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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    first time pulled over

    so last nite i was on my way home from my friends house at like nine, we had been playing basketball after school and then the bunch of us went out to eat. i was driving home and taking my normal route which is off the beaten path but there is less traffic to deal with. so was coming down a hill, didnt even have my accelerator pushed down and so to my left a cop turn his lights on and pull out. so he pulls me over and says i was goin 41 in a 30. i played the biggest sympathy card ever and he let me off with a written warning. i didnt tell my parents b/c they overreact way too much sometimes. but i was talking to my uncle and he thinks that the cop was just bored b/c to pull someone over for 41 in a 30 is a little harsh. i know i was speeding and the law is the law so please dont preach, i just wanna know your opinion on this subject. was the cop too harsh and just bored and was his action justified?
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    The action was justified. You were speeding. It doesn't matter if it's one or eleven miles per hour over. If it was at night and you weren't in a hurry then you should be doing the speed limit. I think the LEO was doing his job and you should have been given a ticket. They're there for a reason. To protect us and to make sure people follow the law.
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    41 in a 30 may be only 11mph over the limit, but that's a lot for a 30mph zone.
    Now, if you had been doing 66 in a 55, I would tend to agree with you that it was silly for him to bother pulling you over.
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    I just got a ticket for 64 in a 55. Some tickets are pure bull****.
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    most of the time you can only get away with going 10 over the limit on busier roads but on slower narrower roads anything over 7 or 8 mph will net you a ticket. On highways you can get away with anything under 15mph over
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    Hahaha are you guys kidding? That's nuts. 9-11 Mp/h over the speed limit is about 15-17 Km/h over. In Australia you can get done for anything as low as 5km/h over. He was within his rights. You were speeding... and he did only let you off with a written warning... when you were 30% over the speed limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazedwombat View Post
    most of the time you can only get away with going 10 over the limit on busier roads but on slower narrower roads anything over 7 or 8 mph will net you a ticket. On highways you can get away with anything under 15mph over
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    Although in some parts of the city the cops don't ever have their radar on. That's the least of their worries. Other rural cities, that's all the cops do is hide and trap people.

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    All my tickets have been for 7-8mph over. 72 in a 65, 63 in a 55. I did get clocked at 138 in a 65 but the cop let me go. He thought my car was cool and I was honest. He got me slowing down. I had it going a bit over 170 then slowed down when he radared me.
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    You should have been given a ticket. You're lucky the cop was nice.

    Every state is different, but my driver's ed teacher told me that most cops will let you go up to 9mph over the limit before they pull you over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    All my tickets have been for 7-8mph over. 72 in a 65, 63 in a 55. I did get clocked at 138 in a 65 but the cop let me go. He thought my car was cool and I was honest. He got me slowing down. I had it going a bit over 170 then slowed down when he radared me.
    Not judging or anything, pure curiosity...

    Can't you have your license instantly suspended for that huge a violation, if he had tagged you on it?
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    Arrested, felony wreckless, license suspended. Yep, could have been bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    You should have been given a ticket. You're lucky the cop was nice.

    Every state is different, but my driver's ed teacher told me that most cops will let you go up to 9mph over the limit before they pull you over.
    Up to 9, then you're mine.

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    my opinion: don't bring every little menial thing in your life to these boards. you got a WARNING, not a ticket...
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    If it was night time and there was no traffic, he shouldn't have pulled you over. Plus you were going down a hill. A lot of cops will sit at the bottom of hills to be pricks. Well, they're all pricks, those are just the bigger ones.
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    Flash the mil ID. My current best is getting out of a 95 in a 55. The highway between my unit and my apartment is a pretty uneventful 400 mile stretch and it's 75 the whole way except for one mile where it's 55, obviously a speed trap.
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    I'd have the slightest bit of respect for cops if they weren't letting those of you go who were doing 40-70mph over, but then giving a ticket to someone doing 10 over. "There's no one more full of **** than a cop" -The Departed I was pulled over on Sunday for my "window tint". I also got a warning. I'm glad the cops are dedicating their time to the most important crimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    I'd have the slightest bit of respect for cops if they weren't letting those of you go who were doing 40-70mph over, but then giving a ticket to someone doing 10 over. "There's no one more full of **** than a cop" -The Departed
    Just watched the movie last night. Most badass movie ever. They don't leave anything up for grabs at the end of the moving. It's a complete resolution of characters. Incredible.

    I do think the quote is right on, too. I was pulled over with suite and tie on coming home from church on Easter Sunday and I was pulled over for speeding. Cop was just being a dick. Gave me a ticket for speeding. Told him I was trying to get home to eat with my family. Told me next time I should just miss dinner. What a cock. Not all cops are bad though. I've had a few lets my friends and I go when we were underage drinking.

    If the police force was more worried about finding gang bangers that shoot and kill people, busting people for drugs, and actual crimes (comparatively speaking) I think many more people would be at ease with them.

    My neighbor was shot 13 times a few weeks back and killed because he got out of his car and "reached" for a gun. It was all justified though. NO DRUGS WERE FOUND. NO WEAPONS WERE FOUND. One of the police officers had killed someone before. Another just came back from Iraq and was seeking psychological help. Everything they did was okay, though.

    How the **** is a LEO justified to shoot an innocent civilian 13 times? In front of a crowd of people that all say he did nothing wrong? I guess it's guilty until proven innocent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkall2003 View Post
    Just watched the movie last night. Most badass movie ever. They don't leave anything up for grabs at the end of the moving. It's a complete resolution of characters. Incredible.

    I do think the quote is right on, too. I was pulled over with suite and tie on coming home from church on Easter Sunday and I was pulled over for speeding. Cop was just being a dick. Gave me a ticket for speeding. Told him I was trying to get home to eat with my family. Told me next time I should just miss dinner. What a cock. Not all cops are bad though. I've had a few lets my friends and I go when we were underage drinking.
    Not all are bad, but for my own benefit I assume that all of them are. I mean he was speeding, he was breaking the law, but if the cop was sitting at the bottom of the hill in the middle of the night where there was no traffic, that's a little much. It depends on what experience you've had with the police. I've actually had 2 cops completely fabricate an entire story, a straight up lie-just so they could arrest us for underage possession of beer.
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    Some of the **** they do is absolutely absurd. I think that I've had my fair share of "get out of jail free" cards, but there comes a point when **** needs to be handled differently. They try to intimidate people more than they try to become their friends. That's not public safety. That's fear.
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    In my experience, most cops are very reasonable people as long as you are. If you get angry at them for being pulled over, of course they're going to slap you with a huge ticket.

    For example, one day I made an illegal right hand turn. I was polite and accepted the fact that I was going to get a ticket. I ended up getting tagged for $35. My friend got pulled over at the same corner. He got all pissy and ended up with $250 ticket.

    It's all about how you handle the situation. Besides, if you're speeding you broke the law and should be man enough to accept responsibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez View Post
    It's all about how you handle the situation.
    I think it depends a LOT more on personality of the cop himself.

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    I think most people are polite when they first get pulled over. The cop that pulled me over on Sunday seemed ok, I mean he did give me a warning-but that was because he got another call and had to leave. I just feel like saying, dude, just give me the ticket. No matter what you do, I'll never take the tint off my windows. So write the damn thing. What's really funny is that factory tint is legal, even if it's too dark, but after-market tint is illegal when it's too dark.

    I told him I had my gun with me, he was 5 times as concerned with my tint than he was with me being in possession of a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB View Post
    I think most people are polite when they first get pulled over. The cop that pulled me over on Sunday seemed ok, I mean he did give me a warning-but that was because he got another call and had to leave. I just feel like saying, dude, just give me the ticket. No matter what you do, I'll never take the tint off my windows. So write the damn thing. What's really funny is that factory tint is legal, even if it's too dark, but after-market tint is illegal when it's too dark.

    I told him I had my gun with me, he was 5 times as concerned with my tint than he was with me being in possession of a gun.
    did he just pull you over for the tint, or did he get you with something else and then tack on the tint.

    Because i thought they wernt allowed to pull you over, in ohio, for things like dark tint, missing headlight etc. unless you comitted a traffic violation first
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    I was in the car with my dad one time and he informed the cop stopping him that he had a licensed gun in the dashboard. He explained it very evenly in a calm voice.

    "Officer, I have a registered gun in my dashboard. That is also where my license is. If you'd like, I will reach with one hand, very slowly."

    The cop replied that he understood, and had his partner train his gun on my dad while he reached for his wallet. Not sure if that's SOP or not.

    It was pretty intense lol. :l

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