1st time pulled over - quick ?

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  1. StallionRx

    StallionRx Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2003
    South CT
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    Hey everyone-

    Saturday I took my M3 out to the beach with my girlfriend and I got stopped by a cop for doing about 15 miles per hour over the speed limit.(35 in a 20) The way I was stopped was pretty much BS- as the road I was on drops down from a 30 zone to a 20 for merely a short turn then back to a 30. He says he got me in the 20 zone. Whatever.

    Anyways, I had never been pulled over before, but had always been to told to be as polite as possible. I was really nice to the guy and he ended up just giving me a warning ticket. He explained to me- no court date, no fine or anything like that, but im just curious to know if its recorded anywhere or gets sent to insurance. Just in case that i do get nailed again, im curious to know if it would be impossible to talk my way out of another ticket considering this may show up on the cops computer.

    Thanks for any help.

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  3. bobleb

    bobleb Formula 3

    Mar 9, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Bob Lebenson
    I have no idea where you live, but I think in most locales you're not going to have anything reported to insurance.
  4. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

    Nov 4, 2003
    I *think* the way it works here is that if there is no other charges of the same type in a certain time period than nothing comes of it. If he actually gave you a warning ticket, meaning he actually filled out something and gave you a copy, then the details should be on it somewhere. I was given a warning ticket for parking in a fire lane. It had the details on the ticket. According to state law where I parked was not a fire lane but since it was a warning and would not become anything I let it go.
  5. wrecktech

    wrecktech Formula Junior

    Jun 4, 2004
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Back in the day when I had a 928 I got stopped for going 72mph on a 25 mph offramp. The cop asked if I knew how fast I was going and I said I was not sure and I asked how he clocked me. He said on his radar gun. I told him that was impossible because doppler radar can not pick up curvilinear motion. He gave me a stupid look and asked how I knew that. I told him I was an engineer and had textbooks in the back seat. He let me go with just a warning. Good BS but my curvilinear motion explaination is just that. BS. It worked though.
  6. Stackhouse

    Stackhouse F1 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2004
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    CT.. AKA Pimp Daddy
    It's all about communication...

    "umm... sorry officer you have the wrong guys. We are driving 360's not 350's...(dramatic pause) you must be looking for a couple of Nissans..."

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  8. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie

    Dec 26, 2001
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    Most states, the on/offramp speed is just an "advised" speed. The speedlimit is that of the road you are traveling on.
    i.e. getting on the freeway, once you cross the cross walk or any other line desginating the freeways begining, you are now leagly able to do 65, but if the signs says 30 around the hairpin, the cop can right that as the advised speed and posted would be 65. Lil thing learned on a CHP ride-a-long.
  9. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
    Tauranga, NZ
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    I got stopped once for driving irratically (WTF is that). I assume it meant that I was driving fast ocassionally and he was following me. Well yep that was true I was giving her a blast away from the lights and around corners and then backing off before it got too exciting ...

    Anyway I was very polite and simply said that I was going home to my girl friend and we were in the middle of an argument ...

    You could see the sympathy or 'been there done that' in the cops eyes and he let me off with a warning and 'good luck' :)

  10. Enzo

    Enzo F1 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2002
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    Pat Pasqualini
    Used to get pulled over quite a bit when i was younger. It was always the same thing. Cop would turn on the lights walk up to the car and then look at my DL and tell me to get the hell out of there (dad usually was there seargent)
  11. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    I got a fine for 25 in a 15. Sounds to me like some typical jagoff cop had a hard-on for nailing a sportscar that day!

    His sister probably intimidated him that morning by threatening to beat him again in an arm wrestle!

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  13. lwpat

    lwpat Rookie

    Apr 11, 2004
    If he wrote you a warning it does not get reported and will not show up on your motor vehicle report. It sounds like he has a favorite spot and uses the speed trap just to stop and check for other violations like DUI.

    If you had mouthed off you can bet you would have received a speeding ticket rather than just a warning.
  14. DrStranglove

    DrStranglove FChat Assassin
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    You are fine. A warning, when I was on the force, was just that. And was not recorded anywhere. In fact, I had a little file I kept and I would toss them every month into the trash.
  15. StallionRx

    StallionRx Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2003
    South CT
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    Hey guys- thanks alot for the quick replies. I figured nothing would be reported, but I just wanted to double check.

    The pic with the 2 360s is way cool.

    Stangelove- your profile pic is slammin.

    Thanks again!

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