Discussion in 'Detroit Pistons General Discussion' started by mikhail1973, Jan 14, 2008.
Sign me up. It sounds like a wonderful place.
Yeah, except you may get to pay for anything, especially if the highway patrol needs $$$ for something - like having a dirty car, or not having a 1st aid kit in the car. They have checkpoints throughout where they randomly pull people over and check their documents. Wonderful place, indeed.
By the way, as long as we're on the topic of police...
I noticed that I was about 10 times more likely to get pulled over in my little home town in Michigan than I am here in Chicago. The nice thing here is that they don't really look at speeding tickets as a significant source of revenue. And or course, they actually have police work to do here.
The best part about my home town was that there were 4 cop cars at the station and they always parked them in an outdoor lot. So, if you saw all 4 there, you could drive on the sidewalks if you wanted.
They do that in Russia (driving on the sidewalks). It did look strange when I saw it the first time.
ESPN - LeBron admits to driving 101 mph, provides no guarantee it won't happen again - NBA
you always plead not guilty. if you show up to court and the cop doesn't, you get off.
101 isn't that fast on the highway. if it was in a residential area, or subdivision, or downtown, or something like that...sure.
LeBron is supposed to be a role model. Driving over 100 mph is wreckless and he should be embarrased by his actions.
He shoulda just spoke some German and sprinkled the word "autobahn" in a few times........
If the police do not have radar it is pretty easy.
It they have radar it gets more complicated.
Without radar all you have to do is prove that there is reasonable doubt that the police could be wrong.
I beat one ticket, it wasn't speeding but a red light, by asking the officer where he was when I supposedly went through the light. His location was such that it was unclear whether I went through a yellow or a red. I won the case.
I have never had to beat a speeding ticket. But if they don't have radar the question always becomes how do they determine your speed.
Clearly if you are going 101 in a 65 zone it is pretty difficult to say that you weren't speeding but there are still technicalities. Like they have to have clocked you for a minimal time to identify whether you were speeding or not. Say that is 10 seconds. They have to prove that they clocked you for 10 seconds. They can't just say. We clocked him for 10 seconds especially if their vehicle is moving on a street that is perpendicular to the one you were on. If they cannot prove that you were also guilty of reckless driving it is helpful to you.
Bottom line is. Is that it is their responsibility to prove that you were speeding according to the law and that includes being able to prove that you were moving at a speed greater than the legal speed limit for a minimal period of time.
If they clock you with their speedometer and they haven't had their speedometer on that vehicle calibrated within the required time period for periodic calibrations, most likely they will lose the case and you will win if they claim that you exceeded the speed limit by only a few mph because under those circumstances there is reasonable doubt that you were speeding, so you are innocent.
If you ever get nailed with a ticket. Research what they have to do to prove that you violated the law and then attempt to show to the court that they didn't or couldn't have proven that you were violating the law based upon the circumstances at the time that the police claim that you violated the law.
The above is not legal advice and is not to be construed as such.
If it is wreckless, then where is the crime?
Wreckless driving is a violation of the DMV code, at least in CA.
Vehicle Code Violations used in Negligent Operator Counts
LOL. I guess it's okay if there weren't any recks.
Depends on what you are driving.................
Guy should have his chauffer doin the 100mph while he's sipping cool ones in the back seat........He should be livin the High Life.........
In California, you have to drive at least 85 to keep up with the rest of traffic.
Hell...LaBron did that to us last post season! What else is new?
It's ironically similar to the NTSB's term "near miss" in referring to aviation close calls :nerd2:
At least in So. CA that was 30 years ago.
Today you are lucky to be able to average 8.5 mph on the freeways, unless you drive on them between 11:00 PM and 4:00AM and Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday and a few other days here and there.
shouldn't wreckless driving be a good thing? like, wreck-less?
they should call it wreck-full driving instead.
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