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08-16-2013 10:46 AM
sfoster73 Once I've passed the officer he's out of mind.
08-16-2013 07:39 AM
Originally Posted by Stromin'Nroman View Post
Here in the Great North State you must move over or slow down when the police are on the side of the road. I think one should warn oncoming traffic for at least 5 miles ahead, obviously for the officers' safety and not to warn people of a exploitative revenue collection detail.
Yes, of course that's what I meant when I said I would "warn" others. Just for the sole purpose of making sure everything was as safe as it could be by giving riders/drivers plenty of time to get extra alert and slow down some just to make things safer. That's the ticket. Pun intended. :mrgreen:
08-16-2013 07:15 AM
Stromin'Nroman Here in the Great North State you must move over or slow down when the police are on the side of the road. I think one should warn oncoming traffic for at least 5 miles ahead, obviously for the officers' safety and not to warn people of a exploitative revenue collection detail.
08-15-2013 08:59 PM
Shag About a mile, maybe two, depending on the situation. I do the helmet tap to other motorcyclists or the high-beam flash for people in cars/trucks. Irks my @ss when I see a cop sitting on the side of the road just waiting to ruin someone's day when they could be doing almost anything else much more helpful to earn their paycheck that my tax money is paying for. I once flashed my brights in my car to warn oncoming traffic that a cop was sitting on the side of the road eating donuts waiting for them and it turned out that one of the oncoming cars was another cop. He shook his finger at me as he went by to let me know he saw what I was doing but that's all he did. Fortunately he was on his way to join the other cop to share some donuts so he didn't take the time to pull me over. WINNING!!!!!
08-15-2013 08:11 PM
Twotires I will warn any fellow bikers that I see in the next few minutes (with a head pat). BUT I do not warn squids. ill let them speed on by and get a ticket. I'm not militant about gear (Im an ATGATT rider) but people who I feel give riders a bad name get no help from me. Oh, if you're wearing a jacket and helmet and your girl is on the back in a tshirt and shorts...I won't even wave at you.
08-15-2013 07:50 PM
Black Lab I don't do anything to warn anybody. I don't feel that I have the responsibility to watch out for what others are doing. If they are speeding, then that is their own risk.

08-15-2013 07:06 PM
richw All the speed laws are a money grub scam period. Except for teenagers after mid night there is little association with speed and safety

Do everything to thwart these 20 and outers

Interesting on the published charts the POPO hand tap has been removed

Here this guy thinks it has to do with breasts but otherwise OK
08-15-2013 04:40 PM
Majster81 I thought it was mainly European thing to warn others about police down the road. I have never encountered that here in Chicago area. Back in the old country we did that within a mile from the patrol car, but like others said it, you could get in trouble if found doing that. High beem were often used to warn the oncoming drivers and riders.
08-15-2013 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by Prime View Post
I normally don't do anything. Besides, 10 mph over 'usually' won't get a person pulled over. This I am okay with, but anything above that DESERVES a side-line time out.

What is the goal? At what point do you HOPE or WANT the on-coming traffic to get pulled over?

Would you purposely flash your lights or tap your head at a person going 85 mph in a 30 mph?

Excessive speeders (20+ mph) are the very same people who run red lights, turn left against opposing traffic, and tailgate motorcyclists. I don't care for those types of drivers.
There are people that are crazy drivers that drive fast, and people that are perfectly good drivers that drive fast.

As far as someone going 80 in a 30: in theory the object of radar is to save lives. If someone was going that fast and you didn't warn him of radar and he did't slow down and ended up killing the police or someone else how would you feel?

There are desolate roads north of here where a mile out of town the speed drops from 50 to 30 mph, in spite of there being no homes or any other real reason for the drop that early. 60 or 70 mph is a realistic speed on those roads unti lyou get close to the town. If you rode into the road at 60 or 70 and didn't realize it had dropped that much and got dinged by radar sitting there how would you feel? What if that meant you lost your vehicle and license for a week on the spot without a trial?

08-15-2013 04:15 PM
Originally Posted by louwest View Post
Careful, in many places this is considered obstructing the duties of a police officer. I've actually seen a second officer stationed down the road watching for lights flashing, etc.
But then I'd say a mile as well.
It's perfectly okay in Ontario Canada. Police were charging people under a code that said that drivers could not alternate the headlights but that made the news and blew up in their face. They don't like it though.

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