Dont come here...its over and done with.
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LT.Almond said:SO I got a ticket today, a stupid MOFO expedition got pissed when I beat him on a 2 into 1 lane change so he cut me off when I had to slow down to not hit a truck in front of me, then in a small ass city a couple miles down the road he starts slamming on his brakes and causing me headaches so when he decides to turn I have to pratically stop and then i speed up to go around him. When I go to speed up there is a cop, .5 seconds later his lights are on and I pulled over to get a ticket saying I was going 47 in a 35. Now in what world can a 2.7L go from maybe 10 mph to 47 in maybe 6 feet????? Needless to say I am fighting it but this is HORSE ****!!!! My wife told her grandma and she said she would pay for the ticket if I loose because even when she used to race (which shocked the hell out of us) The hotrods she ran couldnt go from 10 to 47 in 5 yards. :thefinger the police. Oh by the way, why do cops shake like a little girl when they come to the window???? I mean come on, you got the gun so grow some balls and be a man. :007:
Great White said:Ummm.....
Guys, they're just people like everyone else trying to do a thankless job.
They give you a ticket, then they're a-holes. If someone mugs you then they're a-holes for not being there. If someone breaks into your house, it's thier fault for not stopping the guy or getting there 10 minutes after the robber has left.
But who do you call when anything goes wrong?
The very same a-holes.
Not to start something, but from the tone of your original post it sounds as if you were a little twisted when you finally got a chance to go around the guy. Isn't it possible you were a little overzealous with the loud pedal?
I think it was more than 6 feet, as you wouldn't have even gotten by the truck in 6 feet, that's not even from the front bumper to the door of your car. If you just waited for the guy to get out of the lane instead of shooting around him, there wouldn't be any ticket at all.
Shaking like a little girl? Traffic stops are the most stressful situation they deal with outside of domestic disturbance calls, all they're thinking is "is the guy gonna give me his licence or stick a glock in my gut?" They just never know what they're gonna get. Dark tints only make it worse. They're on edge and waiting for god knows what to happen.
"You got the gun?" If a guy was to stick a gun out the window, do you think he would have time to get his out and use it? Perhaps you would like them to approach the door with the pistol out and pointed at you?
I remember getting pulled over by the state troopers once while travalling through the states. One guy swaggered up to the car quite casually, not a care in the world. As He got closer to the door the hackles went up on my neck for some reason. I looked in the rear veiw mirror and his partner was leaning on the hood with the 12 guage levelled at my head. Scarry feeling. Thank God I live in Canada where the Mounties aren't quite so spooked.
Most of these guys have "balls" bigger than you ever want to have to grow. I take my life in my hands evertime I go on a rescue mission but I can control all (well, almost all) the risks. These poor bastards have no idea or control over what they are getting into. There's an awful lot of crazy buggers out there, and they deal with them all.
So, think about cutting these guys a little slack. Sure there's some jerks out there, but only a few ruin the rep of the rest. I wouldn't want thier job. Too dangerous for me, and I fly helicopters into hurricanes to pull people off sail boats and such.
He probably did catch you speeding. Fight it if you wish, if he was wrong, He was wrong.
But (nothing personal here now) if you read between the lines in your orignal post, I tend to think he wasn't. Sounds as if you and the other guy might have had a little road rage thing going on. You'd be surprised how much that kind of emotion can effect your memory or your objectivity.
Good luck with the ticket
I can honestly say tha I have driven at times both defesively and at times offensivelyLT.Almond said:Funny thing to me is you guys think its about a jet powered intrepid, if it would have been I would have just hit it and been gone. No flashing lights at all I know SMC that your perfect and never make decisions based on the moment, and thats okay too. Please by all means can you honestly say that you have never drove defensively or offensely based on what your opinion is, when you thought someone was going to either run over your wifes side of the car, or pull a gun or something out and hurt your family? If so then I will admit that you are so much better then me.