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Old 05-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #21
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I just told him "just trying to get home from a long day ( I was almost home) and this aMAZing song is playing....heard it yet?" He said "no", ran my license, looks at the van full of [email protected], and says "So you're almost home....just slow it down. Have a good evening."
I think that sometimes the cop will let you go if he is on his way somewhere to fry bigger fish. As long as you aren't a fugitive, the verbal warning saves him some time if he is running late to court.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #22
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I don't speed. Not worth the risk and can't afford the ticket or the points to save a minute at most. Also, I'm always, always representing my company and speeding through traffic is not how I want my company represented.
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I think that sometimes the cop will let you go if he is on his way somewhere to fry bigger fish. As long as you aren't a fugitive, the verbal warning saves him some time if he is running late to court.
Sure, maybe, but he was just cool. If you're straight up, they appreciate it.

Another example: I got pulled over after making a left off a major artery (Route 50) in Arlington, VA. Zero traffic, early weekend morning, but I had a red left turn signal. When he pulled me over, he asked if I knew why (no.). He said "you made a left on a red." I instantly knew he was right, and had the V-8 plunk-in-the-head moment, and told him "Yup, you're right. Sorry about that. Nuts." He gave me a warning for my honesty. (translation: not denying it or giving him any [email protected])
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You're absolutely right. I had 2 instances where my honesty got me out of a ticket.

In the first case I rear ended someone. When the cop showed up he talked to me first. I basically said, "Yeah.. this guy was sitting there waiting to make a turn the whole time. I was going a little too fast and daydreaming." Later, I found out from one of the bystanders that the cop was impressed by honesty and told me that he would had otherwise written over $400 worth of tickets because every day he hears hundreds of excuses as to why the other guy made them cause the accident.

In the other incident, I got caught driving on suspended tags with no insurance. Most people say, "Oh really? I didn't know that my policy ran out. I thought I had insurance." but when the cop asked me.. which I knew that he already knew the answer based upon the fact that cops in Maryland don't normally ask for proof of insurance, I told him no. That saved me from my truck being impounded.
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You're absolutely right. I had 2 instances where my honesty got me out of a ticket.

In the first case I rear ended someone. When the cop showed up he talked to me first. I basically said, "Yeah.. this guy was sitting there waiting to make a turn the whole time. I was going a little too fast and daydreaming." Later, I found out from one of the bystanders that the cop was impressed by honesty and told me that he would had otherwise written over $400 worth of tickets because every day he hears hundreds of excuses as to why the other guy made them cause the accident.

In the other incident, I got caught driving on suspended tags with no insurance. Most people say, "Oh really? I didn't know that my policy ran out. I thought I had insurance." but when the cop asked me.. which I knew that he already knew the answer based upon the fact that cops in Maryland don't normally ask for proof of insurance, I told him no. That saved me from my truck being impounded.
rear ending people and driving with suspended tags with no insurance, aren't you the model citizen...
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Cops, the sheriff and the troopers here aren't nothing more than your standard cocky cops and leave you alone as long as you're not doing stupid stuff.

It's the frigging motor carrier that will F you hard if you're driving a commercial vehicle.
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It's like you're a doctor or a Priest. Highway patrol does not care if you're a contractor. And I did my 20.
Welcome to the outside. If you don't mind me asking, what did they pop you for?
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rear ending people and driving with suspended tags with no insurance, aren't you the model citizen...
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Welcome to the outside. If you don't mind me asking, what did they pop you for?
20 and out usually means being a cop for 20 years, out with pension and doing something else for the remainder of your working life. Hazardous duty lets you retire with 20 on the job and collect pension and benifits upon retirement. If you get on at 21, you can be retired by 41.
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I was ret at 41

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20 and out usually means being a cop for 20 years, out with pension and doing something else for the remainder of your working life. Hazardous duty lets you retire with 20 on the job and collect pension and benifits upon retirement. If you get on at 21, you can be retired by 41.
Maybe, maybe he just got out of the can after twenty years.

I'm going to assume I'm right, it's much more ripe.
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I was ret at 21
I mean 41
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I have 18 (yes, that's right) driving while suspended tickets to prove otherwise. I usually get pulled over for some other B.S (42 in a 40, bumper ball hitch blicking license plate, license plate light out, and so on).

Cops are equal opportunity dickheads.
Proves the point really. You're a painter, not a contractor. OOOOOOOO, burn.
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20 and out usually means being a cop for 20 years, out with pension and doing something else for the remainder of your working life. Hazardous duty lets you retire with 20 on the job and collect pension and benifits upon retirement. If you get on at 21, you can be retired by 41.
And If they hold out till their 57 ...They can set out pretty well!
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I mean 41
but what inquiring minds really want to know, do you still get free coffee and donuts?
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In April I hit my 20 year mark, we are 22 and out if you want. But you can't start collecting until 55. At 30 years you max out pension and will get no bump. 22 to 30 you get more % each year. Things are really changing and getting bad lately...not sure how long I wanna stay. Heck, I put more hours in my business anyway
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My dad did 20 in one county and then 25 as chief at another municipality. Retired at 62, healthy and ready for whatever.
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I have a stereo type to live down....When I go through a road check ..It's always a hassle... When they see that i'm sober It just blows their mind!
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I can tell you for a fact that the KSP cuts no one a break and the DOT are even worse.

DOT wrote me a ticket once for not having emergency triangles. Any of you guys carry triangles in your work trucks? And I'm talking F250.

Also got stopped for dropping a single gravel off a utility trailer. And I wasn't hauling gravel either. There just happened to be a few loose gravel scattered over the floor and one decided to fall off.

Was doing a job right on Main Street last year. "2 hour free parking" City Police don't enforce this rule for service trucks. But this rookie fresh hire didn't know. Had 5 parking violations at $30 a pop on my windshield the first day.

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