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i got pulled over today for the first time in over 10 years!
i was cruising home from a "get lost" ride in wine country, when i made use of one of the "lanes that have arrows that indicate it's ending and you need to merge", i used it to pass a car to merge into highway traffic. right as i come out of the pass full throttle and on it, merging back into traffic, there sits a police officer... shit... it doesn't get anymore red-handed on my end.

"fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck", i'm saying to myself - there's NO WAY i'm NOT going to get a ticket for that AND i don't have my registration on me (lost it...)
i'm screwed... ok, i'm fully prepared to do this.

the officer walks up as i'm pulling my chrome bag off to get my license, and says "i won't even tell you how fast you were going so you can't brag to your friends that you got off". i say: "i was just trying to get ahead of that car to merge, it was tight".

he politely asks for my license (didn't bother with insurance, or registration) and just says "i just need to run this to make sure it's good". "no problems" i say.

less than a minute later, he comes back and says "go ahead and get up to speed on the shoulder and merge into traffic, and have a good day."

i almost wanted to shake his hand for being such the gentleman about it all. (i was about 10 minutes south of petaluma on 101)
beautiful day out there today!!!
-b
 

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no shit.i have a perfect record, so maybe that had some karma built in.
 

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Count your blessings and ride on, man. (And be glad the officer wasn't having a bad day).
 

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haha. a friend of mine told me to go buy a lottery ticket. :)
 

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here's the kicker! (that i didn't post)
i got pulled over 5 days later and got off with another warning!!!!!!
now i'm buying a lotto ticket tonight for sure. :)

not trying for a 3rd.
-b
 

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Glorious luck! Definitly go buy a lottery ticket, or maybe save your money.... looks like you just used a big chunck of luck up.
 

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dfib said:
Glorious luck! Definitly go buy a lottery ticket, or maybe save your money.... looks like you just used a big chunck of luck up.
agreed! i prolly used up a good 10 years of karma and responsible driving - riding. ;)
 

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dfib said:
Got out of a 40+ in a 25 a week ago...... Good to know the cops! ;D
holy shit! you can go directly to jail on those anymore!
wouldn't that just mess your day up. going to jail for a speeding ticket...
nice on who you know!
happy halloween!
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20 over and you can lose you licsence for a week here.

If you ever get stopped, go see the DA and try to get the ticket changed to a speedometer violation. You still pay the fine, but no points or insurance issues, as it's not a moving violation. ;D
 
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dfib said:
Glorious luck! Definitly go buy a lottery ticket, or maybe save your money.... looks like you just used a big chunck of luck up.
Instead of buyin' a lotto ticket, they're just a tax on people bad at math, just keep being cool with the cops. You know, being honest, not copping an attitude, that sorta thing, and you should be fine.
 
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