Damn Speed Traps

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    There ought to be a fucking law against speed traps. There's a street near me that is 50 MPH for several miles. All of the sudden it goes to 40 MPH for no apparent reason. The fucking cops got me for the second time in less than a year right where the speed limit goes from 50 to 40. I've not gotten a ticket anywhere else in that time. It's just a damn revenue generator for the city.

    I know I won't get out of it but is there some way I can raise some hell?

    Also, I was in a crowd of about 8 cars when I was stopped. All cars were going the same speed; I was just keeping up with the flow of traffic. There was a car directly in front of me so I couldn't have gone any faster. The cop just had to pick out one of the cars to pull over. There is no warning that a slower speed is ahead, just all of the sudden there is a 40mph sign. I'm fucking pissed.
     
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    Steers and queers


    That's all I'm sayin
     
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    what did they clock you at, bud?
     
  5. I Gaer

    I Gaer New Member Banned User

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    I'm betting you will get a third in less than year.
     
  6. banksy

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    might I suggest this:

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    I thought this was about schmoopy's nose.
     
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    The fastest traffic light I've ever seen is southbound on the west side highway at Houston st. in Manhattan. If it turns yellow as you cross the stop line, it turns red before you're through the intersection. It snaps you pic and sends you a 50 fine in the mail. It caught me twice. Never again.
     
  9. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    51 in a 40 zone. I had to ask him what my speed was because I had no idea. I was just tooling along keeping up with all the other cars. I saw him pull out with his lights on and my first reaction was to laugh because some poor doofus was getting a ticket. Then the prick pulled up behind me and I turned out to be the doofus.
     
  10. banksy

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    :lol:
     
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    :lol::lol1:
     
  12. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Fuck that. I don't have to drive on that road. I'll avoid it.
     
  13. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    He got me with lazer. Do those things detect lazer traps?
     
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    only a $50 fine for getting caught by a red-light camera? DAMN, that's cheap compared to the roughly $250 fine that offenders up here are slapped with. No demerit points of course, because they can't prove who is actually driving the vehicle. red-light cameras are slightly behind speed cameras in the department of low-brow cash grabs.
     
  15. wife is a whore

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    I got caught in a speed trap at the bottom of Flatbush Ave, in Brooklyn. Goes from 40 to 30 to 45. I was trying to pass a shit head cab driver, when I came over the hill and got nailed at 61 in a 30. They said it was mandatory court appearance and to call the # on the ticket. Fuck that. 3-4 months later and I haven't heard anything.

    2 years ago, I got a seatbelt ticket at a safety check in Bklyn, went to DMV there trying to pay it, and they told me they had no record of the ticket. Great. Never heard anymore about that. Either the cops are fucking up, or they are shanking tickets, just filling out enough to meet quotas.
     
  16. banksy

    banksy You wrote "I love you" in lipstick on the mirror VIP

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    they detect laser, but no advanced warning.

    just a loud buzz to let you know that you just got tagged and are fucked.

    even though, mine has saved my ass a bunch of times around the hood where cops use conventional radar.
     
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    I'm not certain of the traffic laws in your state, but if it were me, I would fight the ticket. You have a great chance of getting your offense reduced to a no-points ticket. I went to traffic court last month to fight off a 44 in a 30 ticket. Got it reduced to 38 in a 30, $30 fine, no points. Of course, that's in Ontario. Still wouldn't hurt for you to fight it, tho..
     
  18. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    It's $75 here. They send you photos plus a link that shows a movie of you running the light.
     
  19. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I blew through one of the toll bridges going out of Manhattan one time. I had no idea it cost so fucking much to go in and out. I'm probably wanted in NY.
     
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    I'm going to look into it.