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    Re: Got a ticket today

    Fight it...it's not safe to ride with a 10 mile an hour speed differential between your speed and the flow of traffic. Subpoena the officers ticket records to see if he picks on bikes...Call me as a witness - I commute 280 daily and No One goes 65, except big trucks, not even Muni buses do the posted limit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkus View Post

    Then we speculated on what would have happened if we were two "Lifestyle Riders" or "Hooligans on Sport Bikes".....
    I probably wouldn't be writing this now....
    Yeah you old farts on BMW's always get off! I'd probably be doing hard time right now!
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    Allways put up a fight. As stated in many other replies....going slower than the flow will get u run over. Be sure to point out.....You were not passing anyone.
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    Re: Got a ticket today

    I like Darth Lefty's suggestion of "Trial by Written Declaration." Added advantage to this strategy: cops get paid overtime to show up in person for a court date, but they don't get OT for TBWD. Therefore, cop is less likely to spend the time responding to a ticket he/she wrote months earlier, particularly if they don't get paid for the time spent writing it. No response from ticketing officer = dismissal.

    I have not tried this strategy myself. I remember reading this suggestion from Aaron Robinson in "Car and Driver." YMMV. Good luck!

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    Re: Got a ticket today

    By the OP's own admission he was speeding. He got caught. Who cares how fast anyone else was going or what the flow of traffic was? How about people taking responsibility for their actions?

    A license in California is not a right, it is a privelege.

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    Re: Got a ticket today

    Quote Originally Posted by CALIF GIRL View Post
    By the OP's own admission he was speeding. He got caught. Who cares how fast anyone else was going or what the flow of traffic was? How about people taking responsibility for their actions?

    A license in California is not a right, it is a privelege.
    Absolutely agree. Last year I got stopped in Yosemite which is 45 mph throughout the park. I complied with the Ranger and accepted my speeding ticket. As I was putting my license away he spotted my LEO identification and asked why I didn't tell him and would have cut me a break. I told him I was wrong and I'll take my lumps like anyone else.

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    Re: Got a ticket today

    Quote Originally Posted by JBrack View Post
    Absolutely agree. Last year I got stopped in Yosemite which is 45 mph throughout the park. I complied with the Ranger and accepted my speeding ticket. As I was putting my license away he spotted my LEO identification and asked why I didn't tell him and would have cut me a break. I told him I was wrong and I'll take my lumps like anyone else.
    Actually the 45 speed is only out across the back stretch of Hwy 120 over Tioga --- I would say that the vast majority is 35 or less for speed

    and they are sure ready to get you coming into Tuolmene Meadows which is 25 off of a 45 stretch
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    Laughing On Ground Got a ticket today

    Quote Originally Posted by owrstrich View Post
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    the last 2 times i gotts pulled over by the chp was when i was pacing a canadian...
    Yeah......and we both rode away empty-handed, right ??

    If you were following the Deutschlander you would be here bitching, just like him....


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    Laughing On Ground Got a ticket today

    Quote Originally Posted by lakemaker View Post
    Hey Bruce...maybe you got off because of that pretty blue bike you're riding. Although that didn't work for me.
    I think you need some of this Rick.....




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    Re: Got a ticket today

    Quote Originally Posted by Owner of Harriet View Post
    Actually the 45 speed is only out across the back stretch of Hwy 120 over Tioga --- I would say that the vast majority is 35 or less for speed

    and they are sure ready to get you coming into Tuolmene Meadows which is 25 off of a 45 stretch
    Oops...you're right...I meant Yellowstone, not Yosemite

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