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Old 11-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #101
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The "sorry officer, I got here as fast as I could" is the oldest joke in the book. You arent really claiming that are you? Lol
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careful with accelerating too quickly too. I got pulled over and the officer told me to give him one good reason he shouldn't take me in for wreckless because of my rate of acceleration. I said unless you can calculate my rate of acceleration you can't tell me it's to fast.
I've heard that too and I point out to them that there is no statute limiting rate of acceleration.

While they may not like the fact that bikes can hit the speed limit in the blink of an eye, there isn't a thing illegal about it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:55 AM   #103
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Yes there is. It's called "display of acceleration" and I've been ticketed for it.
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Yes there is. It's called "display of acceleration" and I've been ticketed for it.
Unless its a city ordinance no there isn't. Not in the transportation code at least. What you are referring to is one of the subsections of the street racing section in the transportation code. Too lazy to lookup the actual section but I'm sure wackjum will post it lol.
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Exhibition of speed (aka peeling out) has not been an offense for some time and was put into the drag racing charge. Although a burn out could be considered reckless driving if it was bad enough.

ETA: Houston or another city could have this as a city ordinance.
I believe my citation was worded 'display of acceleration' not exhibition of speed and I got that ticket in 2001 in Baytown.
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My issue could'nt have been considered wreckless. I mean, I didn't lose traction, or pull a wheel up.
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Exhibition of speed (aka peeling out) has not been an offense for some time and was put into the drag racing charge. Although a burn out could be considered reckless driving if it was bad enough.

ETA: Houston or another city could have this as a city ordinance.
Actually, I was arrested for that very offense in 2009. It had nothing to do with drag racing, I can dig up the bond papers and citation if you don't believe me.
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I've never been caught over 100+mph, a few months ago was a close call though.

Cop was posted up on the shoulder of 59 in Sugar Land, I was coming over a small hill and noticed him very far back. I was at about 120 when I noticed him and I would think that there is no way in that he could possibly clock my speed at such a far far distance. So, I'm decelerating but not to noticeable and as I was approaching the cop ( he was aprox. 100 feet ahead of me still in the shoulder) Sure enough he got behind me and threw on his lights. I signal and pull all the way to the right, and wait for him to approach me. Cop tells me that he clocked me at 96mph (I'm totally cool with this) and then he tells me that my registration is expired So i prepare to sign a ticket but the cop is really nice, and said for me to slow down and play it safe. The cop didn't even write me a warning. SO, All I can think about this is that he didn't really even clock my speed, right?
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My issue could'nt have been considered wreckless. I mean, I didn't lose traction, or pull a wheel up.
I didn't do either and I was charged with reckless. The problem with a reckless driving charge is that it's entirely subjective - there's no hard and fast definition of what entails driving recklessly. It seems to be entirely up to the officer to simply deem your driving/riding reckless and you have very little ground on which to fight it. Like I said, I wasn't doing anything extraordinary - just speeding on the interstate - and I got a badass criminal defense attorney, too. The issue is that in this case the state doesn't so much have the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt so much as you have to prove that you were innocent. It's solely your word against the officer - and the officer is a trained professional who'd never lie or embellish in order to strengthen his case, right?
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And you're a fine upstanding citizen and would never purgur yourself in ct or act a fool on public roads. Lol
I didn't perjure myself - I never gave any statement or testimony. The difference between you and me and a police officer is that they're sworn to uphold the law - we're not.

I can say for a fact, with absolute certainty, that the officer in my case did lie and embellish to the point of blatantly distorting the facts in order to make a case against me. He claimed that I was weaving in and out of traffic and passing on the left shoulder.

This was absolutely untrue. There was no other traffic - it was 10:00 at night in the middle of BFE south Texas on the interstate. Accordingly, there was no need (or possibility) to pass on the shoulder, as there were no othe cars to pass. Convienently for the officer the dash cam footage was "lost" when my attorney asked for it as evidence. The embellished parts of his account of the events were fictitious and were added solely to build his case against me.

Sure I've ridden like a jackass on public roads. Plenty of times. That's really the only solace I can find in my case - that while I absolutely was not guilty of the things this officer alleged that I did, I've done so many other things hat I got away with that I can tell myself that I just finally had it catch up with me, though it took a lying police officer to get it accomplished.

You had a 180 hp hayabusa and now have a tuono R. Are we to believe that you've never gone 31 over the limit on the interstate with no traffic in the middle of nowhere? If so, then why on earth dis you ever buy those bikes in the first place? If not then you've done the exact thing thy cost me a misdemeanor conviction and loss of my CHL. I just happened to run across an officer who wanted to rub me in. As far as we know, you haven't.

It's cool, though. I have little doubt that I break traffic laws far more often than you do. Maybe it was just karma catching up.
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on my motorcycle - the drag racing, contest of speed, excessive acceleration infractions had NO speed listed.
My most recent speeding tickets include; 95/65, 67/40, 78/50, 94/60 and seven times I've been caught and let go doing "wheelies" down the tollway, that's just this year...luckily this has all stayed off my record, so officially I haven't been convicted of any traffic violation in over 20 years. Thank and several very kind officers from HPD, HCSO, FtBC, Metro, Constable Pct.6 and of course many $$$ too.

even Metro called me and asked me a bunch of questions about where I mounted my ez tag and told me how my tag was reading here and there and nowhere in between, how it wasn't possible to read here, then way over there, then again over here, they asked me to come in and check it at their drive through reader at the station.

Im trying to ride slower 'cause I spend more money on tires than I do gas

Funny, the last time I went to court (Monday Dec. 5th, 95/65) even the judge said HE was speeding on his way to court, the only difference between him and me... he said, was... HE didn't get caught! ...and... YES its all about the money! ...so get ready to pay!
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:09 AM   #114
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Coming in from Katy around 2ish am and was clocked at 113 just as I passed 610 loop. Pulled over for the LEO and was given the spill of "you know how fast your going?" so sure enough I was given a citation. On the day at court the ticket was thrown out due to the fact that the officer had wrote down I610 instead of IH610. As I sat there waiting on my dismissal paperwork the judge scolded the officer for putting the information wrong on the ticket. The look on his face was PRICELESS.
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I'm sure I've been clocked above 150 but I've never looked back to see if any lights came on...never cited for a speeding ticket on the bike!
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on my motorcycle - the drag racing, contest of speed, excessive acceleration infractions had NO speed listed.
My most recent speeding tickets include; 95/65, 67/40, 78/50, 94/60 and seven times I've been caught and let go doing "wheelies" down the tollway, that's just this year...luckily this has all stayed off my record, so officially I haven't been convicted of any traffic violation in over 20 years. Thank and several very kind officers from HPD, HCSO, FtBC, Metro, Constable Pct.6 and of course many $$$ too.

even Metro called me and asked me a bunch of questions about where I mounted my ez tag and told me how my tag was reading here and there and nowhere in between, how it wasn't possible to read here, then way over there, then again over here, they asked me to come in and check it at their drive through reader at the station.

Im trying to ride slower 'cause I spend more money on tires than I do gas

Funny, the last time I went to court (Monday Dec. 5th, 95/65) even the judge said HE was speeding on his way to court, the only difference between him and me... he said, was... HE didn't get caught! ...and... YES its all about the money! ...so get ready to pay!
You deserve to lose your license.

67 in a 40? Do you really think you'll get there earlier?
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And even though the other stuff was a HUGE , what really me off is that the Edna PD said they "lost" my pistol so they would pay me market value for it if I could find a receipt. A receipt? Yeah right. The punk- cop (good officers excluded) has that nice 9mm as a back-up piece and I'm sure he brags about how he got it for free off one of those ninja-bike riders that he screwed royally.
Edna, Jackson county, lake texana F them all, they are such a corrupt, power abusing bunch of ***** it makes me sick

I will not even go to Lake Texana at all anymore because I am always harrassed by someone **** behind a badge.

Strange too because I don't have that problem ANYWHERE ELSE.

How can it be that the only State Troopers, police and TPAW that give me such trouble are all in Jackson county?

Answer: they are all related.

The local state trooper is cousin to the TPAW who is brother to the Edna police...they told me.

and they will F you beyond belief.

look at their court house, the city and county court is in the same office...

How could they lose a pistol in such a small department anyway, bet they didn't like you say...
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67 in a 40? Do you really think you'll get there earlier?
it was actually for riding a "wheelie" on the feeder of I-10 west of 6, the officer was right behind me in a semi-unmarked vehicle
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