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Username: Bestmankind

-apem

Post Number: 15461
Registered: Oct-05
good news.......yesterday morning my battery died. it was a yellow top. for the past week, when i was starting my car, it seemed like it was having a bit of a hard time starting. so i went and bought a kinetik HC 1800 and replaced it. now not only does it start better, my amps seems to be more efficient. i had the yellow top for 2 and a half years so i guess it was due. but i am so happy with the kinetik. i mean the over all sound just got so much better. maybe its in my head but i like it.




bad news........today i was taking a couple of boxes to a trucking company to be shipped. i was using my aunts acura mdx. well i parked the car on the street in front of the store and loaded the boxes. then i got in the car and started to pull out. at the sametime i was putting on my seat belt. about 30 yards in front of me was a motorcycle cop waiting at the red light. i stopped behind him. when light turned green, he kinda pulled over to the side and let me pass him. then he gets behind me and turns on his siren signaling to pull over. i asked him what was the problem and he told me i was supposed to put the seat belt on before the car started moving. he saw my through his side mirror i guess. i told him i put it before i left and he told me he saw me putting the seat belt on as i was pulling away.

he gave me a ticket. i hate this new "click it or ticket" law california is having. i don't know how much its gonna cost but my friend got one and it was 100 bux. i am so pissed. first my windows and now this. damn.
 

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Username: Basssquared

Kansas

Post Number: 1388
Registered: Nov-06
looks like you got a DWA............................................................................. ............................driving while asian jk but sucks to hear bud
 

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Username: B3n07

Louisville, Ky USA

Post Number: 428
Registered: Jul-07
lol it sounds like the cops love you lol i hate the click it or ticket law out here in Ky it so stupid but my car has automatic seat belts so i dont have to worry it looks like i am wearing one even though im not
 

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Username: Bestmankind

-apem

Post Number: 15462
Registered: Oct-05
well i do wear seatbelt. in my car i put it on right when i get in. its a habbit. but when i am driving other people's cars, for some reason i don't put it on right away. oh well i learned my lesson.

also yeah ray. lol. damn asian hating cops. lol.
 

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Username: Adddisorder

Palm Beach, Florida

Post Number: 5322
Registered: Jan-06
damn that sucks, FL has had click it or ticket for a long time.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 5346
Registered: Jul-06
It's your life,you should be able to decide whether or not you want to wear a seat belt.In most cases they save lives but sometimes they actually kill people.If I want to go head first through my f uckin windshield then why the hell should I wear my seatbelt?Oh wait...that law is an excellent money maker.I should have gotten like a million DUIs =/
 

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Username: Rovin

4 10 Pioneer...

Post Number: 12368
Registered: Jul-05
well u certainly got alot of use from that yellow - poor thing must have worked hard under ur use ....
 

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Username: Frkkevin

Resonant Engineering..., Fort Worth... Email

Post Number: 3815
Registered: Nov-05
texas also has the click it or ticket law.. i always wear mine due to a bad experience when i was younger
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 477
Registered: Apr-06
i dont think cops can pull you over only becaus they see a seatbelt violation. there has to be something else. they will usually say something like swirving or something. look it up in your local law because if he only pulled you over because of the seatbelt then that sounds fishy to me.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 5348
Registered: Jul-06
"i dont think cops can pull you over only becaus they see a seatbelt violation. there has to be something else. they will usually say something like swirving or something. look it up in your local law because if he only pulled you over because of the seatbelt then that sounds fishy to me."

Lol.That's plenty of reason to pull you over.It's the law to wear your seat belt in a lot of states,it's been that way for years here in Illinois.They even set up road blocks and direct traffic and those not wearing belts have to pull to the side and have the rest of their day ruined.The best is that they usually have them on Fridays between 4-6 PM so that way they really ruin the start of your weekend :-) I always wear my seat belt because it's just stupid having to pay those retarded tickets.I'd rather not wear my belt but if it's gonna save me a few bucks then I'll do it.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 480
Registered: Apr-06
i could very possiably be wrong but i think in ohio they can not pull you over only on a seatbely violation.
i have class...
 

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Username: Wylie_coyote

Post Number: 91
Registered: Apr-07
mate if i was you i would get him done for harrasssment or something. tell him to produce some sort of evidence that you dint put it on before hand. in england they gotta show you a damn picture of you parked on a double yellow so you can't contest it. i'm thinking its a similar principle mate.
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

Post Number:...

Post Number: 5350
Registered: Jul-06
"mate if i was you i would get him done for harrasssment or something. tell him to produce some sort of evidence that you dint put it on before hand. in england they gotta show you a damn picture of you parked on a double yellow so you can't contest it. i'm thinking its a similar principle mate."

An officer that has a reputation for being a good officer with lots of cases will beat you in court in a second.The judge usually knows these officers or sheriffs and trusts them before trusting the word of a random citizen.Don't try to fight that stuff because you'll just get yourself more trouble and be on the cops bad side.
 

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Username: Freezeman_7

Memphis MC-2500D, 2 15 RD Audi... US of A

Post Number: 1984
Registered: May-06
ok has had it 4 awhile. its g@y. but the ticket is 20 bucks here not that big of a deal
 

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Username: Loc_out

Santa Ana, Ca Resonant Eng...

Post Number: 1284
Registered: Feb-05
Damn chad that suk bro. My seat belt tix that i got less than 6 months ago was for 300 something dollars. I also got a tint tix less than a month ago. I hope you get away and only pay 100 bucks.

Glad to see your happy with your new batt i knew to get one to. I'll give my lil bro my yellow top.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Bestmankind

-apem

Post Number: 15463
Registered: Oct-05
300 bux? fukkkk that is insane. i hope mine doesn't come out that much. i am scared now.
 

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Username: Big_edge_head

Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

Post Number: 700
Registered: Mar-07
i thought yellow tops came with a lifetime warrenty?
 

Platinum Member
Username: Bestmankind

-apem

Post Number: 15466
Registered: Oct-05
well mine was a tsunami yellow top. not the optima yellow top.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 10617
Registered: Jun-06
Laws are popping up all over the place Chad. I hear the smoking ban is expanding to even multi family dwellings.....indoors!


Your own apartment and you can't smoke. I'm no smoker so it's no skin off my back but it's getting bad. Cops have so many arsenals to acheive their quota and only getting more. One cop even admitted to me that he knew I did in fact have my insurance card on me but "had" to write a ticket for something so decided to "cut me a break" by choosing a $20 ticket as opposed to why he stopped me. (Crossing the centerline).




Revenue.
 

Gold Member
Username: Adddisorder

Palm Beach, Florida

Post Number: 5328
Registered: Jan-06
damn that is fu-cked up paul.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 6767
Registered: Jun-04
Chad....

rainyseason7305-20-2005, 06:27 PM
Virginia

My wife and I were visiting Greensboro from VA a couple of weeks ago and to make a long story short, got caught in what I felt was a very sleazy line 'em up and knock em down seatbelt sting. We foolishly had neglected to put on our seatbelts because we were going less than a mile away from the restaurant we were leaving to find a parking spot to park the car to get out and walk around. Suddenly an officer walked in front of our car (it was a low speed pedestrian area) and waved us over into a parking lot hidden by trees, where at least fifteen cops were line up to deal with all the traffic they were bringing in. We ended up with two $75 seatbelt tickets and in the twenty or thirty minutes we were waitng there, saw at least a dozen others meet the same fate. Forgive me if this is turning into a bit of a rant, but that seemed more than a little excessive and unfair to me, in TN this offense carries a $10 fine. I realize that there's probably no way out of this and I'm grasping at straws here, but the cop never asked us to sign the acknowledgment on the tickets. Is there any way that this could be possible grounds for dismissal?

I think its 75 dollars (in pa) where I live too like va
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 6528
Registered: Jul-06
VA laws FTMFL
chad just be glad you dont live in VA....automatic $1300 for wreckless driving....for anyone who lives or has ever driven in NoVA, its like the damn daytona 500 here....if you arent going 15+ over the 'speed limit' then your holding traffic up....ive been tailgated goin 25 over before....fines in VA have shot up to the highest out of all the states in the US.....its bullsh1t
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 6770
Registered: Jun-04
I didnt know va was THAT BAD glad I dont live there now.... I lived there twice
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 6529
Registered: Jul-06
its pretty bad sean....also, they always have speed traps set up everywhere. i go through 1-2 a day usually. but the thing is, either one of 2 things happen at them....everyone knows that there they are there because they are in the same spot everytime so everyone slows down to just 5 over the speed limit and passes, or everyone just says f-ck it and everyone goes by and the cop tags the last person....seen it happen a few times....
sean, curious, where did you live here?
 

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Username: Skibum12189

Cleveland

Post Number: 1890
Registered: Mar-06
damn yea VA sucks, i was out workin for my dad, bombin down this highway at 65 and i didnt realize it had dropped down to a 40, got bagged doin 65 with a radar detector (off for some reason idk why) and hte cop let me go...then again i got 2 points and a 163 dollar ticket for turning right on red in a no turn on red zone
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 484
Registered: Apr-06
ky sucks
in ohio my ticket was 90 for 19 over
8 over in ky was 156
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 6531
Registered: Jul-06
i forgot to mention....radar detectors are illegal in VA as well....no radar detectors, no neon anywhere, no loud music, list goes on and on....

you got pulled over for doing 8 over kyle?!? thats hilairous....cops wouldnt even bother with that in NoVA....its fair game until you hit 12-13 over....me and about 6 others cars rolled 20 yards behind a cop for 10 miles doing 70 in a 55 and the cop didnt even bother....speed limit is merely a suggestion in NoVA....
 

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Username: Safe_cracker

Chicago, IL US

Post Number: 3647
Registered: Jan-06
Eh, you need to come to Chicago baby! The other day I was cruising on 294 NB in the left lane with my cruise set at 85, yaaaa 85! Ok get this, I noticed an Infinity G35, light blue in color creeping on the right side of me. Of course I had to step it up a hair, got to 90, welll here comes the same car, same lane and all. I glance over it is some blonde B!tch with a bob hair cut on the phone. Well I noticed she was coming up to a car and the only place she can go is in front of me, NO FCKING WAY, I'M BOSS!! I hit it about half way and quicker than sh!t I was doing almost 125, supercharged cars love that cool air ;). Anyhoo I lost her and got another 20 miles down the road got off the e-way and low and behold guess who is behind me, lOl. I turned up Gorilla Zoe and we all know which song :-O rolled the windows down to be annoying (fck her). This b!tch followed me through get this 16 turns, I counted them! I got all the way to my garage and she was still behind me so I passed it up and circled a few times before parking. I should have just fcked her but she even freaked me out, lmfao...Polo. :-O
 

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Username: Bestmankind

-apem

Post Number: 15469
Registered: Oct-05
you are just crazy man. lol.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 10631
Registered: Jun-06



Yes he is...
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 3419
Registered: Jul-06
About the yellowtop:

optima sucks compared to Kinetik, Odyssey, etc.




About the seatbelt:

Sorry to hear that Chad.

In Pennsylvania, you can't get pulled over only for not wearing your seatbelt. In most other states you can though. Here in PA you have to have done something else, and they can add it onto the ticket for that.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 6774
Registered: Jun-04
yanks fan ......hampton va and woodbridge va
 

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Username: Nyyfan13

Fi SSD USA

Post Number: 6536
Registered: Jul-06
nice dude....woodbridge is a solid 5 minutes from me
 

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Username: Pitbullguy

Ascendant Audio Arsenals, Chicago

Post Number: 1986
Registered: Oct-06
not wearing your seatbelt can be dangerous or deadly for other drivers and pedestrians as well...

an unconscious/severely injured/dead person behind the wheel can't brake and pull over to safety, the car keeps going, hitting other cars or pedestrians multiplying the damage.

to those who think seatbelts do as much damage as they prevent, c'mon now...maybe in rare cases depending on the type of accident they end up restricting the person from protecting themself or something, but even then there would be no way to prove they woulda been any better off without the belt. Seatbelts save lives.

with that said, that cop was a d!ck IMO to give you a ticket for putting it on as you were pulling out, everyone does that. Personally i have to drive a few feet to get comfy in my seat before i put on the belt :-)
 

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Username: Killerzracing71

Fredericksburg, Virginia United states

Post Number: 1667
Registered: Aug-05
yep va is ghey about there tickets lol..... we always had tht clicket or ticket law.... and not wearing ur seatbelt is dumb to me anyway.... been around drag racin all m life u want to be strapped in..... put it tis way when ur at a theme park on a roller coaster dont u wanna e strapped in.....

but getting stopped for puttin ur seatbelt on after u move is kinda ghey but its tha law lol n he took it to a whole notha level ha ha

but yeah in VA every1 drvie fast round here lol...... i was oin 75 on a 55 and coldnt catc up to no1 in King George it was crazy LOL
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