speeding ticket 2 weeks after just getting my license back from a 1 month suspension due to my first speeding ticket. My first ticket was well deserved...I was pissed at a slow car and floored it past them to prove a point...and passed an oncoming cop in the process. Second ticket...68 in a 55, on a back country highway in good weather with hardly any traffic anywhere to be seen and no cruise control. Cop nor judge cared one bit.

As much as I wish cops would issue people warnings, I have no sympathy for you. You were speeding and you got caught...you take the risk, you gotta accept the consequences. Hope for warnings, but don't expect em. The cops don't owe you anything no matter what the circumstances are. Just gotta be respectful and hope they're willing to give you a break. But if they don't, you gotta accept that they're doing their jobs.
F that, it's hard to respect someone when they're camping out in speed traps, waiting to catch someone. Now if I blow there doors off while heading down a highway then by all means. If they were "doing there jobs" they would be visible, visibility will reduce crime, not the money racketing catch and release program that is our local and highway patrol.
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F that, it's hard to respect someone when they're camping out in speed traps, waiting to catch someone. Now if I blow there doors off while heading down a highway then by all means. If they were "doing there jobs" they would be visible, visibility will reduce crime, not the money racketing catch and release program that is our local and highway patrol.
You may want to be careful about what you say on a public forum. We have quite a few LEO's and feds on here...
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If you are not breaking the law, it shouldn't matter if they are visible or not.
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If you are not breaking the law, it shouldn't matter if they are visible or not.
Oh ok you don't speed.... Really
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You may want to be careful about what you say on a public forum. We have quite a few LEO's and feds on here...
Calm down I'm talking about speeding and speed traps, not cooking meth.
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For the Most part not more then about 5 miles an hour over the speed limit; if I where to get caught speeding I would suck it up and accept the ticket for breaking the law.

Speed limits in 99% of cases is a hard law not to know. I mean there are signs every mile or so.
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A clear and concise FACT.


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Oh ok you don't speed.... Really
No I speed, and have had 2 tickets since I turned my badge in a number of years ago. But you won't find me but hurt and crying foul on the interwebs either.

Good news is you guys had the good sense to have a DD and your speeding didn't net in your involvement in an accident. Bad news you got caught. Buck up and deal with it.

If I had $10 for every one of these threads we've had over the years I'd be a rich man.
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Not passing judgement or anything, but another thing to think about is that studies have found that 24 hours of being awake equates to approximately a .10% BAC, in terms of impairment. So while it was a good deed of the OP to be the DD, it doesn't necessarily mean anyone was "less safe"... just "more legal."

But really, it all boils down to "no good deed goes unpunished."
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All I'm trying to say, is what else do you expect, the majority of the time it's all about money, not safety. If your friend or loved ones going 10 over are you saying anything? NO, and the same goes for seat belts. Look at the revenue these campaigns create for the county's and states. No one learns a lesson from a speeding ticket.
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For the Most part not more then about 5 miles an hour over the speed limit; if I where to get caught speeding I would suck it up and accept the ticket for breaking the law.

Speed limits in 99% of cases is a hard law not to know. I mean there are signs every mile or so.
5 over is speeding bud, and in Virginia they have a campaign for that.
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5 over is speeding bud, and in Virginia they have a campaign for that.
I agree it is speeding and again If I get a ticket I will put on my big girl panties and pay the damn thing. I'm the one breaking the law.
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What the f happened to giving someone a fing break?

Last night I was the DD, driving a bunch of drunks back from AC, and i get pulled over by a cop. He took me out of the car and had me do a sobriety test, and obviously I passed. He knew I was the designated driver and stilll couldn't cut me a break. He gave me a speeding ticket for 68 in a 45. It was on a state highway, and it was only 45 mph for a brief stretch. He also checked "safe corridor" and doubled my fines. I was too busy worried about if someone was going to puke in my car, or cause me to crash rather than my speed. It was 3 AM, and no one was on the road.

F that.
I had a somewhat similar situation but not quite

I was only a few hundred yards from where it turned into 60mph. I was in a 45. The reason for change was left the town limits but it's a rural town and was 9 or 10 at night. I started to speed up in anticipation. I was driving a 94 F-150 inline 6. That's a lot of work. He pulled me for 12 over.

Now I was just leaving work, not a DD. but it was what it was. I just had to eat it. Technically I was wrong.

But your case does suck some bc at least doing a nice thing.
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That makes it your word against the officer's... Who even if he was looking for dui's he was most defiantly shooting radar, and probably has video of you passing him, if he was wrong he defiantly wouldn't give you a ticket to contest it would be more like a 5 over ticket. Minimal impact so most won't fight it
He will also have a recent calibration report for his radar unit
If he has that calibration report then def agree with jkaufman
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DD is tired,angry and distracted by puking, yelling and general drunken behavior.

1 mistake at 68 in a 45 on a two/four lane state highway (no barriers, lots of trees)@ 0300= car full of dead/mangled drunk friends or even a head on equalling more dead, mangled people, years of lawsuits, years of angry devastated relatives, possible criminal charges.

I'd just take the ticket. I'd also be taking up a collection for expenses from my drunken, idiot friends. Especially the puker.
This last paragraph would be a great route to take ha
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Oh ok you don't speed.... Really
Well, he may drive a 4 cylinder haha
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Well, he may drive a 4 cylinder haha
He is a She and I have a I6 thank you very much not that it helps with stock gears and over sized tires!

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