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#1 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:46 AM
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I should have bought a Lotto ticket last night.. Because I got LUCKY!

Got pulled over last night and got a warning. I gotta say, message received... Slowing down!

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Nice on not getting a ticket. They tend to dip into my modding budget

How many over were you doing?
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Nice on not getting a ticket. They tend to dip into my modding budget

How many over were you doing?
Way more than I am willing to post about
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I learned after I bought a high-visibility (PCP) Challenger that, speeding or not, unmarkeds come out of the woods to clock me just because I look like I should be speeding. This has been the case in many states--but mostly in the open spaces. In cities, there's no hassle if you don't exeed the speed of the rest of the traffic.

Just my observations over 30,000 miles of vacation driving.

The result is that my driving speeds are generally lower when I drive the Challenger rather than one of our transportation appliances, which are apparently invisible.
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Otto,

No doubt driving high impact can certainly get their attention. Of course my Zoomers don't help matters
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You were lucky beyond measure! Apparently you or your Challenger or perhaps both, were able to break through the facade of strict, emotionless objectivity that officers are trained to present after stopping a violator. One is taught that it is always best to have made the decision to verbally warn, issue a written warning, or a summons (citation), prior to exiting the patrol car.
That being said, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD the officer changed his mind after contacting you behind the wheel. You did good son. Real good.


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You were lucky beyond measure! Apparently you or your Challenger or perhaps both, were able to break through the facade of strict, emotionless objectivity that officers are trained to present after stopping a violator. One is taught that it is always best to have made the decision to verbally warn, issue a written warning, or a summons (citation), prior to exiting the patrol car.
That being said, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD the officer changed his mind after contacting you behind the wheel. You did good son. Real good.

I'm not exactly sure what transpired that decided for him to let me go with a "Verbal" warning only. I have a clean record and have ALWAYS had a clean record, in fact, this was the first time I've ever been pulled over. I'm sure he ran my plate as he was coming to get me. But the other thing is, we were on a relatively high speed toll road, no traffic except for the harley behind me that was also going way too fast and when he hit the lights both I and the Harley pulled over, but he left me go with a warning.

My guess is that he weighed the two evils and went after the Harley guy because he was driving 30+ over the limit with his wife on the back and NO helmets.. When he told me to "GO" he backed up and the biker started to get an ear full.

We were both in the wrong and that's why I quickly pulled over! I've always been of the mind set that when I get my first ticket I am going to FULLY deserve it!

I know one thing.. I will be slowing my arse down, because if he wanted to, he could have cut up my license!
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I'm not exactly sure what transpired that decided for him to let me go with a "Verbal" warning only. I have a clean record and have ALWAYS had a clean record, in fact, this was the first time I've ever been pulled over. I'm sure he ran my plate as he was coming to get me. But the other thing is, we were on a relatively high speed toll road, no traffic except for the harley behind me that was also going way too fast and when he hit the lights both I and the Harley pulled over, but he left me go with a warning.

My guess is that he weighed the two evils and went after the Harley guy because he was driving 30+ over the limit with his wife on the back and NO helmets.. When he told me to "GO" he backed up and the biker started to get an ear full.

We were both in the wrong and that's why I quickly pulled over! I've always been of the mind set that when I get my first ticket I am going to FULLY deserve it!

I know one thing.. I will be slowing my arse down, because if he wanted to, he could have cut up my license!
Glad you escaped without a ticket.

I am 31 and only have one traffic violation...a speeding ticket from when I was 16.

Last time I was pulled over was over 2 years ago in my Torred SE going a tick under 70 mph in a 50 mph road. I too was let off with a verbal warning. A clean driving record combined with some common sense/courtesy goes a long way
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I feel that you were fortunate enough to draw an officer who was willing to pull the curtain back a bit, so to speak.
Ideally, the aim is behavior modification. Not every officer is either skilled nor interested in assessing the degree to which a violator may have, in fact, "learned his lesson." Some folks are hardheaded and present a poor attitude (Violator "A"). Others appear genuinely regretful and accept a targeted scolding (Violator "B"). Many are somewhere between "A" and "B."
It's my guess that you were Violator "B." I am glad for you.
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one week after buying my 2012 r/t, i was pulled over by our local pd. they were just starting to set up a speed trap in a spot that is full of speeders. he gave my car a long look over, leaned in the window and told me he stopped me for doing 37 in a 30. after a couple of yes sirs, no sirs, he let me go and said 'try to keep it under a hundred and fifty.'
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