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Ok at what point (as in mph over the speed limit) do you decide to run and when to stop?

I know I just stopped doing 73 in a 50 (was in excess of 105 before he saw me...i was passing on a long straight) started braking as i saw cop car as i crested the hill...he flipped the lights as he passed me...I started to downshift to run ...saw i was 20 miles from home...and immediately pulled over. I got a 55 in a 50, was not wrote up for not having my insurance or reg with me, and he told me to fight the ticket and if my record is good he'll reduce it to impeeding traffic (just fine no points doesnt even show in record).

But at what point would you run and when would you pull over...honestly?
 

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Ok, 73 in a 50, I'd prolly pull over, depending on circumstances. If it's broad daylight and there's traffic, definately stop. If it's 3am on the freeway and it's some prick on the side of the road with a laser gun, no way, I downshift and take off. I had a cop turn around to follow me the other night. I was doing a wheelie about 200 yards from the freeway onramp, I saw about 100 yards behind me a cop slam on the brakes and pull a U-turn to follow me. That was another one where I hit the Onramp and rode to redline through 4 gears. There was no way he could even see which way I was gonna go. But daytime, if you're only mildly speeding, always pull over. I find usually cops are leinent if you just do what they ask, (or maybe it's just me since I'm such a nice guy)
 

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I ran from the cops in my drag car when I was street racing. However, would not even think about it now, even if I had a sprot bike! I guess enough time has past, that I'm not trying to eat the road!

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Just got my liscense back from suspension due to fleeing. Don't recommend it, its not worth the risk.
 

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djt81185 said:
Ok at what point (as in mph over the speed limit) do you decide to run and when to stop?

I know I just stopped doing 73 in a 50 (was in excess of 105 before he saw me...i was passing on a long straight) started braking as i saw cop car as i crested the hill...he flipped the lights as he passed me...I started to downshift to run ...saw i was 20 miles from home...and immediately pulled over. I got a 55 in a 50, was not wrote up for not having my insurance or reg with me, and he told me to fight the ticket and if my record is good he'll reduce it to impeeding traffic (just fine no points doesnt even show in record).

But at what point would you run and when would you pull over...honestly?
Idiot. :bitchslap

You stop when a police officer signals you to stop! What the heck is wrong with you? Yes you have a vehicle that could a run at an Apache but you NEVER run from the cops. By running from the cops you're doing a disservice to the image of the sport.

This forum is not dedicated to breaking the law. Take it to one of those "stunnaz" sites. If you want to run that hard take it to the track.
 

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Idiot. :bitchslap

You stop when a police officer signals you to stop! What the heck is wrong with you? Yes you have a vehicle that could a run at an Apache but you NEVER run from the cops. By running from the cops you're doing a disservice to the image of the sport.

This forum is not dedicated to breaking the law. Take it to one of those "stunnaz" sites. If you want to run that hard take it to the track.
:cry :cry
 

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I'd rather take the hit on my license points than take the hit in my ass during a prison stay
 

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I got kids now, so that keeps me from being too stupid, But ive passed cops in the side at 80+ and The temptation is hard. Ive hit the gas and passed 2-4 officers in the past at 100+ and they never persued. My point is I would not run to get away but if hitting 100-140 on a deserted hiway will keep them from following..... it's a hard habbit to break.
I broke my habbit with a reckless driving ticket. 6points, and getting down to 4 points left. that and my licence is my job now. Clean record for 7+ years now.

Cudos to all Cops. I respect ya, I support ya, But I don't like you behind me!
 

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Id only run if I was already clocked for like 170 or so, and already had a mile distance in which I could just get out of sight.

But too bad I wouldnt do that on the road, so no running for me. It's not really worth it to run unless your butt's going to jail anyway, and in that case I hope you get away, because you'll be in even deeper shit if you get caught. Even worse you could die.

Personally I think in high speed pursuit the LEO is putting the public in much more danger then if they'd just let go of their ego and say "it's not worth it". If there was a no-chase policy in PA, I'd still pull over.
 

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I don't consider it running if, say, they're on the other side of the highway travelling in the opposite direction, I'd just continue on my way as if nothing happened. I might take a different exit than originally planned, but would obey all traffic laws as to stay out of further trouble and help my, "I honestly didn't see you", defense.

Obviously, making eye contact or doing the 180 helmet turn to see if they're coming after you or not doesn't help.

I admit I'm a straight up speeder (10 over on the highways is normal for me), but I refuse to weave in and out to do it and that usually helps me stay unnoticed.
 

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thebird_19 said:
Just got my liscense back from suspension due to fleeing. Don't recommend it, its not worth the risk.
I just got mine back from suspension due to pulling over, so...
 

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You ONLY run if you're good enough not to get caught...

you have your escape route planned....

and know EXACTLY how much fuel you have to burn if your route doesn't work out....

I used to stop for them... but, I can't remember a SINGLE time they've "helped" me out of any type of bad situation ever. Like a buddy of mine once said, "why do you want to stop and talk to them for? it's not like they need to tell you something good!!".

So, two options: a) get REAL REAL REAL good at riding, know EVERYTHING about the environment you're in or b) pull over and pray....

just remember, you can NEVER out-run a radio....
 

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Punkwood2k said:
I'd rather take the hit on my license points than take the hit in my ass during a prison stay
+1 and thats exactally what i did. It's just not worth it. I got pulled over the other day and i didnt run. I was talking to a couple of my buddies and one said "You gotta learn how to ride, you could have easily ran and gotten away" :rolleyes It's just not worth it in my eyes.

EDIT - You can be a good rider and at the same time be a stupid rider. Just because you can run and get away doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. If anything it wil make someone that much more cocky and next time maybe even push it more and more untill eventually it catches up to them. I still say it's not worth it. If you use your head and ride right in the first place then you won't be putting yourself in a situation to have to run.
 

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Oh... and btw - cops should have something better to do with their time.... like track down Bin Laden or stop some serial child rapist or chase down real bank robbers or murderers or escaped convicts....

I mean, the list of "better shit to do" can really go on just about forever...
 

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I may go for the "I didn't see you" excuse for not stopping right away but I won't run. Speeding with no pursuit is dangerous under the best of circumstances (you can pick where, how fast, and how long you want to do it still taking into consideration the surroundings and road conditions). Once you decide to out and out run, all control is lost and you are destined to one of three outcomes:
One: give up after a short pursuit, go to jail.
Two: You get away.
Three: You crash. Then you go to jail (at best).
The length of jail time/guilt is the other scary variable, because God forbid you cause injury or death to someone else, such as a pursuing officer or another driver/pedestrian. If you do, pack a toothbrush and the soap on a rope 'cause you're going on vacation.
 
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