Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
I got my first one the other morning on my way to work, myself. Only 3 mile from my house. Yeah, that's right, I accually stopped this time. Passed a cage doing 55 in a 40 on double yellows. No chit, the cop asked me why I did it after holding out his stopwatch for me to see, and I can't believe what I said because I could have come up with a real fib, I said, "the guy was just going too slow". Whether this was true or not, per speed limit, I don't know, but 'to me' he was going to slow. Anyway, because I have such a clean driving record, and I do, and it was local, nice guys here in the area, I only got off with a Charge of: "Obedience to trafic control devices"! $75 and no points. Yep, that's right, even after lights were ablazing from 3 LEOs pointed at me in a elementry school parking lot that I pulled over into. The other two LEOs showed up seconds later after the first one pulled, or should I say, after I pulled over for the first one. As I stood there in the cold for 15 min., he got out of his cage to talk to me. He told me that I gave him the wrong registration, that the one I gave him was for a BMW!? Imagine that, he didn't know that BMWs made motorcycles, lol. I said that it was a BMW, looking at the back/side of the bike. He pointed his flashlight on it and said, so it is, I'm sorry. He believed me without seeing the the front side that has the emblem on it. Nice officer.. So, to make a long story short, he had mercy because of the large amount of points I would have recieved and also said that he was giving me the benefit of the doubt, at which time I said, "I don't do that type of thing all the time, and I was late for work." cough..cough
I just got really lucky, I guess..
No current bike.
(previous: 01 K12RS (*RED*)