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Old 02-23-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Had Camaro three weeks, got first ticket

I am really annoyed right now. I haven't had a ticket in over 3.5 years and three weeks into owning a Camaro I got nailed for speeding (80km/h in a 50 but cop made it a 100km/h in an 80). So instead of getting nailed with a $220 ticket I got handed a $95 ticket and 3 demerit points. What worries me now is summer hasn't even begun and that was my "free pass" in that cops will not give me a break if I get nabbed for speeding again.

It's my own damn fault for coming out of work like a bat out of hell but I am still driving my old four banger around and constantly switching between the two cars is brutal because one takes forever to accelerate while the Camaro hits 50km in about a second :P.

Anyway, does anyone else have any ticket stories they care to share from their Camaro so I don't feel so bad?
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:34 PM   #2
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I got a ticket in the first hour driving mine.. Last year..

So I primarily race mine on racetracks now...
and drive it limited use on the streets.
That way I can drive it like I stole it... all the time.

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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I got a tick in the first hour driving mine..
I'm sorry, but that is really funny.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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I am really annoyed right now. I haven't had a ticket in over 3.5 years and three weeks into owning a Camaro I got nailed for speeding (80km/h in a 50 but cop made it a 100km/h in an 80). So instead of getting nailed with a $220 ticket I got handed a $95 ticket and 3 demerit points. What worries me now is summer hasn't even begun and that was my "free pass" in that cops will not give me a break if I get nabbed for speeding again.

It's my own damn fault for coming out of work like a bat out of hell but I am still driving my old four banger around and constantly switching between the two cars is brutal because one takes forever to accelerate while the Camaro hits 50km in about a second :P.

Anyway, does anyone else have any ticket stories they care to share from their Camaro so I don't feel so bad?

You have a Camaro in London?! Are you the only person their that drives one? Last time I was in London all I saw were the little gay smart cars... I bet the women dig that car over their!
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:45 PM   #5
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You have a Camaro in London?! Are you the only person their that drives one? Last time I was in London all I saw were the little gay smart cars... I bet the women dig that car over their!
Err sorry, London ONTARIO. Perhaps I should clarify that in my profile. Either way, the chicks still dig the car .
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:49 PM   #6
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I'm not a speed demon by any sorts... But there's just something about four hundred horses strapped to your butt that can't help but make you speed
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #7
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I'm not a speed demon by any sorts... But there's just something about four hundred horses strapped to your butt that can't help but make you speed
You just have to know when to run the horses and when to rein them in. It is sooooooooooooo hard sometimes.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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sounds like a personal problem to me
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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F that... I didn't some 500 dollars on a radar detector for nothing...
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:08 PM   #10
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in high school i bought a used 1984 z28 and i learned that the speedometer was 10 mph slow via a speeding ticket
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #11
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lol... still waiting for the day I recieve mine. Hopefully not too soon.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:47 PM   #12
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I went over 5 years of driving without getting pulled over once. In the 4 weeks I've had my Camaro I've been pulled over twice. The first time was a 58 in a 45 without me even knowing it but I got off clean. The second time was on Valentine's day and got busted doing 86 in a 65. :( But the cop gave me a break since it was my first ticket and only wrote me up as doing 9 over. Saved me 125 bucks and 1 point on my license.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #13
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I got a ticket in the first hour driving mine.. Last year..

So I primarily race mine on racetracks now...
and drive it limited use on the streets.
That way I can drive it like I stole it... all the time.

that is awesome, I bet you hold the reecord for quickest ticket given after buying Camaro
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:57 PM   #14
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I've already told my wife it's only a matter of time.....
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:02 PM   #15
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that is awesome, I bet you hold the reecord for quickest ticket given after buying Camaro
great record to hold!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:07 PM   #16
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I got stop for the first time the other day coming from work the cop told me I was going to fast I repiled to him that if I was going to fast you would have never stop me do you see what kind car I am driving {2011 camaro ss} he got mad and ask me for my Id but he let me go with out a ticket.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:11 PM   #17
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I've already told my wife it's only a matter of time.....
+1. it been 15 yrs..... so far
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #18
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thats one reason that I got a V6. And I have my motorcycle that has gotten me in enough trouble and had a 250 dollar ticket for doing 88 in a 55 and 3 points off my license.

I takes some restrain to keep it under the speed limit, even with a V6.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:19 PM   #19
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knock on wood, havent had a speeding ticket since 1994, know the area i live in well and know when i can get away with driving like a raging lunatic
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #20
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when it comes to tickets.......only a matter of time......for one thing or another.....there is one lurking out there with your name on it:upset:
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:26 PM   #21
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I bought mine a month ago and am worried about this, that's for sure!
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:36 PM   #22
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I got pulled over first night I'd say it was about 4 hours or so into owning the beast. Bought the car in Detroit, I live in indiana near Chicago, funny part is I was about 4 blocks from home. The cop was really cool and let me off with a warning. Been pulled over three more times since then but only one ticket that I deferred and is now gone so still have a clean record! Yaaaa, the real b!tch of it is I have been driving since 1984 and only been pulled over three times my whole life precamaro! If not for my radar detector I fear it would be worse and i do NOT street race. Lol
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:54 PM   #23
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I've been pulled over 3 times and gotten 2 tickets over the last year and 3 months since I got my Camaro.

I got both of tickets back in July/August, and was pulled over with no ticket about a month prior to those.

The first time was the luckiest in that I didn't get a ticket. I was on a 3 lane highway, and was in the center lane. I was doing about 63 in a 60, and there was a long line of slower cars in the rightmost lane, with the other two lanes almost completely clear. A BMW was in the middle lane, doing about 58-59, so I pulled into the left lane to pass him. My exit was about a mile ahead, so had everyone maintained their speeds, I would have easily passed and then been able to pull back into the right lane past all the slow cars in the right lane. When I got next to the BMW, it sped up to match my speed. I sped up to 68ish, and it matched speeds. I slowed back down to 60, and it matched speed. I slowed down to 55 and it matched speed. You get the point. Since my exit was coming up, I knew I needed to get over to the right. Had I braked hard, I would have been next to the line of cars going slowly in the right, so I decided to punch it and get past the BMW so I could exit the freeway. It -tried- to match speeds, but couldn't. It was reasonably fast though, so I was doing about 100-110 when I could safely pull into the middle and right lane and slow back down to a normal speed. I then exited the freeway, only to see flashing lights behind me as I was pulling to the intersection and the end of the offramp. I made a right and another right with the cop behind me and pulled over as soon as it was safe. The female officer got out, and I politely handed her my license. She stated that she saw me doing about 80MPH, and asked why I was going so fast. I explained about how the BMW sped up and slowed down, and she basically warned me about speeding and let me go on my way. Note that my radar detector never went off so she must have been in the line of slower cars and was probably guestimating my speed. Very lucky on my part though.

The other two times were an 85 in a 60 (Stupid on my part, again going past a bunch of slow cars on the freeway in the right lane to find a clear hole to exit the freeway...and a 70 in a 55 out on the Washington Coast. Both times I never got any hit on my radar detector, and it didn't even chirp the laser warning. The second time was from a state patrol going in the opposite direction, and it put on it's lights as soon as I came around a corner onto a straightaway. It's possible an aircraft was involved on that one because I don't see how laser could be aimed by a State Patrol -while- driving. Plus, I do get warnings on laser at other times.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #24
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I've been pulled over 3 times and gotten 2 tickets over the last year and 3 months since I got my Camaro.

I got both of tickets back in July/August, and was pulled over with no ticket about a month prior to those.

The first time was the luckiest in that I didn't get a ticket. I was on a 3 lane highway, and was in the center lane. I was doing about 63 in a 60, and there was a long line of slower cars in the rightmost lane, with the other two lanes almost completely clear. A BMW was in the middle lane, doing about 58-59, so I pulled into the left lane to pass him. My exit was about a mile ahead, so had everyone maintained their speeds, I would have easily passed and then been able to pull back into the right lane past all the slow cars in the right lane. When I got next to the BMW, it sped up to match my speed. I sped up to 68ish, and it matched speeds. I slowed back down to 60, and it matched speed. I slowed down to 55 and it matched speed. You get the point. Since my exit was coming up, I knew I needed to get over to the right. Had I braked hard, I would have been next to the line of cars going slowly in the right, so I decided to punch it and get past the BMW so I could exit the freeway. It -tried- to match speeds, but couldn't. It was reasonably fast though, so I was doing about 100-110 when I could safely pull into the middle and right lane and slow back down to a normal speed. I then exited the freeway, only to see flashing lights behind me as I was pulling to the intersection and the end of the offramp. I made a right and another right with the cop behind me and pulled over as soon as it was safe. The female officer got out, and I politely handed her my license. She stated that she saw me doing about 80MPH, and asked why I was going so fast. I explained about how the BMW sped up and slowed down, and she basically warned me about speeding and let me go on my way. Note that my radar detector never went off so she must have been in the line of slower cars and was probably guestimating my speed. Very lucky on my part though.
That's interesting. Lucky the cop didn't give you a ticket. It's unbelievable how there's always some moron out there and the cops pull over the wrong car.

I wish radar detectors were legal up here. At least even if I got pulled over and it hadn't gone off I could ask them to look at their speed gun. I've heard stories of people doing that in Canada anyway but I don't have the balls. Just my luck I would ask to see the radar and they would promptly show it to me and not knock the ticket down .
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