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Post Reply North Carolina pulling you over for 1mph over!
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Posted 3/25/16 , edited 3/25/16

prh99 wrote:

Entrapment is getting someone to commit a crime they wouldn't have otherwise commited and prosecuting them for it.

1 Mph is well with human error, hopefully people will challenge tickets that are so close to the line.

Hopefully so, out of state drivers will get screwed with no lube over this. Most out of state drivers would rather pay the fine than fight it in court.
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Posted 3/25/16
Oh man if that happen in my state, I would be pulled over, everytime I drive out of the Driveway. I always go the speed limits but sometime I go over by one or 3 mph. If it say 40, I go 41, 43 to 38..
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Posted 3/25/16
Eh, they already basically do this where I live. We get a lot of tourists - locals can go 5-10 mph over the limit without any real concern, but if you've got flatlander plates? Pull out your checkbook.

Of course, they seem to cause most of the accidents too, so perhaps ticketing them when they're 1mph over is justified.
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Posted 3/25/16
This just makes me not want to go south. I don't want to catch their stupidity.
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When I first bought my car, I took a trip from Mississippi to Pennsylvania to visit my parents. I was literally followed by one cop after another - trading off at the end of their beats all the way from Mississippi to Virginia. I guess they were just waiting for me to do one thing wrong so they could pull me over. Felt like the longest drive of my life. I should have expected that when I bought the Daytona edition... the paint job stands out a little...

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Razor_Girl wrote:

When I first bought my car, I took a trip from Mississippi to Pennsylvania to visit my parents. I was literally followed by one cop after another - trading off at the end of their beats all the way from Mississippi to Virginia. I guess they were just waiting for me to do one thing wrong so they could pull me over. Felt like the longest drive of my life. I should have expected that when I bought the Daytona edition... the paint job stands out a little...



I know them feels. I have a yellow 35th anniversary edition mustang. I have had it since it was brand new in '99. I've been pulled over 14 times.

I do not speed.

I do not have any tickets.

this is a really old pick. i think from 2003-2004:
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Posted 3/25/16

Yamstarch wrote:

I know them feels. I have a yellow 35th anniversary edition mustang. I have had it since it was brand new in '99. I've been pulled over 14 times.

I do not speed.

I do not have any tickets.


Yep. I'm the original owner. I actually special ordered mine from the factory - the window sticker had my name printed on it. That photo is from last year at a car show I participated in. Mine is #251 of 4000 made.

I can't recall how many times I got pulled over, but a bunch of them were because of issues I had with my ex when we divorced because it took several years to get his name taken off the car due to him being a jerk. The cops with those license plate scanners would scan the car and their database would flag me due to the car having owners with two different last names living in two different states. They'd pull me over and I'd explain my ex is being a jerk and won't sign the papers, and the cops would send me on my way.
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Posted 3/25/16
Seriously silly to pull people over for 1 mph hour over, but for arguments sake if the speed limit is 55 and you are going 56 you are over the speed limit.

Limit defined: a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass.

I don't like it but that's what it is. If you push it and get a ticket you got one because you broke the speed limit. If your equipment doesn't measure it correctly you are responsible for the equipment you legally own.. Complaining doesn't change the definition. Now personally if I lived in NC i'd petition to have the law have a range instead of around 5 MPH, but that takes letter writing, petitions, threats of recalling officials and such which is hard and takes time. Complaining is easy.
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Posted 3/25/16

Razor_Girl wrote: The cops with those license plate scanners would scan the car and their database would flag me due to the car having owners with two different last names living in two different states. They'd pull me over and I'd explain my ex is being a jerk and won't sign the papers, and the cops would send me on my way.
yeah gotta be annoying (leaving a message for the police it pops up when they read it) "Ex's fault, now I am driving this Bitches!"

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Posted 3/25/16
There are usually campaigns to catch speeders around holidays in North Carolina, so this seems like the usual, though this is the first time I've heard that even 1mph over the limit will get someone ticketed and these campaigns are more common around Thanksgiving, etc. Any speeding is an offense, but I thought going a few miles over the limit was too minor to interest the police in most cases. I've heard that in other states people get ticketed for going any speed over the limit, but if I go 5 mph over the limit in built up areas a lot of drivers act like I'm going way too slow. I wouldn't mind if they would get some of the people going 10+ mph over the limit in my neighborhood and driving in crazy ways on the highway, but I doubt this will do much to improve the roads. The police themselves are often part of the problem, speeding when there isn't an emergency.
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Posted 3/25/16 , edited 3/25/16
I'm within ten miles of the boundaries about five? different cities and in one of those cities a cop'll pull you over for doing five. But one mile an hour over? That's awfully fucking excessive effort to try and collect a ticket. Now I don't know jack shit about legality, but that doesn't sound legal. And if it is legal, while, again, it's excessive and I don't see why any rational cop would do it unless their quota was really lacking. It makes being ticketed for five miles over seem reasonable in compassion.
Posted 3/25/16
Over here my brother got pulled over for going 27 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The cop told him that he was endangering lives by speeding. He just issued a warning and told him not to do it again. Kinda silly if you ask me.
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Posted 3/25/16
Also, I'd probably get pulled over a lot. Speed limit is the furthest thing from my mind when driving. Only time I care is in school zones and when there's no traffic. All other times, traffic flow determines my speed. I'd rather pay a speeding ticket than get in an accident because I was paying attention to the dumb sign, rather than the dumbasses around me. They can kill me. The ticket, not so much.
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Posted 3/25/16 , edited 3/25/16
As someone who has driven through NC multiple times, I can confirm the cops are complete dickheads. They will try to get you for anything, and if you have anything illegal(misdemeanor stash of weed for example) in your car you will be going to jail guaranteed and your car is getting searched/impounded. SC cops are even worse
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Posted 3/25/16 , edited 3/25/16

Razor_Girl wrote:

When I first bought my car, I took a trip from Mississippi to Pennsylvania to visit my parents. I was literally followed by one cop after another - trading off at the end of their beats all the way from Mississippi to Virginia. I guess they were just waiting for me to do one thing wrong so they could pull me over. Felt like the longest drive of my life. I should have expected that when I bought the Daytona edition... the paint job stands out a little...


Nice Charger R/T Razor_Girl. Good choice
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