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got pulled over for speeding FOR A STUPID REASON!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by 09Z71, May 15, 2011.

  1. 09Z71

    09Z71 New Member

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    early this morning while pulling my boat to our cottage, i was traveling on the highway that goes through the city and all the way to where my cottage area is. there was barely anyone on the highway, as i was just entering town going northbound ( i live south of the city) doing 3 under the speed limit in the lane to the right of the fast lane on a four lane highway. suddenly a sheriff (not the same authenticity as sheriffs in the states) merges onto the highway from a neighbourhood, jumps over two lanes without indicating and rides right on my boat trailer's tail for about 2 kilometers without any lights or sirens. then he floors it, jumps over to the fast lane and speeds up to at least 140kph in a 100kph zone. I took down the license plate and unit number and went on with my drive.

    as i drove north of town the highway narrowed to 2 lanes each way. as i got closer to cottage country the highway went over some rolling foothills with steep grades. my 4 speed Silverado hates hills when towing, and as i went up the hills it screamed up to 5000 RPM and as i went down the hills it would speed up even in cruise. when going down a grade, at least 25%, i looked in my mirror and saw a sheriff burning out of the ditch with dust everywhere and fishtailing wildly as he gained on me with lights and sirens on. he pulled me over and walked up and told me i was doing 12 over the speed limit. as friendly as i could be, i explained that there was a big hill and my truck hates towing on hills. this is where it gets good.

    he looked back and said word for word "the hill is half a kilometer back, dude, you had easily enough room to brake" and that seemed a little unprofessional to me. i explained that braking on the highway doing 110 kph is tough on my brakes, because i don't have a trailer brake controller, and it confuses other drivers and can cause an accident, considering the death toll on that stretch of highway. apparently to this guy, something was wrong with my "car" and that it should be properly equipped to tow and that vehicles that work properly should be able to slow themselves on grades.

    after the fact, i got a ticket for speeding, and the court date is June 16 at 9:30, and i will be there to fight the crap out of this ticket.
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  2. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    seems a little fishy to me what that cop did man. hills are hills, and as a truck driver, a half a klick is nowhere near enough to slow down without seriously stressing your brakes.

    sounds like he was bored and felt like being a dick.

    Alex
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  3. TELORVEHC

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    That's total bullsh*t. That's what my uncle (who's a police sergeant a few towns over from me btw) would call a very bored cop lol. He's just hating on your 22's :lol:
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  4. Enkeiavalanche

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    He just wanted to go. and hated that he had to work while you enjoy your boat... LOL.. I would fight it....
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  5. phoebeisis

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    Cop is a prick- that is obviously some sort of speed trap.They are all over in the states-tend to catch outsiders- the locals know about speed traps so they don't care-Keeps the local's taxes down-screw the travelers/vacationers.Common all over the states in hick towns/counties etc.
    They know folks will ease up over the limit- so it is a revenue producing hill.
    You probably are out of luck- but give it a try.
    110 is about 67 mph??- not exactly tearing down the hy.
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    Imagine the audacity of a "prick" cop doing his JOB. He clearly has nothing better to do than what he is paid for...a-hole. Seriously people?
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    The cop could be out busting drug dealers or going after drunk drivers, instead he's gotta pull over someone towing their boat who happens to be going a little faster than average trying to save wear on their brakes. Sounds kinda dumb to me.
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  9. 09Z71

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    GMTC should have a "like" button.

    He was eyeing down my boat too. if one of the LED's in the taillight was burnt out, I'd probably get a ticket from him.
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  10. Blackout07

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    Like any other profession, in police work there are divisions within..ie Traffic, Patrol, Nartcotics, etc. If you get stopped by someone working traffic enforcement, shame on you. It's not his job to go hunt down drug dealers. Everyone seems to think they get a pass to break the law because they were just doing this or that, or because they don't agree with said law at the time. If you get caught breaking a law and you get cited for it, it's not the officer's fault...it's yours. How can he be bored or a prick for doing what he is employed to do? Sounds kind of ignorant to me.
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    I have great respect for officers that pull over 16 year old kids in their Range Rovers that are doing 40, 50, 60 over the speed limit. Believe me, on that stretch of road i have seen it. but when you pull over someone with a boat, who tows it twice a year, going down a hill, it seems a bit desperate.
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    your talking roughly about 7mph on a highway, thats sounds like being bored to me, and i have a bunch of cop friends too
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  13. troutbug

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    I'm not going to side one way or the other because I wasn't there, but hey, if you're moving faster than the speed limit, you are still technically speeding. It doesn't matter to the cop if you are passing someone or going downhill. He also doesn't care if you were "just doing it to save your brakes or your tranny." Believe me, I understand...I drive a truck for work and I also tow a boat in my personal truck. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and just slow down and take your time. And yes, all the lights on your boat trailer should be functional and you should be cited if they are not, no matter how many times you actually pull the thing a year.
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  14. FrigginNoodles

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    I understand your frustration on your ticket. 7mph over the limit does seem a bit slow for a speeding violation. But, I have met some bored cops and he probably isn't one of them.

    Now these were some bored cops... Once I stopped at a red light near a parked cop. When the light turned green he peeled out behind me, staying on my bumper. I pull over and next thing I know backup shows up. Then four cops approach the car I was driving and pulled me and a friend out while our girlfriends waited in the car. They put us against the back of the car, searched us, then started to harass me about smelling like alcohol (which I hadn't had a single brew). They profiled us because we were young and it was late. When I asked them why I got stopped, they replied that the window tint was illegal. I told them it wasn't, so they got their tint machine to check it. The officer put it over the window, took it off, and brought it back to his car without saying a word. So then they told me that the two tiny round stickers on the back window were illegal (you couldn't even see them in the rear view mirror they were so small). Eventually they gave up on a reason to ticket us and let us go. Now, those were some bored cops. I didn't do a single thing wrong and they treated it like they were on a felony stop. Since then I have called their station to file a formal complaint, but I'm sure the guy I spoke to never filed it or even wrote it down.
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    Alright we all have stories, but I do agree If you are breaking the law you deserve to get a ticket... plain and simple... You will get your day in court where you will "talk' to the prosecuter and your ticket will probably be "talked" down to a no point violation so it isn't on your actual driving record and insurance. You sped you admit it, the officer didn't feel like giving you a warning... You said the same area is dangerous and known for speeding.. then shame on you. You should have known better.. Maybe the officer thought your speed was unsafe for trailer towing, maybe he percieved you as one of the dagerous people that cause the accidents... Either way giving tickets because someone is young, old, towing, not towing, driving a range rover or a chevy truck.. It doesn't matter laws are being broken suck it up and fight it in court... Venting that you are mad about it is fine, but saying that it was wrong to get a ticket when you admitt you were speeding.......
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