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        09-04-2013, 11:53 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    I've never talked myself out of a ticket because I own up to the ones I earned, and the cop won't ever back down if they ticket you for something you didn't do.

    Being on the phone in the car is dangerous as it is distracting. Pull over, or just wait till you get there.

    Bluetooth is good for hand's free but you are still distracted, especially if the line is fuzzy.
    To clear up this little issue. I got out of my tickets for, might I quote "I like your honesty" I never tried to pawn my wrong doings off on anyone. I'm a tad more mature than that
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        09-04-2013, 11:55 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by bitinsane    
    lol so much hostility and judging people here I see. Heh. I was in bumper to bumper traffic so decided to call a friend. I very seldom drive while talking on the phone...hence why I don't get a bluetooth. Anyhows, I have been pulled over for other times for minor issues as in not utilizing turn signals and ignoring proper signage and slap me silly if yall have never ever in your life went above the speed limit, made a you turn when not allowed etc...people on here think they are saints sent from heaven. I swear. I'm not asking for sympathy, just felt the need to vent a little.
    It's not about being lily white when it comes to breaking the law. It's about standing up knowing you broke the law and accepting the punishment.
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        09-04-2013, 11:56 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I know for a fact im no saint. And yes I have broken the speed limit.

    Got a ticket 2 years ago for going 82 in a 45 (got a call about a friend in huge trouble so off I went like I was actually going to be able to do something about it...:/) and yeah I know what I did was super stupid and dangerous and I learned my lesson. But I also don't go on and brag about talking my way out of a ticket.....popo give them for a reason. Those laws are there for a reason and distracted driving (whether you're going 5mph or not) is still dangerous.

    Not trying to condemn you. Just you know, it could have ended up a lot worse for you and somebody else than just a ticket. :/
         
        09-04-2013, 11:57 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    It's not about being lily white when it comes to breaking the law. It's about standing up knowing you broke the law and accepting the punishment.
    What do you think I'm doing? Lol
         
        09-04-2013, 11:58 PM
      #15
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    I know for a fact im no saint. And yes I have broken the speed limit.

    Got a ticket 2 years ago for going 82 in a 45 (got a call about a friend in huge trouble so off I went like I was actually going to be able to do something about it...:/) and yeah I know what I did was super stupid and dangerous and I learned my lesson. But I also don't go on and brag about talking my way out of a ticket.....popo give them for a reason. Those laws are there for a reason and distracted driving (whether you're going 5mph or not) is still dangerous.

    Not trying to condemn you. Just you know, it could have ended up a lot worse for you and somebody else than just a ticket. :/
    I'm sorry you thought I was bragging. I only stated that my luck has run out.
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        09-05-2013, 12:17 AM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by bitinsane    
    lol so much hostility and judging people here I see. Heh. I was in bumper to bumper traffic so decided to call a friend. I very seldom drive while talking on the phone...hence why I don't get a bluetooth. Anyhows, I have been pulled over for other times for minor issues as in not utilizing turn signals and ignoring proper signage and slap me silly if yall have never ever in your life went above the speed limit, made a you turn when not allowed etc...people on here think they are saints sent from heaven. I swear. I'm not asking for sympathy, just felt the need to vent a little.
    All of those things break traffic laws and put other people into danger. Hence why you were pulled over.

    What Darrin and I and a few others are saying is those are things you own up to and try not to do again. You can hold off on performing a you turn in an illegal area because they are "illegal" for a reason. It could be it's a high traffic exposed area that you could get T boned in.

    Nothing lucky about any of this.
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        09-05-2013, 12:21 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    All of those things break traffic laws and put other people into danger. Hence why you were pulled over.

    What Darrin and I and a few others are saying is those are things you own up to and try not to do again. You can hold off on performing a you turn in an illegal area because they are "illegal" for a reason. It could be it's a high traffic exposed area that you could get T boned in.

    Nothing lucky about any of this.
    Maybe I should explain to you the circumstances of thee illegal you turn. I had pulled out of a parking lot while a bum w a plate of food was chasing after my car screaming. I even went over the median the cops saw the whole thing and he understood the urgency of the situation. It was rather scary. It wasn't like I said, Oh I can't make a you turn here, but I will anyways. It's more of "oh sh*t" moments. I don't break the law on purpose and honestly I wasn't sure about talking and driving laws in the state I'm in since I haven't been here that long. I just learned the hard way is all. It's how I tend to learn my life lessons.
         
        09-05-2013, 01:45 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    On a serious note, would it be worth showing up in traffic court for? The officer put the wrong date and time of incident...he put it occurred 9/5 at 1am. It happened at 9/4 at 1pm. The conditions described on the ticket say it was light out, dry, with moderate traffic. Anyone think I'd have any chance? Everyone is telling me to fight it....
         
        09-05-2013, 05:38 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Why would you fight it, ypu broke the law? Makes me fell sorry for my significant other who is an officer, having to deal with people wanting to fight tickets so they don't habe to pay them. Nonsense. Pay the **** thing and put it behind you.
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        09-05-2013, 06:16 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I just want to point out that not utilizing turn signals is very dangerous..
    I've almost been in a few pile ups because two/three cars ahead someone didn't use their turn signal and slammed their brakes on to make a turn.

    On another note, forgot in my last post, but just a small "she was just talking on the phone" story from tuesday at work.
    I was out on the road directing traffic around a giant hole in the road in one lane. My partner was at the the bottom of the hill and I was halfway up the hill. Some lady comes flying up the hill and completely blows past her (my partner was screaming and waving her arms), meanwhile I had traffic coming down the hill.
    Not so great, not only did she almost cause a head on collision with a school bus, she almost caused a pile up...in a work zone, nonetheless. She obviously didn't see the signs or stop sign/partner strategically placed where traffic could see her from the light they were sitting at before they came up.

    And btw..under my understanding (per my ex's father who is an officer), the officers are still paid for that ticket they gave, even if it ends up null and void after court. But I will say, those judges take advantage of you having never been in a court room..I'm still upset about that >.<
    But again..atleast you actually did what you got a ticket for..lol.
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