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Would you run from the police ?

  • Yes, If I was certain I was going to get away and nobody was in danger

    Votes: 189 48.2%
  • Yes, I'd try anyways...

    Votes: 12 3.1%
  • PO-PO ain't gonna get me!

    Votes: 13 3.3%
  • No way!

    Votes: 178 45.4%

  • Total voters
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Yeah, I would run and have before. I've only done it when Porky had no chance of catching me and they would have thrown the book at me. But I can say the only time a cop stopped me on my bike, he did not give me a ticket. Other than that, I hate piggies........I've had a lot of bad experiences with them and have no patience with someone dumber than myself trying to outwit me and guilt me into a confession with their ignorance.

In short, hell yeah I'd run. :twofinger
 

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I will not run 99% of the time. I've kept going when the cop was going the opposite direction in my favorite canyon. There just isn't much of chance they could turn around & chase after me though because it's a two lane narrow canyon with infrequent turnouts so I don't know if you could call it running. Also their radios don't work in there because of the high canyon walls.
 

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Good point, steve. Another good option if you have it (and guys here do it all the time) is to run and get to an airport ASAP: no radio contact for them and way too hard to find you.;)
 

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I've riden by police so fast that they don't even bother starting their police cars up to chase me. This has only happened two times. Does this actually mean evading (running from) if they do not take off after you? I just figure if they sit there you are still being chased by police radio...
 

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I never run. For one if you don't get away then your screwed, and 2 even if you did get away there is a good chance they got your plates and it wouldn't be hard to track you down.
 

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wheelie123 said:
Yeah, I would run and have before. I've only done it when Porky had no chance of catching me and they would have thrown the book at me. But I can say the only time a cop stopped me on my bike, he did not give me a ticket. Other than that, I hate piggies........I've had a lot of bad experiences with them and have no patience with someone dumber than myself trying to outwit me and guilt me into a confession with their ignorance.

In short, hell yeah I'd run. :twofinger

I am no better, Those lights and siren may not be for me? That was not me officer,, Did you see that guy go by me.. I have no idea who those other riders are. Unless I am trapped in traffic, a long stretch with no other roads off. I have out run them many many times and even done so with my son.. The best experience a father and son could have together
 

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I don't/won't run.

First, I have three kids and a wife, and due to surviving cancer a coupla years ago I can't get life insurance.

Second, a felony will cost me my job, firearm ownership, etc.

Third, I'm not going fast enough to be tagged with a felony, and any misdemeanor I can afford - so I stop.

An aside - the guy who ran from a Nevada trooper - Why? You can afford speed in Nevada...

The last time I was pulled over, I'd been riding down MD 28 next to the Potomac, headed for Point-of-Rocks so I could cross the river there, rush-hour, was part of a line of about 30 cars, and had been stuck below the speed limit for 30 minutes (yes, this is a horrible commute). The last turn on the road before the town line is a tight RH, then about a four-mile straight and a passing zone. I passed all the cars in front of me at about 85 MPH, and the second-to-last oak tree on the left had a MD trooper behind it.

Out comes the arm - I just shut down the bike, and waited on the right shoulder for him to come up to me about two minutes later.

He comes to me, and asked why I passed. I told him I'd been stuck behind the traffic for 20 miles, and if I could pass the whole line I'd have speed-limit cruising all the way home (truth). I said I just chose to try to pass them all in one shot rather than onesy-twosey and maybe not get to pass the lead cars due to the RR crossing up ahead.

He knew I could have run and made it into Virginia or Frederick county and been lost - no way he made my plate or bike color (mostly black and a little red). I was wearing good gear, with an Arai, gloves, black jacket and boots.

He didn't run my plate or anything - no ticket, no preaching, no anything. Just told me to pick my times and places better!

cdma2k
 

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hmmm........?!?

Is it possible to run from yourself...........?!? I guess I could and then decide whether or not to cite myself or book myself in......I'll let you know!:D
 

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wheelie123 said:
Other than that, I hate piggies........I've had a lot of bad experiences with them and have no patience with someone dumber than myself trying to outwit me and guilt me into a confession with their ignorance.

In short, hell yeah I'd run. :twofinger
Man wheelie......come to Kentucky and we'll have a brewski and a Thursday night ride. Bet we aren't all bad! Peace out brotha'man! :cheers:
 

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It's pretty silly in most cases to run as the odds are against you. Eventually it will cost more in the long run as opposed to just eating the ticket.
 

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where i live at for college the state trooper station is less then 15 minutes away and when getting on the interstate to go home i look towards the station just to make sure the SportBike Killa' is parked...if its parked im good to go....if its not there then i lay low.


THE SPORT BIKE KILLA'
 

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I've ran once. It was stupid but the odds were highly in my favor that I would get away. It was just plain stupid. I very seriously doubt I will again. Life is different for me now.
 

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I have no need to run. Being in the 'EMS field and a firefighter, I know all the sheriff's, staties, and city cops in ashland co. Ohio. I have blown past a sheriff friend of mine at 85 MPH and he never turned around. I cought up with him later and he asked me how fast was I going and I ask what did you clock me at he said 85. I told him my speedometer is accurite then. The only thing he told me was to try to slow down a little bit. It's good having all my friends being cops, firefighters, and EMS personal. It has come in handy many times. But even if I wasn't friends with all the cops i would never run if they started to try to pull me over, that is just plain crazy.
 

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I figure if "The Man's" good enough to spot me doing something wrong, then I've already lost, so I pull over. :(

I hate people who go nuts when they get caught speeding or whatever. :crying:

Man, if you get caught, it's your own fault. Live with it.
 

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Coming home from Richmond last summer I got caught up in accident traffic on I-95. By the time I got to the scene (almost 2 hours) the twig and giggleberries were pretty much steamed from the 220 degree engine temps wafting up my legs. Needless to say when I passed the wreckage and the rubberneckers had satisfied their morbid curiosity and started to thin out it was hammer time. Passed a stationary VA trooper in excess of 120mph and he didn't even look up from his paperwork. I can honestly say that had the lights come on I would have shut her down and taken my medicine. Would have been a good on too, seeing as how I didn't have a m/c license at the time and I was out of state to boot.
 

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Running from Police

Tricky question. I am no squid, though some my disagree. When rideing in traffic (town, crowded streets, etc.) I go with the flow and never indanger or anger fellow motorist. However, lets be honest we did not buy sportbikes to allways ride 70mph or less. I pick a good road speed up for twisties, if I'm in the mood to do so I weelie on open straights and yes, I have been known to run from police if I feel that I won't need to kill myself or anyone else to get away. I have had a few tickets because I decided I was not in a good position to run. I will not set myself up for a long run. It's just to risky. Most cops will appreciate the fact that you stoped if they see that you justpulled a short weelie for fun or got a little fast in some twisties. If you are doing standups past 12 cars at 140, you need the ticket to make you realize you share the road not the rush with the family you just scared the crap out of. Enjoy the ride and choose your risk carefully. Ok, who wants to judge me as SQUID?
 
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