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Old 04-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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First speeding ticket in camaro

Well had it 2 months and just got my first ticket. Thought I was in 70 mph zone but turns out it was 65. Had cruise control set to 73 just cruising and came up on someone slow in right lane. Was talking to my dad who was with me and just gave it a little nudge to go around. Wasnt thinking about the hill I was cresting and there he was.

Officer was cool about it and said he could tell I was just passing but 80 was too much. He chuckled and said I'm sure thats nothing in this car though. Gave me all sorts of compliments and the ticket of course.

Have been shopping for a radar detector and almost ordered one last week. definitely ordering the redline tomorrow. Would have easily avoided that and nearly pay for itself. First offense so Prayer for judgement but there goes my get out of jail free card
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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After the house was broken in , get the stronger locks .
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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dang it only took me 1 week to get my first ticket but i deserved it, i was doing 68 in a 45 and i was out of town but in town we have a cop that has a under cover cop car that looks JUST like mine so all of the cops just wave as i go by thinking im him. pretty good though.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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After the house was broken in , get the stronger locks .
Yea I hear ya. Lesson learned. By it the day you get car.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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dang it only took me 1 week to get my first ticket. i was out of town but in town we have a cop that has a under cover cop car that looks JUST like mine so all of the cops just wave as i go by thinking im him. pretty good though.
Makes me feel a little better. He was driving a charger too which really burned me. Another one had to come and "help" of course. He was pulled up in grass beside him both right behind me just chatting while I waited. The other pulled around me and left after a minute and chirped the tires a bit when he left. Was thinking bring it lol.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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I sweat every time I get in the SS. I cant drive 55...
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With instant-on radar or LIDAR a detector will just alert you to pull over.
Speed of light is faster than a brake application.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Makes me feel a little better. He was driving a charger too which really burned me. Another one had to come and "help" of course. He was pulled up in grass beside him both right behind me just chatting while I waited. The other pulled around me and left after a minute and chirped the tires a bit when he left. Was thinking bring it lol.
i just saw that you are from charlotte, north carolina. i got pulled in monroe, north carolina and i dont plan on going back there. both me and my friend have gotten tickets there.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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With instant-on radar or LIDAR a detector will just alert you to pull over.
Speed of light is faster than a brake application.
not all places us the instant on radar.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #10
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #11
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With instant-on radar or LIDAR a detector will just alert you to pull over.
Speed of light is faster than a brake application.
LMAO... I love it when these posts surface in every radar detector/ticket thread...

Fact is radar detector is not full proof but will greatly reduce your exposure and also help keep your attention on proper speed when they do go off.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:00 PM   #12
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i just saw that you are from charlotte, north carolina. i got pulled in monroe, north carolina and i dont plan on going back there. both me and my friend have gotten tickets there.
Yup it was on 321 just south of 40. Notorious speed trap and I knew it. 6th gear for now on through there lol.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #13
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LMAO... I love it when these posts surface in every radar detector/ticket thread...

Fact is radar detector is not full proof but will greatly reduce your exposure and also help keep your attention on proper speed when they do go off.
Ok, a detector might help in some situations. But you are guaranteed a ticket if you are stopped for speeding and the LEO notices you have a detector.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #14
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Yup it was on 321 just south of 40. Notorious speed trap and I knew it. 6th gear for now on through there lol.
I was wondering where you were, when you thoght it was a 70 zone, but I can understand why you thought so. It does suck that he got you, but at least you got Prayer for Judgement.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
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Ok, a detector might help in some situations. But you are guaranteed a ticket if you are stopped for speeding and the LEO notices you have a detector.
Especially here in VA where they're illegal
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:42 PM   #16
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I sweat every time I get in the SS. I cant drive 55...
Me too!
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 PM   #17
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:58 PM   #18
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #19
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Just to give some LEO advice here, radar units will only give you a warning that we have pinged you and already have you locked. 1/3 of my stops are with people that have a radar units and they get upset because they think its going to give some kind of "cop ahead" warning. Best advice is to save your money and just keep an eye on your speed, advice I need to heed myself in my new beast.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:08 PM   #20
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I sweat every time I get in the SS. I cant drive 55...
Not yet... Knock on wood. (Knock Knock)
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #21
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I don't get bothered by the police. I figure they really target older vehicles around were I live. I mean you can't really be a crackhead and have one of these cars, or can you?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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My first ticket was about two weeks ago after 6 months of good behavior (or as good as it possibly could be with an SS) and I already had a radar detector similar situation though passing slower traffic in the left hand lane. Unfortunately the LEO was using laser so my passport 8500 was really just another set of flashing lights and sirens letting me know I was getting a ticket.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:32 PM   #23
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Just to give some LEO advice here, radar units will only give you a warning that we have pinged you and already have you locked. 1/3 of my stops are with people that have a radar units and they get upset because they think its going to give some kind of "cop ahead" warning. Best advice is to save your money and just keep an eye on your speed, advice I need to heed myself in my new beast.
Yup…radar detectors are a giant waist of money. Seriously. I’m surprised people still get suckered into buying them after instant-on radar made them useless. Also, good luck getting a verbal warning with a radar detector on your windshield.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #24
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Most of my tickets are issued via pacing (we don need no steenking radar). I can roll the hiway in a fully marked car, and people are so oblivious of whats going on around them that I can pull up right beside them and they dont notice till I light em up.
Its like shooting fish in a barrel.
But, I will also say that I'm not big on enforcing traffic. I find it hard to cite people for doing the same things I do.
Its only the ones that are just out n out doing stupid shit that I pull over.
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Yup…radar detectors are a giant waist of money. Seriously. I’m surprised people still get suckered into buying them after instant-on radar made them useless. Also, good luck getting a verbal warning with a radar detector on your windshield.

Agree, to a point. I wouldn't spend big $ on one, if it saves you one time when the officer isn't using laser, then I guess it was worth it. BUT you are right, now with laser and instant on chances are you are toast.
I love asking people if their detector went off when I hit them with the laser....its about 95 % NO.
I base my ticket off the speed, if I was just going to give them a warning I normally don't change my mind if they have a detector.... sometimes making them feel bad that their detector didn't save them is punishment enough maybe they will think twice about going that far over the limit.
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