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Old 09-07-2006, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mizouse
how often do cops pull over bikes and how often do they not have a license and insurance? what happens if i dont have a M1 license and bike insurace? arrested? bike impounded? what?

just curious cause im thinking of picking up a cheapo ninja or other 250cc bike to learn on before i go for the M1 license
it's basically the same as being unlicensed, most likely you'll have to park the bike and walk home with your ticket

but just get a permit, you don't even have to own a bike to do this... or take an MSF course and you get the M1 without a road test...
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Originally Posted by mc_yanzo
What does bail money pay for?

Meaning, where does the money go once it's been paid? To the state? Jail? Officer's pockets?
the money is returned either when the trial is completed or maybe when you first appear for trial, minus some minor fees i think.. i don't know, this is more of a question for the courts or jail clerks...

if you used a bondsman then they're going to keep their 10%, thats how they make their money.
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How come an officer will pull over a riced out civic with an"illegal exhaust" for a fix it ticket but a freakin Harley that you can hear from 10 city blocks just goes on his merry way.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:47 PM
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How come an officer will pull over a riced out civic with an"illegal exhaust" for a fix it ticket but a freakin Harley that you can hear from 10 city blocks just goes on his merry way.
If I had to guess I would say because the Harley is stock and the riced out civic is an atrocity of nature that should be taken to the junk yard and scrapped. Also the riced out civic owners tend to rev their engines all the time driving everyone around them nuts. I get past those type of cars as fast as I can because they're so loud. Seriously obnoxious.
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If I had to guess I would say because the Harley is stock and the riced out civic is an atrocity of nature that should be taken to the junk yard and scrapped. Also the riced out civic owners tend to rev their engines all the time driving everyone around them nuts. I get past those type of cars as fast as I can because they're so loud. Seriously obnoxious.
Obnoxious as it may be but they get pulled over because of how loud they are, and the bike's exhaust is much louder.
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How come an officer will pull over a riced out civic with an"illegal exhaust" for a fix it ticket but a freakin Harley that you can hear from 10 city blocks just goes on his merry way.
Here is my take (non-police) on this: Loud pipes save lives by helping those drivers who do not want to pay attention to the road find the bikes. A Civic is much eaiser to see therefore you could argue that a louder exhaust does not help them that way. But, I will say, that a lowered CRX is very hard to see even if you look from inside a normal size (Tundra 4x4, normal tires is what I had) truck if they are in your blind spot. I had a couple of very close calls with small cars liking to be in my blind spot where they were below the top of my bed. But then this is an Acura site, not a HD or bike site, so I can guess how a vote would go.
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:24 AM
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Here is my take (non-police) on this: Loud pipes save lives ...
I hear that a lot, but the fact is that 90% of a Harley's noise goes out the side or the rear. They are not heard that loudly from the front. That sort'a negates any benefit in the noise generation. The driver that's about to turn in front of you never heard you - but the to the side of you has a headache.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CL Platano
How come an officer will pull over a riced out civic with an"illegal exhaust" for a fix it ticket but a freakin Harley that you can hear from 10 city blocks just goes on his merry way.
probably because they don't mind the sound of a harley but dislike the civic...

or loud pipes save lives

it's all discretion... i don't fuck with loud pipes period, b/c i love em
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Hey there brakejob, I have a Q. Is it really illegal to drive barefoot? If yes, do you know why? It's hard on my high heels to clutch in them, not to mention difficult, so I usually just kick 'em off while driving.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by wndrlst
Hey there brakejob, I have a Q. Is it really illegal to drive barefoot? If yes, do you know why? It's hard on my high heels to clutch in them, not to mention difficult, so I usually just kick 'em off while driving.
no, it's perfectly legal to drive barefoot. I drive barefoot sometimes, especially if i am wearing flipflops...

just be careful about kicking them off by the pedals, as they can slip behind and stop you from pressing the brake
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where has brakejob been?
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where has brakejob been?
He does have a job you know....
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He does have a job you know....
i know. that's why this thread's title isn't "Ask an ex-cop anything..."
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by fla-tls
I hear that a lot, but the fact is that 90% of a Harley's noise goes out the side or the rear. They are not heard that loudly from the front. That sort'a negates any benefit in the noise generation. The driver that's about to turn in front of you never heard you - but the to the side of you has a headache.
If he is in your blind spot he IS on your side. If your system is too loud to hear it, you have the problem. And I think you can hear most illigally loud pipes from the front anyway. The guy 3 doors down points his bike towards my house and I can her his pipes very well.
Really, though, all BS aside, I think all loud pipe tickets are crap anyway. Just my
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by brakejob
no, it's perfectly legal to drive barefoot. I drive barefoot sometimes, especially if i am wearing flipflops...

just be careful about kicking them off by the pedals, as they can slip behind and stop you from pressing the brake
it's just more comfortable
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Old 09-09-2006, 09:59 PM
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I will say, though, that having a shoe on your BRAKE foot is a really good idea. Anyone that has engaged ABS a few times will know what I mean.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:22 AM
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Hey breakjob, I have a one more question!

What is the right answer to "Have you been drinking?"

Say I had couple beers and you know it's below .08%

*and assuming I'm over 21
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by n3ok318
Hey breakjob, I have a one more question!

What is the right answer to "Have you been drinking?"

Say I had couple beers and you know it's below .08%

*and assuming I'm over 21
NO
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:12 AM
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^^ you're probably right

I heard since everyone's drunk level's different, officers don't require us to be over .08% to arrest as a DUI.

Hmm but I did drink a little though.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:25 AM
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where has brakejob been?
busy doing things
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by n3ok318
Hey breakjob, I have a one more question!

What is the right answer to "Have you been drinking?"

Say I had couple beers and you know it's below .08%

*and assuming I'm over 21
we're going to test you anyway, so there is no good answer. don't drink and drive (and stay in school!.. and eat your veggies)
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Originally Posted by n3ok318
Hey breakjob, I have a one more question!

What is the right answer to "Have you been drinking?"

Say I had couple beers and you know it's below .08%

*and assuming I'm over 21
Your BAC and your LEVEL OF IMPAIRMENT are not as related as you might think.

Tell the officer you have been drinking, that you shouldn't be driving, and to please beat you without mercy untill you understand this concept at a higher metaphysical plane.
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Old 09-12-2006, 01:58 AM
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Your BAC and your LEVEL OF IMPAIRMENT are not as related as you might think.

Tell the officer you have been drinking, that you shouldn't be driving, and to please beat you without mercy untill you understand this concept at a higher metaphysical plane.
I know what you mean. Even if BAC isn't at illegal limit, I can still be arrested for DUI.

Well, I guess I didn't state myself correctly.

Sometimes, you go out and drink. Although, I will never drive drunk, but I might drink and wait 3 - 4 hours then drive again. By that time, I won't be drunk and should be able to drive at normal condition.

THEN I get pulled over and the officer asks me "have you been drinking?"

And my BAC is well below legal limit and *not drunk.

Then how should you answer officer's question?
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Originally Posted by n3ok318
I know what you mean. Even if BAC isn't at illegal limit, I can still be arrested for DUI.

Well, I guess I didn't state myself correctly.

Sometimes, you go out and drink. Although, I will never drive drunk, but I might drink and wait 3 - 4 hours then drive again. By that time, I won't be drunk and should be able to drive at normal condition.

THEN I get pulled over and the officer asks me "have you been drinking?"

And my BAC is well below legal limit and *not drunk.

Then how should you answer officer's question?
doesn't matter, you're going to get tested most likely regardless... just be honest. "yes, i had X drinks 4 hours ago"
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Hey Brakejob, let me ask you this, based of the BAC and such....

Dont know the exact story of it, but my friend got pulled over, blew a .05 and apparently he took a wrong turn and got lost and didn't know where he was at. Passed the field tests, but thye still gave him a DUI, booked him and such.

Can he fight to get it dropped to a "wet & reckless" or whatever thats called? He doesn't know what the results from the lab are yet, and was wondering what he can/should do? Thanks....
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doesn't matter, you're going to get tested most likely regardless... just be honest. "yes, i had X drinks 4 hours ago"
Thanks for answering
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Are the officers computers linked with the DMV. If you get stopped and have a restriction on your license will that show up if they take the license?
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^ along those lines...

when you pull up a person's info on a traffic stop, does it show what handguns, "assault weapons" and .50bmg rifles are registered to the person? if they do, what action(s) might or will you take? are you more cautious? suspicious?
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brakejob,

where is brakejob?
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if you get a call about a person acting weird (off meds), what criteria do you use to 5150 someone if needed?
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just wanted to say, great thread!
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what if some spoiled rich girl is driving her pimed out mercedes 60 mph in a residental area with a limit of 25 and only me and my brother see her doing this, can we call the police? (she has almost hit me before, me mowing lawn and her doing makeup.....)
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what if some spoiled rich girl is driving her pimed out mercedes 60 mph in a residental area with a limit of 25 and only me and my brother see her doing this, can we call the police? (she has almost hit me before, me mowing lawn and her doing makeup.....)
Yup. If she does it a certain time frame, call your local pd station, and ask for enhanced traffic enforcement on the street in that time frame. We would get calls all the time like that. Just be carefull, on a few occasions we ticketed the person who had called, because they forgot we were going to be there and they were speeding!
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In Cali, is having your license plate mounted behind a grill like this legal?



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Probably not...

Mosat states don;t let you "obscure" the plate in any way. Not even a clear plastic cover is allowed in most places.
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Is it legal to enter a carpool lane in the ingress/egress area to pass a vehicle in the "fast lane". The complete maneuver is done where entering and exiting the carpool lane is allowed, but only the driver in the car.
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^^ I would guess no. The lane is for cars with 2 or more passangers. Entering and exiting in the designated areas is fine but being in it if you're the only one in the vehicle is still a carpool lane violation.
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Yup. Sorry.
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Hey, is someone able to answer the question I had back on page 11, post 265? Just curious if there is a solution for that or not, thanks.
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Hey, is someone able to answer the question I had back on page 11, post 265? Just curious if there is a solution for that or not, thanks.
Well, I am in Arizona, so I am not familiar with "wet and reckless" except as it applies to my social life...

I am curious how your friend "knows" he passed all of the FSTs (Field Sobriety Tests). You are not exactly given a grade by the police officer. Any signs of impairment are documented, and if they breach a certain threshold, you are impaired. THIS IS A CHARGE

Above and beyond that is a scientific examination of your BAC, generaly from either a breath sample or a blood sample. THIS IS A SEPARATE CHARGE

What EXACTLY was he charged with (Please include statute/penal code number with any sub numbering) as this may shed some light on the situation.
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