Originally Posted by rubenoff
we use to do those kind of vehicle mods years ago and found out that its easier to
simply follow the vehicle standards from the factory and not draw attention to our
vehicle and have to deal with the police and court systems over LOOK at me items
the police have lots of Rules and sometimes when they throw the book at us its expensive and is reflected in our driving records and accident claims if and when
Good Luck we have been there and done that and its not a high for us anymore
because most of the girls that look at us now are looking from wheelchair's
Originally Posted by stefz
Anyways. I would recommend fighting all tickets.
Why didn't you just say it was a stock exhaust and that you had a problem with your manifold? Does it have markings on it?
You should have also said you didn't know the plate was no longer on the car.
Last week I drove at speeds of 85 km on Burnhamthorpe road in a 50 zone. I also went through a light while the whole time this Cop watches.
Pulls the cherries and pulls me over...
Cop-So I saw you went through a Red light?
Me-No I didn't.
Cop-Yes you did, not only that but you we're speeding.
Me-I was not speeding officer and the light was green when I drove past the white line (my bullshit)
Cop-License and registration please
Me-Ok, here's my license. Give me a moment to find my registration (I knew I didn't have it). I know I have it somewhere...
*So I began to waste 20 minutes of his time to which I knew he would say...
Cop-Ok forget about it for now.
*Because if you say you don't have it. You receive a ticket. However if you say you have it but waste a ---- load of time 'trying' to 'find' it. They drop it but request that you show proof to a precinct.
Me-By the way officer how do you know I was speeding? How did you measure I was speeding?
Cop-I noticed I had to drive past the limit to catch up to you (Most idiotic argument I had ever heard from a cop)
Me-So if you had to speed up past the limit. How do you know I was driving past the limit?
*He then begins to throw this fit saying he knew I did wrong etc etc.
He walks away
Comes back with 1 piece of paper stating that I need to show proof of insurance or else he's going to get me with a $5000 fine.
*As he's saying this hes got the biggest grin acting like he suspects I don't have insurance* /End laugh
Police an even some judges trying to throw their 'Authority' upon you. However most of this 'Authority' wins because they use it to hang yourself. Why admit anything if they have no proof? I was speeding? Where is the recording of my speed?
For now, this country is still Innocent till proven guilty. Know your rights and know if your accused of anything, know they only way they'll commit you is if they have proof. OR like the many who just rat themselves out.
Anyways fight both tickets and talk about how when you purchased the vehicle the previous owner says it was stock or say the exhaust leak thing.
Btw, I don't want to come off as a Cop hater. Peel cops are decent people. I remember I walked into Erin Mills and Dundas and this Sargent gave me a Timmies Hot chocolate (It was still Hot! and it was a Medium size!!!). I also respect them as an advocate of Justice.
Metro Police? I'd spit in their coffee first chance I got.