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lawncuttinfoo
09-05-2006, 09:58 PM
First he said the prolocker was not enough then he said the biggest problem was back here as he walked to the back he pointed to the deck of the open trailer and to a few pieces of mower tire tred shaped dirt, we get the most complaints from this falling off.

How can a lco operate without dirt?

dcondon
09-05-2006, 10:01 PM
What are you going to do, blow the trailer off everytime you put the mower on it.:dizzy:

fulano
09-05-2006, 10:01 PM
You can't, but aren't you supposed to clean it off before you spill onto motorists following you on the roads? If you can't do that maybe look into an enclosed trailer.

bigjeeping
09-05-2006, 10:02 PM
First he said the prolocker was not enough then he said the biggest problem was back here as he walked to the back he pointed to the deck of the open trailer and to a few pieces of mower tire tred shaped dirt, we get the most complaints from this falling off.

How can a lco operate without dirt?


I thought prolockers were DOT approved? Man I would've been pissed.

stuffdeer
09-05-2006, 10:04 PM
I thought prolockers were dot and EVERYTHING APPROVED....

Jeez...Time for me to do some rethinkning into them, and look at faststraps.

grass_cuttin_fool
09-05-2006, 10:10 PM
Sounds like to me this guy wanted to write a citation, he was gonna find something, no matter how hard he had to look

wayne

lawncuttinfoo
09-05-2006, 10:12 PM
I thought so too, and I told him that but he didn't seem to care, hopefully he didn't know.

Well he didn't ticket me for not having a CV medical waiver or "speeding" (downhill straight away in country club neighborhood voted 30 mph zone doing 39) so I guess It's OK.

lawncuttinfoo
09-05-2006, 10:13 PM
It was a CVI trap I've seen them earlier this summer same spot they pull over every trailer that passes if they have a free cop.

Richard Martin
09-06-2006, 04:23 AM
If you didn't get any tickets then there wasn't really anything wrong. ProLockers are DOT approved.

topsites
09-06-2006, 05:27 AM
In a perfect world we would have the perfect ticket for every violation encountered, but as things stand police have to write the citation for the closest thing that exists in the books of law as compared to what really happened.

I am sure most states operate on similar principles, although yours may differ some, fact is that speeding 1-9 over is one type of violation while speeding 10-19 over falls into the next higher category violation, meaning it isn't worth it for them to write citations for 1-9 over... However, I am certain that stretching the limits of this technicality might not be the best idea as I am sure it looks as if you were just about to go 10 over but just not there yet...

Now he could've written you a moving violation but he knows that 1-9 overs are thrown out of court on a regular basis, so he wrote you a non-moving one (or 2 dunno) which even if you're found guilty, at least doesn't go on your driving record and shouldn't raise your insurance rates. That's not to say he's being really nice but then the only nice officer is he who never writes a ticket, so it is to say he's trying his best to advise you to watch your step as he might can see worse things coming.

Slow down, try and keep the speed well below the posted limit and take it easy. They don't mess with you so long you're almost always below the limit and move nice and easy and do everything real slow so they realize that to pull you over would be, if nothing else, a BIG waste of their time as it likely would take you longer to get license and registration ready for them than time they want to spend dealing with you.

That's the secret, you gotta play like you're the dumbest and slowest, they don't mess with them kind.
But if you're smart and fast, watch out.
p.s.: looking poor helps, as does age.

BSDeality
09-06-2006, 09:07 AM
Slow down, try and keep the speed well below the posted limit and take it easy. They don't mess with you so long you're almost always below the limit and move nice and easy and do everything real slow so they realize that to pull you over would be, if nothing else, a BIG waste of their time as it likely would take you longer to get license and registration ready for them than time they want to spend dealing with you.

That's the secret, you gotta play like you're the dumbest and slowest, they don't mess with them kind.
But if you're smart and fast, watch out.
p.s.: looking poor helps, as does age.If i was to drive under the speed limit everywhere I went, I would never get there alive. people will run you off the road. Also I have seen cops pull over people plenty of times for doing under the speed limit around here for acting suspicious. Keep it 5 over and they will not think twice about it, do 10 over and they might consider (1 in 10 chance) pulling you over. however if you're 15 over you're getting nailed. But it sounds like the CVI was just out to bust nuts and he would have been pulled over anyways.

Surf'n'Turf
09-06-2006, 09:48 AM
If it's only a citation...no biggie. If it were a ticket....fight it and most likely you would win with good pictures/ documentation to show the prosecutor.

Runner
09-06-2006, 09:58 AM
If it's only a citation...no biggie. If it were a ticket....fight it and most likely you would win with good pictures/ documentation to show the prosecutor.

HUH???????

Surf'n'Turf
09-06-2006, 09:59 AM
HUH???????

You never fought a ticket before?

Runner
09-06-2006, 10:40 AM
Yeah, but what I meant is, a ticket and citation are the same thing.... Otherwise known as a civil infraction citation...:)

lawnwizards
09-06-2006, 10:42 AM
Yeah, but what I meant is, a ticket and citation are the same thing.... Otherwise known as a civil infraction citation...:)i thought a citation was a written warning?:confused:

Surf'n'Turf
09-06-2006, 11:07 AM
i thought a citation was a written warning?:confused:

Me, too. Either way, if it involves points or money, I'd fight it. There is a good chance you can win, or at the very least, get it reduced as opposed to just sending a check and paying what they ask.

Runner
09-06-2006, 11:11 AM
It could be that, also (both). There are also what are known as correctable citations. These are the ones that when something is proven or repaired, the citation is voided. (faulty equipment, proof of insurance, etc..)

LindblomRJ
09-06-2006, 02:55 PM
citation and pinch tickets are the same thing.

lawncuttinfoo
09-06-2006, 08:03 PM
Well I can't fight it because my cloth bagger and a 55 gal brute trash can were unsecured so I got the $192 unsecured load ticket.

I'd rather pay $200 than have that stuff fall out and kill someone. I'm taking it as a lesson learned, but if I get pulled over again I'll be darned if they can find one infraction.

Ron's Lawncare
09-06-2006, 10:57 PM
this is one reason i like my enclosed trailer. if they can't see it they can't write you up for it.