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Old 05-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #41
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Umm.. don't they take you to jail for that?
Expensive defense attorneys, lol. I learned a long time ago that the more you pay a lawyer the better your results in court. Sad but true.
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Old 05-18-2014, 12:26 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=Robinson1;2019349]I can tell you for a fact that the KSP cuts no one a break and the DOT are even worse.
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I was going to bring up the DOT as well. They live off of pulling over the contractor/working man.
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Just FYI, It is DOT's job to stop Commerical vehicles, that's what they do. Wether you like it or not, a contractor's vehicle is a commercial vehicle. There job is to stop and make sure you are in compliance. I live right on the boarder of 3 states, I am under the 24k vehicle weight to need Commerical compliance but once I cross a state line, I'm required to have a DOT number.
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DOT is different. Cops generally use discretion. DOT never does.
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I got out of a speeding ticket (63 in a 40) last year by being honest. "You know how fast you were going?" Uh, yeah...I just worked 50 hours in 3 days (Sat, Sun, Mon) and I want to get home (I was a mile from the house) to have a beer. "Slow it down and have a good evening".

And not all cops are dickheads. Most of them are quite nice if you're not lying to them trying to hide something.
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Umm.. don't they take you to jail for that?
Sometimes they do...

Sometimes they dont...

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Old 05-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #47
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I have gotten a ticket while driving to a jobsite, it was for overdue tabs so no we are not immune. But you might have a point, once I worked a 13 hour day so I was driving home dead tired going 55 in the left lane when the speed limit was 60. I was spaced out and didn't realize what I was doing, the he pulled me over for going too slow. But he basically just said have a good day and left. Another time I had my ladder sticking out the back of my truck. He pulled me over and said not only do I need a red flag but since it's getting dark I need to attach a red light to the end of the ladder, like the kind used on bikes. He didn't give me a ticket he just told me to drive to the hardware store and get one. He asked for my business card too which I gave him, said he or a friend had some water damage they needed repaired. I never heard back from him but it seems they tend to be nicer to people who work.
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True for me. I have never had a speeding ticket, but...
When I was working in CA I got pulled over twice on hw101 by CHP, going very fast. Both times they gave me a fierce warning and let me slide.
I Have always felt that this was due to it being early morning, and having a lumber rack& bed of tools...blue collar guy. I think most cops would rather give tickets to the the bmw, fancy car types.
I now take a different approach on life and drive very, very slow.

Reminds me of that old joke,
When a cop pulls you over and asks you why you were driving so fast?
You say "I am on my way to the Police mans ball, and I'm running late...."
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but what inquiring minds really want to know, do you still get free coffee and donuts?
Years ago, late at night in a beach town (Ocean City, NJ), I decided that I wanted a coffee and donut. Everything was closed that I knew of, but then I saw a cop and decided to ask him where one might be. The look on his face was indescribable with "confused, growing anger" since he wasn't quite sure if I was messing with him. I suddenly realized my error and said "Oh, sorry, but I'm serious...!" and he said, "Ok, there's one out on Route 9.....head north."
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I lived in a small town for a year...got stopped 3 times in a month for random DWI check points by the same cop, told him the 3rd time he was going to have to buy me dinner if he kept stopping me like this.

And yes I used to get pulled over and lots of tickets when I was younger and looked like a hippie, lost all my hair and now I haven't been stopped in years. I'd say cops profile people, just like we do trying to qualify people.
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I've only seen those "random check points" in Jersey.
Cell phone, vehicle info, driver info, DUI, etc.
I've never been stopped though
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I have 2 speeding tickets from troopers, in the work truck.

I actually heard from a friend whose a town cop that they try to pull over work trucks because it's a good chance they a drunk. Especially early morning, and late at night.
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I've only been pulled over once. When I was 18 and my truck had a sort of loud exhaust system on it. It had a big cap and looked like a work vehicle though, which it was. The cop drove up beside me and looked to see that I was a young guy before going behind me and turning on the lights. Gave me an unnecessary noise ticket for doing 1600rpm in a snow storm. "Your trucks a little loud, when are you getting it fixed?" prick.

I wouldn't be surprised if I got away with a few speeding tickets for driving that truck because of the big cap. I used to cruise 130-140kmph all the time. I very rarely go over 120 these days...
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Back in the boom there was a section of highway that ran from the central valley into the far South Bay that was a contractor's daily commute route. From about 3:00 AM to 5:00 AM, 6 days a week, it was solid pickups, mostly Super Duties, it seemed - slow lane going 80mph, fast lane going 90+. It was pretty scary if you weren't in a big truck. CHP clearly had a hands-off policy. Around 5 or 5:30 regular people came out and the speeds dropped.
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Seems they do equal-opportunity ticketing around me. I wish our inconsiderate taxi drivers got more, but anyway...

A couple summers back I was stupidly doing 90+ on I395 south as I was zipping by the Pentagon, jamming with a new radio tune. VA state trooper got on me fast, and I immediately braked hard and crossed two lanes to get to a tiny emergency zone that happens to be there. I'm sure he was like "wth's with this nut?!", but I left him space to pull behind me safely in the tiny zone, which I thought was a cool move. Anyway, he asked me "so what's the rush?" and 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."
Good story!

I had a trooper pull me over several years ago and he asked me, "So, what's your excuse for going so fast?" All I could say was: "Stupidity!"

He laughed hard and ended up letting me go with a similar warning, "Just slow it down, sir!"
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Ted Anderson is Canadian?

Just a couple weeks ago i got pulled over. First time since I was in my mid 20's. I had made a turn at a time when i wasn't allowed to make that turn (can't do it in rush hour) It was a trap and they also had a soccer mom pulled over. He asked me for my proof of ins and I had given the paper to my wife the a couple days earlier because she borrowed the truck, $400 fine of no proof of ins. I did have an old expired proof in the glove box which I gave him. He also told me I had a headlight out.

I told him that I just plain hadn't seen the signs,, shucks. No i don't have my up to date proof of ins. yes I do know that my headlight is out, the new one is actaully in the truck just waiting for me to install it. He gave me a warning on all 3.

I could see the soccer mom in the car behind me arguing with the other cop. She got a ticket...no warning. So amybe he liked contractors, maybe he liked people that didn't make excuses or maybe he was just in a good mood....who knows
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He's Canadian
Last I checked Maryland was a little closer to the US than Canada.
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Last I checked Maryland was a little closer to the US than Canada.
Unless they moved the border last night.
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I was working as a Deputy many years ago in Nebraska. We had a highway that was posted 60mph and never stopped anyone under 80mph, could get over 80's all day long. I stop a guy in a work truck, explain I stopped him because he was doing 84 in a 60, he was very polite and said "Deputy, I am not saying you are wrong but I know I had the cruise set at least at 86....You radar might be off". I laughed, explained that vehicle speedometers can be off by as much as 3mph from the factory (police vehicles have certified speedometers) and told him to have a great day. Verbal warning

I always gave great respect to honesty...
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I was working as a Deputy many years ago in Nebraska. We had a highway that was posted 60mph and never stopped anyone under 80mph, could get over 80's all day long. I stop a guy in a work truck, explain I stopped him because
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he was doing 84 in a 60,
he was very polite and said "Deputy, I am not saying you are wrong but I know I had the cruise set at least at 86....You radar might be off". I laughed, explained that vehicle speedometers can be off by as much as 3mph from the factory (police vehicles have certified speedometers) and told him to have a great day. Verbal warning

I always gave great respect to honesty...
When exactly was that?

It might have been me.

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