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Old 02-29-2012, 08:52 AM
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Question How fast have you been caught speeding?

The radar detector thread got me to thinking about the time I was caught doing 105 mph in a 50 mph back when I was 17 years old. That encounter cost me a heafty fine, loss of my license for 6 months and a day of freedom.

All of the videos and pictures of car crashes and death statistics seem to do little to influence today's younger generation; they didn't seem to have any influence on mine. Speaking from personal experience, there is nothing like spending a night or two in jail to teach one to respect the rules of the road. The taste of the bologna sandwich served on stale bread that I ate for dinner and breakfast has stuck with me ever since.

How fast have you been caught speeding and what did it cost you?

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:55 AM
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CAUGHT....55 in a 35
NOT CAUGHT.......135 in a 55 recently in my Mustang GT
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85 in a 65 while tailgating a NJ State Trooper. Not one of my prouder moments.
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83 in a 65, ticket in MS.

172 in a 70, not caught (motorcycle)

146 in a 65, not caught ('73 911S)


I'm ahead of the game
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:05 AM
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85 in a 40 when I was 17. I had to go in front of the judge. Judge looked at me and said "I am dying of cancer, and don't have time to handle additional paperwork before I leave here so your lucky. Don't let me see you again and slow it down".

Then was the time we actually had the town cops chase us across the county. We were the reason the town bought a new car with a bigger engine after that incident!
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I didn't get caught whipping along at 140 in an 80 zone ... that would be km/h (same as doing 87 mph in a 52 mph zone).
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:13 AM
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I have only been caught twice, 60 in a 30, and 55 in a 35. Both times I was let go with a warning. Must be my good looks.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:20 AM
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Slid up a blind hill after I saw the top of his light bar I hammered the breaks and slowed to a reasonable 85 w/o too much smoke from my tires
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:23 AM
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Got stopped doing 85 in a 55 on the Garden State Parkway in NJ. No ticket, PBA card and shield..."Slow down & have a nice day"
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How's this? 70 in a 55 between Gila Bend and Yuma, AZ (150 miles of nothing) in 1987. The speed limit was 55 nationally, you know, to save energy? Ticket wasn't for speeding. It was for 'Wasting a finite resource'. $55, no points. Go figure!
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In September of 2011 on my way to Laughlin NV got pulled over for doing 92 in a 55 mph zone, told the officer I had no idea I was doing 92 and sure as heck did not know it was 55mph zone, gave me a stern warning and sent me on my way, my lucky day.
I consider myself a good lawful driver, however I have a speeding problem, I was cited for going 62 in a 55 mph zone back in 79, the day after Jimmy Carter changed the speed limit from 65 to 55.
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125 in a 55 zone and walked. I was lucky in that an emergency call came on the officers radio and he told me it was my very lucky day.
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278k in a 80k zone ..... but that was 5 in the morning. The 15 - 20 cop car road block didn't know what to charge me with, so they gave me a 110 in an 80 speeding ticket and called it the day. motorcycle

One night at about 3 in the morning I passed 4 seperate cop cars on the side of the highway; I watched three of them watching me go by at a little over 280k .....I would have loved for them to pull me over so I could have gotten warm inside their cop cars. motorcycle

Got pulled over on the highway doing roughly 165 mph in one of my 69 Mustangs I had just put together. Even though it was about 4 in the morning and dark as hell we could both see the smoke pouring out from my brakes from shutting her down. No ticket, just a warning. 165 in a 60 mph
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Do you only speed in the early morning?
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What can I say, I've never been one for sleeping and besides it's the safest time to speed if there ever was one.
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102 in a 55... made the officer chase me to the emergency room at the hospital only for him to tell me Congratulations !!!!!! I hope its a Healthy Kid. @ that time i was headed to check on my GF that was in a auto accident. NO BABY
10 years later on the way to the hospital with Pregnancy Bleeding problems I got stopped for a 92 in a 55 Officer offered to call a ambulance I replied WE DONT HAVE TIME FOR THAT !!!!
Jumped back in the truck and hauled a$$. Both times everyone was OK!!!
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
Do you only speed in the early morning?
Do you only speed in the early morning after a night of drinking?
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116/55 not me of course, I have some now that are 100+.
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Well. There are two that stand out. I'm not entirely sure at the speed since I got a verbal warning on both instances. Both times were on a motorcycle (Honda CBR900RR).

First one was on the highway had just come off a high speed run catching up to a couple of sports cars. We hit around 130 on that run. Cop really was after the cars, so he let us go with a warning.

Next one wasn't really that fast. Maybe hit 55-60 in a 35, but the cop was convinced I was going a lot faster. In fact, she was so convinced that she showed her cards too early in the conversation. Here's how it went:
Cop: "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Me: "Not really. I was paying more attention to the road. Didn't want anyone to pull out in front of me."
Cop: "Well you were doing a million miles an hour."
There was her mistake.
Me: "No. There's no way I could have been doing a million miles an hour."
Cop: "Well, it was pretty close."
Me: "No. Couldn't be. See here? My speedometer only goes up to 180. There's no way I could have been anywhere near a million miles an hour."
Cop: "Well. I didn't get you on laser."
That was obvious. I feel bad for the next person that she pulled over.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
The taste of the bologna sandwich served on stale bread that I ate for dinner and breakfast has stuck with me ever since.
It wasn't the taste of the sandwich that bothered me. I looked forward to it actually. What I remember is when the slightly retarded "Lurch" slept through roll call, and our noon cell block count came up one short, and the deputies withheld our bologna sandwich lunch. Everyone was pissed. Several guys buried Lurch in wads of toilet paper while he slept in his cell. Then they set him on fire. I ran into my cell to get as far away as I could. When the deputies came with the extinguishers, the guys said I did it 'cause I was low man on the totem pole (in for a friggin' speeding ticket gets you no respect). I figured I was going down for arson and attempted murder, all over a measly 95 in a 65.
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