onenickelmiracle
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February 12th, 2019 at 9:58:42 PM permalink
My streak of quite a few times being pulled over without a ticket has ended. Sat in gfs drive waiting for her, cop goes by. She comes out, he is back and behind me. She says be careful, they pull over everyone out here. Lights come on. He says when I went to the stop sign(400 feet from her house), I didn't use a turning signal 100 feet before I turned. I was coming up to a stop sign and didn't know which way I was turning there. How could I get a ticket for this? Unfortunately, I also got an insurance ticket, because I couldn't find the card. He asked if I minded if he searched the car(lol), and I told him I do mind because there is no reason for it. He said that's ok, he was just asking. Luckily I guess the windows were all fogged up and he couldn't see to make any excuses. Just a bunch of junk in the back seat, clothes and blankets and junk. Didn't have anything, she thought they were going to bring a drug dog. All he would smell was the dog hair the previous owner left inside the car. I never had it detailed.

I actually didn't think a turning signal violation is citeable unless another traffic offense was committed. I just can't fathom this cop giving me this ticket. Am I supposed to know where to turn before I know which way I'm going to turn? There wasn't even any oncoming traffic.
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February 12th, 2019 at 10:32:29 PM permalink
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My streak of quite a few times being pulled over without a ticket has ended. Sat in gfs drive waiting for her, cop goes by. She comes out, he is back and behind me. She says be careful, they pull over everyone out here. Lights come on. He says when I went to the stop sign(400 feet from her house), I didn't use a turning signal 100 feet before I turned. I was coming up to a stop sign and didn't know which way I was turning there. How could I get a ticket for this? Unfortunately, I also got an insurance ticket, because I couldn't find the card. He asked if I minded if he searched the car(lol), and I told him I do mind because there is no reason for it. He said that's ok, he was just asking. Luckily I guess the windows were all fogged up and he couldn't see to make any excuses. Just a bunch of junk in the back seat, clothes and blankets and junk. Didn't have anything, she thought they were going to bring a drug dog. All he would smell was the dog hair the previous owner left inside the car. I never had it detailed.

I actually didn't think a turning signal violation is citeable unless another traffic offense was committed. I just can't fathom this cop giving me this ticket. Am I supposed to know where to turn before I know which way I'm going to turn? There wasn't even any oncoming traffic.

Whenever they have asked to search my car I have said yes, since they never found anything I think they just let me slide on the tickets I should have received.
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onenickelmiracle
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February 12th, 2019 at 10:37:03 PM permalink
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Whenever they have asked to search my car I have said yes, since they never found anything I think they just let me slide on the tickets I should have received.

I thought maybe that was the thing, but it takes a lot of time up. What if my brother had some weed in there I didn't know about. I couldn't see it worth it.
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February 12th, 2019 at 11:19:26 PM permalink
Yeah basically this is why people hate cops and being a cop is fading as a "respected" profession. It used to be just a "few bad apples" but in reality there are only a "few good apples" left. Most of the guys that become cops were bullies in high school that went to the army because they couldn't do anything else then because they were in the military they basically AUTO qualify to be a cop and make $50-$80k per year on average for continuing to be bullies. Clearly the cop was SERVING AND PROTECTING you by stalking you, and pulling you over for complete bullshit reasons before attempting to violate your personal rights.

Wow, I sound like ZK =D.... Anyways, yeah I'm not a big fan of cops... and I'm WHITE. I can't fathom being non-white in the US. The horrific racism and bias they must face...
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February 13th, 2019 at 12:11:41 AM permalink
Ugh, that's the worst. I find great satisfaction in the videos where cops pull over lawyers a d are quickly put in their place. Sounds like that cop was just bored or was going to pull you over regardless.
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February 13th, 2019 at 5:40:55 AM permalink
I do think some jurisdictions have an unwritten quota system or what effectively becomes one, with incentives to write tickets / raise revenue for the system. I know for sure Volusia County (Daytona Beach FL) had one that was busted about 20-25 years ago, and have run across many small town speed traps and setups.

Sorry you ran into a guy who was looking for an excuse. What a pain. But yeah, there are all kinds of state laws that can be enforced that allows them to pull you selectively.

It was a long time ago, but a close friend was pulled over for a busted tail-light. The cop had popped it with his baton as he walked up to the car after pulling him over. Guess my friend fit some kind of profile and the cop wanted a look. Some of them are not above that kind of crap.
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February 13th, 2019 at 9:58:28 AM permalink
Perhaps your ticket was the result of your refusing the search request. Just speculating.

I was pulled over at zero-dark-thirty on the backroads of New Hampshire with Massachusetts plates headed to the backroads of Maine. Seems I was guilty of failing to dim my headlights soon enough. Of course it was an excuse to pull me over. I was quizzed as to where I was going and why. When I said I where I was going ice fishing I was asked what I expected to catch. In a bit that question was repeated to see whether or not my answer changed. The trooper wanted to see what someone from out of state was doing in the boonies at that hour. And to see if I had been drinking or smoking. He looked at my gear in the pickup bed and it was what you would expect. He gave me a warning and that was that. Fair action? Maybe. I don’t suppose I would have a problem with cops in my town stopping vehicles that seem out of place.
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February 13th, 2019 at 10:44:01 AM permalink
Why do the cops pull over cars in that neighborhood all the time? From watching tv , it seems cops often target cars in neighborhoods with drug sales and prostitution.
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February 13th, 2019 at 11:00:16 AM permalink
You should easily be able to "beat" the insurance ticket. It's happened to me twice. All I had to do was prove that I had insurance at the time I was pulled over and they dismissed the ticket. I think I was able to fax it in one time but the other time I actually had to go to traffic court.

The turning one sounds like total B.S. though. There's no way that's legit.
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February 13th, 2019 at 12:28:34 PM permalink
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He asked if I minded if he searched the car(lol), and I told him I do mind...



Thank you for your service. Spread the word.

Insurance ticket is necessary; you're lucky they didn't do ya an impound. As stated, just show proof and it'll be ripped up. The turn ticket is interesting. It is certainly a violation, but what does one do when on a ride or working an Uber? I reckon this one's down to the temperament of Your Honor. I'd bring $200 with ya, just in case.

I'll share a good vibe story in hopes of a happy ending for you...

Was heading home after a back road car test where the test went from bad to worse and I was positively apoplectic. Everything that could've went wrong went wrong twice and I was in full rage mode in tunnel vision of red fire. I wasn't 500 meters from my drive when I got lit up. Did my pre-stop run down, and oh no...

My truck was legal but all visible stickers and tags were expired. Every tire on it was obviously bald. I was towing a trailer with no reg, bad tires, and busted lights; on it a car with no papers. All the paperwork I had in-car was expired, all my fresh papers were in my kitchen 500m away, my loaded pistol was crammed in the seat (in NY), and there were ~20 empties littered about the cab. Run down complete, it was time to dance. Put one hand out the window, one on the wheel, and heeeeere we go....

(From the bed of my truck) 5-0: License and registration, please.
Me: (hands froze in full view) I wanna start off on the right foot, here. I need to advise I've got my pistol on me and it's tucked in my seat, right here.
5-0: (approaches window) Where is it?
Me: (still froze, motioning with my eyes only) Right here, in the seat.
5-0: OK, I'm going to ask you to get out. I'll have you wait in the back of your vehicle, I'll secure the weapon, and we can continue. OK?
Me: (still frozen) Yessir.
5-0: (waits)
Me: (waits)
5-0: (waits)
Me: I, uh... I gotta unbuckle. So...
5-0: Is OK. Just do it slow.
Me: (makes obvious pointing gesture, reach down with pointed hand to push buckle release. Release and get out)

I get out and wait. I got a quarter of an eye on him to make sure he doesn't scratch my piece but otherwise am just working myself into the stroke this guy interrupted me from. Eventually he's got my firearm empty and splayed on the hood; he advises me I can return to my truck and to just leave the pistol for the time being. I oblige.

~10min or whatever later he approaches my truck, smiling.
5-0: How many you have?
Me: Huh?
5-0: What's up with those beers? (points to empties on floor)
Me: Oh, they're old
5-0: OK, good. You know your sticker here went dead on 10/15?
Me: Hehe, yeah. It's old, the new one is sitting on my kitchen counter. But it is good. You know, legal and s#$%.
5-0: So we got an old tag on the trailer, and that's what I wrote. You got an old tag on the truck, please fix it. Old beers, get rid of them. And your... man, your tires are shot. All 4 of them, you know that?
Me: Yeah haha,... they're (haha)... they're old, too!
5-0: (laughs) OK, get your papers in the truck and, hey,...you handled this exactly the way we want. Thank you for the effort
Me: Of course, and thank you. Stay safe.
(shake hands)
(end scene)

Went to court a month later. Court time 1800. I show up late, 1755. I'm called as soon as I sit.
Judge: Mr Face, you've been charged with expired registration, would you care to speak for yourself?
Face: Apologies, Your Honor. My race car died and it borked my schedule, I didn't expect to need the trailer until May. It's good now, but... I was just in a pinch.
Judge: OK, Mr Face. I submit a conditional release, I assume that works for you. (starts packing up paperwork)
Face: I... uh...
Judge: Conditional.
Face: So... uh...
Judge: Don't do it again.
Face:.... that's it?
Judge: Will you do this again?
Face: No?
Judge: Then you are free to go.

Left court at 1805.

Fingers crossed, $0.05.
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