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Yup got busted again, I swear I attract cops... I was driving along to work making fairly good time, with Maine roads the speed-limit is never constant, on most roads in my area it goes from 45 to 40 down to 15 and back to 45 with out warning, I thought I was in a 45 and I was as in a 40 limit zone. I happened to see Lincolnville’s finest coming towards me. His radar clocked me at 56. I instead of being 11 over I was 16 over the limit, I’m on a workers license from my last fiasco. It sucks because my commute to work is a 35 miles roughly round trip right now; it’s soon to be 50 roughly when I get transferred to customer assistance. I set up an appointment with a lawyer to see if anything can be done. I really doubt it but I need to be positive!
 

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That is bad luck! Of course the best way to not get a ticket is to not exceed the speed limit. Its not fun, but you may have to go that route for a while to let your record clean up.
Have fun with the grannies!
 

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56? How'd you get that thing going that fast?!? :lol:
 

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He was stating that due to his many tickets, he is sure hed get one if he were doing that.
 

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I feel your pain.


I had to get rid of my first Saab (1986 900s) because my (very crappy)insurance was about $4000 per year because the same bug bit me. I got a couple of breaks since some of the tickets didn't show on my record since they were out-of-state, but I got 8 tickets in under 3 years.

I bought an '83 Volvo 242 Turbo ;oops: like this one and the cops left me alone. There is something to the rumor that certain cars get singled out by the police.



By the way, the 242 handled like a truck. Felt very heavy with a great deal of body roll. It was a four-speed with an overdrive gear that you engaged with a push button on top of the gear shift knob. Try moving your hand from the steering wheel to the shifter to do a quick downshift from 4th to 3rd without slapping the button and putting the car into overdrive -- it took some practice. On the plus side, the Volvo was a TANK. I felt like I could survive a nuclear war in it.
 
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Is it just me, or does that Volvo look amazing?!Back on topic, sorry to hear about your ticket... You'd figure they would give drivers a bit more leeway than that :roll: especially when one is following the flow of traffic.
 

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I drive like 3 times the averadge person and i speed alot yet I have never got a speeding ticket, go figure :cheesy:
 

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I bought an '83 Volvo 242 Turbo ;oops: like this one and the cops left me alone. There is something to the rumor that certain cars get singled out by the police.
haha Awesome. Sportin' the Turbo Brick. :p
 

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Yup got busted again, I swear I attract cops...
I got away with so much more stuff when I had my old Mercury Sable. Guess it just didn't look fast. (Though I definitely drove it at the max of 120mph on occasion...)

I really feel your pain though. I have to constantly concentrate on the speed limit, cause as soon as I stop thinking about it on the highway, I catch myself at 90mph.

I've been using the cruise control a lot ot overcome this, but thats hard for you if the speed limits change all the time...
 

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Well... I would protect myself a little, why not acquire one of the following products? :)



Now the Scorpion is an active radar jamming device, costs about 1500 USD and might get you in jail - that said it's very effective :D

Or you could spend $330 for something perfectly legal (where you are at least :roll: ) and is similarly effective, although requires you to slow down.


Now I hear that a new product is coming out, this June, that is worlds better than the RX65 above, particularly for those of us that aren't supposed to have these devices (I hear it invisible to Spectre!).

And if they use LIDAR around you, get a Blinder

Probably good idea to check out around for any popular speedtrap locations around you http://www.speedtrap.org/speedtraps/ste_city.asp?state=ME too.

Why bother with tickets? :D
 

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The last time that I was pulled over it was for speeding. I was traveling to upstate New York in my Vert; I had just washed and waxed it. Don't Saabs always seem go faster when they are nice and clean and shinny? The cop that stopped me was a local and a Woman. I knew that she had me I was going 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. At that point it is just kind of a surrender thing as she is walking up along side the car. She asked me if I knew why I had been stopped. I said yes I was speeding. Then she says if there was any reason for me to speed. I answered by saying that I was just enjoying driving my Saab on this sunny day with the top down and I took my eye off the Speedo for a minute. She said "oh", and went back to her car to write me up. When she came back to hand me the ticket she told me to keep under the speed limit. Than she said that didn't write me for speeding but for making an illegal turn. I thanked her and was on my way.

Oh yes CaptBrandini sorry that it didn't work out quite as well.
 

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Sorry 'bout the tickets, that is rough man. I've been pretty lucky, I can admit that, but I have to knock on wood afterwards... If I'm speeding, I like to make sure I am pacing someone who's double to triple the normal following distance from me if possible. This way I can watch for his brake lights as he rounds each corner and slow down accordingly. Btw this also helps with avoiding the slow elderly and other road obstacles.

That 'brick is Excellent looking. My first car was an '81 240 GLT wagon, with the same shifter setup. as a new driver, I appreciated the 'H' pattern of teh 4=speed shift, and since it was my first car, I still drive so that my hand doesnt rest on teh top of the shifter. As much as I wished I had the turbo, looking back it was better to start out with a slow car (thing was geared like a lawn tractor, but I think the top end was a bit lower:roll: ) and move up.. Probably why I didnt actually get my first ticket till I was 20... Though I was pulled over once at 18...
 

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Oh the great speeding tricks. Yes, probably I too should just slow down. But I'd rather think of an many ways to avoid cops as possible. Its like a sport. But, I really don't go much faster than say 15-20 over. It just isn't worth it as at those speeds, sometimes they don't actually need to get you on radar, so I've been told.

1. Radar Detector!!!! I have Passport Escort 8500. Works wonders.

2. Never be the fastest car on the highway. I find that it is much easier to "cruise" on the highway. There are more strict rules to the sport in those arenas. But if there is any way to make sure you'd be passed up for a bigger fish, then take that opportunity.

3. Don't weave/make quick movements. This would attract attention from a cop who may not be actually running speed tests.

4. Slow down in small towns. When the speed limit is like 50 for 30 miles, then it is 35 for a half a mile, odds are the cop will usually be right in that 35. I don't mean to offend any cops on here, but a lot of them aren't that smart. This typically does apply to small towns where there is only a single cop on duty at a time.

5. Always come to a complete stop, don't run red lights, stop at crosswalks, etc. You never know who is watching, and getting stopped for this stuff is stupid. And it is extremely dangerous to you and other people to break these types of laws. At least with speeding, you won't broadside or run over and innocent person.

6. Speed up in corners, and coast through straights. Cops need considerable distance to get you on radar, so corners don't work well. And besides, corners are more fun!

But really, nothing will help you if you are blatantly speeding. Anything more than 20 over regularly is bound to get you cought at some point. And it is very dangerous.

So maybe these help from a relatively experienced sportsman!
 

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sorry, but Maine speeds suck :p

Nice and empty when I was on them, but the speeds vary. Same with BackWoods Massachusetts.
 

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6. Speed up in corners, and coast through straights. Cops need considerable distance to get you on radar, so corners don't work well. And besides, corners are more fun!
Ha ha, there's this one corner on my way home that I always come out of faster than I went in. :cheesy:

20 over is a lot though, really anything more than 10 over is asking for trouble. I've been really trying to keep it to no more than 5 over, but it's so hard.

Sooo.....much......power....wants to be free.....release me.....NOW!!!
 

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Sooo.....much......power....wants to be free.....release me.....NOW!!!
rofl:lol::lol::lol::lol:

I just have teen speed syndrome at this point. I've actually watched my own standards of safety in traffic and otherwise go slowly downhill. Sort of scary. So I've decided to work on becoming a better driver. I wish I could have a "wake up call" but with the added security of knowing that it won't be fatal. I haven't had a deer/moose/toddler wander out in front of me for a while, and no scary moments in traffic either. Maybe the fates are building up for something big.:cool::confused:

BEN
 

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My teen speeding started to wear off a year and a half after I got my license when I spun my wrangler out badly on ice. Badly is really to harsh of a word, it was only a slightly bent bumper but it more the fact that I lost control so badly. I was only going 5 over the 35 speed limit and there were times I had done 100 on that road (they put a speed trap in just because of me :cheesy: ). Every since then I've really been trying to be good most of the time. Not that that's any guaruntee, I hit a deer 2 months ago while going the 40 mph speed limit. But seriously, speed kills, try not to. ;)
 

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Deer really are the most uncontrollable variable. I hit one a year or so ago. ouch. I was going about 85 (in a 35). I braked so hard the deer didn't touch the front bumper, grille, or headlights. It just hit the hood and bounced, a long ways. But now I am much more careful at night in the certain deer seasons.
 

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yeah i got nabbed two weeks ago, it blows. 53 in a 25 he said, but it had just turned in to a 35 and i was under 50. this was in farmington, those jerks are always giving people tickets. from the tracks on the side of the road it looked like they had been pulling people over all day.
 

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I go fast I won't say how much.

One thing about corners and hills.

If you are on a nice limited-access expressway - a rural one, where you can drive 388km/h (in a Koenigsegg of course :D) there be dragons. However if you can see for miles and miles, there they not be. If there is a hill, and you cannot see over the hill - 90% chance they are right on the other side waiting. Same thing for curves as well.
 
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