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(Nevada Appeal)   How to write 1,000 words about a police officer making ticket quota at a speed trap without using the phrases "speed trap" or "ticket quota"   (nevadaappeal.com) divider line 63
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2013-01-19 07:32:39 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: lewismarktwo: zippolight2002: Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.

Damn, why could I never get pulled over by someone like you. It seems 90% of cops are dicks before the driver gets a word in edge wise. For instance:

I'm 18, get back to my work after a dinner with co-workers and my boss. It's dark, it's late (about 9 or 10 pm). I'm the last one to leave and instantly after getting out of the parking lot I have a cop on me. I notice this and make sure I don't do a damn thing to get him to pull me over. Full stop at stop signs, signaling, checking my blind spots, the works. Low and behold they pull me over anyway. Give me the normal "license and registration" speech, asking if I have anything in my car. Also asking why was leaving that parking lot, I tell them why and even show them my business card. All the while I'm 100% calm and polite, no talking back, no smart mouthing, nothing. They notice I have hand-rolled cigars in my glovebox (gi ...

/My best advise? Don't speed, i don't care if you don't "like" the speed limit or agree with it. You got a beef with the posted limit? Take it up with the mayor or state officials, the police have 0 to do with posted limits. Those are imposed by the state and city, and the engineers who look at the road. It's the posted limit. I as an officer don't have any say at all about them. i give you 10 miles over the limit, even in a residential area, and then you're getting pulled over. I'll be nice, and polite, and respectful, but if you start ranting and giving me a hard time for something YOU did, you can't expect me to walk back to my car with my tail between my legs just because YOU'RE upset that you got caught breaking the law. Just because you don't agree with it, that has nothing to do with me doing my job, part of which is enforcing the speed limits for public safety. You want the law changed? Fine, talk to the DMV or your alderman. Giving the officer a bunch of shiat because you can't follow the rules is bullshiat. If you can't stay within 10 miles an hour of the speed limit, you have no business driving. Esp in a residential area. Quit being a dick, slow down, but if you do get busted, just take your ticket or fight it in court. That is your right. But don't hate on the officer because he caught you.


Or take it up with the residents of the area. It is usually them who have petitioned the local government to lower the speed limit in a specific area.
 
2013-01-19 08:43:58 PM  
Jgok
Looking at it on Google Maps, it seems like a fairly tight residential street. People SHOULD be going a block north to Fairview if they want to go between 395 and the 580 freeway. Colorado is 3 lanes with parking alongside and houses right on the road, while Fairview is five lanes with no street parking and no houses. Sure, the driving lanes are fairly wide... but you're dodging people getting into their cars. Most of the houses look to have less than a car-length between the their walls and the road. I'd guess people are using it as a shortcut between Lincoln Hey and the Carson City Fwy.

Link

You sure about that? Isn't 25 usually reserved for strictly residential roads? This is not that.

/I have seen residential streets with kids used as shortcuts for assholes going 40 to zip though traffic. This is not it.
 
2013-01-19 08:51:32 PM  

TsukasaK: It's Me Bender: I was traveling at a safe speed for the road and the conditions..

Determined by who, you?

/most complaining about speed limits is done by people with lots of tickets
//gee wonder why that is?


Because the law is bad.
 
2013-01-19 10:15:43 PM  
"We're going on a traffic stop," he says, and turns left onto the side road the SUV went down. Within 10 minutes, the motorist is back on his way, happy as a clam, Dodds said."

Really?
 
2013-01-19 10:41:47 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.


In shorter words, it's about who shows you respect.. Saying that they broke the law first so your own special set of rules for who does and doesn't get tickets is then somehow justified is laughable. You're only fooling yourself so you can go on being a little king and deciding peoples fate and still feel good about it. Enjoy. You deserve to be well treated but being vindictive to those that aren't isn't going to help anything. It's this dumb idea we have that when people misbehave that if we hurt them more then somehow they will learn the lesson better than if we hurt them less. As a police officer I realize this idea has great appeal, but it's just not how people actually respond.

The lesson here is clear, like you said, Don't take it out on the officer, or they will take it out on you.
 
2013-01-19 10:43:24 PM  

Enemabag Jones: Jgok
Looking at it on Google Maps, it seems like a fairly tight residential street. People SHOULD be going a block north to Fairview if they want to go between 395 and the 580 freeway. Colorado is 3 lanes with parking alongside and houses right on the road, while Fairview is five lanes with no street parking and no houses. Sure, the driving lanes are fairly wide... but you're dodging people getting into their cars. Most of the houses look to have less than a car-length between the their walls and the road. I'd guess people are using it as a shortcut between Lincoln Hey and the Carson City Fwy.

Link

You sure about that? Isn't 25 usually reserved for strictly residential roads? This is not that.

/I have seen residential streets with kids used as shortcuts for assholes going 40 to zip though traffic. This is not it.


Well, it's not a 2-lane road, but despite the center lane I don't think 40 MPH is an appropriate speed. It may be that the speed limit there has been artificially lowered to encourage people to take Fairview instead... and they're going to have a real problem when the freeway makes it down to Colorado St (you can see the construction site for it on the map there). So yeah, it's more likely that the speed limit is a social engineering issue rather than a purely mechanical one.

Barring issues related to excessive traffic, I could see a limit of 35 there. Once the freeway connects (it may have already connected, I don't know how old those images are), they're probably going to have assholes doing 50+ on that street... going straight from a divided freeway into a neighborhood, they won't even realize how much they're speeding.

Of course, I don't live anywhere near the area. Since I'm extrapolating all of this from overhead images, I may be very wrong about the area and the traffic situation. I have seen problems like that in other cities, though... especially when a major highway gets plopped down right next to a residential area.
 
2013-01-20 12:06:25 AM  
Easy...

Enhanced public safety through enforcement in noted problem areas.

And

Morale improvement exercises through competitive enforcement.

/Alan Greenspan talked in the clear to my ear
 
2013-01-20 01:07:13 AM  

acad1228: I've never once got a speeding ticket I deserved, because every time I was driving in a situation I felt warranted by road conditions and traffic. The cop disagreed with me. Who was right? *ME*,



While you may have assesses your situation correctly, let mr make this comment: WHILE 4WD MAY LET YOU GO FASTER, WHEN ALL 4 WHEELS ARE LOCKED UP, YOU DONT STOP ANY FASTER!

/Near lifelong colorado resident.
/fark you anyway. Ever heard of common sense?
 
2013-01-20 09:17:56 AM  

UseLessHuman: Bit'O'Gristle: Sighs,,the old "quota" thing again? Really? This is a speeders keyword for blaming the officer for catching him. ZOMG...YOURE JUST MAKING YOUR QUOTA...DERRRP." Sorry folks, but the departments I worked for never told me to get x amount of tickets per shift, nor have any of the other officers I have ever spoken to. The golden rule i usually used was...10 over the limit, and you're getting pulled over. If you are getting a ticket, well, that depends on 1. your attitude, and 2. your driving history. If you have 3 speeding tickets already, ya, you're getting another. Or if i walk up and you spew stupid "dough nut munching, quota meeting derp on my uniform, ya, you're getting one. 3. Or if you are just an asshole right off the bat when I'm being polite and respectful. If i walk up and you stick your ass in my face, ya, you're getting as many as i can write, including bullshiat equipment violations. No reason to be nasty, esp when the officer is being polite and just doing his / her job. You are the one breaking the law. Don't take it out on the officer.

In shorter words, it's about who shows you respect.. Saying that they broke the law first so your own special set of rules for who does and doesn't get tickets is then somehow justified is laughable. You're only fooling yourself so you can go on being a little king and deciding peoples fate and still feel good about it. Enjoy. You deserve to be well treated but being vindictive to those that aren't isn't going to help anything. It's this dumb idea we have that when people misbehave that if we hurt them more then somehow they will learn the lesson better than if we hurt them less. As a police officer I realize this idea has great appeal, but it's just not how people actually respond.

The lesson here is clear, like you said, Don't take it out on the officer, or they will take it out on you.


/No, actually it's about the law saying the officer "may" write a citation for speeding, or other infraction. Some laws say "shall" but most minor offenses say "may". That means, i have a choice weather or not to write a ticket. I'll try to be respectful, and not write you, but if you show your ass, you bet you're getting one.
 
2013-01-20 11:08:28 AM  
90% of you farkers drive like shiat and should stay off the road altogether. Unfortunately, only about 1/3 of you know who you are.
 
2013-01-20 01:10:58 PM  
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2013-01-20 02:47:21 PM  
The other day I had cops threaten me with a open liquor ticket because I was drinking a beer ON MY PROPERTY!

/some cops use the authority as a penis extension. Most police officers I run into are good people though
 
2013-01-21 10:51:54 PM  

acad1228: If you're driving substantially faster or slower ...


substantially is the key. I never drive substantially faster or slower unless there's something really horrible that I need to avoid - e.g., speed up quickly to get around something and then slow back down. I've been pulled over in such a situation several times, and once the officer ticketed me despite agreeing with me that I needed to speed up there to avoid causing an accident. I drive very differently from most people on the road, though - I'm never comfortable being close to the car in front of me, so even if I merge in I'll usually go a tiny bit slower to let him have a little bit more room before matching his speed, and I like to have a lot of space around me, so I'll often get into a clear spot and then drive whatever speed is necessary to maintain it as long as possible.
 
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