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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of running from the cops?

95 mph in a 50 zone
Not using a turn signal
No registration
No proof of insurance

Although not in our handbook, it has been discussed Redline has a "no-run" policy and we should be cooperative with law enforcement. As you can see above, we were rightfully pulled over for several things in a small attempt to make it home before the rain hit. I saw the cops, pulled to the side, shut off the engine, and waited for them to finish pulling in behind. In the following 10-15 minutes it took to check our id's, verify the bike wasn't stolen, verify there are no warrants for our arrest, and write a ticket, I'm sure we would have been it home before the rain and without speeding.

Fortunately, Macomb county sheriff appreciated the cooperation, and gave me a warning for everything but the insurance. After getting our helmets back on...it poured!

Just another reason to cooperate

-OPP

By the way, Sparks and Joe both were cool enough to stay and wait to make sure we didn't get in too much trouble.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 01:23 AM
 
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how'd you get caught?

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Does this mean your asking price for the Busa is lowering?
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agreed!
you di the comendable thing and not the thing!
you did the right thing and took responsibility for your actions, not blame it on the cops.
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FWIW, in case you don't know. If you have insurance, get the proof and show it with the ticket to any cop and have them sign off on it. Fix-it ticket. Send it in to the court and the ticket goes away.

At least mine did!

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FWIW, in case you don't know. If you have insurance, get the proof and show it with the ticket to any cop and have them sign off on it. Fix-it ticket. Send it in to the court and the ticket goes away.

At least mine did!

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When was this, sounds like it was b4 the law changed back in OCT that made it a mandatory fine. Not sure what they are doing now, as they supposedly repealed the new law as well and were refunding people the fine.
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I believe there is a loophole in the law that states if you have insurance and can prove it (ie the beginning date of the policy is prior to the ticket) you are still good. I got one a while back and had to fight the cops, but found one to sign off....so it went away....
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When was this, sounds like it was b4 the law changed back in OCT that made it a mandatory fine. Not sure what they are doing now, as they supposedly repealed the new law as well and were refunding people the fine.
I didn't know the law changed. My ticket was over a year ago, early last summer/spring.

Also helps that one of my best friends is a Detroit cop, so he just came over and signed off for me.

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