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JPMazda
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2009 4:15:42 PM

I have. Me and a Maxima were speeding up a hill, not expecting a police at the top. Both got pulled over and have to pay $315.00. Since then I purchased a Laser Radar, and avoided police/MPs.
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keriazy4
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 8:21:31 AM

one time
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:21:43 AM

yes
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 7:59:45 AM

yes
retcap201
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 9:17:25 AM

nope, handed out a lot of them though
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 9:07:18 AM

yes
aburns20
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:43:36 AM

Yes
CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:40:49 AM

No
sc331mustang
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 12:19:45 AM

Yes
geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:58:58 PM

yes
sagnat
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:29:04 PM

I've gotten a few, last one in 1997.
Moe86
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:51:07 PM

No.
aburns20
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:07:01 PM

yes
traffic cop
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:55:08 AM

Sovietsunrise, you're either speeding, or you aren't. So watch your speed.

Officers have --theoretically -- "officer's discretion," which gives them the option to to write a ticket with a fine, or to give a verbal or written warning. Where you are right is when politicians lean on the police command structure to write more "money tickets" (fines, vs. warnings).

Two examples:

On the Mass Pike, troopers are practically required to write fines. They're tough to beat, either at the vehicle stop, or in court.

Boston PD leaves it exclusively up to the officer. Result: many more warnings over $$ tickets, because the officer doesn't want to risk getting a citizen complaint ("I was discriminated against! He called me a rude word!") So everybody runs red lights with impunity.

russells350
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:14:25 AM

yes
russells350
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 7:14:25 AM

yes
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:52:06 AM

yes
jessjames
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:50:25 AM

Yes
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:43:36 AM

yes...........
robareid
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:43:14 AM

1988 was the only year I have got a ticket. Been driving since 1957.
DanFMA
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:31:34 AM

Many years ago.
streetcars
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 1:01:58 AM

35+ years ago
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:54:04 AM

No
DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:07:08 AM

Yes
sc331mustang
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:04:25 AM

Yes
geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 9:54:48 PM

yes
SovietSunrise
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 8:47:18 PM

Revenue generators haven't harassed me in a few years. As well they shouldn't. The world must be free of revenue generators. They are horrific, disgusting parasites. It is shameful that they exist in the world, particularly in North America. Shameful!
Trowinsamoan
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:56:21 PM

About 35 yrs ago
geobmw
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:54:46 PM

yes
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:41:58 PM

55+ years of driving and never had one.
fkkf92
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 11:27:28 AM

yes
Manolo1
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:30:20 AM

New York: Appeals Court Upholds Right to Flip Off Cop
Motorists may freely express their displeasure at a speed trap using their middle finger, the Second Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel allowed a malicious prosecution lawsuit to proceed against police officers who arrested a man because he flipped them off.
Bridge2012
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:20:24 AM

yep, long time ago I would get 1 a year
barryw8
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:19:01 AM

yes
barryw8
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:18:44 AM

yes
rjro
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 8:16:58 AM

nope.
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:27:28 AM

yes
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:05:55 AM

yes
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:54:18 AM

yes.....
jessjames
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:53:05 AM

Yes
silverG
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:40:52 AM

Yeah, several.
CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:35:58 AM

No
robareid
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 7:41:20 AM

Last speeding ticket was back in 1989.
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 7:37:42 AM

a few
watch4you
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 12:42:59 PM

yes
CollegeMan21
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2013 2:50:49 AM

Yes, one. 8 years ago. $200 fine. Did not even know my 89 Chevy Silverado could got that fast. Interstate would have been more fun. Driving on a river road, not so fun.
JohnTIZ
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 11:27:09 PM

Got two minor speeding tickets years ago. Now I drive like an old lady.
SovietSunrise
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 10:30:02 PM

Yup. Last time I was harassed by pathetic punk revenue generators was in 2009. Now it's 2013. We'll see if the revenue generating punks get the better of me this year, either with artificially low speed limits or by outright mendacity.
dandeeman
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 5:45:49 PM

OOOOOOOOH YEAH!
TXBruin
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 4:20:31 PM

yes
jacksonmeow
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 4:19:53 PM

no
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 3:27:33 PM

no
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