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i ran a stop sign this evening, and didn't notice Five-0 right behind me!

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i ran a stop sign this evening, and didn't notice Five-0 right behind me!

Old 09-30-08, 10:31 PM
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i ran a stop sign this evening, and didn't notice Five-0 right behind me!

it was in a real low traffic kinda nice residential section on my way back, so when i heard the car coming up to the stop sign behind me (in just somewhat of an aggressive fashion... you can tell after awhile) i just made my hand signal that i was going left and went for it to get out of it's way.

when i saw the car go by, i thought, ohh tits here we go... but the officer just kept going. maybe it's because i had a small blinkie on the back jersey pocket because it's getting darker earlier on my weekday rides, or they could care less about someone who 'looks' like a serious cyclist, or they just don't freakin' care.

anyway i'm glad some police are very lenient in certain situations, but in retrospect, i would assume this sort of thing is just not worth it and they had more pressing issues to deal with. i really didn't even bother to get in the shoulder area.
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Old 09-30-08, 10:46 PM
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Good story. I didn't get pulled over on my ride tonight either...or last night...or Sunday...
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when I run stop signs or light, I look in all directions, not just left and right. gotta do a behind your back and across the street check too.
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yay
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
when I run stop signs or light, I look in all directions, not just left and right. gotta do a behind your back and across the street check too.
yup, do a good 360 scan, before you jump for it, it'll suck to waist 30min of your life, waiting for a ticket.

then probably waist an extra hour to go take care of the ticket, at your local station.

Not to mention the money wasted, that could have easily been used to upgrade your bike / accessories
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Old 09-30-08, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
gotta do a behind your back and across the street check too.
maybe i need to break out the Take-A-Look mirror again, umm, or not.
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