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Today i rode in to get my flu-mist, on the ride back to the house i almost got run off the road by an old lady who didnt look to see who was in the next lane and didnt indicate she was changing lanes. I was literally right next to her window and she didnt see me, WTF!?!? On the same road and like 5 minutes later im approaching a curve before the curve is an intersection i see a cop approaching a stop sign on my left (wanting to merge onto my road). He stops, there is no yield or stop sign for me i have the right of way. i guess it was 50 feet until i reach the intersection and the :edit: decides he's going to make a go for it, im doing about 40MPH, as soon as i see him move i apply brakes by the time i get to a stop, after fish tailing (i freaked a little) im like 10 feet from his car and he didnt even slow down or try to stop. so now i utterly hate the ------k police, well that one at least! I wasnt able to get the number on his car either so now im mad at myself and him.... Atleast the 9 n I are alright! Im actually want to pat myself on the back a little for handling those situation calmly and im glad i didnt have any loose objects in cause i probably would have thrown it.

I have no disrespect for the law enforcement what so ever but now i hold a grudge against my local law enforcement.

RIDE SAFE and have a good day!!
 
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Today i rode in to get my flu-mist, on the ride back to the house i almost got run off the road by an old lady who didnt look to see who was in the next lane and didnt indicate she was changing lanes. I was literally right next to her window and she didnt see me, WTF!?!? On the same road and like 5 minutes later im approaching a curve before the curve is an intersection i see a cop approaching a stop sign on my left (wanting to merge onto my road). He stops, there is no yield or stop sign for me i have the right of way. i guess it was 50 feet until i reach the intersection and the :edit: decides he's going to make a go for it, im doing about 40MPH, as soon as i see him move i apply brakes by the time i get to a stop, after fish tailing (i freaked a little) im like 10 feet from his car and he didnt even slow down or try to stop. so now i utterly hate the ------k police, well that one at least! I wasnt able to get the number on his car either so now im mad at myself and him.... Atleast the 9 n I are alright! Im actually want to pat myself on the back a little for handling those situation calmly and im glad i didnt have any loose objects in cause i probably would have thrown it.

I have no disrespect for the law enforcement what so ever but now i hold a grudge against my local law enforcement.

RIDE SAFE and have a good day!!
 

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Just let it go bro! I know it's hard to, but I can assure you that if you were to call his dept to let them know or file a complaint you'll just be wasting your time. They won't do anything except laugh at you. That's just how the system works, I know because I filed a MV charge against the young girl who blew a stop sign & rammed my car and the cop was a p^&$#@ to give her a ticket. After numerous court appearances, being ridiculed by the town prosecutor who was supposed to be on my side, I LOST. NEVER AGAIN WILL I EVER FILE A MV CHARGE AGAINST ANYONE.
If a cop was to almost HIT ME? I'd pull up next to him and tell him I"M SORRY I ALMOST HIT HIM because thats how screwed up the truth is in is world.
 

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Defensive driving is key to survive out there. I am always anticipating what might happen if they don't see you and pull out in front........things like, is the lane beside you clear if you have to swerve, or I always shadow the brake if I suspect that a car might just pull out in front of me.

If you were right beside the car, you would have not shown up in her side mirror, and its amazing how many people don't look over their shoulder before changing lanes. Don't hang out directly beside moving cars, get out of there quickly by either hanging back or going ahead.

Always assume and anticipate that the other guy/girl is going to do something wrong/boneheaded and you will be ok.
 

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Just let it go bro! I know it's hard to, but I can assure you that if you were to call his dept to let them know or file a complaint you'll just be wasting your time. They won't do anything except laugh at you. That's just how the system works, I know because I filed a MV charge against the young girl who blew a stop sign & rammed my car and the cop was a p^&$#@ to give her a ticket. After numerous court appearances, being ridiculed by the town prosecutor who was supposed to be on my side, I LOST. NEVER AGAIN WILL I EVER FILE A MV CHARGE AGAINST ANYONE.
If a cop was to almost HIT ME? I'd pull up next to him and tell him I"M SORRY I ALMOST HIT HIM because thats how screwed up the truth is in is world.
Yeah im going to the driving range in a few to get it out my system... I remember reading about your predicament.
 

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In you were right beside the car, you would have not shown up in her side mirror, and its amazing how many people don't look over their shoulder before changing lanes. Don't hang out directly beside moving cars, get out of there quickly by either hanging back or going ahead.
yeah i know what you mean.. it happened while i was passing her.
 

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Today i rode in to get my flu-mist, on the ride back to the house i almost got run off the road by an old lady who didnt look to see who was in the next lane and didnt indicate she was changing lanes. I was literally right next to her window and she didnt see me, WTF!?!? On the same road and like 5 minutes later im approaching a curve before the curve is an intersection i see a cop approaching a stop sign on my left (wanting to merge onto my road). He stops, there is no yield or stop sign for me i have the right of way. i guess it was 50 feet until i reach the intersection and the :edit: decides he's going to make a go for it, im doing about 40MPH, as soon as i see him move i apply brakes by the time i get to a stop, after fish tailing (i freaked a little) im like 10 feet from his car and he didnt even slow down or try to stop. so now i utterly hate the ------k police, well that one at least! I wasnt able to get the number on his car either so now im mad at myself and him.... Atleast the 9 n I are alright! Im actually want to pat myself on the back a little for handling those situation calmly and im glad i didnt have any loose objects in cause i probably would have thrown it.

I have no disrespect for the law enforcement what so ever but now i hold a grudge against my local law enforcement.

RIDE SAFE and have a good day!!
Amazing how they the :cop: feel they are not bound by the laws they enforce. I was out the other day at a light cop in left turn lane other side. Turn light both ways came on, he moved a little then decided he wanted to go straight, didn't signal or anything. Just shot over into the other lane. And them using cell phones, It is illegal for us, But I guess in the line of talking to honey errrrrrrrrrrrr line of duty They are bound to nothing...........

And this is what I got for lil ole ladies who do look you right in the yes and still pull out in front of you.



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STEBEL !!!!!!!

:agree: AND a couple of weekends ago an Indiana State Trooper merged on me with no signal and without a look over his shoulder. The Stebel did my talking for me and woke his azz up! At the next light the trooper is eyeing me bad when a nasty lookin dude in a car on the other side of me says out loud "you should at least apologize for nearly killin' that biker officer!" Needless to say, I didn't get that apology.
 

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And if that woman would've caused you to wipe out and get hurt or killed, she likely would've only getten a ticket for for something stupid like inattentive driving, and the cop would've gotten nothing. I guess motorcyclists are just considered despensable. :dontknow:
 

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Nothin against cops, but we had a good warm spell here in Chicago last weekend. Went for a quick, short jog with my 20 yr old cousin who just got a Vulcan a month ago. We had a police officer pull up quickly next to us on a 4 lane road, only to look over at him as he passed us and watch him texting someone. :eek: My cousin is a fireman, and just shook his head and mouthed to me the imaginable phrase.

Yeah, that's illegal to do while driving now in the Socialist Republic of Illinois. Except for cops, I guess.

But what can you do besides be even more vigilant? At least I am glad my newbie-rider cousin learned something new the other day......
 

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:agree::agree: and an HID. Better to be heard and seen. I have all of this in the Bang for the Bucks Mod thread under safety.
it's funny in the state of Virginia its illegal to have anything louder or brighter than stock parts. HOWEVER once i get my Florida plates on my bike im definitely getting the horn and HID's.
 

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A Stebel doesn't always work to get their attention. I know this from experience. The best method to avoid a CC is to anticipate what the jackass might do and be able to move out of their way.
 
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