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Offline wingjack

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They Got Me
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:40:38 AM »
A very nice motorcycle cop stopped me yesterday doing 62 in a 45 mph area.  Let me go with a warning, he complimented me on the TT, said it would make a nice Police bike.  I noticed he was riding a BMW and asked him how he liked it.  He told me Oro Valley was getting rid of all of them due to service issues.  He said they are going to Honda for new bikes.  Glad I picked TT for my ride!  BMW's have always been expensive to maintain.
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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 11:05:50 AM »
*Originally Posted by wingjack [+]
A very nice motorcycle cop stopped me yesterday doing 62 in a 45 mph area.  Let me go with a warning,
Sure you can consider yourself as very lucky  :028:
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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 11:41:15 AM »
Wingjack

Lucky on the warning for that speed. In the UK you would be hammered. But better to be pulled by a bike police they do have a little more sympathy.

Talk to you nice about bikes  as they write the ticket. :745:

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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 11:56:36 AM »
Phew - sounds like that was a close one ! :725: :121:


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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 05:26:53 PM »
You lucky lad  :821:

Spot fine or even a court date would follow in the UK  :138: :138:

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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 05:52:56 PM »
Wingjack
I took a road trip down to Phoenix and Yuma last spring. In Phoenix, speed limits and traffic signals appeared to be viewed as just suggestions. I had to stay on it just to keep from getting plowed under.
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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 07:45:13 PM »
Spot fine or even a court date would follow in the UK

... and in addition to the fine, would include Penalty Points on your Licence = Higher Insurance Premium  :233:




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Re: They Got Me
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 03:41:12 AM »
True story here but hard to believe it even though I know the parties involved.  In 1974 (times were simpler then, and perhaps justices of the peace more easy going) a good friend of mine tried to outrun a police motorcycle.  He on a Triumph 650 Bonneville.  The cop on a Harley.  After a relatively brief chase in the country the Triumph rider pulled over and the cop hauled him in front of the local JP.  Incredibly the JP didn't jail him or even pull his license.  He did give him a hefty fine though but it was his parting remark that stunned everyone.  The JP (obviously a Triumph fan) shook his head, sighed and said "You're riding a Bonneville and you couldn't outrun  a HOG?   For that I ought to impound your bike, suspend your license AND toss you in the pokey".  Local town JPs in those days were much more human. 
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