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Old 08-18-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Default New Mexico Cops..

Luna county sheriffs. Moderator cut: Please no obscene or implied obscene language... I was on a rural highway between Demming and Hatch and got cited for 72 in a 65. Wow, in Arizona they generally won't even stop you unless your 10 over. I have lived all over the U.S and had a spotless record untill I encountered cops in N.M. Once, I was pulled over on a deserted highway for going 6 miles over. Luckily, that was a warning. I'm starting to think some people shouldn't be given a badge because they go on a power trip.

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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It's the risk you take when driving. I don't think pulling you over is a power trip.
Maybe it was a slow day and he needed something to do to stay awake.

I agree that on a good road, you should be able to go 80, 90, 100 or whatever -
as long as the road and visibility is good enough.

I never go more than 4 mph over, so have kept my nose clean.

What did he catch you with? LIDAR? RADAR? Do you have a detector?
Of course, on a quiet road, that wouldn't do you much good.

The best way to speed is to follow "bait." Bait is a hormonal young driver that is
going a speed that you like and could not care less if they get a ticket. You follow
a distance far enough that the bait doesn't get pissed at you for following, but
close enough to see if they tap the brakes ( for the officer they just noticed ).

There is always one of those bait drivers coming along if you are patient.
OTOH, you might be the bait.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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It's the risk you take when driving. I don't think pulling you over is a power trip.
Maybe it was a slow day and he needed something to do to stay awake.
Or maybe he just felt like he was doing his job!!!
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Luna county has nearly no economic base, and a sky-high unemployment rate. How else is the county to pay for policing itself?
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:15 PM
 
Location: England
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NM cops are a joke. I had one flat out lie and testify I was driving 90. LOL not even close. In this part of NM he was also the prosecutor, and knew the judge. What a joke.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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NM cops are a joke. I had one flat out lie and testify I was driving 90. LOL not even close.
His word against yours.

If you can prove you have a speed governor or telemetry system (Progressive Snapshot?) on your car, making that physically impossible, then maybe showing up to court thinking you're slick enough to convince a judge to rule against his meal ticket isn't so silly an idea.

Otherwise, the court proceeding was just an IQ test for you.

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In this part of NM he was also the prosecutor, and knew the judge. What a joke.
Of course he knew the judge. Did you seek an excusal?
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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New Mexico Cops covers several jurisdictions when it comes to traffic stops - state, county and municipal. You are directed to whichever magistrate court has jurisdiction. Could be a Justice of the Peace in rural areas, who can hold that position with little or no formal education or other qualifications.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: England
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His word against yours.

If you can prove you have a speed governor or telemetry system (Progressive Snapshot?) on your car, making that physically impossible, then maybe showing up to court thinking you're slick enough to convince a judge to rule against his meal ticket isn't so silly an idea.

Otherwise, the court proceeding was just an IQ test for you.



Of course he knew the judge. Did you seek an excusal?
An IQ test? No, the court appearance was required by law (90+). I was going to appeal, but I wound up moving away from that ****hole instead, paid the fine and moved on.

It wasnt about being slick, it was about illustrating the truth. Lying cops are dangerous.
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I generally never do more than 4mph over the speed limit to keep myself within that limit. There is one road that I do 15mph over and I have never been pulled over when I past cops which is weird.

Ive been pulled over in NM for doing 6mph over the limit once and was let away with a warning but in TX I got fined $180 for doing 6mph over the limit. Lesson learned. Keep the speeds lower or follow a bait car and get yourself a radar detector and back off when you get a blip.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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I generally never do more than 4mph over the speed limit to keep myself within that limit. There is one road that I do 15mph over and I have never been pulled over when I past cops which is weird.

Ive been pulled over in NM for doing 6mph over the limit once and was let away with a warning but in TX I got fined $180 for doing 6mph over the limit. Lesson learned. Keep the speeds lower or follow a bait car and get yourself a radar detector and back off when you get a blip.
Exactly..
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