Originally Posted by DayTurns2Night
I guess it was a warning, but it was much a more casual interaction. In retrospect, I think she was probably going to pull over the car I was following. 25 mph to 30 mph violation is silly, but the cops seem to directed to make their stand at certain points, and this is a well known one.
"You were going 30 in a twenty five mile hour zone". "Wow, this display was showing 40+ in kph. This is my first motorcycle ride on real roads. This is my first ride outside of my MSF course"
OK not trying for points here, last year I was riding through a place called Honeywood Ontario , population I don't know, but about 8 houses and a arena . So they have a 50 KM/HR zone, from a 80 KM/HR , the street length is about 400 feet from speed sign to speed sign, many guys come up from Terra Nova and ride like this is a race track. So late last year when I was coming through before my ECU was flashed around 6 PM, I was the only vehicle on the road for over 8 KM, come around the bend, downshift, see a black SUV with darkened windows in front of the fire-hall, look down and realize when downshifting to 3, I actually increased speed to about 66 KM/HR, on come his hidden light, I was a good 100 feet back so I casually pull in beside him, he didn't need to start his car. So he claims this is a area they are cracking down on and won't give me a warning, so $56 fine , have a nice day. He was being a **** but tried several ways of getting more out of me, I was wearing prescription safety glasses , my license has glasses required, he asked me if what I had was as required, also had ear plugs in, he questioned that to, so like I said *****.
Several months earlier I was on a highway that has limited passing areas, was following a minivan that would speed up in passing areas the slow down below 70 KM/HR . I came upon a passing lane and this guy moved into the passing lane blocking me from passing him. Yes there is a story here, we get to a traffic light on this highway just outside of Erin ONT. It turns green and I hammer it, passing him, I just come over the rise and there is a OPP coming my way, on come the lights , I do engine braking and front wheel braking, by the time she
was stopped and I was stopped , she was no more than 100 feet past me. She comes up, already got the kick stand down, yells into my face, you were doing 130 in a 80. So this is something I always think of related to what I did as a electrician, the department of labour when coming onto a accident site will tell you that there is no excuse you can use for working live with the power on
Thinking that when I got my helmet off and ear plugs out and while handing over my insurance and license, I mentioned I just passed a **** , I know it is no excuse but that is what happened, at that speed over I could have had my license suspended. She comes back and hands back my license and insurance and tells me I am going to need to turn around as the is a fatal crash she just came from and the road is closed . This isn't the first time I have run into a friendly cop, and I did thank her, just remember they have a job to do, and they all don't spend their time at Tim Hortons all day.