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post #1 of 55 Old 07-30-2009, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Ask the ---> L.E.O.'s Q & A Thread.

I think this thread needed to be started.

As a "former" Military LEO, I still get a lot of questions about this, that and the other. I was a patrol officer and SRT member (SWAT), and I loved to work traffic...the California Vehicle Code was my favorite reading material when sitting down on the throne!

I know that sometimes things happen to us while we are out on the road, either in the cage or on the road rocket...and when someone with a bit more knowledge can "shed some light" on the subject, it helps us all to feel better.

Just know, LEOs cannot give legal advice...they can only express their individual opinions...so don't ruin it by saying: "Well, this one cop on the ZX-10R forums said I could do that!" Just be real...and if you where wrong - accept the fact an pay your dues!

So, all you L.E.O.'s out there, chip in and give your 2 cents when people ask the question...

...now, let's see where this goes!

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post #2 of 55 Old 07-30-2009, 12:34 PM
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An ambulance was going down Parmer ln.(3 lanes 50mph zone) w/ their sirens on at 35 mph taking up the left 2 lanes. There was no traffic ahead of us so after about 2 miles I got tired of going slow and went to pass in the right hand open lane. As soon as I got next to them they honked at me and i put my hands in the air. I continued to pass them going the speed limit and turned on my street shortly after. So what's the fine for that and why would they be taking up 2 lanes?
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Possible they were working on someone in the back and were keeping the speed down so the EMTs could perform whatever?

I don't know about IN., but in Cali, you can't pass an EV running code 3...regardless of their speed...and you have to stay about 300 feet behind as well if I remember correctly.

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In Texas, anyone know what the fine/punishment would be for riding without the M class endorsement assuming all else is legal?

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At least go take the written test and get your permit. It only cost $10 and your new license will show the endorsement but w/ a restriction. I've been pulled over 4 times w/ the restriction and not a single officer said anything about it. I believe the ticket is $250 plus they impound your bike unless the officer is nice and will let a licensed m/c operator come get it.
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If I get a seat belt ticket in South Carolina, but live in Alabama, whats gonna happen if I don't pay it?
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If I get a seat belt ticket in South Carolina, but live in Alabama, whats gonna happen if I don't pay it?
The same thing any money hungry agency will do for any sum of money....they'll send you to collections over it probably being that they have all your information on the citation I am sure



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At least go take the written test and get your permit. It only cost $10 and your new license will show the endorsement but w/ a restriction. I've been pulled over 4 times w/ the restriction and not a single officer said anything about it. I believe the ticket is $250 plus they impound your bike unless the officer is nice and will let a licensed m/c operator come get it.


Ticket for driving without a license + Impound

The problem there is usually if you don't have the license, you probably don't have the insurance either. And if you don't have full coverage, the police officer isn't going to let your buddy drive away on it.
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SO what kind of ticket could I expect with this on the back of my helmet?
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whats the statue that was just passed here in florida stating that the vertical tag mount is not illegal any more? I need the print out of this statue cause I just bought a vertical tag mount again and have already gotten pulled for it and gave my only copy to the officer that pulled me over of the updated statue of june 16, 2009 stating that the fix horizontal position has been deleted!!! need help leo's!!! I cant find the update in the florida statues here online!!!

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