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Speeding tickets??

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by deere615, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    Ok so I got pulled over on friday evening for speeding-first time I have ever been pulled over-it was a state cop. I was in my 2500HD pulling a 24ft pintle trailer. The cop said I was doing 68 but when I saw him I looked down and was doing 60. The road is a 55mph road but there is a half mile stretch that was 40mph and that is where he was sitting.
    He ending up giving me a disobeying traffic sign ticket where there is no points just a fine and thats it, its only a bit over $100. So that was pretty nice but the thing that bothered me the most was he didnt believe I owed the buisness(lettered truck) he actually came back outta the car a second time and questioned me on the size and year of truck thinking it was a company truck:dizzy:
    Anyways Does anyone no if this will affect my insurance at all like I said no points or anything? I was real respectful to him I think in the end he still didnt believe it was my business and just wanted to give me a ticket mind this was at 6:17-6-33pm his shift probably ended at 7 :laugh:. I was never one to speed just go with the flow of traffic there was actually another chevy truck right behind me. Also anyone got any good stories of being pulled over?
     
  2. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
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    About 30 years ago I got pulled over. The cop said I've been behind you for 2miles with my lights flashing why didn't you pull over? This is what happen. I'am driving a dulley pulling a 32' race car trailer. It's 3am. My friend who was driving behind me calls on the cb and said your rear door is falling off! The trailer is only 3 weeks old. The piano hinge broke. My friend said the cables are dragging it behind the trailer. Sooo - I didn't want to stop inside the Chesapeake bay tunnel so I drug the door 2 miles till I could pull over. I didn't see the cops lights because all the sparks. I told the cop it was to dangerous to stop in the tunnel and he agreed with me. No ticket. The cop said he woud not know what to write down anyway.
     
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,708

    I'm not sure how many times I've been pulled over but I do know its been more than 45 times. I've had 80+ citations but now have a clean MVR except 1 speeding ticket. Alot of my citations were when I was much younger and received many noise ordinace violations. The most citations I got at one time was 6: improper use of turn signal, noise ord., no seat belt, no corrective lenses, missing brake light, no proof of insurance, but he missed that I was running 64 in a 45. These were back in the day when I worked in a car stereo shop and later worked as a regional sales rep for Sony Autosound. I also received several driving trucks over the road, really no way around getting them if your doing your job out there. I know that sounds like alot but I've got many miles under my butt, well over 1.4 million miles myself between work and personal vehicals, much more than most people at 31 years of age. I'm glad that I've grown up seince those days, its much cheaper to play by the rules. Young and stupid is exspensive!
     
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    lucky!
    Wow yeah thats alotta miles yeah like I said I dont really speed just go with the flow of traffic there was another truck(no clue who it was) right behind me
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got nailed doing 48 in a 35...I guess 6 years ago. No, 5 years, I was a senior in high school But any rate, the cop tried to teach me a lesson, and I'll tell you, after that $150 fine and 2 points for going 13mph over (at the bottom of a hill), I'm very speed conscious now. But I also know the laws, so I typically go 5-9mph over, sometimes faster in traffic conditions. Heck, I passed a cop on the 76 a few weeks back doing 70 in a 65 and guess what? No problem. I just judge the situation and adjust my speed accordingly.

    I think my speed-o-meter may be a few miles fast, but I think that's a good thing.
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah thats about how I drive I usually cruise at 71-72 on I79
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Look on your ticket, if the box that says local ordinance is checked no points and no rise in insurance rates.

    I have paid my stupid tax many times...but I have not had a ticket in many years, tickets are not good for my blood pressure!
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  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    ive been pulled over! now im the police pulling people over
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    I got a speeding ticket but one of my clients is a lawyer so I got out of that one!
    And I'm only 18 and was going 13 over in a 35! :eek:
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  10. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    pig! :laugh:.....:laugh:... :laugh: :)
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