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Thanks for the explanation guys, we have the same thing here but in this State of Queensland Australia it's refered to as a "Transit Lane", same thing. And the Police here of "Road Traffic Command", definitley book you for breaking this law.

Yeah I'd just pay it mate, why fret over this?
 

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lol, I'll probably just pay it. I should slow down a bit, getting older. This my fourth Sprint. Always seem to come back to them
I rode Sprints for 20 years. I got stopped for speeding a few times but only 2 tickets.

I've had a Tiger 800 for 3 years. Haven't been stopped yet.

It was the 1050's fault.
 

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I rode Sprints for 20 years. I got stopped for speeding a few times but only 2 tickets.

I've had a Tiger 800 for 3 years. Haven't been stopped yet.

It was the 1050's fault.
of course
 

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Jeez catch up...I can't remember the number of times I've been done for speeding :) Its not me, they just set them too low IMO.

I should add never in town, only open road. In town I believe in and follow the speed limits, too many fools doing the wrong thing not to.
 

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Used to get 'em all the time when I was a boy and beer was a dime. Was always trying to talk my way out it on the side of the road or fighting it in court. Now I only speed when I'm having fun and the rest of the time just keep up with the flow.

Up here we're more policed than ever now. The things I used to do every day 30 years ago if you get caught doing now will get you impounded then discussed on the evening news. Haven't had a speeding ticket on a bike in over 10 years out of a combination of cunning and sheer dumb luck. If I get one tomorrow oh well, I'm due, but I hope not. They've gone up in price.
 

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Just a wondering when you got tagged how fast were you going? How much over were you or what is the limit where you were tagged?
One last did you n Officer Opie get along or will he tell the Judge you had a failure to communicate?

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I guess I've just been lucky. I've had a driver's license for almost 53 years (but have been driving and riding on the street for 55) and I've owned some stupid-fast street-legal cars and motorcycles, but I've never even been stopped for speeding let alone getting cited for it. And no, I've never run from a LEO who was trying to stop me.

I was stopped once for doing a burnout, though, but the officer didn't stop me to give me a ticket. He stopped me because he wanted to check out my car (a 64 Nova with a 575" Milodon hemi in it).

I must say that my need for speed has been gone for quite some time now and I usually stay within 5-10 mph of the speed limit, but I still enjoy going from a standing stop to the speed limit as quickly as possible once in awhile. >:)

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With respect to "just pay the ticket", the problem with that, at least here in Maryland and probably in other states is ...

If the driver has a clean driving record--we use a points system--the usual procedure is to permit the culprit to pay "court costs" (i.e. the fine for the ticket), and dismiss it. This keeps the record clean and makes some money for the court.

The other advantage of keeping the record clean is that it keeps the cost of insurance lower than it would otherwise be.

So, if one has a clean record, it's worthwhile, at least in some situations, to go to court. On the other hand, there's little sympathy shown in court for people with points on their records.
 

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With respect to "just pay the ticket", the problem with that, at least here in Maryland and probably in other states is ...

If the driver has a clean driving record--we use a points system--the usual procedure is to permit the culprit to pay "court costs" (i.e. the fine for the ticket), and dismiss it. This keeps the record clean and makes some money for the court.

The other advantage of keeping the record clean is that it keeps the cost of insurance lower than it would otherwise be.

So, if one has a clean record, it's worthwhile, at least in some situations, to go to court. On the other hand, there's little sympathy shown in court for people with points on their records.
That would only be a problem where I live if the ticket attracted points and of course how many you had accumulated.
But that is a good point.
 

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If I get one tomorrow oh well, I'm due, but I hope not. They've gone up in price.
Yeah, here in Virginia it's $6 for every mph over. So a total $108.00 + $51 processing fees and $10 for "local fees"(whatever that is) = $ 169.00

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72 in a 55mph zone
 

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If I get one tomorrow oh well, I'm due, but I hope not. They've gone up in price.
Yeah, here in Virginia it's $6 for every mph over. So a total $108.00 + $51 processing fees and $10 for "local fees"(whatever that is) = $ 169.00

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72 in a 55mph zone
Well round here it's set up so you can mail in the fine and go onto a ' Court Supervision '. That is you keep your nose clean for ninety days and it is dropped from the record. Now you can always fight it in Court. Without a Lawyer you gonna probably lose. With a lawyer it will be more expensive than if you just paid the fine and still may lose. I suspect you were going faster than 72. Just pay the fine and stay off the throttle in municipal areas.

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I once fought a ticket I truly didn't deserve with a lawyer, and it irritated the judge that I had brought in a lawyer.
 

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The one and only ticket I ever got on a motorcycle was in 2006 on a new Z1000 I had just bought. I was being absolutely stupid and got caught doing well over 100 mph on an interstate (70 mph speed limit). The county sherrif gave me a ticket for doing 99 mph because he didn't get me on radar, only paced me and he said he couldn't keep up. He radioed ahead and had a deputy pull me over with lights and sirens. He said anything over 100 and I would go to jail before he gave me the actual ticket so I spent several minutes worrying about how I would manage to get bailed out. I got a lawyer and paid about $250 to get the ticket reduced to a no points "defective equipment" violation. I thought it was money well spent.
 

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In my youngerdays when I first got my licence and a brand new 850 Norton Commando (17 years old) for the first few years I was paying the cops wages with the amount of tickets I was getting and lost points to losing my licence but hey young and silly and very cheeky to the cops, but as I grew up I got smarter and wiser to learn I was just wasting money instead of spending it on the bikes, I still get a ticket or every so often only because I missed a sign or just flowing with the traffic etc or a mistake on my part, but when I ride with my mates on our monthly ride, being doing it for many years now we never been pulled over or in fact never see any cops where we ride, we keep away from places where the cops hit the hardest, we just become smarter where we ride, we still go way over the speed limit but off the main roads and further afield.

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Just a wondering when you got tagged how fast were you going? How much over were you or what is the limit where you were tagged?
One last did you n Officer Opie get along or will he tell the Judge you had a failure to communicate?

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72 in a 55 >:)
 

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Cops don't even bother pulling bikes over around here for the most part. I haven't had a ticket on a bike in many years.




I'll try to flee next time. See what happens.
 
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