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So how many speeding tickets have you gotten so far?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by RJ Dibble, May 4, 2016.

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So how many speeding tickets have you gotten so far?

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  7. more than 5

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  1. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    So, having had my Model S 90D since September 2015 I thought I had it all figured out. Keep an eye peeled for the chippers, take my foot off the accelerator, decelerate rapidly, and all would be well. No harm no foul. Of course, today I was in a crappy mood and did not notice the white SUV coming around the corner while I was doing 75 mph in a 55 mph. Result, I got a speeding ticket. Have not had one of those since sometime in the early 1980's when I was making a run down from Hood River, Oregon to Sacramento, CA in my Volkswagen Jetta and I practically ran over a chipper as he dawdled along in the fast lane at 55 mph. Jeeze. So what am I doing wrong? I had a Canadian friend who had a little radar help in his car. Is there something missing in my Model S? Elon? Are you feeling me?
     
  2. msnow

    msnow Active Member

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    Sorry RJ, sounds like a radar detector wouldn't have helped.
     
  3. Edmond

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    Up here they sit on the bridge over the overpass and laser you. Staties are all about the speeding tickets and that's it, let's not kid ourselves.

    I saw a thread here about six months ago by a guy who had a great radar detector and covert laser jammer installed. It was made out of a distance measurer. I could have sworn I took notes, but can't find them now.
     
  4. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    :eek:
    Well, if it had a blaring alarm, maybe it would have woken me up from my funk sooner so I could have eased off a bit faster
     
  5. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    Send it my way if you happen to find it ;)
     
  6. Edmond

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  7. RJ Dibble

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  8. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Roadster 1305

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    Funny—I have never had a ticket in my Roadster or Model S, and I don't even have a radar detector. Amazing what driving the speed limit does for you (and increases your range!)
     
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  9. msnow

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    So true but every once in a while you just have to (safely) get on it!
     
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  10. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    Hmmm, so are you saying that you have never had a speeding ticket while driving any car, ever?
     
  11. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    Doood! :eek: I don't think there's any excuse for that. It's one thing to rocket to the speed limit; it's quite another to exceed it (IMHO).:rolleyes:
     
  12. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    Just wait until you have your very own...we'll see if you're singing the same song then :D
     
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  13. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    I like your sense of humour. I'll hold my tongue for now, then. :)
     
  14. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    ;) You will LOVE your car and I'm sure you will be able to control yourself better than I...
     
  15. MarcG

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    In 1.5 years of ownership of my P85D with INSANE always on, none! And some people thought red was a bad choice for just that reason..
     
  16. Smokkelaar

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    Lol, i had like 8 tickets last 5 years.
    All in the netherlands.
    Collected them all in 300.000km

    30 - 36=25 euro
    30 - 37=31 euro
    50 - 65=102 euro
    80 - 87= 29 euro
    80 - 89= 35 euro
    100 - 107=29 euro
    120 - 128=32 euro
    130 - 135=19 euro

    Some other tickets
    No insurrens for a total-loss scooter. In my garage: 380 euro
    Wrong parking: 90 euro
    Driving scooter without licence: 220 euro.

    Will wait what the model 3 will do for those numbers.
     
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  17. RJ Dibble

    RJ Dibble Member

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    Finally! Someone other than the holier-than-thou '0' ticket holders. I was one of them for 30 years until yesterday.
    (Oops, does that make me one of them?)

    Well, other than hurting your wallet - wait a minute - "In your garage" - How the heck do you get a ticket in your garage?
     
  18. mikeash

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    I got pulled over for the first time ever after I got my Model S. Thankfully for me, the officer got called to an accident during the stop so I got off with a verbal warning.

    I usually do my best to stay within 5MPH of the speed limit. Works pretty well for the most part. In this one case, the limit dropped sharply and I didn't catch it in time. Probably would have happened in any other car too, but it's more fun to blame it on the Model S.
     
  19. Smokkelaar

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    A scooter has a licence plate in the netherlands,
    So they do every week a check in the database if there are licence plates without insurance and you get automatically a ticket.
    And it was not automaticly extended to next year. I had a warning 6 weeks before that date, but i forgot.
    o and the value of that scooter was 10-20 euro's or something.

    almost all my tickets are automaticty send due the systems in the netherlands.
    I have normally like 6 speeding camara's every day on my road. and then some temporary camara's on different places.

    so sometimes you pass an other car at a wrong moment, and then you get a ticket :).
    Its still less then 0,5% of my car expenses. i can save more money with less energy consumption for my car and get the speed down all the time :).
     
  20. Zextraterrestrial

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    one ticket on Jan 2, 2013.
    1 month and 1 day after getting my S, apparently there was a street racing accident on New Years's and they were using radar the day after...45 in a 35 just off a stoplight and was planning on dropping back to < 40 after the launch...oops
     

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