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Josh182

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Post Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:15 pm

Hey, im in Missouri, and i just got a ticket for "following too close..." even though i wasnt even that close but whatever. I got issued a court date... any idea whats gonna happen? Thanks.
GlowinPontiac

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Post Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:48 pm

its all up to the officers discresion as to what is "too close" some let people get away with nearly touching bumpers and some think that 3 car legnts isnt enough.
you probably wont get in much trouble and may have to just pay a small fine.
Josh182

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Post Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:50 pm

awesome.. thanks
jol102001

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:02 am

You'll go straight to jail... do not pass go, do not collect $200 and you will get gang banged. Don't drop the soap.
Josh182

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:42 am

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02BlueStang

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:09 am

Its just like any other moving violation...You can contest the ticket but have a strong case, if found guilty you will have to pay a reduced fine most likely and it will go on your driving record....Dont FOLLOW TOO CLOSE....

I hate when people do that, I usually just tap the breaks and if they still do it, then I slam em on, if they hit me then I will have a ton of new parts for my car at their expense icon_cool.gif
TheBrick

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:37 am

^ Depends. If you leave marks due to your slamming on the brakes it can be deemed your fault and if they can prove that you wanted the person behind to hit you, It can be deemed insurance fraud. Becareful when doing that stuff icon_razz.gif
MongolPup

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:46 am

^
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I've only ever brake check one person.... a Lexus that honestly I could barely see her headlights. I gave a medium tap and she drove around, flicked me off and yelled duck you which doesn't make sense.....
Josh182

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:18 pm

02BlueStang wrote:
Its just like any other moving violation...You can contest the ticket but have a strong case, if found guilty you will have to pay a reduced fine most likely and it will go on your driving record....Dont FOLLOW TOO CLOSE....

I hate when people do that, I usually just tap the breaks and if they still do it, then I slam em on, if they hit me then I will have a ton of new parts for my car at their expense icon_cool.gif


Fucin mustangs...all thinkin they are hot ****...

LOL jk icon_twisted.gif
02BlueStang

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:48 pm

^^ hahaaha
Silentdawn

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:04 pm

i need a new rear bumper...maybe i should brake check the next one who rides my ass
TheBrick

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:31 pm

^Insurance Fraud?
mccook8

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:28 pm

If it's daylight, just turn on your lights.

When they see the taillights go on, they won't immediately know they're not brake lights.....

As for following too close -- rule of thumb: one car length for every 10 mph.
MongolPup

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:57 pm

It's only fraud if you get caught.

Otherwise your one smart kid.
TheBrick

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:42 pm

in order to get away with it you need atleast one other car.
02BlueStang

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:54 pm

not fraud if the person is following too close...its tailgating, which is illegal to do....all I have to say is that a dog ran out in front of me....its his fault for following too close....Im not saying go on the freeway and slam on your brakes until someone hits you, but if I cant see the front end of your car while im doing 35 mph then look for the brake lights icon_cool.gif


I love my truck, has trailer brakes but whats great is that if you trigger the trailer receiver brakes the brakes dont come on, but the brake lights light up...so they think they are braking but in reality all you are seeing is just red lights icon_cool.gif
jol102001

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:03 am

Or just floor it and they won't be tailgating anymore and if you get stopped for speeding tell the cop that the person was following you and you sped up to get the cops attention by speeding.
jethawk

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:47 am

^ to bad that wont work either.... kinda like in the movie gone in 60 seconds.. when the chick says "your suppose to speed up when someones tailgating you"
TheBrick

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 2:36 pm

meh, If anyone tries this let me know how it goes. The only way you will have any chance of getting away with it is having another person in another car whos in on it.
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:02 pm

yea the bricks right
its insurance fraud unless you have reason to stop.
best way to do this is have one other car cut you off so you can slam on your brakes. the car doesnt even need to be following closely, just close enough to where their reaction time isnt going to prevent them from rear ending you.
and your friend in the other car just takes off.
=/

unless you can train a dog or squirrels to jump out in front of you whenever someone is too close.
GlowinPontiac

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:12 pm

^and hopefully you dont end up plowing into your friend who is helping you.
plus if there are any witnesses they will find your friend and if they can figure out that you know each other there gonna assume its a scam.

if your gonna brake check someone do it on a back road in the woods and say a deer ran ifront of you. but if theres snow on the ground and no animal tracks on either side then your **** if the cop is smart enough to check the story.
MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:24 pm

Yeah you better hope no one gets your friends tags because....

It will look funny if then he drives normally and doesn't notice he caused a wreck...

It will look funny if he then takes off and leaves you.
stasis-

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:54 pm

better hope they dont look in your internet history and see that you are reading scam instructions on car forums icon_cool.gif
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:57 pm

totsi.com or something.
i use to do alot of the retarded **** on there. icon_confused.gif
i wouldnt recommend doing any of it.
hypathetically.
MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:05 pm

lol that link doesnt work. comment war rags?
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:13 pm

lol. yea i dont remember the original website name. i havent been on there in a while.
i think glowin pontiac mentioned it once too..
MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:14 pm

lol define retarded ****?

if its really good i'll find it.
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:17 pm

hm let me see if i can find the website.
and you will see what kind of retarded ****.
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:17 pm

http://www.totse.com/
there you go~
have fun icon_twisted.gif
MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:17 pm

Swwweeeet. get arrested? dont get distracted though.
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:21 pm

yea i got arrested. icon_cry.gif
but im not going there.
long story.
/end discussion
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MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:21 pm

No luck with the site then eh?
GlowinPontiac

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:35 pm

totse.coms server is fried.

but check it out when it is up and running again theres some really stupid and funny things on there.
MongolPup

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:37 pm

hehe maybe see rags getting thrown in jail?

100th post! Know you konw why I have been such a comment ***** recently lol.
Rags

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:45 pm

na, no vids of that.
i would have used them on the cop that beat the **** out of me icon_wink.gif


edit. i would like to add that i deserved it, even though it was unnecissary. and we will leave it at that.
audio_excessories

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Post Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:10 pm

Rags wrote:
na, no vids of that.
i would have used them on the cop that beat the **** out of me icon_wink.gif


edit. i would like to add that i deserved it, even though it was unnecissary. and we will leave it at that.


Nah, there was no need to add that. We already know that you deserved it, I mean come on it's you, so it goes without saying.

j/k
Rags

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Post Tue Dec 27, 2005 2:19 pm

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yea he must have read me pretty damned well.

but yea, i have nothing against the police in general, i just dont like specific officers.... like that guy mccook.... grrr.
jk
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Spr0ket

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Post Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:08 am

If someone is gating me, I just slow down by letting off the gas. Just the other day this one guy in a huge-arce truck (I could fit the whole front-end of my neon under the bumper) flew around me while I was going five over. Not even a minute later county mounty was after his arce. According to the scanner he was nabbed for C&I, following to close, and illegal modification to the vehicle (referring to the lift kit). I just can't wait until the SUV/BA-Truck fad is long gone.
Knox

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Post Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:58 am

I have a tailgating problem. If someone is driving too slow or **** me off I can't help but do it. It's probably the fact that I have the truck and that people always get scared and move out of the way that I do it. Looks like I'm "that guy" in this thread.
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