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Old 03-30-2006, 02:31 AM   #221
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well after reading my other thread.
i am really new to this whole system.
what is going to happen when i show up to court. or rather what should happen?
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Old 03-30-2006, 02:56 AM   #222
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Whats the deal with unmarked police cars anyways?
What if theyre so disguised that I dont believe theyre cops.
My traffic school teacher said I could call into the police station and ask if there is a patrol on duty in the area. AND that I can ask for them to call for backup if I feel uncomfortable with that one cop breathing down my neck. I learned this from TRaffiC schOOL O_O. lol
True, if you doubt that they're real Officer's, then have them send a marked patrol unit over. Or, you could just ask for their ID card. Not their name and badge number, but their actual Police ID Card (the one with their picture on it). They can be forged, but not easily. I'd just ask for a marked unit, if I were in that situation.

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Hey, with all this Bay Area weather, i was wondering if it's legal to drive the max speed limit in the rain? heard it's 10mph less if it's rainign or something? TIA
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BreakMyWallet you should be or for that comment
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well after reading my other thread.
i am really new to this whole system.
what is going to happen when i show up to court. or rather what should happen?
You going to the Long Beach Court? It's the trailer in back. It can be really cramped in there, so show up early if you want to get a seat. Wear a suit and tie, if you have one. Otherwise, dress as nice as you have clothes for (no shorts are allowed in the courtroom).

The judge will do role call and have all the defendants/Officers check in. If for some reason the Officer doesn't show, then you get out of it. If he shows, then you sit there and wait your turn. At some point he'll offer traffic school, but I doubt you're eligible. He'll call you and your parent (yes, one of them has to go unless you're emancipated) up. The Officer testifies about what he saw, then you testify on your behalf. If you like, you don't have to testify. You can also simply admit fault and put yourself at the mercy of the court. I've never seen anyone do this, but I don't see why it couldn't be done. The judge will ask the Officer if he has anything to add. Then the judge makes his determination. You walk away with a slight limp from getting reamed, and go home
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Hey, with all this Bay Area weather, i was wondering if it's legal to drive the max speed limit in the rain? heard it's 10mph less if it's rainign or something? TIA
Is it sad that it took me about thirty seconds to figure out what TIA means?

Anyway, back to the task at fingers. In the rain, obviously you shouldn't go
max speed. I know, you're never supposed to go over it, but, uhh, yeah. The safe speed would be 55mph, or less, depending on how hard it's raining and how wet the roads are. I'm not going to stop someone going 65, but if I'm only going 55 (or less) because of the weather, and you pass me, then I'll write that ticket. I know, "Who would pass a cop?" You'd be surprised!
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Old 03-30-2006, 03:17 AM   #229
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Is it sad that it took me about thirty seconds to figure out what TIA means?

Anyway, back to the task at fingers. In the rain, obviously you shouldn't go
max speed. I know, you're never supposed to go over it, but, uhh, yeah. The safe speed would be 55mph, or less, depending on how hard it's raining and how wet the roads are. I'm not going to stop someone going 65, but if I'm only going 55 (or less) because of the weather, and you pass me, then I'll write that ticket. I know, "Who would pass a cop?" You'd be surprised!
well you figured it out ! haha.. but i'll say it again.. THANK YOU!
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No, YOU stop it!!! You're the one with the red and white checker Vans
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well you figured it out ! haha.. but i'll say it again.. THANK YOU!
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*checks calender* Yup, still 2006, not 1986
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Great thread...

I had some questions about the carpool lane:

I've heard there is no designated speed limit except whatever is reasonable.
I've heard you can exit the carpool lane at any time.

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Is it sad that it took me about thirty seconds to figure out what TIA means?

Anyway, back to the task at fingers. In the rain, obviously you shouldn't go
max speed. I know, you're never supposed to go over it, but, uhh, yeah. The safe speed would be 55mph, or less, depending on how hard it's raining and how wet the roads are. I'm not going to stop someone going 65, but if I'm only going 55 (or less) because of the weather, and you pass me, then I'll write that ticket. I know, "Who would pass a cop?" You'd be surprised!
so what is your take on passing cops?
I do it all the time, sometimes they are going a bit under or right at the speed limit, and traffic ahead and behind is moving ~5-10 over. A lot of times, everyone will slow down a create a traffic jam just so that they do not pass a cop, but I figure most of the time 5-10 over is OK, so I still pass. Never had a problem with this. I can see if you pass at >15 over....

What about when a cop comes up behind you?
I notice a lot of times people just slam on their brakes or get over immediately. If I am going around the speed limit, and a cop comes up behind me without lights on, I act just as if it were any other driver that wants to pass; sometimes I move, sometimes I do not. Although sometimes, I must admit, sometimes I will not move over because I know that he is just going to blow past me at a speed, that if I did, would get a ticket for.
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Is it sad that it took me about thirty seconds to figure out what TIA means?

Anyway, back to the task at fingers. In the rain, obviously you shouldn't go
max speed. I know, you're never supposed to go over it, but, uhh, yeah. The safe speed would be 55mph, or less, depending on how hard it's raining and how wet the roads are. I'm not going to stop someone going 65, but if I'm only going 55 (or less) because of the weather, and you pass me, then I'll write that ticket. I know, "Who would pass a cop?" You'd be surprised!

huh???!?!?!?
so if Im going 65 when raining on the freeway, I would get a ticket?
thats no good...
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I had some questions about the carpool lane:

I've heard there is no designated speed limit except whatever is reasonable.
Nope, same speed limit applies to the HOV lane as the rest of the freeway.

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I've heard you can exit the carpool lane at any time.
Again, nope. You can only enter/exit at the broken white lines. And, unless otherwise posted, the HOV lanes are enforced 24/7.
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so what is your take on passing cops?
I do it all the time, sometimes they are going a bit under or right at the speed limit, and traffic ahead and behind is moving ~5-10 over. A lot of times, everyone will slow down a create a traffic jam just so that they do not pass a cop, but I figure most of the time 5-10 over is OK, so I still pass. Never had a problem with this. I can see if you pass at >15 over....
I generally advise people to not pass a cop. Granted if they're going 25mph in stop and go traffic, then pass 'em with the flow. If they're going right at the speed limit, I wouldn't pass 'em. It's asking for trouble. If someone passes me when I'm right at the speed limit, then I'm going to write them a ticket. It might be for no front plate, or tint, or some other shenanigans that I can find, but passing a cop is ill-advised.

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What about when a cop comes up behind you?
I notice a lot of times people just slam on their brakes or get over immediately. If I am going around the speed limit, and a cop comes up behind me without lights on, I act just as if it were any other driver that wants to pass; sometimes I move, sometimes I do not. Although sometimes, I must admit, sometimes I will not move over because I know that he is just going to blow past me at a speed, that if I did, would get a ticket for.
If they come up behind you, for the love of everything that is good, DO NOT hit your brakes. I HATE that. If you see 'em in your mirror, just signal, and move over. If they're coming up at a REALLY high rate of speed, it might be best to just stay put. If you do decide to change lanes, use your turn signal in advance (so they know you're going to move over) and only change lanes once. One of the guys I worked with in Los Angeles got lane changed three times by the same car who was trying to get out of his way. He was coming up at over 100mph. He ended up tearing the patrol car in half after he spun out and hit a tree!!!!
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