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Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:03 am

I know they are a few Police Officers on these forums so I am sure I will get some nice answers. Who exactly will Cops not give speeding tickets, moving violations etc.. to? Besides for other police Officers. I ask this for two reason, first I have a friend who brother is a cop at a local police department and he has been pulled over about 4 times in the past few months but he gets off every time because he has a little badge from the local police department saying he is a officer brother. Also a few days ago I got off from being yelled at from a police officer for not making a right turn in a right turn only lane in Miami Traffic. The officer yelled at two cars in front of me and was coming to my car but took a look at my Florida Sheriff Association Plate which is my front plate and just waved me away.

Anyway here is a list of people I think would not get a speeding ticket. Any others? Any should be taken off?
Any Police Officer.
And Federal Authority figure, CIA, Sercret Service, FBI, ATF ect..
Firefighters and Paramedics.
Military Personnel
Doctors or atleast this is what a police officer once told me.
People driving cars with those Council plates from different countries embassy and consulates.
High government officials, Mayors, city managers, commissioners etc.
Judges
District Attorneys.
And the last one I thought of was an Airline Pilot in uniform? If they can fly a plane they should be able to drive a car at 73mph in a 55 zone right?
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:07 am

You forgot the most important one: Pretty girls who look like they might cry!  Wink
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
High government officials, Mayors, city managers, commissioners etc.
Judges
District Attorneys.

I'll gladly ticket any of the above . . . without hesitation or reservation.

Everyone else, depends on the situation.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
And the last one I thought of was an Airline Pilot in uniform? If they can fly a plane they should be able to drive a car at 73mph in a 55 zone right?

That's absurd.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
People driving cars with those Council plates from different countries embassy and consulates.

Well, there's such a thing as diplomatic immunity to consider here. However, the cop should be giving the ticket to the offender, even though they won't have to pay it.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
Pretty girls who look like they might cry!

Wrong!  Wink

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:16 am

People that work in the news.

Not that I would know, or anything. Of the sort. At all. I swear. Really.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting EK20 (Reply 4):
Wrong!

She isn't really that pretty. She is just anorexic and rich.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:19 am

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 6):
She is just anorexic and rich.

Well, those big-ass sunglasses probably made it harder for the cop see if she was about to cry. And saying "That's hot" after finding out she failed the breathalizer probably doesn't help either  rotfl 

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
Anyway here is a list of people I think would not get a speeding ticket

You left out men who wear "U.S. Army Retired" hats.

Oh, and can drink 24 ounces of a pure vodka martini on the rocks straight up.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:23 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
Military Personnel

Not true, a buddy of mine was pulled over for speeding, he was going maybe 10mph over (I think it was a 40 zone)

He is in the military and is going over to Iraq soon, he asked the cop if he wanted both state issued ID and military ID, then mentioned that he is going to Iraq soon and wasn't sure if he could show up to court to pay the ticket-cop still gave him a ticket.

None of what he said was false.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:30 am

Quoting EK20 (Reply 4):
Wrong!

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 8:18 am

I gave someone from every occupation listed a ticket or taken to jail for DUI, including the officer in charge of a federal law enforcement agency in San Francisco.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
And the last one I thought of was an Airline Pilot in uniform?

Why not? Just because they can fly a bus, doesn't mean they can drive safety? Military pilots(normally fighter pilots) are another breed, they just think they are invincible and sometimes there driving behaviors shows it.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Everyone else, depends on the situation.

In short everyone is treated the same. (of course if a police officer told me who he was prior to writing the ticket..)
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 8:30 am

I got away with one in Florida once when I was still living down there. I was doing 110 on I 75 in my old 87 IROC II and I happened to be in my pilots uniform, I was between SRQ and Mantee SR64 someplace and I got paced by the cop after passing him (it was a grey unmarked impala) and he asked me why I was speeding excessively. He looked down and saw my uniform and askied if I was a pilot. I was smart and didnt get sarcastic like I might have and said yes. He asked if I was headded to work and I came up with a BS story that I was running late to get to TPA when in reality I had just left SRQ and was headded to the girlfriends house of the time for a romp. He said take it easy nice car and sent me on my way after a fast conversation about flying.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 8:41 am

US Senators and Congress members or their drivers, if they are on their way to Washington DC or to the capital from their DC area residence. IIRC, it is covered in the US Constitution, that they are not to be impeded while in transit to the capital to conduct official business, especially a critical vote. This is to prevent improper holding of a member to affect the vote on a piece of legislation. Usually even off duty, they may get away with getting tickets, but will get them if DUI, or driving at well above the limit.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 9:01 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
You forgot the most important one: Pretty girls who look like they might cry!

And those who show boobs...the higher the letter the better.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 9:14 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
High government officials, Mayors, city managers, commissioners etc.
Judges
District Attorneys.

I'll gladly ticket any of the above . . . without hesitation or reservation.

Probably especially if they give you the "Do you know who I am!" treatment...  Wink

In Berlin about 15 years ago a very high ranking police officer in plain clothes in his private car was stopped by two traffic cops for a high exceedence of the speed limt. He tried to pull rank on them and threatened them. Nevertheless they gave him the ticket, which would mean a stiff fine and several months loss of driving licence and additionally reprted him to internal affairs. AFAIK he shortly lost his job afterwards or was demoted.

During a riot in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the late 1980s three leading police staff officers in plain clothes, who wanted to watch the police riot control operation got beaten up by a squad of riot police. Since back then the riot police officers had the habit of (illegally?) covering the unit badges on their uniforms and they were wearing full riot gear with body armour, helmets and visors down, the the high ranking officers could not identify those who gave them the baton treatment. It is suspected that the culprits knew exactly whom they had in front of them and used the ooportunity to settle old scores with their superiors...  Silly

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 1:01 pm

His Grand Kleagleness Robert Bryd (D-WV) whined and cried some time ago about receiving a speeding ticket here in Virginia, while these maniac police officers got off with a warning: http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/06/681.asp
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:00 pm

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
Pretty girls who look like they might cry!

Those are the best ones to ticket. Remember: complaints mean you are working. Some officers make a point of warning fat chicks because they never get breaks.

And BTW. Paris is not pretty.

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
High government officials, Mayors, city managers, commissioners etc.

I have seen a mayor get a ticket. He seemed to think he should get a slide because he was a mayor, that made damn sure he was getting the ticket.

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 9):
He is in the military and is going over to Iraq soon, he asked the cop if he wanted both state issued ID and military ID, then mentioned that he is going to Iraq soon and wasn't sure if he could show up to court to pay the ticket-cop still gave him a ticket.

As true as this was, you have no idea how many people tell that story and are lying. That is why I always try to make conversation and sniff for the lie. Also, in all fairness, 10 over is probably the officers personal cutoff for writing the ticket no matter who it is or what their situation. In an attempt to be fair to everyone most officers have personal guidelines for what they write no matter what. Also, it is trained some (most?) places they should make the decision to write or warn before they get to the window. Some are more flexible on that decision than others.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:12 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
Doctors or atleast this is what a police officer once told me.

Wrong. I dont know how it works in the US, but doctors here are treated like any one else, except in a situation where the doctor can prove he/she was attending a medical emergency.

But most of the cops here are pretty cool, and will understand the situation if your explanation is reasonable..and will let you off with a warning (I know this from personal experience on 3 different occasions Big grin )
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:15 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
And the last one I thought of was an Airline Pilot in uniform


 redflag 

Big negative on this one. My uncle has about 4 speeding tickets (he drives a M5) in the last 6 months. He'll be tooling home from work and get zapped. He's doing deferred adjudication right now for the current ticket.   

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:29 pm

Personally I think nobody should get special treatment. If you break traffic laws you should pay the consequences. Driving unsafely is totally dangerous even if you think you have special privileges in society. Granted another officer won't give one of his colleagues a ticket while they are driving the family sedan--unless he is doing something totally dangerous and illegal (DUI for example).
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:37 pm

Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 20):
Personally I think nobody should get special treatment. If you break traffic laws you should pay the consequences.

Couldn't have said it better.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 2:42 pm

I am really surprised about some of the answers I seen since I know that this is not the case in Miami atleast. I have a 18 year old friend who got off from doing 85 in a 55 just because his brother is a police officer. I know another person who got off from doing 75 in a 55 for his father being a police officer. I know for sure that Firefightersand Paramedics and other police officers just about never get any speeding tickets. I even got off of a possible ticket just because I have a front plate which only people who deal with law enforcement have or people who give alot of money to law enforcement.
Maybe things are just different where I am? But these are just stories which I have heard from Police Officers and others who have gotten out of the speeding tickets. Ofcourse I am not talking about DUI or anything that serious in nature.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 3:57 pm

I can vouch that I didnt get several tickets I deserved in Daytona Beach/Edgewater and Ormond Beach because I have out of state plates.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 4:11 pm

I just have to ask if ANCFlyer has received one and any other law enforcement people.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 6:49 pm

I will not ticket other cops..

Fire or paramedics

Or my Mom.

I will ticket taxis and tuner cars every chancce i get.


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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 7:03 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 25):
I will not ticket other cops..

Fire or paramedics

Or my Mom.

I will ticket taxis and tuner cars every chancce i get.

Sounds like the typical members of the RCMP around here.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 7:06 pm

I've seen cops ticket other cops when the other cop does something ridiculously stupid.

I know of a Captain who drove a marked cruiser into a telephone pole coming out of the Krispy Kreme parking lot. The Chief personally wrote that ticket out!!!!
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 7:51 pm

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 27):
I've seen cops ticket other cops when the other cop does something ridiculously stupid.

A guy I know - who is a cop, and also a raging alcoholic, unfortunately - had been drinking and actually PASSED OUT behind the wheel of his car at an intersection in central Phoenix around 3am. The cops came, grabbed his wallet and upon seeing his Phoenix Police badge, planned on putting him in the squad car to just take him home and put him to bed.

All that changed when the sergeant showed up on-scene. They tried to tell the sergeant they had it under control and get him to go away, but it didn't work and he got busted.

Of course he was driven to the station without handcuffs, in the front seat of the squad car. Got a 2 week suspension without pay, IIRC - and that was it.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Sun May 27, 2007 11:55 pm

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 24):
I just have to ask if ANCFlyer has received one

Never . . . . before I was badged or after.

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 25):
Or my Mom.

My Mom is fair game.

So is the rest of my family.

Fortunately they live 3500 miles from here.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
High government officials, Mayors, city managers, commissioners etc.

The driving shenanigans of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer could attest to that:

http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4692514

"What we're telling our troopers is that we treat everyone, no matter their status, fairly and equitably."

Uh huh. Which is why he got stopped at some rather extreme speeds and got off without a ticket.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 4:41 am

I know that overhere I could probably avoid getting a fine if I would show my badge, but I refuse to do that. I got pulled over once, after I crossed a bridge and turned left directly, as I always did. A hundred meters down the road, a police officer pulled me over and told me there was a sign there prohibiting you to turn left, because the road is too busy and you stop the fluidity of traffic. I'd never seen that sign in all those years. Still, he had to note me down, so I gave him my id and drivers license, he gave me the ticket. Then, as I was putting my papers back into my wallet he saw my policebadge and nearly excused himself for writing me the ticket  Smile Anyway, I payed the €50 fine, don't see why I'm any different then anybody else.

As when or not I give a ticket myself really depends on the situation, the explanation of the offender and, yes, the workload. Sometimes we just have so many administration to do, that it's just impossible to start writing people down.

And ofcourse family gets off the hook as well. Imagine you write down your mum... the family lunch would never be the same again  Smile

But somebody telling me "my brother is a cop" wouldn't help him.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 9:01 am

I have a friend who is a cop and he ticketed another cop. It was two (2) cops in one car actually and they were doing a ridiculous speed and absurdly aggressive "maneuvering".
He has told me that that was a "odd" situation but needed to be addressed.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 9:06 am

I've seen people get pulled over for doing doughnuts in a parking lot.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 1:41 pm

The drivers ed class at my high school was taught by a franciscan nun. We were told how she was once pulled over for speeding, but the cop didn't want to give her the ticket after finding out she was a nun. Being an honorable lady, she told him to give her the ticket.

I've only been pulled over once and that was by a state trooper on the turnpike. I was doing 75 in a 65, but I was let go with a warning.

I know one guy I work with at my air national guard base has gotten ticketed while driving home in uniform.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 1:52 pm

Quoting Klima (Reply 34):

I've only been pulled over once and that was by a state trooper on the turnpike. I was doing 75 in a 65, but I was let go with a warning.

I imagine this wasn't the New Jersey Turnpike. If you go 75 you will be passed even in the slow lane! And the police tend to clock people above 80 and only if they are obvious or weaving.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 2:57 pm

I got away once from running a red light. I wasn't doing it deliberately and I wasn't speeding, just something distracted me and I only noticed the light changing from amber to red when I was about two meter away from the line. I realised I could never stop the car on time before crossing the line and in case of an emergency stop the guy behind me would have likely tailgated me. So I stepped on the accelerator to get out of the mess. The only thing was that a "white mouse", a motorcycle cops saw it and waved me down a few hundred meters down the road. I admitted my fault freely, explaining why it happened, expecting to get ticketed (3 points in the central register, a tough fine and possibly one month loss of licence). He saw the civil defense sticker on my windscreen and let me go with a warning.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 3:13 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Thread starter):
Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

There isn't anyone I will not ticket. I am less inclined to cite other cops and Michelle Pfeiffer (Cindy Crawford used to be on the list until I actually stopped her and she was a complete, egotistical snob).
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 3:55 pm

Quoting Klima (Reply 34):
I've only been pulled over once and that was by a state trooper on the turnpike. I was doing 75 in a 65, but I was let go with a warning.

You should not have even been stopped for doing 75 in a 65 on a turnpike unless the weather conditions are bad. On the Florida Turnpike it is 70mph most people cruise at 85 and I have even been in a pack of 5 cars all going about 105mph. But state troopers can be bad some times.
In Miami State Troopers never let people off, while the city cops are a little bit better. Most of the time on the interstate when I see a Miami Cop I will just drive behind them because 75% of the tme they are going 80-90mph anyway.  Smile
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 4:42 pm

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 38):
Most of the time on the interstate when I see a Miami Cop I will just drive behind them because 75% of the tme they are going 80-90mph anyway.

I do the same on I-75 to Ocala and the Turnpike. On 95 Cops go 75 up by Brevard county.

A A-Netters going to a meet shouldn't get pulled over.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 9:47 pm

I have yet to get a ticket here in the states, although I lost count on how many times I've been pulled over for various things  Wink As I have nothing identifying me with law enforcement, my only explanation must be my charming persona  rotfl 

Quoting TSS (Reply 1):
You forgot the most important one: Pretty girls who look like they might cry!

Pretty girl: But, but, I thought you didn't ticket hot girls?
Officer: You're right, we don't. Sign here please.

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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Mon May 28, 2007 11:43 pm

Quoting STLGph (Reply 5):
People that work in the news.

There have been a couple of occasions on which I've escaped a ticket driving a marked news unit...years ago, a New
Hampshire state trooper pulled up beside me , gave be a "back down" wave..and pulled away. On another, a Pinellas
deputy sitting at the end of the Bayside bridge flashed his headlights. (I was coming back after being called out on a weekend for a "tornado" which ripped three shingles off a roof in Tampa) I deserved tickets in both instances.
But I know of people who've been pulled over driving tv mobile units and given tickets.
Years ago, touring tv stations in the Twin Cities with a friend, a photographer noted that the station's news cars had
sirens, illegally mounted in the wheel wells. He said he refused to use it..and refused to speed to stories. He said he
couldn't see himself being involved in an accident "because he had to take pictures of a fire."
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 41):
There have been a couple of occasions on which I've escaped a ticket driving a marked news unit...years ago, a New
Hampshire state trooper pulled up beside me , gave be a "back down" wave..and pulled away. On another, a Pinellas
deputy sitting at the end of the Bayside bridge flashed his headlights.

That may have likely been a lack of initiative on the officers part... Or a lack of manpower due to something else going on.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 11:52 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 40):
Pretty girl: But, but, I thought you didn't ticket hot girls?
Officer: You're right, we don't. Sign here please.

 rotfl 

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 40):
I have yet to get a ticket here in the states, although I lost count on how many times I've been pulled over for various things   As I have nothing identifying me with law enforcement, my only explanation must be my charming persona

Erm...the charming thing has never kept me from getting a ticket. I've even gone so far as to make cops laugh out loud while talking to me, but I still got the ticket.  irked 
On one memorable occasion, a state trooper even went out of his way to draw out our conversation after he had written me a ticket...as if he was chatting me up or something.  scratchchin 
I had to bite my tongue to keep from telling him "Listen officer, I don't know if they covered this in cop school or not, but once the ticket is handed to the ticketee your odds of getting in the ticketee's pants drop to zilch".  sarcastic 

It's probably best that I kept quiet on that occasion.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 2:40 pm

I got a ticket once, doing 55 in a 25. That was way over felony speeding for AZ, But he wrote me a ticket for 35 (20 mph over is the cutoff for felony speeding in AZ). It was 11:30pm, I was nice, he was nice. I could've (should've?) ended up in jail. But I kept my cool and he was reasonable and I just paid the fine and that was that.

My friend though, got pulled over for going just 10mph over limit, but he got so pissed and irate and even started cursing the cops, so the cops dragged him out of the car and handcuffed him, until he finally got the message and started apologizing. I was in the back seat watching him put on a really embarrasing show. And he deserved it, for he was being an ass to the cops and got a ticket and had to go to traffic school.


My personal rule is: be nice to the cops, and they'll be nice to you.
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 2:58 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 42):
That may have likely been a lack of initiative on the officers part... Or a lack of manpower due to something else going on.

I think New trucks do get a little bit of priority and I would not be surprised to see cops not give news trucks tickets. News trucks are on the scene of accidents, fires etc... So I imagine they get a little bit of respect I guess you can call it that. I once seen a news truck take the shoulder lane to pass bumper to bumper traffic at 1am so he could get to the scene of the accident which was in front of us. So if there not afraid to do that than why would they be afraid to speed a little bit.

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 44):
My personal rule is: be nice to the cops, and they'll be nice to you.

Same here I will treat any police officer with as much respect as possible. I have had friends get off tickets that were 110mph in a 55. A lot of my friends have gotten some pretty bad speeding tickets but non have been arrested or even wreckless. I believe the reason is because just about all of my friends don’t have any previous criminal records and treat the officers with respect.
Also a tip I was told by an officer is try to make the officer feel comfortable with the situation. So that means when you do get stopped turn on your interior lights turn your engine off and keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times and if you have to get something in the glove box or on the floor etc... tell the officer exactly what your going to do. In Florida you are allowed to keep a handgun in the glovebox so if someone did have one in the car and needed to go in their you always want to warn the officer that you have the weapon in the car before hand too. The simple things make the situation easier for both you and the officer.
And thats the ticket leason of the day.
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 3:19 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 40):
I have yet to get a ticket here in the states, although I lost count on how many times I've been pulled over for various things As I have nothing identifying me with law enforcement, my only explanation must be my charming persona

Hahaha  rotfl  riiiight Nice try, Kai  Wink Let's just ask Carmen how charming your persona is, shall we?  Wink

I've gotten one speeding ticket in my life. I was pulling 73 in a 55. The officer said he was going to give me a ticket, but he was going to write 65 in a 55 instead of 73. It brought down my fine and as it turned out the ticket never got on my record (according to the Nicollet County Courthouse anyways). That's when I was 17 and still living with my parents. I was crying at that point. I knew my mom (who has never done a thing wrong in her life, according to her) was going to get very upset. You don't want to see my mother upset.... (have you ever heard of a conniption? Yeah kind of like that  Wink )
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 4:07 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 29):
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 24):
I just have to ask if ANCFlyer has received one

Never . . . . before I was badged or after.

Trust me youre missing out on a great and wonderful merry time that has came about 14x in my life Pep.

Just in the past 6 months in Florida Ive had my hands on the hood 3x (once by the Florida State Wildlife Police) because they thought my car was stolen where in reality my car was re-titled and plates re-issued back in IL and it didnt show in their system. Which basically means, im a ghost unless im in Illinois  Silly

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 44):
I got a ticket once, doing 55 in a 25. That was way over felony speeding for AZ,

30 is a felony? Har har har
 
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 4:19 pm

Porn stars!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A porn star claims a state trooper who stopped her on a highway let drug charges slide in exchange for oral sex. And she says she's got proof — the trooper's own video images of the roadside tryst.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,274834,00.html
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RE: Who Will Cops Not Give Tickets To?

Tue May 29, 2007 4:34 pm

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 48):
Porn stars!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A porn star claims a state trooper who stopped her on a highway let drug charges slide in exchange for oral sex. And she says she's got proof — the trooper's own video images of the roadside tryst.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,....html

 rotfl 


That is priceless.



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