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So I got pulled over for speeding..?

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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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So I got pulled over for speeding. I was going 52 on a 35. While I was speeding I quickly slowed down as soon as I saw the cop. Passing by he didn't turned on his lights or quickly followed me. I began following the speed limit, and he started follow. It was like 1 min or 2 before he decided to turn on the lights.

Question I want to ask is, does it matter when the lights go on? Like as soon as I pass him, should he turn them on and let me know ahead of time I got caught. Or does he have the right to wait and follow me as I followed the speed limit and then turn on his lights?

Thanks and yeah I'll pay it so I'm not gonna waste time fighting my wrongs.




posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: luciferslight

He probably used the time to check your plate, insurance etc, when the check came back ok he stopped you for the speeding. I am just guessing as this happened to me as well.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: luciferslight
So I got pulled over for speeding. I was going 52 on a 35. While I was speeding I quickly slowed down as soon as I saw the cop. Passing by he didn't turned on his lights or quickly followed me. I began following the speed limit, and he started follow. It was like 1 min or 2 before he decided to turn on the lights.

Question I want to ask is, does it matter when the lights go on? Like as soon as I pass him, should he turn them on and let me know ahead of time I got caught. Or does he have the right to wait and follow me as I followed the speed limit and then turn on his lights?

Thanks and yeah I'll pay it so I'm not gonna waste time fighting my wrongs.


Maybe he was checking the car details out so he had an idea of who he was potentially pulling over?

I guess time is irrelavant as you can get sent a speeding fine py post days or weeks later here in the UK.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: luciferslight

Do you have a vanity license plate that says "Lucifers Light"? Perhaps he wanted to say the Lord's Prayer before taking that leap of faith



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: szino9
a reply to: luciferslight

He probably used the time to check your plate, insurance etc, when the check came back ok he stopped you for the speeding. I am just guessing as this happened to me as well.


Yes sir!

He probably wanted to make sure he knew what he was getting in to before he pulled the car over... ie.. stolen vehicle would probably turn into guns drawn on the stop.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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what state are you in?

Depending on your state, you may be able have it thrown out



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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When I was younger and well into my sports bikes there was a loop hole that many people used that was to request the calibration certificate of the device used to measure the speed, more often than not they could not produce it and as you was in a Magistrate court it was kicked out..

Personally I think many speed limits are in place to just catch people out, I did a thread on this a few months ago talking about the "Smart motorways" we know have in the UK which are f#cking absurd and a money spinner nothing more..


Long and short if you get the right information about how and why you was stopped there is a very good chance you can fight it, of course a majority of people simply want it all over with and take the fine and points..

Not sure where you are located however..


RA
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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific
Have you ever noticed (if you've been done for speeding) that the threat to prosecute letter, even though it's got the police logo on, that it comes from a private company?
In answer to the OP, you nasty speeder (that's sarcasm by the way) doing 52 on a 35. I've been done twice. Both times for doing 35 in a 30 limit.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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Whenever A cop gets behind me I pull over immediately. I don't play the whole "nervous a cop is behind me routine". They always ask why I pulled over and I tell them I don't like playing games. They just pass me most times, homie don't play that!



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: luciferslight

Or don't breaking the speed limit.

I get what you're saying but I think it'll get thrown out of court because you'll admit to speeding in front of a judge so you'll still be guilty. I mean I'm not understanding why you're asking if the cops have to put their lights on the second you go screaming passed. If you've been caught breaking the law and were caught red handed and admit to it (which you have in your post) then surely you're guilty.

This reminds me of those videos on youtube when a cop pulls someone over and tries to speak to them and the driver shouts out "You can't. This is private property" without even asking why they were pulled over or not understand what law they're using to defend their criminality.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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Had to throw this out there. I'm 54, been driving legal since I was 17.....never a ticket, never a moving violation. Once was stopped for not wearing seat belt.......Based on the fact I had such good driving record, ticket was thrown out and my fine of $125 was refunded.........Moral of the story.......don't speed & obey the traffic laws and you have zero to worry about. Sorry for your bad luck.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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You can't hide anything these days. This was caught on camera:






posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: luciferslight
So I got pulled over for speeding. I was going 52 on a 35. While I was speeding I quickly slowed down as soon as I saw the cop. Passing by he didn't turned on his lights or quickly followed me. I began following the speed limit, and he started follow. It was like 1 min or 2 before he decided to turn on the lights.

Question I want to ask is, does it matter when the lights go on? Like as soon as I pass him, should he turn them on and let me know ahead of time I got caught. Or does he have the right to wait and follow me as I followed the speed limit and then turn on his lights?

Thanks and yeah I'll pay it so I'm not gonna waste time fighting my wrongs.


If you just obey the speed limit instead of recklessly disregarding thousands of lives, you wouldn't have to worry about when he turns his lights on.

Excessive speed is involved in many traffic accidents. The majority of traffic accidents are preventable. You're operating a deadly machine. Treat it as such.
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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: luciferslight

He ran your plate 1st... and he can turn on his lights whenever.. Even at the very last second.

Officer's discretion... But he was running you-plate, name, wants and warrants.

As well? He could've tailgaited you and pulled off and away without stopping you for whatever...
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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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As another poster mentioned, inquiring when the last calibration of his gun was prior to clocking you could get it thrown out. Worked for my husband. But you can't say "hey I was speeding".



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Tailgate me, cop or not, and you get a double dose of brake lights. Hit me, and I'll swear a squirrel ran in front of me.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: luciferslight

Like the others, I would guess he was running your plates and "profiling" you for indications of danger levels.

Don't know about where you live; I've got buddies in Houston and they don't pull over and stop for cops.......they drive to the nearest sub-station. There's a good reason for that. You can buy the complete Houston cop uniform, cap, insignia and such at the local flea markets AND there are always Houston Cop cars for sale at the auctions. Bad guys steal the light bars and they're in business.

So.......its important to know the "type" of crimes being committed in your area.



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: Excallibacca

Seems silly to put yourself in danger on purpose. The guy tailgating you is already increasing your odds of being in an accident, why increase it further?



posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: chelsdh
As another poster mentioned, inquiring when the last calibration of his gun was prior to clocking you could get it thrown out. Worked for my husband. But you can't say "hey I was speeding".


Calibration at 18 over is sort of meaningless.

Good thing it wasn't 20.

You guys ever notice speed limits are lower when people might be in the road?

Follow those.

Next time you might kill somebody.

Don't be sorry you got caught.

Be sorry for your poor choice in judgement.
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posted on Oct, 18 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

Exactly, everyone takes driving so lightly, but speeding kills about 10K people every year. Driving is dangerous. Your car weighs thousands of pounds, and the faster it goes the more energy it has.

The worst part is it's often pointless. I don't know how many times I've had a guy pass me wanting to go 15 or 20 over the limit, and then I'm behind him at the next light. He literally gained ZERO time on me overall. Even on long highway trips it doesn't gain you that much time. If you're doing 75 and I'm doing 60, you will complete a 400 mile trip in about 5 hours and 20 minutes. I'll be a little over an hour behind you.

Is that really worth it the potential costs to money and lives? And that's assuming you don't hit a traffic jam at some point which enables cars you passed an hour ago to catch up to within a minute or two of you. Just leave an hour early, it's so stupid.
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