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Got a Speeding Ticket (Woo Hoo!)

Old 06-14-09, 04:30 PM
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Got a Speeding Ticket (Woo Hoo!)

Saturday morning during our normal group ride I got a speeding ticket - 41 in a 30 in the town of Cold Spring Harbor. I had dropped my water bottle and was attempting to catch the group. The Garmin said my max speed was 39.3 during that mile, but I am going to log the RADAR, makes me feel better. The Garmin also said it was about a -2% grade, not a big hill, but I had a little push.

The only ID I had was my Road ID and a credit card. The officer accepted the credit card and was actually pretty nice. I am going to go to court and attempt to keep it off my Driver's License. I have no problem paying the ticket as long as it does not count as points. Not sure how I am going to pull that off, but it never hurts to plead my case.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:33 PM
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11 over... As an officer I'd just like to say I'm sorry you got a ticket. Weak, very weak especially when issued to a bike rider.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:34 PM
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surely as you were riding it makes no difference if you have a drivers license or not.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:37 PM
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Frame it.
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Originally Posted by blamire View Post
surely as you were riding it makes no difference if you have a drivers license or not.
It's pretty much the universal form of ID in the US
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Old 06-14-09, 04:37 PM
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i had no idea bicyclists could actually be issued speeding tickets.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:38 PM
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It's pretty much the universal form of ID in the US
yes, but if you don't have one, why would you have one?
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Old 06-14-09, 04:40 PM
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I'm framing my speeding ticket as soon as I get it. If cited for blowing a stop sign? Not so much. And I'm paying them both, of course. I'm looking for that speed trap that has a downhill, downwind approach to it, a nice half-mile lead-in free of traffic, and hopefully a female officer.
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Originally Posted by kniprm View Post
yes, but if you don't have one, why would you have one?
now that just makes my brain hurt
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Originally Posted by gv1256 View Post
i had no idea bicyclists could actually be issued speeding tickets.
Since cyclists are vehicles on the road just like cars, given the law I would say yes.
The cop on the other hand could have let it slide, I mean what is the danger of a cyclist going 10 over speed limit? Geeez.
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
Frame it.
+1

A buddy of mine was going down a river in south Georgia. They had a 50hp motor on a river that doesn't allow anything above a 10 trollin motor. So they got a ticket for "Too much hp". They framed it.
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Old 06-14-09, 04:50 PM
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does it really go against your driving permit?
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IT SHOULD NOT GO AGAINST YOUR DRIVING RECORD. Do not use your drivers liscense as ID as they will most likely write it up and insurance will think it is a car violation. Always use a library card, school id, ect and say you do not have a drivers liscense.
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
Frame it.
thats exactly what i would do!
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Originally Posted by exRunner View Post
Saturday morning during our normal group ride I got a speeding ticket - 41 in a 30 in the town of Cold Spring Harbor. I had dropped my water bottle and was attempting to catch the group. The Garmin said my max speed was 39.3 during that mile, but I am going to log the RADAR, makes me feel better. The Garmin also said it was about a -2% grade, not a big hill, but I had a little push.

The only ID I had was my Road ID and a credit card. The officer accepted the credit card and was actually pretty nice. I am going to go to court and attempt to keep it off my Driver's License. I have no problem paying the ticket as long as it does not count as points. Not sure how I am going to pull that off, but it never hurts to plead my case.
I LIVE for this, but I never get speeding tickets on my rides. If I had gotten that speeding ticket on my bicycle, it would be framed in my living room. I would of course plead Not Guilty and proceed to plea bargain it or beat it of course.

But still.
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Old 06-14-09, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
IT SHOULD NOT GO AGAINST YOUR DRIVING RECORD. Do not use your drivers liscense as ID as they will most likely write it up and insurance will think it is a car violation. Always use a library card, school id, ect and say you do not have a drivers liscense.
This seems like a good way to get in more trouble.
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Originally Posted by hammond9705 View Post
This seems like a good way to get in more trouble.
its a good way to save yourself headaches/
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Up in Williamsburg near William and Mary campus they have a section that is 25mph and I was dng 33mph......cop stopped me to tell me to "slow dowwwnnn", after asking he gave me a fake ticket
It now sits in the spare bedroom with my bike.
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Old 06-14-09, 05:29 PM
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Boy that is lame. Hopefully the judge will give you a break. Change the 1 to a 7....and then frame it.
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Old 06-14-09, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
IT SHOULD NOT GO AGAINST YOUR DRIVING RECORD. Do not use your drivers liscense as ID as they will most likely write it up and insurance will think it is a car violation. Always use a library card, school id, ect and say you do not have a drivers liscense.
can't they just look you up, based on the name on whatever you give them, and issue the ticket?
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Old 06-14-09, 06:08 PM
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I can't wait to get a speeding ticket on my bike!
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Old 06-14-09, 06:18 PM
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one time i was charging down the steepest hill near me to see how fast i could go and at the bottom i saw a policeman holding a speed camera. luckily all he did was shake his head and wag his finger at me.
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way cool! can you scan and post the ticket?
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There's no way they can take points off of your driver's license for operating a bike. They're two different things. That's like getting points off your boating license for speeding in a car. It doesn't make sense.
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You need a new group. Our group, we may not wait if you lag off the back, but you drop a bottle we are going to wait on you.
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