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Old 03-27-2003, 07:28 PM   #41
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I've gotten one speeding ticket, but it wasn't in my Saturn. It was in my 1984 Chrysler E-Class (think stripped down New Yorker) aka. The Ghetto Sled. I was 16, being a dumbass, and speeding next to my high school. The cop clocked me at 40 in a 20. It was only 5 minutes before the end of the zone time, so almost everyone was already gone, but because of the 20mph over, he considered it still in the zone. It was my first ticket so I was pretty upset; thought my parents were gonna kill me. I went to court for it, and the first thing the judge said to me was something like "I'm guessing you want to take defensive driving and get this dismissed?" I said yes and paid the court costs. in Texas, you can take defensive driving and get a ticket dismissed, but only once every four years I think. Funny thing was, one of my friends was in the same defensive driving class. She got a ticket for "Failure to maintain control of the vehicle". Some crazy guy came around a blind corner, taking his half in the middle, while it was raining. She swirving to avoid him, got clipped, and started hydroplaning. Hit a guardrail and flipped her Chevy Blazer end over end and hit a tree, while the guy fled the scene. So the cop gave her the ticket. BTW, I'm 22 now.

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Old 03-28-2003, 05:34 PM   #42
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I have gotten 2 tickest so far. Both last year about a month and a half apart from each other. The first was in voorhees near the echelon mall when I had to make a left across 2 lanes of traffic. Didnt know there was a cop around and he gave me a ticket for careless driving. I didnt think I did anything wrong but he thought different.

The other was right in my hometown of Lawnside when I was leaving work at UPS. I was going down the street and it changes from a 35 to a 25 mph zone. As I got ready to go into the 25 I braked. Just then a cop went past did a quick U-turn and gave me a ticket for 38 in a 25. Any way went to court and just paid court cost and fines and got the points dropped.

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Old 03-29-2003, 11:50 PM   #43
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Your going to hate me, but the cops usally just get up behind me flip their lights on then politely wave at me, let me go and turn them off. Must have something to do with the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) liscense tag on my car.

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Old 03-30-2003, 07:50 PM   #44
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I've had enough speeding tickets to have my license suspended twice! Most of them were in my medium red SL2 so I think it may have been the color that got the officers' attention. I shouldn't even tempt bad luck by saying that, in the two years I've had my green SC2, I haven't gotten a speeding ticket yet..... and I normally drive about 15 mph over the limit.

The most memorable stop was in, of course, my SL2. After the cop had me sign the citation, he stepped back and looked over my car and said, "This is a real nice car, do you like it?"..... seeing that I had nothing else to lose, I replied, "yeah, it's pretty fast."
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Old 03-31-2003, 09:40 AM   #45
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I've had enough speeding tickets to have my license suspended twice! Most of them were in my medium red SL2 so I think it may have been the color that got the officers' attention. I shouldn't even tempt bad luck by saying that, in the two years I've had my green SC2, I haven't gotten a speeding ticket yet..... and I normally drive about 15 mph over the limit.
that's funny that my experience is the opposite. my blue green 92 sc got pulled over 8-9 times while my red 96 sc2 has only been pulled over once and no ticket. except for the color and rear wing and reflex planels they looked identical with the same wheels and springs plus i had a 95-96 sc2 front fascia on the 92 sc so i could use the foglight holes for brake cooling ducts.

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Old 04-01-2003, 04:39 PM   #46
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only time i ever got stopped was oct. last year, my room mate and i went down to nashville for a concert, on the way back we were chatting and a cop stepped out in front of my car from behind a utility pole and waved me over into a parking lot with a flashlight, i didn't know until i read the ticket what he pulled me over for, 40 in a 30....at midnight with two maybe three other cars on the road, and the speed limit had just changed to 30 from 40 like a quarter of a block from where i was stopped....i was confused and the cop was a jerk...then tried to bust me on my tinting even though i was an out of state driver....oh well...lesson learned....didn't go on my record either

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Old 04-03-2003, 02:30 PM   #47
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In April 2001 out by Madison Wisconsin I was doing 120 mph in a 65 zone in my SL2 when I saw the cop. Oops. I slammed the breaks I hard as I dared at that speed but of course it was too late.

After I was pulled over the cop said something like "I tagged you at 105 and I know you were slowing down as fast as you could." There was much yelling at me at that point. I explained (truthfully) that my Dad had suddenly taken ill and wasn't expected to live the night. So he only gave me a ticket for doing 84mph. Thanks!

Coincidentally I was on the same strip of highway in January or February 1994 in a friend's borrowed Honda Civic also doing 120mph when the cop caught me going at that speed. More coincidentally, my Mom had suddenly taken seriously ill and I was trying to get home as fast as I could. The cop told me at that speed he had no choice but to arrest me on the spot for going 50mph over the speed limit, but despite this actually let me go after a lot of screaming and just a verbal warning.

On a side note, those are truly the only two times I have ever really speeded (i.e. more than 10mph over the posted limit).

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Old 04-18-2003, 01:50 PM   #48
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Never had a speeding ticket in my Saturn. As a rule of thumb, I go no more than 5 mph over the limit. On the other hand, if I am on a highway and the traffic is moving at 20 mph over the limit, I go with the flow.

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Old 04-19-2003, 07:05 PM   #49
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going to vegas, did 97 mph, got nailed

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Old 05-12-2003, 10:55 PM   #50
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In 2001, I once got pullled over late one night in my former SL2 following someone to closely and a officer pulled me over and asked me if I had a problem. He told me that even though the guy was driving 20 miles under the speed limit I should be more patient. I agreed with him and as I went to show him my license he saw my state probation officer badge and he quickly change his tune and told me to drive safely as he turned away to go back to his cruiser.

Several months later right before Christmas, I was running late to a staff meeting in my SL2, one of the fleet cars at work were not available so I had to drive my own car. The service engine light flashed on my car which grab my attention and all the sudden a police crusier fell in behind me with his siren blaring and lights flashing, I promptly pulled over and the officer ran up to my car hollering and screaming at me. I calmly looked at him and listen and he asked me what I was thinking driving 54 in 35, and I told him that I didn't see the sign that showing the speed limit drop and then told me I shouldn't be driving if I can't read. I then pulled out my license and he saw my badge and he then had the nerve to tell me that if I am a probation officer I should no better not to speed. I told him I was sorry and told him that I should have known better but have been under a lot of stress at work and he said here is some more stress for you has he handed me a citation. A month later I went to traffic school and the officer teaching the class knew me from my duties as an PO and asked me why I was there. I told him what I did and he told me what I did was not really that bad and told me that the officer that gave me a ticket had an attitude problem and has had many complaints called in on him.

I admit that I still speed from time to time in my VUE. It's kind of hard to hold her back on the freeway. However, I do have a radar detector to help keep me out of trouble.

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Old 05-15-2003, 10:20 AM   #51
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Technically, no. But I have been pulled over.

I was on I-70 several miles East of Denver, going between 90 and 95 m.p.h. while the speed limit was 75. I had my radar detector on, just in case. I went over a rise, and I saw a police car parked on the side with the lights off. I immediately hit the brakes, and slowed down to 80. The cop must have noticed because a few seconds later my radar detector's K band went crazy. His headlights immediately went on. When he caught up to me, he turned on his light bar. After pulling over onto the shoulder, he got out and walked over beside my car. Basically, he started off by saying that I was going a little fast back there. However, he couldn't ticket me because by the time he clocked me, I was to far away for him to get an "accurate reading". But, since I was already pulled over, he checked my drivers' license and insurance. After all that checked out, he let me go.

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Old 05-19-2003, 09:01 AM   #52
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Never it s a sleeper round these parts but i don't go too far over the limit

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Old 05-20-2003, 02:01 PM   #53
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Old 05-23-2003, 07:13 PM   #54
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I got stoped once going 50 in a 25 but I thought it was a 45 because it was Route (kinda like a mini highway). Normally routes are 45 when they go through a town. I was going that fast because my car was running out of gas and I was pulling into the gas station and that was where the Sate cop was. So he followed behind me as I pulled in and I pulled right up to the pumps...when the cop came over I pressed the auto window button and said Fill it up regular please. I got away from the ticket because I told the truth and he was a good cop. He said because "your being honest I will let you go this time." Then he pulled right back to his spot. He never did fill my car up so I had to do the work.






P.S. Just kidding bout asking him to fill it up but I did pull up to the pumps and he did too and walked to my door. :-D It would ahve been funny if I said that but then I would ahve been arrested or ticketed.

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Old 05-23-2003, 10:39 PM   #55
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I got pulled over for doing 50 in a 35 -- But got let go cause I had a state sherriff's sticker on the car!

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Old 05-25-2003, 11:54 AM   #56
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Oh yeah this past april I was cought going 51 in a 30....ouch. That hurt me a little, set me back about 130 some odd dollars and I am now on the deferal program....

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Old 05-31-2003, 06:14 PM   #57
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so far i have three tickets in my saturn in two months

60 in a 25
72 in a 45
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:47 PM   #58
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Uhhhhhh, in my *current* Saturn? No! (Not yet, anyway.)

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Nope! Knock on wood!

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Old 06-10-2003, 08:18 PM   #60
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In my current Saturn no I haven't, but in my previous one yes I did. It is as SL1 and I was travelling that rode I got pulled over on all the time. Never thought there would be a cop there...Surprise....59.2 in a 35......cost me $150 and 4 points which are now charged off. I speed in my Ion all the time. I can't help it. Its that damn peppy 2.2L it hauls *ss... I just have not gotten caught in this car yet. **crosses fingers**

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