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Old 08-11-2012, 10:10 PM   #41
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In the past, I have simply hired lawyers.

However, a few weeks ago I received an infraction for 74 in a 60. I assume he used a radar gun.

I have used a radar gun to determine the speeds of automobiles and it can be a little tricky, especially if there are multiple vehicles occupying the same vicinity.

I suppose my argument would be:

"Since there were a number of vehicles surrounding me, how can you claim (without a doubt) that your radar gun detected the speed of my motorcycle, rather than the speed of the vehicle in front of or beside me?"

Do radar guns list the make and model of the vehicles they detect speeding?

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #42
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yes please! I'm dying for a 600. Gotta wait till I'm done with the school year though. College is insainly expensive these days.
why do I always choose the expensive hobbies?
Yeah buddy!
What kind of 600 series you looking at? Supersports or like a sport touring?

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #43
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Yeah buddy!
What kind of 600 series you looking at? Supersports or like a sport touring?
I'm looking for a gsxr 600 or an r6.

can't wait!

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #44
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I'm looking for a gsxr 600 or an r6.

can't wait!
Did the insurance co. total your bike out?

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #45
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I'm looking for a gsxr 600 or an r6.

can't wait!
buy my blue one!

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #46
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buy my blue one!
I would but I don't think I can till the end of the school year
idk


mrmat25, yes the insurance company totaled my bike
but we bought it back, and my husband is fixing it
should be done in a week or so

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #47
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I would but I don't think I can till the end of the school year
idk


mrmat25, yes the insurance company totaled my bike
but we bought it back, and my husband is fixing it
should be done in a week or so
Good deal. Glad you will be back up quick.

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Old 08-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #48
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This is not aimed at MissAudacious (kudos for paying the fine), but what happened to taking responsibility for your actions? The speed limit is not a surprise, and police enforcement isn't either. If you knowingly breaking a law and get caught, you should have to face the consequences, and I don't mean a $20 a month payment to a website.

I love speed as much as anyone, and over the last 20 years I've had my share of speeding tickets. Each time, I was going over the speed limit, the cop caught me, I kept my hands on the steering wheel, answered his questions politely and paid the fine when I got it.

Paying a $500 speeding ticket and the resulting increase in insurance premiums sucks, but them's the rules.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #49
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This is not aimed at MissAudacious (kudos for paying the fine), but what happened to taking responsibility for your actions? The speed limit is not a surprise, and police enforcement isn't either. If you knowingly breaking a law and get caught, you should have to face the consequences, and I don't mean a $20 a month payment to a website.

I love speed as much as anyone, and over the last 20 years I've had my share of speeding tickets. Each time, I was going over the speed limit, the cop caught me, I kept my hands on the steering wheel, answered his questions politely and paid the fine when I got it.

Paying a $500 speeding ticket and the resulting increase in insurance premiums sucks, but them's the rules.
But how will the lawyers make money if you don't pay them to get you out of tickets?

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #50
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Great thread!!! Last week my Roommate and i were riding down 512to heading home. We were both in the slow lane behind another car. A cop was sitting on an on ramp. As soon as we passed the ramp...he pulled up. I was leading and he pulled up behind her. Turned on dash cam. Got on his loud speaker and told her pull over. Then he passed her and got behind me. Lit me up. I pulled over. Was very nice. Yes sir no sir. I even told him officer i am concealing. Pointed where it was and informed him i have my cwp. He took my gun then my license and registration. Came back telling me he was impounding my bike. Guess wasp cant find a motorcycle endorsement on a tenn license. While all this was going on...two more cops went a qtr mile to her bike pulled over. The officer wrote me a ticket and gave me my gun back. When i got home i told her i got a ticket and she laughed her ass off cuz she got off with a verbal warning. This should be easy to throw out...right???

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:08 AM   #51
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Just tell them there is no way I was going 79mph it's only a 250 lol.

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #52
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This should be easy to throw out...right???
Lawyer up.

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #53
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I was doing 77 mph on Hwy 26 and got pulled over by a cop just before the Cornelius Pass exit. I had just moved back here from Mississippi where I lived for 2 years. I still had Mississippi plates and Drivers License. The cop Washington County sherrif came up asked for my license, reg and insurance. I spoke to him with a thick southern accent faked of course was born and raised in PNW. I said I was so used to driving in the south with speed limits of 75 mph on the highway and was paying more attention to traffic than my speed. He looked at me and said yeah I had the same issue when I moved from Montanna to here. He said I do not normally do this but I am going to let you go.

So yes I talked like a backwoods Mississippi Gator wrangler to get out of a ticket.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #54
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I got tagged with a rear facing radar. The officer let me by then pulled me over. She was fairly attractive, so when she asked why I was going so fast, I said that I thought it was her in the car and I couldn't think of any other way of getting her attention. Then I asked if she wanted to go out to lunch sometime. She just walked back to her car and drove off. No ticket, but no lunch date either...

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #55
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Just got a ticket this weekend. Pulled me over for 110 in a 60 because i got mad at a car who was brake checking me on the on ramp. So out of anger switched lanes and wanted to get away. I know it was wrong but just got irritated after explaining why i did he wrote me for 70/60. That cop was awesome!

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #56
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This is not aimed at MissAudacious (kudos for paying the fine), but what happened to taking responsibility for your actions? The speed limit is not a surprise, and police enforcement isn't either. If you knowingly breaking a law and get caught, you should have to face the consequences, and I don't mean a $20 a month payment to a website.

I love speed as much as anyone, and over the last 20 years I've had my share of speeding tickets. Each time, I was going over the speed limit, the cop caught me, I kept my hands on the steering wheel, answered his questions politely and paid the fine when I got it.

Paying a $500 speeding ticket and the resulting increase in insurance premiums sucks, but them's the rules.
And legally you're allowed to contest the ticket at court. Or hiring a lawyer to represent you. When you exercise your rights you're following the law the same as when you pay for a fine you earned.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #57
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I just pay the fine. The vast majority of tickets I've received were all reduced to the minimum amount they can write, usually 5 over and the base dollar amount. I also try to spread them out over time so my insurance rates don't go up.

A speeding ticket to me isn't a big deal, pay the fine and move on. I'm always happy they've been that and not reckless, which is easy to get on a bike.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:25 PM   #58
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Stopped six or seven times in the past couple of years. No tickets.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #59
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We have a winner!!!
Now someone has to come up with a prize for Mr King....


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I got tagged with a rear facing radar. The officer let me by then pulled me over. She was fairly attractive, so when she asked why I was going so fast, I said that I thought it was her in the car and I couldn't think of any other way of getting her attention. Then I asked if she wanted to go out to lunch sometime. She just walked back to her car and drove off. No ticket, but no lunch date either...

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #60
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But how will the lawyers make money if you don't pay them to get you out of tickets?
Shucks, guess they will start having to chase more ambulances.

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And legally you're allowed to contest the ticket at court. Or hiring a lawyer to represent you. When you exercise your rights you're following the law the same as when you pay for a fine you earned.
I get that it is your legal right to contest a ticket. It is the principle of the matter. You broke the law, you got caught, you should have to face the consequences.

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