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Old 08-09-2007, 12:44 PM   #1
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Question Don't try this at home folks

I know that MotoHouston does not condone Running from the police (please don't delete this thread) But I would like to have a discussion on the topic of pulling over while speeding. Hypothetically speaking does there come a time, and if so at what point in the middle of the night or x miles of the speed limit, would you say catch me if you can? or if you are speeding and you pass a cop and he put on his lights do you wait to see if he is after you before you pull over or do you just pull over right away and say i am sorry officer here is my license and insurance. I think that there might be more to this story Like perhaps this guy had to get home for some emergency that was not stated. What do you think?

Speeding biker earns spot on 'Wall'

REESE, Mich. (AP) -- A motorcyclist arrested whizzing through town at 137 mph told police he was just trying to be punctual, authorities said Tuesday.

The 37-year-old claimed he was "late for work."

A police officer stopped the biker at 3:35 a.m. about 80 miles northwest of Detroit. Authorities said the man had earned a spot on their bulletin board.

"We have a `Wall of Fame' here in the report room, and when anybody arrests someone traveling over 100 mph, we mark it down," Tuscola County Sheriff's Lt. James Giroux said.

"This 137 mph is the new record," he added.

The man was in the county jail Tuesday awaiting arraignment on a charge of fleeing and eluding police.

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Old 08-09-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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if your flying by a cop at 137 mph, by the time he hits lights your pretty freakin far.

Also I think It was VERY VERY unsafe trying to pull over the biker.


I would pull over, but then again I don't speed.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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riding motorcycles and even track riding desensitizes you to the sense of speed. A couple years ago I would never have thought about going 130 or even 150+, but now its no big deal. The only thing that keeps me slow is the thought of the law and how unsafe it is on the street. But as far as the sense of speed itself, 130-150 on the track..............so what.
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The Constable I live with told me this the other day when we talked about it..

He said that if he was following a rider in city limits and they KNEW how to ride that the pursuit would be called off for 2 reasons. 1) in city limits you endanger innocents on high speed chases and 2) a guy who knows how to ride and has a bike that is anything more than a 600 can out speed and out corner any cruiser... He told me that they can tell the "new guys" in blue when you hear on the radio "I'm in a high speed pursuit with a motorcycle" ... dead silence, then "the motorcycle is gone".

Out in the country but still in county limits though you will get road blocked or pit manuvered just because they can do it.

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I would think even a 600 will leave a cop behind, whats a cruises top speed? 130?
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Yeah I used to manage at the knife shop in the baybrook mall for over a year or two and got to talk to cops all the time and 90% of them said "if i hit the lights on a guy going 100+ and i see him exit and shift his and lean his knee i just turn my lights off and turn around.. but if i see him slam on the breaks and turn then speed up... I know i have him.
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I would think even a 600 will leave a cop behind, whats a cruises top speed? 130?
I think it depends on the age of the 600. But yes, my '05 636 would be capable. I meant that statement to be 600 and up on the other post.

I'm not sure if a 600 cruiser could do it though.
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Yeah I used to manage at the knife shop in the baybrook mall for over a year or two and got to talk to cops all the time and 90% of them said "if i hit the lights on a guy going 100+ and i see him exit and shift his and lean his knee i just turn my lights off and turn around.. but if i see him slam on the breaks and turn then speed up... I know i have him.
Yeah, I was told something like that but it was more like "I'll just wait until they wreck if it looks like they can't ride". Seems they see a few of these ballsy rtards every so often.
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id rather pay a ticket than a medical bill if someone pulled infornt of me if i for some reason ran...
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If you're speeding and you see the cop turn on his lights then you might as well assume that he's after you. Slow down and wait for him to catch up.

The 'fleeing and eluding' police thing is what bothers me. I'm afraid that one day I'm going to get pulled over by a bike-hater and told "I've been chasing you for the last 2 miles". In his mind he's chasing but in my mind I'm riding along minding my own business.
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Question, just curious. How long do you think it takes a cop sitting still on the side of the road to catch up to someone that is doing say 135+. From 0-135 maybe a mile, and how far ahead would the bike/car be by then ??? Not that I condone running or anything like that, but seriously how long would it take, maybe the biker/car didn't see the cop and just kept steady speed and then came up on his exit and got off and never got caught.
Well if you assume that because an impala can get to 60mph in 15.5 seconds that it can get to 130 in about 34 seconds then you are looking at the motorcycle being 1.25 miles ahead of the cop before he gets to 130mph (again assuming he can even reach that speed and the bike doesnt accelerate)

its the distance they cover after the cop reaches that speed that becomes a problem, how much faster can that cop go and how much faster can that car go

personally, Id be more inclined to run from a cop in my corvette than on my bike, but I havent even passed 80 in that thing in a long time.
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Hmmm I would like to check you figures but I dont want to do any math right now good answer

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Well if you assume that because an impala can get to 60mph in 15.5 seconds that it can get to 130 in about 34 seconds then you are looking at the motorcycle being 1.25 miles ahead of the cop before he gets to 130mph (again assuming he can even reach that speed and the bike doesnt accelerate)

its the distance they cover after the cop reaches that speed that becomes a problem, how much faster can that cop go and how much faster can that car go

personally, Id be more inclined to run from a cop in my corvette than on my bike, but I havent even passed 80 in that thing in a long time.
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if for some reason i was doing 130 and passed a cop and he turns on his lights, i'm already going to jail for doing that so might as well keep going and hope he stops
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When you are doing high speed run, you don't look in the back. Focus what is in front of you. Doing this will earn you a ticket to jail and evading charges and loses your bike, guaranteed. Especially at night time.
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The 'fleeing and eluding' police thing is what bothers me. I'm afraid that one day I'm going to get pulled over by a bike-hater and told "I've been chasing you for the last 2 miles". In his mind he's chasing but in my mind I'm riding along minding my own business.
Yeah, that's exactly what I worry about... not that I ride that fast, but... I worry about them already having a preconceived notion about me, just cuz I'm on a bike.
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is lane splitting/lane sharing allowed in a chase? or is that stuff banned?

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the other advantage i know is if you run down the highway with the cop in tow... now with the cop's lights flashing siren blazing traffic will get out of his way.... but you will be stuck maneuvering around traffic.. how long before you get stuck behind 18 wheelers blocking lanes....thats the biggest reason not to run ..
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Or you could wind up like this very lucky girl:

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Read the post on the 2nd page on how they hit a pole while running from the police.

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