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Old March 2nd, 2011, 05:29 AM   #1
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So how many times have you been pulled over by the police for speeding?

I thought it would be interesting to compare how many times someone has recieved a speeding ticket.

So far I have recieved seven tickets while I have been driving for the last seven years.

So how many times have you been pulled over for speeding?
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 05:54 AM   #2
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Been driving consistently since summer 2010, no tickets, on and off with a learner's permit since november 2008, no tickets. No crashes, no burglaries, no burnt-out lightbulbs, nothing. Absolutely no involvement with the police.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 06:47 AM   #3
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For speeding, never.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 06:54 AM   #4
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1 ticket
1 warning

Ticket was coz of my own stupidity. This one time I forgot to look out for cops and bam! got a ticket! Will never happen again.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 06:59 AM   #5
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1 warning for supposingly "zig-zagging" through traffic. I'm pretty sure the guy was just a douche.

2 citations. One for turning right at a red light while it was red and the other for not having my license. 2 minutes from my house lol
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:15 AM   #6
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One. I was caught doing 90mph in 65mph zone. Usually ill get pulled over for something minor like tag light being out or something.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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1 warning for supposingly "zig-zagging" through traffic. I'm pretty sure the guy was just a douche.

2 citations. One for turning right at a red light while it was red and the other for not having my license. 2 minutes from my house lol
Seriously, its against the law in FL to make a right while the light is red?.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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Seriously, its against the law in FL to make a right while the light is red?.
It is like that in the majority of the world...
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #9
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No tickets what so ever. There aren't too many cops where I live. During the last 5 years I haven't been pulled over once. Mind you, I nearly always drive above the speed limit outside cities, 20-30 above the speed limit :P

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 09:41 AM   #10
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Last 15 years (it will be exactly 15 years this Friday):
- two speeding tickets (67 km/h instead of 50 and 100 km/h instead of 80 on motorway)
- one drinking ticket (young and stupid)
- two parking tickets
- several various warnings

This is it. I think it's not that bad ... knock knock.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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This is the Netherlands. The police don't pull you over, you simply receive a fine in the mail 3 weeks after the offense.

I've got a few speeding tickets for doing 2 - 7 km/h over the limit, nothing serious in the past 5 years.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:57 AM   #12
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In fourteen years of driving I was pulled over once for a routine check, had 1 parking ticket... and caused an accident on Italian A14. Nothing too serious, but I had a broken sternum, the passenger of the other car was carried away by ambulance for classic whiplash injury, the other car was only slightly damaged but mine was wrecked... police had to fine me for causing this accident but they told me that, given the circumstances, there was very little I could do to avoid the crash...

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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:03 PM   #13
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I've been driving 17.5 years and never received a speeding ticket. I've had a couple of parking tickets though.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:06 PM   #14
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For past 10 years:

One speeding: 84 km/h (limit was 40 km/h).

One DUI (0,6‰).

Two warnings for minor speeding. Once, cop wanted to write me a ticket, but in the other car that was pulled over at the same time was some politician. They let him go, so they also let me go, because it wouldn't be nice to write me a ticket

One red light. Actually, it was detour on the road. Since there was nobody around I went through red light. In few seconds, from bushes came out police car. They didn't write me a ticket, because their police light was turned off and I said that I will sue them for going through red light without police lights. And they said: Ok, I will let you go and we are even.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:08 PM   #15
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I thought it would be interesting to compare how many times someone has recieved a speeding ticket.

So far I have recieved seven tickets while I have been driving for the last seven years.

So how many times have you been pulled over for speeding?
Don't you get a driving ban with that many offences?

Here each speeding ticket gives you 3 points on your driving license, 12 points earns an automatic 6-month ban.

Speeding points expire after 3 years.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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Wow, so if you get caught doing 2 times per year a bit over the limit you get a 6-month ban? Ridiculous.

Driving bans should be reserved for severe offenses, not for petty few-miles-over-the-limit speeding tickets.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:27 PM   #17
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yes so if you already have 2 or 3 speeding tickets you need to be very careful.

In the first two years after qualifying to drive your license will be revoked if you reach just 6 points and you have to retake your driving test.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:33 PM   #18
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I'm surprised they make no difference between light and severe speeding tickets. I mean, in this day and age of more and more lower speed limits there is really no reason to impose driving bans for people who drive less than 20 miles over the limit.

In the Netherlands you will get a driving ban if you do 30 miles over the limit, also the first time. If you repeat this too often the driving bans will be longer.

Penalties should be sanctioned according the the level of danger. There is really no need to impose last resort penalties like driving bans for small speeding offenses...
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 12:51 PM   #19
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Some police forces do send first-time minor offenders on 'speed-awareness' courses as an alternative to points on the license but the policy varies between areas. More serious speeding can get you 6 points and it might be seen as reckless driving rather than simple speeding which moves into the territory of immediate bans.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 01:23 PM   #20
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Interesting to note, 70% of the 10 million speeding tickets in the Netherlands are for less than 10 km/h over the limit.
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