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Old 03-15-2019, 01:37 AM
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The local cops don't really do stuff like that around here, but the Sheriff's do. They will run 80 in the fast lane until they get a couple cars to follow, move to the right lane, hit the brakes and then pullover the 3-4 cars that followed them for the last mile. Or, run just under the speed limit until traffic backs up, then act like they are getting off at an exit. When folks start gunning it, they will move back to the lane of travel and pullover the first guy that gunned it. Shady, but legal.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:32 AM
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Had that happen a long time ago in Connecticut. At the time I had a modded 87 mustang GT (gears, heads, cam, exhaust, injectors) and was cruising up I-84 north of hartford. The speedo only went to 85 and that was burried. I see "the black car" (87 buick Grand National) coming up behind me fast. So I figured he wanted to race, dumped it into third, powershifted 4th, then I saw the blue & red lights flash in the grill. He was laughing when he walked up to my car, I think that was a $375 ticket.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:49 AM
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You're lucky you're not a female. He would have pulled you over and tried to get your phone number / down your pants either then or at the court date.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Ive seen some bait cars, they are seized from cars used in crimes.
Even revving your engine, accerating quick or a chirp on shifting gets you in trouble out here...personal exp on all 3
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by GTRSOLO View Post
What a ********. When he asked, "how did you know"?, you should have replied...Because I smell BACON!!!...pudum ching. lol.
"How did you know?!"
"I didn't, baby. You just told me."

But yeah, what a piece of crap.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:27 AM
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In far too many Oklahoma towns the cops are used as "highway tax" collectors to boost the municipal budget and pay for an oversized police force that brings in $$$$.
Our highway patrol, however, is pretty much on the up and up.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 AM
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There's no street in Volcano long enough. Guess i don't have to worry.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:36 PM
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The Florida turnpike tracks how fast you go based off the time between your pings at various toll plazas and other monitoring devices. One of my professors in college wrote the code for it. They actually have all they need to issue tickets for that, they just so far have chosen not to.

I call BS on the neighbor anyways. Hellcats drink too much gas to run that fast for that long.
Maybe he had to pee too...I don't know.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:05 PM
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In my 40+ years of driving I've seen them all. Just when you think the cops can't come up with another trick in their book they pull out another. Everything from pacing you from ahead; using confiscated cars (from Buick LeSabres to Challengers); radar from: on and off ramps, overpasses, underpasses, driving in the opposite direction, side roads. In addition to the usual behind parked tractor trailers, sitting in the same direction that the sun is coming up or down so you're somewhat sun blinded, behind buildings, going down hill, center divider crossovers; sitting in parking lots where there's open/close door radar so you think your radar detector is picking up random radar. The best one is where there are multiple cruisers parked about a quarter mile down the road from each other so when you think there is only one - boom they get you when you speed up.....
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:39 PM
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I heard about one where the cop would stop on the shoulder if the highway and put his trunk up so you couldn't see the markings or lights. He nabbed a bunch of people that way until someone fought it in court and won.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 64Scout View Post
I heard about one where the cop would stop on the shoulder if the highway and put his trunk up so you couldn't see the markings or lights. He nabbed a bunch of people that way until someone fought it in court and won.
If it's legal for cops to lie to you. it's certainly legal to pop the trunk!
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:01 PM
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Had a canine city cop bait me on the interstate last year. I needed to merge, he was in my way and he kept speeding up to stay along side of me, as I'm supposed to merge behind him not in front. I figured screw it and went around him at 75 in a 55 zone (he was going a good 65 at the time). He pulled me over. I asked if he had better things to do than bait people on the road and isn't the interstate the state troopers jurisdiction? He let me go ....
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:13 PM
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Beware of some ex cop cars out there...saw one from my backyard (overlooks a main drag). Had a couple gang banger looking types in it and a roll on paint job
The "pull over blip" cops usually sound was pretty cheesy, no lights or pushbar up front, just a cheap one hanging off his mirror.
Guy in front you could tell wasnt sure wether to pull over or not. He eventually sped up and kept going.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:30 PM
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It is time for everyone to get cameras in their cars (along with their phones). We just had the local fair haired boy, mr dui buster get hammered in court for falsifying evidence and a bunch of other felony charges because the guy videoed him with the phone.

The trumped up charges cost the guy his job so it is going to cost that city a bag full of money. The judge threw the charges out and was grilling mr fair haired boy where was all the actions that he wrote on the police report and swore to. The cop had nothing to say. He has since had his LEO powers revoked and is on desk duty. Hopefully he doesn't get to resign before being fired.

Because he lied and perjured himself (another one of the charges he is facing) every DUI (and other charge) that doesn't have irrefutable evidence is going to be opened back up.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:36 PM
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Decades ago, after getting a ticket, my wife gave me a book written by an EX highway patrol officer. I wish I could remember the title.

Anyway, in it he describes the things that will get you noticed and subsequently pulled over. The jist of it was: don't do anything to stand out from the crowd, don't be the only one in the left lane - avoid the left lane in general, maintain pace with traffic flow; i.e., don't be changing lanes and passing. And, don't make any sudden lane changes or spurts of acceleration.

If being pulled over - seeing the cop in the rear view mirror with lights on, acknowledge (waive) you've seen him and signal to pull over.
Get a good, safe distance as possible so he isn't hanging out in traffic.
Shut off the ignition, and put hands on the wheel where he can see them. DO NOT be fumbling around for your license or insurance/registration as he approaches!!
BE POLITE! Follow his instructions, and don't argue! (Save the argument for the judge or JOP.)

Traffic cops have heard it all, and are often full of the BS. But, if you're NOT a jerk, and follow directions and not be a jerk...it will be noticed and you'll be the exception to the general Joe blow, and you may be rewarded with only a warning, or a ticket for a lessor speed.

And, if you happen to have a relative or a friend that is an LEO, it never hurts to mention it. But, be prepared to know where he works - what county, etc. LEO's have their own lingo and can spot an imposter IMMEDIATELY!

I used to get tickets on occasion before I read that book. But, there has been a watershed drop in tickets since I read that book! So...it works!

And, one of the very best gizmos to avoiding speeding tickets is the friggin CRUISE CONTROL! No kidding...I make far the best time using it, and if I set it at a tick under 10 mph over the limit, I never seem to get stopped when I pass a cop obviously "running a fund raiser"!

NOW.... having said all that, just watch: I'll get a ticket tomorrow!!

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:56 PM
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And, if you happen to have a relative or a friend that is an LEO, it never hurts to mention it. But, be prepared to know where he works - what county, etc. LEO's have their own lingo and can spot an imposter IMMEDIATELY!
Cops wives get "wife badges". I have a friend that is a retired LEO. He told me that. He gave a ticket to a woman and had it filled out before she pulled out the wife badge. If he had destroyed the ticket it would have been a felony. It started a tit for tat war between the cities with the cops from each ticketing each other's and the mayor's wife. They even let each other get away with crap that we would get tickets for. They all think they are above the law and should be charged with aiding and abetting.

I have seen a plain car being escorted by a bubble top driving at an extremely high rate of speed down I-71 in Ohio. They were the Montville PD and out of their jurisdiction. I remember it quite plain. I eventually caught up with them. Know what they were doing ?

Shopping at Fin,Feather, Fur in Ashland Ohio.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:07 PM
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A friend of mine baited the cops one night. Back when he had a Roadrunner, he said he saw them running radar at night on the x-way. He said he caught the light just right reflecting off their car about a mile down the road. Supposedly he stuck it out a lane, ran it up over 100 mph or so and then hid back in traffic. He said that he just motored on by after blipping the cop's scope up because it was dark and the cop couldn't see who did it.

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Old 03-15-2019, 08:15 PM
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We were in New Orleans for a Football game. The next day I get a call my home was broken into so we sped back to a Florida as fast as we could. My wife blew past a State trooper hiding between two semis on the interstate in Georgia. When he got to our drivers door he asked who was in the Marine Corps. That was me! He let us off with a warning. Military plates saved us some money! 😎
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Originally Posted by 64Scout View Post
I heard about one where the cop would stop on the shoulder if the highway and put his trunk up so you couldn't see the markings or lights. He nabbed a bunch of people that way until someone fought it in court and won.
Won what? Whether you see his markings or not, you agreed to behave or face the consequences. The law doesn't say "Behave only in the presence of a cop" so what would that guy fight? You can't argue "If only I knew he was a cop I would have not speeded.". Any idea what the charge was and what the guy did to fight it?
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Workman View Post
Shut off the ignition, and put hands on the wheel where he can see them. DO NOT be fumbling around for your license or insurance/registration as he approaches!!

BE POLITE! Follow his instructions, and don't argue! (Save the argument for the judge or JOP.):
In the time you see the disco lights, you can easily get your wallet and the license out. If you are carrying, my thought is to declare it whether you are legally supposed to or not. Whether it is a legit stop or not, don't have him wondering.

Absolutely. Keep answers to "Yes, Sir", "No, Sir" and "I don't know, Sir". As my attorney recommended, STFU. What I don't say, he can add IF NECESSARY. What I said, he cannot take back. (No Taksies Backsies). "Do you know why I stopped you?" should be answered with "No, Sir". Idiot friend said "speeding?" and it was on the report that he admitted to speeding.
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