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Old 11-04-2013, 02:01 PM
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jebus, most of the mesa police force fall in that category.

i was pulled over once because my temp tag was in the wrong corner of the back window. one thing i would LOVE to see enforced is the fire lane in front of stores. it annoys the **** out of me that i can park out in the lot, but there is constantly someone parked in front of the door to every store i go to.


by far the best experiences i have had with leo's has been highway patrol and maricopa county sherrif.

i was headed back from the lake one day not paying attention to the change in speed limit. got stopped by highway patrol for 20+ over. officer was cool as can be. when he asked for my license, i said sure, but before i grab for my wallet, i want you to know there is a gun strapped to my waist on that side. he said no problem at all, did his thing, asked about the fishing, and let me off with a warning.
Hmmm, well, this is the opposite of what I experienced. Highway Patrol gave me a ticket for being in an accident and then left me in the heat with no water for his A/C. Finally got the guts up and asked for some for the dog. Luckily I always carry a collapsible water bowl so he poured some in. Once she was done I had some out of her bowl. Over all, poor manners and rude temperament.

Here in this area, not the best police, but it is East Mesa. The "old" man out here is best of them all and fulfills serve and protect. Came up to his car while out on a walk and asked a question. Turned into chatting a bit. Apparently he is friendly with a neighbor down the street also.

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Radar detectors are a great tool but don't forget to dial in your CB radio to channel 19 and listen to the truckers. For some reason, they have eyes in the back of their head and can spot either a "bear in the air" or a "bear on the ground" better than a bloodhound!!!
I was told this is no longer true, as safer for truckers to use their mobile phones. Apparently wasted my bread on the C.B. setup... My Brother has had a C.B., and has quite a few tickets and is 16 months younger than me!

I agree about driving an older classic does help. I am getting better at just chilling and accepting I am late. Saving a few minutes isn't worth the cost and hassle. Normally drive five under, but used to drive five and ten on trips to Commufornia. Nailed because of rushing to get back over a weekend in February. Stupidly had the back window blocked with all the stuff I had to bring back and was being typical A.S.D. and focusing just on passing two semis. Now I know to be more aware and NO passing within 25 miles of a city center and within city limits.

Oh and being a nice chap only gets one so far. Got me out of three out of five. (One was blocked tag and the other an accident. The rest were speeding, with two being down hills.)

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Old 11-04-2013, 03:19 PM
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..........and was travelling in the left lane..............and had a spotlight to see the DB's giving him the finger as they flew by at 100 in the right lane.

OK..........I agree...........it's possible.
No spot lights, just the high beams on a 300D. New England's JPMT (Jerks Per Mile Traveled) ratio is a lot higher than driving in the South.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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High hatted rich folks have never seen a speed trap in their area ,I drive it some 100 miles 4 days a week ,the ones they do setup are around a low end rental home area that range from 70k to 100k on the outskirts of the master planned community,their favorite is sitting in a car wash at the end of the subdivision.Never got their attention until 2 days ago ,one was sitting off the road ,waiting for a hollywood sign runner ,I slowed enough but was just about to bring on the gas when I spotted his right fender, stopped then gave it the gas out of 2nd ,the officer didnt like the high reves so he closed in behind me.They go for the license plate run all the time if its slow ,meaning no speeders or sign runners.DPS setup a little different ,one officer stood out in the middle of the road after he gauged you speeding ,a 35 mph zone ,I real cowboy cop ,I guess if you buzzed by he had a lasso tied to his squad car .
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:25 PM
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No spot lights, just the high beams on a 300D. New England's JPMT (Jerks Per Mile Traveled) ratio is a lot higher than driving in the South.
Can you rotate those high beams over to the DB in a fraction of a second so you can see that middle finger as it flies by?

I refer to them as DB's. They are everywhere. Cannot even get out of my local street and drive 30 mph (the limit) on the main road when the engine is cold because the DB must go 50.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:17 PM
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The latter.

Village of Mastic Beach..........only three years of age.
From what I know, you could have set this for a jury trial and pled not guilty and defended yourself like I have done, I dont know what the makup of the populace of this berg is, wether conservative, progressive-: likes the local or dislikes the local PD. Either way thats the first thing you have to put out of mind because even if you are planning on being found guilty, Winning is not particularly about being found Not guilty............ its about costing the city 1000.00 just to collect the fine.
in NY state--everywhere except the 5 boroughs-- you still have the right to opt for a jury trial for (moving violation) because its classivfied as a crimminal offense....................... wait, that charge is prolly not a MV,

Never mind.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:19 PM
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Texas, Illinois and NY-(outside the 5) are the only three states left where the people still have the right.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:23 PM
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Can you rotate those high beams over to the DB in a fraction of a second so you can see that middle finger as it flies by?

I refer to them as DB's. They are everywhere. Cannot even get out of my local street and drive 30 mph (the limit) on the main road when the engine is cold because the DB must go 50.
Don't need to, the DBs roll their window down and stick it high in the sky so I can't miss it. I'm sure their mothers are proud of them......
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:25 PM
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From what I know, you could have set this for a jury trial and pled not guilty and defended yourself like I have done, I dont know what the makup of the populace of this berg is, wether conservative, progressive-: likes the local or dislikes the local PD. Either way thats the first thing you have to put out of mind because even if you are planning on being found guilty, Winning is not particularly about being found Not guilty............ its about costing the city 1000.00 just to collect the fine.
in NY state--everywhere except the 5 boroughs-- you still have the right to opt for a jury trial for (moving violation) because its classivfied as a crimminal offense....................... wait, that charge is prolly not a MV,

Never mind.
I could have.

But, there is no possibility of being found not guilty.

Then, since you are now at the mercy of the judge for the fine, he's going to slap you with $5K just because he can.

It's not good approach.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:32 PM
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It sounds like you are not purchasing enough tables for six at $750 each for a political fund raiser. Those frozen Chicken Kievs are worth every penny of it! Maybe you should try it, and your problems may go away.
Having the right city councilman in your back pocket never hurts.....
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:38 PM
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Don't need to, the DBs roll their window down and stick it high in the sky so I can't miss it. I'm sure their mothers are proud of them......
You would love this...........I stick it to the DB:


In Manhattan, parking on the street has developed into an art form. You either find a person who is walking toward their vehicle (but has not yet entered it) or YOU LOSE and the person behind you, or behind them, gets the space.

Well, I go every week, and some weeks are terrific and some are just plain miserable. Last Saturday was one of the latter.

I typically wait at the very end of one of the streets (81st) in front of a fire hydrant. There are about 50 cars on the block and all I need is ONE to move and I can get the space. The odds of one of the 50 moving in 30 minutes are very good. The problem is that I must realize that a person is getting into their vehicle and get my vehicle out into the roadway and move toward that vehicle before any other vehicle rounds the corner. If the light is against me and someone turns as I'm looking to move out..............that's it...........he gets the space.

Now, this exact scenario happened TWICE and the $hitbox got the space before I could move. Thoroughly pissed off.

After over one hour of waiting, another one of the hundreds of vehicles who is looking for a space rolls around the corner and, instead of continuing down the block, he stops about two cars ahead of me and pulls all the way to the left (cars can squeeze by him on the right). He puts the flashers on. This behavior is common for those making a delivery of some type. Unbeknownst to me, this DB was waiting for a space, similar to myself. However, he's right in the roadway and I'm at the right curb.

About five minutes goes by and I see a woman walk up to the driver's door of her vehicle, about four vehicles ahead of me............and exactly diagonally across the street from the DB.

I immediately start the SE and pull out and slowly move forward toward the right side of the DB's vehicle. He also sees the space developing, but he cannot move over there because he would hit me (I'm next to him). The two of us are now completely blocking the roadway for about one minute.

The woman pulls out of the space and I move up ahead of the space to back into the space.

The DB pulls diagonally across the street and tries to nose into the space...........but he fails because I'm already nearly backed into it.

Horn starts blowing feverishly............screaming starts occurring on how that is "his space" and that he has been waiting "five minutes for that space"

I politely inform him that I have been waiting over one hour for the space and he's not getting it.

"FUK YOU.........FUK YOU...........FUK YOU.........."

He drives off down the street.

Thankfully, when I returned to the vehicle later that afternoon, the DB did not return and take out the windshield or any of the door glass.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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I could have.

But, there is no possibility of being found not guilty.

Then, since you are now at the mercy of the judge for the fine, he's going to slap you with $5K just because he can.

It's not good approach.
It seems the "New" towns have their fines designed with this in mind, What exactly is this no rental permit thing?

You have to first stop by the city hall and get their permit before driving thru in a u-haul? Or a herts car?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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You would love this...........I stick it to the DB:


In Manhattan, parking on the street has developed into an art form. You either find a person who is walking toward their vehicle (but has not yet entered it) or YOU LOSE and the person behind you, or behind them, gets the space.

Well, I go every week, and some weeks are terrific and some are just plain miserable. Last Saturday was one of the latter.

I typically wait at the very end of one of the streets (81st) in front of a fire hydrant. There are about 50 cars on the block and all I need is ONE to move and I can get the space. The odds of one of the 50 moving in 30 minutes are very good. The problem is that I must realize that a person is getting into their vehicle and get my vehicle out into the roadway and move toward that vehicle before any other vehicle rounds the corner. If the light is against me and someone turns as I'm looking to move out..............that's it...........he gets the space.

Now, this exact scenario happened TWICE and the $hitbox got the space before I could move. Thoroughly pissed off.

After over one hour of waiting, another one of the hundreds of vehicles who is looking for a space rolls around the corner and, instead of continuing down the block, he stops about two cars ahead of me and pulls all the way to the left (cars can squeeze by him on the right). He puts the flashers on. This behavior is common for those making a delivery of some type. Unbeknownst to me, this DB was waiting for a space, similar to myself. However, he's right in the roadway and I'm at the right curb.

About five minutes goes by and I see a woman walk up to the driver's door of her vehicle, about four vehicles ahead of me............and exactly diagonally across the street from the DB.

I immediately start the SE and pull out and slowly move forward toward the right side of the DB's vehicle. He also sees the space developing, but he cannot move over there because he would hit me (I'm next to him). The two of us are now completely blocking the roadway for about one minute.

The woman pulls out of the space and I move up ahead of the space to back into the space.

The DB pulls diagonally across the street and tries to nose into the space...........but he fails because I'm already nearly backed into it.

Horn starts blowing feverishly............screaming starts occurring on how that is "his space" and that he has been waiting "five minutes for that space"

I politely inform him that I have been waiting over one hour for the space and he's not getting it.

"FUK YOU.........FUK YOU...........FUK YOU.........."

He drives off down the street.

Thankfully, when I returned to the vehicle later that afternoon, the DB did not return and take out the windshield or any of the door glass.
Manhattan sounds like a war zone. Way to stick it to him!

It's sad that people are so blatantly inconsiderate, why they can't learn to live and let live.

I'm beginning to believe that driving in NYC requires a car load of muscled up guys like this:

Tailgating - Lost Highway - YouTube
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:14 PM
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Manhattan sounds like a war zone. Way to stick it to him!

It's sad that people are so blatantly inconsiderate, why they can't learn to live and let live.

I'm beginning to believe that driving in NYC requires a car load of muscled up guys like this:

Tailgating - Lost Highway - YouTube
You cannot make a right turn in NYC without some DB blowing his DB horn because he must get by you.

The taxis are the worst. They will stop anywhere they please...........right in the middle of the roadway...........and pickup a fare. You can pound sand. You cannot get by them and you must wait for them.

Now, if the taxi has the fare and is behind you..........that DB is coming up to within 6" to try and push you. He'll start blowing the horn to make you move faster. I once stopped right in the roadway to fuk with him a bit.

If I had gun, I'd absolutely be in jail.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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It seems the "New" towns have their fines designed with this in mind, What exactly is this no rental permit thing?

You have to first stop by the city hall and get their permit before driving thru in a u-haul? Or a herts car?
Any dwelling that is not owner occupied requires a rental permit. About 10 different forms, $350 payment, and an inspection so they can make you spend over $1K to suit their fancy on what they want on that day.

I took another option (available by their terms) and paid a PE $250. Money well spent.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:31 PM
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I typically wait at the very end of one of the streets (81st) in front of a fire hydrant.
Just park 20 blocks north in Harlem and finding a spot becomes much less of an issue

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