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I gots stopped by The Pohlice today....

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by GAMMA RAY, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Ok since the boards are slow as chit today I will share my morning event with ya all.

    I was running late this am like usual. As I was pulling out of my driveway, I saw a car coming down the road quite a distance away. I was gonna wait to pull out but decided to not to. I pulled out and was cruising along at a good clip. (I even said to myself that I should slow down jic a deer jumps out because I would then be eff'd).
    Keep in mind...I live on a country road with no sidewalks or street lights and there is never any traffic on the roads at the ungodly hour I drive to work.
    I have a stop sign at the end of my road that really should be a Yield sign. After the stop sign you have to stop at a red light about 20 yards ahead and then you enter onto the main highway.

    I cruised through the stop sign like I always do and then stopped at the red light. Well, I saw him in my rear view mirror stopped very very close to me. I thought . Frig...._g
    I pulled onto the highway when the light turned green. I was driving what I thought was the speed limit (45). He followed me about a quarter of a mile and then the lights went on and sirens.Frig....._g
    I thought it might be one of the cops I know that works nightshift. When I pulled over, I saw him walking to my door and I saw him with his hand very very close to his gun...(I thought..that ain't Bob) Frig..._g

    He told me I was driving entirely too fast on (the road I live on) and I failed to stop at the stop sign and I was driving 45 mph in a 35 zone. I apologized to the nice young policeman....yada yada..
    He asked if I had any points on my license and I said no. I have never gotten a speeding ticket. I gave him my license, reg. and the proof of ins card was expired but I had 3 others that were expired, but I had valid ins I told him...I just forgot to put the card in the car.

    He went to his car, came back 5 minutes later and told me to have a nice day and to promise him that I will drive the speed limit and abide by the stop signs.
    I promised and went on my way....Frig...>> ;lol

    So lesson of the day buggerz..even though there is not any traffic one still has to abide by the laws..
    I gots to watch now cause that bugger is gonna be watchin...:(

    That's it...excitement of the day...;lol

    Anybody gots stories about speeding ticketz?

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  2. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    It's nice to hear about an officer who will give out a warning instead of a ticket.:cool: You are probably going to obey the law now and it didn't cost anything.
  3. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Now I can't git this song outta my head dammit....::-)

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  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I smell a SOTW theme!
  5. Lousyweather

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    yea, my last ticket was in 1986, for going 61 in a 55, in Wyoming. If you werent so cute, (in other words, you were a GUY), you would have gotten the ticket.......grrr ::-)
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  6. smoke show

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    My wife is the bill payer and she likes to let my registration lapse, then I get ticketed. Twice now. !!
    Heres my sign.
  7. loon

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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    One time I went in and paid three tickets at the same time. None were overdue. ;em The third week in Basic Training in the Army at mail call I got a letter. It told me that my license suspension was over and I could drive again. :mad:
  9. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I get a ticket every 15-20 years or so......

    I'm not good looking yet have gotten quite a few warnings.
  10. DAKSY

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    Didn't EXACTLY get a ticket, but I could have...Driving across the country in pursuit of my dream of working in the music industry as a soundman...1976...24 years old...In a 74 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser with NY plates... Cruising West out on Rts 80 & 90...Got near Chicago & I guess I missed the Rt 80 cut -off...by the time I'd figgered THAT out, I was on the other side of Chi-town, & I was on Rt 94 in WISCONSIN! WTF? Where did 90 go? Anyway, I pulled off & checked my road atlas...Hmmm... if I take 43 to 39 to 88 I can get back to 80...It's dark & I've been driving for about 2 days...I finally see a sign: "Welcome to Iowa" or "Entering Iowa" or "Land of Corn" & it's like 4AM...I decide that I'm gonna go 55 - JUST IN CASE - for a little while, since I was coming into another state...So I go about 5 miles & an 18-wheeler FLIES by me at about 80, followed by a Chevelle with a CB antenna on the trunk lid. I think: "That's me" & I stomp on the gas & catch up to & draft the Chevelle...We go another 2 - 3 miles and...A FLASHING RED LIGHT APPEARS ON THE DASH OF THE CHEVELLE. I am tail-gating an unmarked police car at 80! Oh, Sh*t....The LEO pulls over the trucker & I go to the left lane & beat feet. The next exit appears & I take the ramp, find a hotel & pull in behind it. I got a room & laid on the bed, WIDE AWAKE for about two hours before I finally dozed off...Got up that afternoon & expected to find the Olds impounded, but I guess that LEO didn't want me that bad...My dreams were crushed about three weeks later by the school out in Cal & I headed back to NY...in a repossessed Chevy Vega, obeying the speed limit...
  11. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Love it Daksy. Similar happened to me in Massachusetts. Up from Texas to visit with the folks at AMF out in New Bedford. Great meeting and I had a dinner date with friends that evening in Boston. I was sailing at 80 headed for Boston. Looked in the mirror and the flashing lights were catching up with me fast. I pulled over and the guy flew by me and kept going. Whew!
  12. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    No tickets for me, but here is a good story. A friend of mine was pulled over in NH many years ago after being timed by aircraft. The highways have demarcations in the breakdown lanes and the police clock your times from I guess a helicopter as you go past the lines. Well, he had a stiff ticket to pay and he felt that he was not going the speed they stated on the ticket when he was pulled over.
    He bought a "get out of a speeding ticket" book and appealed the ticket at a hearing.

    The officer that timed him was present at the hearing. My friend asked the officer if he saw who was driving at the time of the clocking. The officer said my friend was driving when he was pulled over. My friend asked again if he was the driver at the time, and the officer could not say for certain. My friend was driving with his girlfriend at that time, and asked if it was possible that his girlfriend was driving and they did a "fire drill" swap before getting pulled over. He ended up paying $50 or $75. Oh, and a day's pay for taking time out of work.

    After years working in the insurance adjuster business, I've seen enough bad accidents and what happens to people in them, and it is really an eye opener. The older I get, the less I need to be hassled with these kind of things. Save it for the young bucks who drive like idiots.
  13. Gasifier

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    Yup. You are slacking off Gam. I have not seen a song of the week. That's two laws your breakin kid.
  14. Jack Straw

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  15. Pallet Pete

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    No tickets in seven years woot prior to that I had several sadly! The last time I was pulled over it was for a headlight out. I saw the cop car without a headlight pull me over and to my shock he said sir did you know your headlight is out so I said no ( lie ). Then I said did you know yours is out and he said no it isn't sir ( I got cocky ) and said bull turn your flashers off and look he was nice and did. He came back and said well I thought you where going to be a problem laughed ripped up the ticket and said have a good day. The next day on my way to work he was sitting in the same spot with two headlights lol and he flashed as I went buy ( saying hi ). My favorite moment haha

    Pete
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  16. Pallet Pete

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    O ya I fixed my headlights that night too .

    Pete
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    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    One of my drivers got stopped once for speeding,and when the Officer asked him If he knew why he got pulled over my driver replied " Yea,I didn't hit my brakes in time."
    The Officer laughed and let him go!
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    I was once a passenger in a vehicle (terminator cobra built to the hilt) that got pulled over doing 126 in a 45. We were driving along about 60....driver looks in the rear view and says "cop"....grabs third gear and we are gone. He pulled over a couple miles up the road and I am ready to go to jail. Cop walks up and driver rolls down window...driver says you couldn't catch me could you you SOB. At this point I'm trying to figure out how to make bail. Little did i know the driver and cop were buddies and playin a prank on me.

    I still hate them a little for that.
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    ;lol That is a good one.
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    I am a paragon of virtue and a role model. I have no experience with any of this _g
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    I pulled over a cop last summer . . . well kind of, sort of.

    I had pulled into a park in Hampden to find a geocache and was parked well out of sight. When I headed out I discovered a Hampden PD police cruiser with a LEO in the front seat . . . either gunning the motorists or doing something on his laptop. In any case, I waited behind him since I couldn't go around and figured he would eventually see my car, but after three or four minutes he had not moved . . . and so I decided to have some fun.

    I got out of my car, being sure to not slam the door shut, walked up to his car, tapped on his window and when he rolled it down said, "License and registration."

    Now I should mention I only did this while wearing my FD "costume" . . . I'm not so sure I would be so flippant if I was just wearing my normal clothing.
  22. gmule

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    I was nabbed a couple of weeks ago for expired tags on the trailer. I was headed out to go pick up several cords of free wood. The DMV was on the way to where I was headed so I thought I could sneak by and get the trailer tags on the way there. Told the cop my reason for the expired tags and he replied that what I told him sounded plausible but I was still going to get a ticket for the expired tags. My free wood now cost me 100.00
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    I borrowed my BIL's trailer last week. The plates were expired since Feb 2010...and it had no working lights. He thinks that if he doesn't drive at night he won't have an issue. :rolleyes:
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    I got pulled over once for speeding, I told the cop my brakes were not working and I was rushing home to fix them:rolleyes:
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    Last time I got stopped I was lucky. No license, no id, going 52mph in a 30, and the truck hadn't been registered/inspected for over 18 months. Just sort of slipped my mind. Honestly, who can go that long without being stopped? Because I only use the truck to go to the dump + HD it wasn't on my things to do list and slowly slipped my mind till I put it in that category "I think I did that". The cop who pulled me over said he'd seen me for about a year now without a valid sticker but figured I was only using it for dump runs (town sticker) so he wasn't going to bust chops. He saw me coming from off the highway ramp with a load of loam and figured he'd do me the favor of refreshing my memory. I thought it was going to be some BS about dirt not being covered and was ready for a groan session. His polite and caring attitude was not expected. Got to love small towns.

    I still have a hard time believing I made it 18 months without another cop pulling me over for non-inspection. Definately going senile.

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