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Old 05-05-2014, 11:37 AM   #51
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yikes....

I was on an incline and the Hill assist was not engagin (strange) but it didn't... had a cop directly behind me.. and I also get a little nervous on inclines in my LS3 trying to find that perfect balance from Clutch to gas... anyhow... light turned green and I spun the back tires a little and thought shit... here goes... he pulled up next to me later at the next light and gave me a sheepish smile... I'm guessing he realized that my spin out was not on purpose.... any how...

sheesh... that punishment is insane. Good luck getting this reduced if not thrown out.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #52
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Or the cop thought you were showing golf with a fast start and chirping tires. If this ever happens again I don't think you will get any leniency next time.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:51 PM   #53
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Or the cop thought you were showing golf with a fast start and chirping tires. If this ever happens again I don't think you will get any leniency next time.

possibly... however I am in a small community outside of Pearland... I'don't plan to do that much... now that I've gotten the hang of my little girl.. this was still when I paper tags on it too.. who knows .. but I do know I won't be testing that theory out!
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:07 PM   #54
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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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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.
All the Police officers I know will also confirm that there is no quotas..... BUT like most jobs there is this thing known as a "performance review".

It goes a little like this. Office Joe you worked traffic duty over the last <insert time period> . During that time statistically you should have witnessed <insert number> of traffic violations. Based on your personal performance goals you are expected to "enforce the law" on <insert percentage number> of witnessed violations. This formula equals a certain number of tickets written.

So the department does not have a quotas but a cop that does not write a certain amount of tickets could get a poor performance review. They get enough of those and disciplinary action occurs.

Subtle difference but it allows the department to say " No we do not have quotas."
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #55
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They also will lay down their own life for you, a civilian, over their own. A thin blue line, the shepherd protecting the sheep.

Too many people forget that and take it for granted.
Shepard protecting the sheep?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:16 PM   #56
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Shepard protecting the sheep?
By the time they get around to protecting you,you have been..... (insert Assaulted,Stabbed,Robbed or Shot) and maybe all of the above
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #57
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BTW the laws up here suck thanks to all the ricers and their uncontrolled fury.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #58
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:30 PM   #59
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They also will lay down their own life for you, a civilian, over their own. A thin blue line, the shepherd protecting the sheep.
Now comon, THAT'S not true!

Do cops have a tough job and are they often under appreciated?
Yes and yes.

But a cop will never (ok, rarely) lay down his/her life for a civilian. That's not their job.

Cops may put themselves in harm's way, but they'll never take a bullet for you.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:47 PM   #60
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Now comon, THAT'S not true!

Do cops have a tough job and are they often under appreciated?
Yes and yes.

But a cop will never (ok, rarely) lay down his/her life for a civilian. That's not their job.

Cops may put themselves in harm's way, but they'll never take a bullet for you.
This thread was about a ticket, can we please keep it about that...
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:50 PM   #61
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This thread was about a ticket, can we please keep it about that...
I think we stopped talking about the ticket at least a page ago.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:53 AM   #62
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I think we stopped talking about the ticket at least a page ago.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:27 AM   #63
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It was "only" a small chirp for a second? A second is quite a while for wheel spin. Wet or dry.

I have to say that I never had wheel slip unless I wanted the wheels to "slip". I even wore new sneakers several times while owning my Camaro.

Maybe your lawyer will get you off...maybe not.

However, you did a second long chirp/burnoff in front of a cop. I have no problems with a cop issuing a ticket. I man up on my tickets and don't try to place the blame on a cop doing his/her job.
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What about those T intersections where you're coming up from the bottom of the T and need to turn left, but the traffic both ways is spread out such that there just isn't a big gap in both direction at the same time? I know a few places like that and you can sit there for (seemingly) hours waiting for a nice big gap. Or you just gas it and get squirrelly because there's no other way to stop blocking all the folks backed up behind you. I've had that happen a few times and its a tough decision, let the guy behind you start honking, or just go for it. What if the guy behind you is a cop? Would he hesitate to come after you if you fishtailed on the left turn? I've had the traction control message pop up in that situation and a few times actually scared myself because TC doesn't kick in fast enough to prevent spinning the tires, it just helps stop the spinning.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:09 AM   #65
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What about those T intersections where you're coming up from the bottom of the T and need to turn left, but the traffic both ways is spread out such that there just isn't a big gap in both direction at the same time? I know a few places like that and you can sit there for (seemingly) hours waiting for a nice big gap. Or you just gas it and get squirrelly because there's no other way to stop blocking all the folks backed up behind you. I've had that happen a few times and its a tough decision, let the guy behind you start honking, or just go for it. What if the guy behind you is a cop? Would he hesitate to come after you if you fishtailed on the left turn? I've had the traction control message pop up in that situation and a few times actually scared myself because TC doesn't kick in fast enough to prevent spinning the tires, it just helps stop the spinning.
I drove in the rain in Seattle all the time. The only way I would ever get a second long "slip" was if I turned TC off.

If I ever did that in front of a cop, I'd deserve a ticket...
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:45 PM   #66
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I drove in the rain in Seattle all the time. The only way I would ever get a second long "slip" was if I turned TC off.

If I ever did that in front of a cop, I'd deserve a ticket...
when your rear wheels go over a wet white intersection strip in this car it spins EVERY TIME...... PERIOD. And he said a second, as a figure of speech not that he timed it at an actual second, described as a chirp and I dare you to try and drive mine without doing it. Yours sir must be broken.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:09 AM   #67
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I swear they just pick on these cars. doesn't really matter how you drive they want to get you and could care less about a prius or a camry. It's the same thing as profiling people based on there appearance, just with cars...
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