I told myself I don't need to join no forum unless i get a ticket for triple digits. Howdy yall!

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  1. MrVtecYo

    MrVtecYo Learning to Drive General User

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    Names Steve Gunda
    Dive a Honda
    Got introduced to the CHP (California Highway Pirates) a month ago
    Was going a little too fast, you know?
    The gave me a complimentary disco lights show
    and now through traffic school I must go
    they caught me going eighty-nine
    that's a $400 fine
    after I paid my nonrefundable donation
    I started looking into radar detection
    So I looked around and got a Uniden R3
    and from speed trappy CHP it has saved me
    but now its time for ticket number two
    this one made the sheriff go woohoo
    They wrote me up for one o five
    So now I get to join the hive
     
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  2. thebravo

    thebravo Security Detachment Security Attaché Advanced User Premium Member

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    Lol Welcome! glad you joined up, Gonna guess the second ticket was laser perhaps? or did they get you with I/O radar?
     
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    HeartDoctor PSL + 5 never more;) Advanced User

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    105 is probably worth a lawyer because the fine must be astronomical in Ca. And the insurance increase will dwarf the fine!
     
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    chakeubeam To Be Determined... Advanced User MFG/Vendor

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    X2 What he said!
    ...then go out and buy some laser jammers!
     
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    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    Steve,

    You're a poet
    And you know it
    From Yreka to LA
    It's Laser, and Ka.
    Get yourself the ALP
    And go drive worry-free.
     
  6. Got Jeep

    Got Jeep Be Prepared Advanced User Premium Member

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    Well versed ! :rofl:

    You'll fit right in.

    Welcome !
     
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    Randy at Radenso Radenso Radar Advanced User MFG/Vendor Premium Member

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    Best first post ever.
     
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    Freebird Poking the bears. Advanced User Premium Member

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    Welcome! R3 + Laser Protection is what I recommend. Sticking to +14 over PSL for the next few months is also something I recommend. Why? Been there done that lol
     
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    oldcelt lurking in the tall grass Advanced User Premium Member

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    beat me to it. WELCOME TO THE SCOFFLAW CLUB
     
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    InsipidMonkey Premium Monkey Advanced User Acceptus Premium Member

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    Welcome to RDF @MrVtecYo!

    Sounds like you joined us a little too late, but better late than never :)
     
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    erickonphoenix LLE, Left Lane Enforcer Advanced User Premium Member

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  12. MrVtecYo

    MrVtecYo Learning to Drive General User

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    Thank you! Thank you! May your support get me through those dark nights.
    The second ticket is not as straightforward as the first. maybe this forum could help me out.
    AKA cop hiding/napping/lurking near the road, their Ka always on radar locks on a high number (me), they give me the disco lights, pull me over and write me a receipt.
    This was more like me merging into the highway, cutting across 3 lanes into the fast lane and staring my qualifying round for the Nurburgring. Never saw the Sheriff 50 meters behind me. By the time he turned on his lights I was long gone. Never saw his lights. Don't have time to look in the rearview mirror when you drive a Honda since life begins and ends at redline. So here was I, vtecing along at 140, not a care in the world, while he was calling in a pursuit. The R3 beeped K band once, but it was a weak signal and it was just as I passed an Acura. I looked around and didn't see any lights so i kept going. I think they were too busy in pursuit to radar me properly. Anyways, long story short i slow down since I'm near my exit, he finally catches up, I see his lights, pull over, he sits there calling off the pursuit, i sit there rethinking my life choices, the rest of his backup passes us, we talk, he marks me at 105 and sends me on my way home, thankfully in my own car.
    Yep, those 2 points will be a pain. I don't think i can fight it with much luck, as they have their cars equipped with dash cams and one of them must have caught my vtec kicking in yo. Can't wait for my money to start kicking out yo.
    :bravo:
     
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    Ah so it was probably visual observation/ pacing. Yep no electronic CM will fully save you, gotta use the eyes and situational awareness too. gotta check those mirrors frequenctly they like to sneak up from the rear and either pace or I/O when they find a good target ahead.
     
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    Welcome to RDF!
     
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    Yo
     
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    thanks for all the fish Advanced User Acceptus Premium Member

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    Welcome, and as others have suggested, it may be worthwhile checking with a local to the area traffic lawyer for his advice... Anything would be better than the ticket as written...
     
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    KrazyK Remember the Humboldt Broncos Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Welcome to the RDF! Time to cool the jets and drive smarter.

    Didn't know you had it in you @erickonphoenix , well done!

    Great advice!
     
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    HeartDoctor PSL + 5 never more;) Advanced User

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    The deck is stacked against us. With the best countermeasures, situational awareness, and luck, the best we can hope to do is the reduce our exposure to a level our wallets, licenses, insurance, and sanity can tolerate. You are close to the breaking point for wallet, license, and insurance if a lawyer can prevent you from losing your license altogether, so I'd invest in good protection and you probably should cool it for a while.
     
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    Transporter ModWight Transporter Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Welcome aboard!

    The biggest thing I will echo is that a radar detector, even one as good the R3 will not prevent you from getting a ticket just because you have it turned on. It is impossible one on one with no other traffic to beat Ka I/O when Officers know what they are doing so some luck plays into it, knowing where one is driving, and using additional resources like Crowd Sourced Alerts can help increase your odds and awareness.

    My last piece of advice it to call 20 or 30 good traffic lawyers and find the one that has the most connections to get your ticket pleaded down to a lower speed as well as a lower fine & points. Make absolutely sure you tell him/her about the 89 MPH ticket because that isn't going to be a help if you know what I mean. And it is also one of the main reasons you should NOT go to court without a Lawyer. Any fee the Lawyer charges will be way less then 5 to 7 years of increased Insurance Rates or possibly losing your license.

    By the way, was it the County that issued the ticket? If yes, also ask the lawyer if there is any advantage to moving the ticket to State Court. I moved a ticket from County Court to State Court and the officer didn't show up so the ticket was dismissed. This was a help and possible outcome because the county was a 2 hour drive from State Court which is held in Atlanta. Probably would not have happened if I had been ticketed by a Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy as County Court is only a block away, but sometimes it still does.
     
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    JRW Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Similar story: different ending.

    Was once with fam at WDW in Orlando. Driving a rental of some sort--and it was a minivan.

    Coming ONTO onramp for I-4 SB at Kissimmee entrance, rode past LEO parked on shoulder. About 100 feet past the merge of the onramp onto the highway. He pulled behind me, did the routine--and although I COULDN'T have been doing more than 45--issued me ticket for 85.

    I couldn't convince him not to issue that ticket! This was maybe 30 years ago. Didn't feel like flying back to FLA to fight it, so paid. AND paid. AND paid...........all because of a LAZY, uninterested cop.