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post #1 of 7 Old 05-19-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lane violation???

Got pulled over in RI and at the time I was doing nothing wrong not speeding or anything. Cop was parked over the crest of a hill waiting for me Luckily north bound traffic flashed lights and I was way slowed down when I topped the hill. But he jumped out and lit me up,for what I'm wondering?? Seems the state police had gotten in his words " a lot of phone calls" about me going between lanes and slipping through traffic at a very high rate of speed. I said nothing and admitted to nothing (and I still ain't ) He wrote me a ticket for
Lane discipline violation. Although he did not SEE me do anything wrong. The fine is light, But the points will hurt.

Will it stand up, or do I stand a good chance if I fight it???
One other thing, there were 2 of us on the bike and we both have motorcycle licenses. He ran both of our licenses, so how does he prove who the operator was ???
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So what exactly was the violation? (Lane discipline?? what does that mean?)
Personally, I'd never just accept a ticket - especially if I didn't agree with it.
Also, 100% of the time I've gone down to contest a violation, it's ALWAYS been marked down to something less serious.

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I'm wondering the same thing...and hopping I stand a chance of getting it thrown out...

As for accepting the ticket..I don't think it does much good to argue with the policeman, after he/she has written the ticket especially this one, Real bad attitude.
I usually stick to, yes sir, no sir, and argue in front of the judge. and your right it does usually get knocked down, but I'm hopping to get this one thrown out..
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Only thing that might save you is the fact that he did'nt see you doing anything himself. there usaully a represenative from the barrack that's show's up to tell their side of the story.
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I'm wondering the same thing...and hopping I stand a chance of getting it thrown out...

As for accepting the ticket..I don't think it does much good to argue with the policeman, after he/she has written the ticket especially this one, Real bad attitude.
I usually stick to, yes sir, no sir, and argue in front of the judge. and your right it does usually get knocked down, but I'm hopping to get this one thrown out..
I'm surprised they even messed with you, i do most of my riding in RI, and they usaully dont mess with bike's to much. were where you?
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I'm surprised they even messed with you, i do most of my riding in RI, and they usaully dont mess with bike's to much. were where you?
95 south, Across the whole state, He pulled me almost at the CT. border
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fight it.

look at it from the courts perspective: its gonna cost more in paying everyone to be there in court than the ticket is worth. on top of that, it is their responsibility to prove that you are guilty. its a cops job to write tickets, even if nothing is going on. do you really think they are gonna keep someone out in the field if they never write anybody up? looks bad on the cops part if he's not turning stuff in. even if its legit or not. if a bunch of people are calling in, the police need to do something, anything, to make it look like they are doing their job. you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up being the scapegoat to make the force look good in front of passing cars.

i've been in situations where the cops had no proof of me doing any wrong. one situation my buddies were doing wheelies and ran from the cops, while my and my friend, who was on a cruiser, "took one for the team" as the cop put it, and were written up for speeding. it was thrown out.

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