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|11-03-2004 08:53 PM|
I got my insurance without a motorcycle endorsement on my license.
|11-03-2004 08:08 PM|
|RC51RVT1000r||there is no possible way he did not get arrested with airsupport on him i was arrested in marin with air support and 8 ground units going only 185 those are felony speeds wreckless endagerment public and human safety violations evading a police officer resisting arresst with out a licence or proof of insurance all of those are lovely felony except the licence and no isurance know we know he had no isurance because it is impossiable to get insurance w/o a licence so fix your and come back next week sounds good though to a squid|
|11-03-2004 05:13 PM|
|11-03-2004 04:59 PM|
|Trumpet||RussXL.....You seem to have alot of facts there (Overzealous cop, in plane at 10,000 ft, grossly inaccurate....etc) Did you interview the officer? Do you have some expertise in this method of law enforcement? I'm very interested to see just how inaccurate this method of speed enforcement is.|
|10-26-2004 03:39 PM|
You do realize that if he's convicted of 205, that sets a precedent for all police in Minnesota, and eventually across the country, to use a stopwatch and an eyeball to write legally binding citations instead of a verifiable measurement? And that doesn't scare you? You could be moving along with traffic at 75 on the freeway and a cop can claim to have timed you over a certain distance at 105 and you'd have no recourse.
Is this guy an idiot? Of course, but who on here hasn't done triple digits on a bike on an open road (besides me, since my bike don't go that fast)? Should he be cited, yes, for what he was doing. Should he pay the consequences? Of course.
But not for an overzealous cop in a plane 10K feet up with an itchy finger on a stopwatch. And the only way to correct that is to have the ticket thrown out of court.
|10-26-2004 12:53 PM|
|10-26-2004 12:39 PM|
A decent lawyer should be able to get you out of the speeding and reckless op.
It's grossly obvious that the police misobserved the speed at which you were travelling. If that was misobserved, how can they properly observe whether or not you were riding recklessly? Unless you were cited for stunting or something...
Good luck man. You've got supporters all over the country.
|10-26-2004 12:10 PM|
And make sure you keep us in the loop...
|10-25-2004 11:59 PM|
I seen the story tonight on Kare 11. Ya do what U gotta do...
I don't know how you can fight no licence though kid. I think the reckless driving charge is going to stick. Maybe you can win the 205 speed charge though. I was reading in the Wabasha county website and it looks like there is a fixed fine for 31+ mph over the speed limit. $210 dollars or something. Is going a certain speed over the limit a felony charge? Do they charge $10 per mph over the speed limit?
That would cost some serious cash if they make 205 stick....
|10-25-2004 09:23 PM|
|205mph||I appeared in court today and plead not guilty to all three charges. My pre-trial is set for Dec. 22|
|10-25-2004 08:48 AM|
That was a month ago. If one day equals one month to you.....
Good luck today, you're gonna need it!!
|10-22-2004 12:24 PM|
|jim schmidt||Bet he walks on everything if he has a halfway decent attorney.|
|10-08-2004 02:41 AM|
|TMK||I notice that there was a small write up on this in this week's Autoweek. Congratulations, you're really famous now|
|10-08-2004 02:06 AM|
Is it tomorrow yet?
|10-01-2004 07:25 AM|
I'm coming into this a little late and as a new member. I happened to be in MN on business when this happened and saw all the local press.
I'm not going to condone nor condemn. We all speed. If you don't, you're lying.
A couple observations. I wouldn't give the 'Today' show a fart worth of my time. They had Janklow's lawyer on the show and were commiserating with him on how tough it was for Janklow to be in jail, etc. They actually wanted you to feel sorry for the bastard, and didn't mention one word of the guy he killed or his family.
As a pilot, I'll say that you can easily trim up the plane to fly 'hands off' and do any number of things. Its done all the time. And if the plane had even the most minimal autopilot (wing leveler, e.g.), its even easier. Now how accurate you can time something moving on the ground is another story. Didn't see what altitude he was at, either.
As the bike was not impounded, a dyno run print out is as good as a letter from your fifth grade guidance counselor. There is no way to prove the bike wasn't 'unmodified' or changed after the ticket and prior to the dyno run. With regard to the RC211V, has anyone seen a top speed run done off a road course? The top speed on the track is usually limited by the length of the straight. It would be interesting to see how fast it would top out at in a couple miles worth of straight running.
Our local rag has a story almost daily about motorcycle accidents. I'd say they're 50/50 cager caused vs. self-inflicted. One recent story was about a guy on a sport bike stunting wearing only a helmet and sneakers being taped for a web-site who lost it on the highway and killed himself. That stuff doesn't help.
I agree with the comment on tiered licensing. A guy I work with never road before and wanted to buy a bike. Everyone who rides told him to start small and work his way up. Well, he got a brand new Hardley softtail and proceded to total it in about two weeks. Our secretary bought a 600F3i a couple years ago, never ridden before. Think it still has under 1K miles on it. She's scared of it.
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