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Old 05-03-2014, 11:58 PM   #18
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Every cop eyeballs me and/or drops in behind me, like I am unable to not notice them and like I am unable to control the urge to just go around driving tazmanian style all the time.

I am not 16 anymore, and reserve hard play for in the right places at the right time.

Even had a neighbor tell me I should slow down in the neighborhood.

Our neighborhood is 25mph and thats as fast as I drive in it.



But look fast and loud I guess means go fast I guess to some people. lol. Go figure.
I had some old woman follow me home and yell at me for going "vroom" one day when I had my 96 Z28 w/ a borla catback. I had some choice words for them as I never speed and I obey traffic laws 100%.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:01 AM   #19
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Time for everyone to setup a dash camera in their cars. Its proof that you did not do any "stunt driving" or "reckless driving". I have a dash cam, not great quality... I haven't installed it in the car yet. I used to use it in my semi at the previous company I worked for just to save my butt incase something happened.
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I ordered one last night. If I had it I would be in a much better position.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:28 AM   #20
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So taking off from the red light, I slightly over-rev (new shoes) and my wheels spun for about a second. Cop behind me turns on the rotating lights and hits me up with a stunt driving charge (6 points, $2400 fine, 7 day license suspension, 7 day vehicle impound, potential for further 6 months licence suspension based on court decision).

Fun times!

I will definitely be contesting this one in court.

Damn that sucks! I got hit with a reckless driving for drifting corners, cop was cool tho, kept giving me compliments on my car.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:57 AM   #21
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Damn that sucks! I got hit with a reckless driving for drifting corners, cop was cool tho, kept giving me compliments on my car.
I have gotten compliments too. Its amazing how cops can have such things to worry about such as a little too much accidental wheelspin. Why not find real dangerous people or criminals with felonies. Oh wait, it sounds like too much wheelspin IS a felony!
-I've been to a car show where everyone would do a burnout when they left. So imagine a 4 lane road with large shoulder and a 5' deep ditch around it, then cars parked on the property beyond ditch to watch. Cop was waiting there and constantly pulled people over. Nova hotrod burns out, tires smoking, screech when takeoff and everything, cop does nothing. So at the car show I met a guy with a Z06, mid 50s said he was a doctor. Z06 comes up, barely burns out lets off the throttle after burnout, very lame to say the least ; ), and zoom there goes the cop lights and siren blazing.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:13 AM   #22
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I have gotten compliments too. Its amazing how cops can have such things to worry about such as a little too much accidental wheelspin. Why not find real dangerous people or criminals with felonies. Oh wait, it sounds like too much wheelspin IS a felony!
-I've been to a car show where everyone would do a burnout when they left. So imagine a 4 lane road with large shoulder and a 5' deep ditch around it, then cars parked on the property beyond ditch to watch. Cop was waiting there and constantly pulled people over. Nova hotrod burns out, tires smoking, screech when takeoff and everything, cop does nothing. So at the car show I met a guy with a Z06, mid 50s said he was a doctor. Z06 comes up, barely burns out lets off the throttle after burnout, very lame to say the least ; ), and zoom there goes the cop lights and siren blazing.
Its because there's no money in solving crimes. cities/states need to keep making up different ways to collect from the tax payers so they can survive.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:11 AM   #23
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Whenever I'm around a cop at all, I am very cautious of what I do even when at a light and stop..you never know how much of an a-hole that cop is feeling today..
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Wow that is crazy.. Hopefully you can successfully fight it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:19 AM   #25
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Its because there's no money in solving crimes. cities/states need to keep making up different ways to collect from the tax payers so they can survive.
True, but c'mon really! I don't see cops going after that 1994 Taurus with a huge gash in the rear door and 3/4 hubcaps somehow still attached when the conditions for wheelspin are just perfectly, exactly, almost magically, right.

Better watch out toward the end of the month. Gotta meet that quota!!! If its the 4th of the month don't worry about putting on that blinker. The 28th, your f***ed if ya don't!!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:28 AM   #26
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I got pulled over by a off duty cop at a supermarket on foot for almost the small thing spinning the wheels on loose gravel.
Cuban Cop in Miami gave me a reckless driving ticket.
I ask the fellow if this was a joke and if he even was on duty, he replied as long he wears his uniform that he was.
Hired a $100 attorney and got the case dismiss.
Only in Miami!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:09 AM   #27
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I suspect we aren't getting the whole story. otherwise, the OP would have a real good shot at suing the officer/PD for loses incurred from having no car for a week, no license for a week, and the cost of defending himself.

if I were a betting man, I'd wager that small chirp probably wasn't that small.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:43 AM   #28
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I suspect we aren't getting the whole story. otherwise, the OP would have a real good shot at suing the officer/PD for loses incurred from having no car for a week, no license for a week, and the cost of defending himself.

if I were a betting man, I'd wager that small chirp probably wasn't that small.
Not really: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/reg...s_070455_e.htm

The law on this topic is very subjective and arbitrary, to the point where it's constitutionality was challenged few times: http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...rut_again.html


I appreciate what the the stunting laws are trying to do (curb street racing) but check this line out:

"Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to cause some or all of its tires to lose traction with the surface of the highway while turning."

Now tell me that is not BS?
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:01 PM   #29
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Nova Scotia sucks! I got a stunting ticket in Alberta at 1am for drifting through an intersection. Turns out the only car on the road a little ways away was a cop. All you get here is 400$ fine, 4 demerits, and I was on my way. Still argued it and it became a 200$ ticket with 0 demerits. Haha
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #30
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True, but c'mon really! I don't see cops going after that 1994 Taurus with a huge gash in the rear door and 3/4 hubcaps somehow still attached when the conditions for wheelspin are just perfectly, exactly, almost magically, right.

Better watch out toward the end of the month. Gotta meet that quota!!! If its the 4th of the month don't worry about putting on that blinker. The 28th, your f***ed if ya don't!!!
Cops don't actually have quota's! This is a myth, at least the department I'm going to work for doesn't.

Anywho, sounds like the cop was just bored/wanted to be a dick. From my standpoint, those charges won't stand a chance.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #31
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I got hit with a reckless driving for drifting corners...
Well that certainly deserves a ticket. OP's incident doesn't. I think he just ran into a LOE having a bad day. Either that, or he isn't very good at tactful confrontations with the law.

Good luck, OP. Hope you get it tossed or at least reduced.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:13 PM   #32
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I live in ontario Canada....stunt driving here is when your going 30mph or more over the posted limit. Or your outright street racing...ive never heard of anyone getting a stunt driving charge for chirping the tires...ive received an unnessary noise ticket for that. So there is more to this storey ..or this is a case to take up in court.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #33
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Canada sounds pretty strick with their laws. Here in AZ, the most that would be pinned on you is reckless driving which is driving in manner without regard to life or property. Very vague but it's up to the officer to articulate that in court.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #34
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Cops don't actually have quota's! This is a myth, at least the department I'm going to work for doesn't.

Anywho, sounds like the cop was just bored/wanted to be a dick. From my standpoint, those charges won't stand a chance.
LEOs I have known did not have a quota in a way that most people think of them but they were "heavily encouraged" to keep tickets at a certain level. One even had to radio in so many license plate checks in the early AM hours when the bars close down. Another had a shift supervisor that setup bingo games. Just having a blue shirt on could mean a ticket for the smallest thing so they could get a mark on the board. Paid time off was the usual prize. What I really love is how they called everyone a civilian, like they were not.

And yes, there are so many out there that give the rest a bad name.
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