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Old 12-09-07, 08:15 PM   #1
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Got a ticket today ......

....... for running a stop sign. We were flying I mean we were hauling @ss at less than 8 mph. My friend said we were going 5. We were in Redondo on the Esplanade some where around Ave F. The cop said our fault was not running the sign, because he doesn't expect us to put our foot down because it's so hard to get our foot unclipped but, doing so while pedaling. Did I mention we were going the blazing speed of 5-8 mph, at that speed I need to pedal just to stay up-right. He said we should have been coasting. Wow, I thought we were almost stopped at that speed. There was no traffic waiting at any of the signs, no one even close to or in the crosswalk.

So, does anyone know how much the fine will be?

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Consider yourself lucky. If you were in my hood, the cops would have shot ya!....Whatta cheesy ticket!
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Old 12-09-07, 08:26 PM   #3
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revenue, it's all about the revenue...
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My seventeen year old daughter just got her first auto driving ticket...not coming to a complete stop at a stop.

$177 plus traffic school...

Are fines lower for bikes? I'm an angel I never get cited so I wouldn't know...
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My seventeen year old daughter just got her first auto driving ticket...not coming to a complete stop at a stop.

$177 plus traffic school...

Are fines lower for bikes? I'm a angel I never get cited so I wouldn't know...
What I do know about car tickets..
Running a stop/red is a healthy fine.
Speeding is half as much.
So drive fast, but be sure to stop.

Make sure the cop put "bicycle" on the ticket, that way it doesn't go against your driving
record ( points).
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Old 12-09-07, 10:00 PM   #6
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thats why I ride at the beach
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I had to recheck. It does say bicycle.


Wow $177.
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It's all Happytime's fault. She's an outlaw in Redondo and the police are just miffed.

*ducks and runs for cover*
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It's all Happytime's fault. She's an outlaw in Redondo and the police are just miffed.

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I remember the pic you posted of Her getting hassled by the cops....
She is now on AMW for her antics...
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Sorry about the ticket.. let us know how it turns out.
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My seventeen year old daughter just got her first auto driving ticket...not coming to a complete stop at a stop.

$177 plus traffic school...

Are fines lower for bikes? I'm a angel I never get cited so I wouldn't know...
In San Diego, generally, yes.
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If you have to do traffic school you have to share your story in class. The teacher and students will get a fun laugh out of it.
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Dude, if you're going to run a stop sign you should at least be smart enough to look around and make sure there aren't any police watching you.
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revenue, it's all about the revenue...
+1. I once got a ticket for making a rolling stop, which I was certain was not true. I decided to fight the ticket, went before a judge or commissioner or whatever, asked him point-blank in open court if cops are under pressure to raise revenue for revenue-starved communities, and this guy looked me straight in the face and said NO.

I mean, I was expecting him to hem and haw around the truth, but he** no, he lied outright.

I ended up at traffic school, asked the instructor the same question at breaktime, and he, being a retired cop, told me YES. Cops are pressured in very subtle ways by their superiors to write those tickets, and plenty of them at that.

Oh, the rolling stop was in a car, not on a bike.

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+1. I once got a ticket for making a rolling stop, which I was certain was not true. I decided to fight the ticket, went before a judge or commissioner or whatever, asked him point-blank in open court if cops are under pressure to raise revenue for revenue-starved communities, and this guy looked me straight in the face and said NO.

I mean, I was expecting him to hem and haw around the truth, but he** no, he lied outright.

I ended up at traffic school, asked the instructor the same question at breaktime, and he, being a retired cop, told me YES. Cops are pressured in very subtle ways by their superiors to write those tickets, and plenty of them at that.

Oh, the rolling stop was in a car, not on a bike.

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Old 12-10-07, 01:22 AM   #16
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really, don't they have anything better to do? drugs, killings, dui's....were you drunk? high?? did you run over anyone? At that speed, i'm sure you'd be the one hurt!!! Sorry.... hope you fight it, AND WIN!!!
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If you didn't see the cop (I assume in a marked patrol car) before running the stop sign how good did you look ? Maybe the ticket will give you the incentive to take a good look before you run the next one. Who knows, maybe he saved your life on a future ride.
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If you didn't see the cop (I assume in a marked patrol car) before running the stop sign how good did you look ? Maybe the ticket will give you the incentive to take a good look before you run the next one. Who knows, maybe he saved your life on a future ride.
That depends on where the cop was, doesn't it? I don't know about you, but I look left, right, and straight ahead before crossing an intersection, but rarely behind me.
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That depends on where the cop was, doesn't it? I don't know about you, but I look left, right, and straight ahead before crossing an intersection, but rarely behind me.
...another good argument for a Take-a-Look...
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Old 12-10-07, 10:23 AM   #21
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Was The Cop On A Bike? If Not He Could Have Ran Like O.j. At That Speed. I Will Say They Must Be Strick My Sister Recieved A Jay Walking Ticket In L.a.
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Old 12-10-07, 10:36 AM   #22
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oh man.... time to trade in the fixed gear... I can't coast a stop sign on it.

Reminds me of when I was in junior high... when joking around about stopping at stop signs I would bunny off and clip the brakes to stop the tires in mid air.... sounds good enough for that officer.
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I ride that stretch of road multiple times per week as do hundreds of other cyclist. I have NEVER seen a cyclist make a complete stop at a stop sign on Catalina or the Esplande, unless of course a vehicle got to the intersection first. I'm totally bummed to hear that you got a ticket... I have no idea how much it will be, but will definitely be looking out for black and whites in the future.
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Old 12-10-07, 11:06 AM   #24
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all i can say is(quotas, conspiracies, and masonic interference aside...), run a sign get a ticket, its been that way since well before any of us were even born. it doesnt matter if "everyone" does it if yer the "only one" who gets caught. take yer medicine and stop next time.
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Of all the lame tickets. C'mon he must've been really bored otherwise someone pissed in his cheerios or something.
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