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If you're speeding, and the cop loses line of sight to your vehicle, it should be over, right?

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default If you're speeding, and the cop loses line of sight to your vehicle, it should be over, right?

Unless he argues he saw your plate as you sped by, etc. (hard to believe, imho), how can he know that your car sitting at the base of the exit is the same car he was chasing on the highway before he lost sight of it?

"Did you see that other Nogaro Blue S4 that flew past me? You should really be chasing down dangerous drivers like him, officer."
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:09 AM   #2
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Default cause he is not a total idiot.

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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Default could be identifying features to a car

non-stock wheels, tint job, spoilers, bodykits, etc. if there is anything to differentiate your car from another normal car on the highway, it wouldn't be tough
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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Default NevAr a safe assumption.

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:10 AM   #5
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Default this got me in trouble in my 58 buick.. i got a ticket a week after an actual incident.

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:10 AM   #6
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Default Nope...

... no tickets in nearly 4 years.

None that have stood up in court, anyway.
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #7
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Default "it could've been any of the other 60 gallardos on the road here"

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #8
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Default "tell that to the judge"

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:11 AM   #9
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Default better to assume he is not an idiot,.. then to assume he'll just pass you by.

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Old 01-31-2004, 10:12 AM   #10
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Default I happily would if...

... "That other black Lamborghini did it," were a plausible defense.

Even here, where there are two dozen Lamborghinis within a two or three miles of me, it's not very believable.

Especially since I do most of my speeding at night w/o anyone else on the road.
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:17 AM   #11
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Default yeah, my point is that

cops don't care if they are right or wrong with any argument you can come up with. they are going to ticket you as they see fit. you can go take it up to the judge, which will most likely not be in favor of you anyways.
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Old 01-31-2004, 10:18 AM   #12
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Default But...

... no idiots ogling the car, nearly crashing into you taking pictures, trying to "race", etc.

Which is, IMHO, the #1 risk when I'm speeding.

I'm far more confident in my ability to defeat tickets in court than I am in my ability to dodge every idiot whose car is about to ruin my bodywork.
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Default Judges aren't too confident in the median IQ of the police force, either...

... I've had far better than a .500 record.

Largely due to cops giving idiotic testimony, being unable to remember key facts, etc.
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Default I use that opportunity to evade.

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Default A guy actually nearly got killed...

... leaning out the window of an old Bronco with his Coolpix trying to photograph the Aston Martin when I first got it. He ducked back into the passenger side of the truck literally a SECOND before he would have been decapitated by the semitrailer his vehicle was passing in the lane between his vehicle and mine.

People are crazy.
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Default In PA if they arent w/i 300 feet while tailing you theyve got jack ****. Speaking from experience

i was caught getting off the turnpike several years ago at exit 4 after driving all the way from delaware very often reaching speeds of 120-140 in a P car and the cop that pulled me over was never close enough to actually give me a ticket. He was red as a tomato when he was yelling at me though lol,

my advice, deny deny deny deny deny until youre blue it the face, then appeal...

and with a lambo coming id be ready for quite a few tix, gl! =)
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