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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-18-2004, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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speeding ticket (long)

Whats up everybody? Well i got my first ticket the other day on a bike. It was a state trooper on I -10 in madison county , Florida. Between tally and jacksonville. On one hand i should have known better, because madison is like riding through a hornets nest. However, on the other hand, i think this is bullsh-t.
I'll give you the breakdown. Im on my way back to gainesville to get back to school from spring break. Im doing 80 most of the way there. To get some clearance from the cagers, I sped up to 95 for a stretch, maybe 2 miles or so. As i approach an overpass with an ON ramp i see the black and tan S.O.B.. I slowed quickly but it was too late apparently. He quickly put on his lights and i pulled over. I was wondering how the hell he got me like that(From an on ramp). I made small talk with him while he was giving me the ticket and mentioned something about the way these guys(troopers) pull people left and right in madison. He said "yea....Airplane got you: man you stick out like a sore thumb" with this disgusting grin on his face. That pissed me off nicely. Man, that shit isnt fair!!!
Anyhoo, i guess the point of this story or my question now is, why do they even bother pulling over motorcyclists in the first place. I mean your sitting under this rocket that can easily go 160, and 95 feels like 70. whats more is, if you do crash, who are you going to hurt other than yourself. Certianly not the cagers. So i ask, what the f-ck!
And ill give a loving to the florida highway patrol.


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place. I mean your sitting under this rocket that can easily go 160, and 95 feels like 70. whats more is, if you do crash, who are you going to hurt other than yourself. Certianly not the cagers. So i ask, what the f-ck!
I'm all for making up excuses to get out of, and rationalize tickets. Ninja's, bomb diffusal, taking my friend out of suicide, etc.
But your reasoning for why you shouldn't be pulled over is bullshit. Just because your bike can go 160 doesn't mean you should. And just because you "feel" like your going 70 when your going 95 only means that you don't have your bike under controll. And how do you think it will look for the rest of us, not to mention our insurance companies, if you get to jet around town as fast as you want just because you can and kill yourself? This probably isn't what you were hoping to hear. Sorry man, I ain't buying it

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Re: speeding ticket (long)

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...However, on the other hand, i think this is bullsh-t...

...I'm doing 80 most of the way there. To get some clearance from the cagers, I sped up to 95 for a stretch, maybe 2 miles or so...
And you're wondering why you got a ticket? I'm not aware of anywhere that those are legal speed limits. Not trying to be a dick, as when riding I speed too. I only do it in areas that I know are generally cop free.

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Anyhoo, i guess the point of this story or my question now is, why do they even bother pulling over motorcyclists in the first place. I mean your sitting under this rocket that can easily go 160, and 95 feels like 70. whats more is, if you do crash, who are you going to hurt other than yourself. Certianly not the cagers. So i ask, what the f-ck!
And ill give a loving to the florida highway patrol.


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Just because it can go 160 doesn't mean it should be able to, on public roads anyway. Regardless of what your speed feels like, it looks like reckless driving in comparison to those around you. The cop was right about us sticking out like a sore thumb, which is exactly why we have to choose carefully the time and place of our not exactly legal activities.

As far as who you will hurt? It may only be yourself, if you happen to be on a deserted road somewhere in the desert. Otherwise you can cause tons of damage by wrecking. What if you wipe out with a car behind you? They will either run your tumbling-down-the-road ass over, or take evasive actions which could cause them to wreck, run off the road, hit other vehicles, etc. Also, don't be disillusioned about how much damage you really can do. 400-500 pounds of motorcycle and rider moving at 70+ mph as you mentioned above will hardly go unnoticed when it hits anything.

I think it sucks that you got a ticket, but man up and take your medicine and be smarter about how you ride and where in the future.

I'm guessing this is probably not the reply you were fishing for though....call it a hunch.

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I'm guessing this is probably not the reply you were fishing for though....call it a hunch.
Ah scott, we sound more and more alike every day. I think we may have been seperated at birth.

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Ah scott, we sound more and more alike every day. I think we may have been seperated at birth.
Oh god... did I get the good twin or the evil twin????

I'm going to agree with spicersh on this one (and thus by proxy, Tippy), sorry you got a ticket, but the situation sounds air-tight to me.

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this is the second thread this week regarding someone doing 95 on their bike and getting caught. i gave my take then and Tippman and Spicersh gave the same here with Spicerke and myself in agreement with them.

its no wonder why the general public have such a piss poor opinion about sportbikes. the only thing left to say is SLOW THE F*CK DOWN!

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<SNIP> I had a response, but it was a personal attack, so I deleted it.


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yeah philly, i also got my first ticket this past weekend. 95 in a 65 AND reckless driving. I know I shouldnt have been going that fast, so really the only thing I can do now is get a lawyer and hope to get it reduced some. It sucks.
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That is life, especially on a m/c & even more so if one is riding a sportbike. We stand out like a bloodied sore thumb & unfortunagtly cops love to nail us.

I have been nailed for speeding when some 10 to 12 cages were on the passing lane doing 40 to 42KPH on an 80KPH road & with no cage or vehicle on the slow lane I was scooting down only to obtain a speeding ticket.

Twice I have been hit on almost baren roads with speeding tickets-----in fact in both cases no vehicles in site. Still I was going over the max speed limit & so I was in the wrong.

The above means $380.00 in said tickets & my compulsory insurance will be hiked up around 40% for the next two yrs as long as I do NOT obtain any speeding tickets, but if so then the addition cost of insurance will be added on for more & more yrs along with costs of said speeding tickets.

So do not whine ----------- we all learn the hard way.
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