speed trap law

Discussion in 'Ask A Cop' started by TurboLife, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. TurboLife

    TurboLife New Member

    I had gotten pulled over by a patrol car hiding in an inlet, its to my understanding that a officers cruiser must be visible and have atleast parking lights on, is this true? on a side note the officer was very polite and did let me go with no ticket or citation so i got to keep my squeaky clean record
  2. samadam78

    samadam78 MassCops Member

  3. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    yes... Also the officer must be wearing an authorized hat.
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  4. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound MassCops Member

    No. But people sure think it's true.
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  5. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    I've actually had members of the citizenry call dispatch to ask the same question. They all seem to have gotten the information on the Internet.
  6. TacEntry

    TacEntry MassCops Member

    Thats probably why you didn't get a ticket- the officer will usually size people up. If they think you know the laws they won't mess with you.

    Once this guy saw he was messing with Turbolife - he must have thought better of it.

    Turbolife, are you a Fast & Furious fan?
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  7. Tuna

    Tuna Always entertained

    Were you on the water? The only "inlets" I know about are usually part of a navigatable body of water.
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  8. GARDA

    GARDA Subscribing Member

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  9. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Everyone knows if it's on the Internet it's true. That's like a law or something.
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  10. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    many moons ago I got a call from some dope wanting to know why he was "followed home" by a cruiser, and he knows about the "three turn rule" I put him on speaker phone so every one and the watch commander could listen in.
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  11. Mr Scribbles

    Mr Scribbles Mr Scribbles44.blogspot.com

    Did you ask to inspect the instrument used to determine your speed?
    Check the date of its last service AND make sure it was properly calibrated?
    An aside, we had a guy who worked midnights, that actually used a hair dryer to pull cars over while the radar was in the shop. Are you sure it was not a hair dryer?
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  12. Danusmc0321

    Danusmc0321 MassCops Member

    Maybe you could read the chapter 90 MGL's, they are readily available online to anyone. Then you could research "your understanding" of the law, and maybe educate yourself that "your understanding" is false. Or you could choose the other route that you did by entertaining us, not do any research yourself, and post a myth you might have heard from a "smart" friend of yours that knows the "law".
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  13. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    The legal term is chapeau, every lawyer knows that
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  14. felony

    felony MassCops Member

    Was the officer in a unmarked unit? If so, then you don't have to stop! All police cars, must have POLICE on them and if they try to be sneaky, you can give them the finger as you continue on your way. Also, tickets are only paper and dont really mean anything, just don't pay it. Whats the worst that will happen? They will just give you another piece of paper. In addition, to the hat that must be worn per MGL 90-1-1002.4, they must also wear a tie with tie clip, when in seasonal weather per POLICY!

    Paypal me $500 bucks and I will tell you the secrets of KA band radar.
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  15. Hank Moody

    Hank Moody Duder Staff Member

    Go away troll. Well, kind of tall for a troll. In Law Enforcement, this is what we call a clue. Picking up what I'm putting down Rich?

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  16. Herrdoktor

    Herrdoktor MassCops Member

    I love this forum
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  17. Hank Moody

    Hank Moody Duder Staff Member

    I like big butts and I can not lie.
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  18. FourInchFury

    FourInchFury MassCops Member

  19. USM C-4

    USM C-4 MassCops Member

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    Speed Trap Law:

    1. Thou shalt not speed.
    2. See #1.
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  20. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    Lock it up, or Michael the decoy gets it!
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  21. k12kop

    k12kop MassCops Member

    Also per MGL 90-1-1002.5, Black socks (not white) will be worn with duty shoes (or boots,refer to seasonal regulations) laced left over right.
    Send me money also and I will email you the benefits of Lincoln shoe polish over Kiwi.
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  22. USM C-4

    USM C-4 MassCops Member

    Fuck, yeah. Lincoln over Kiwi any day.
  23. BxDetSgt

    BxDetSgt MassCops Member

    He did not write you a ticket? Please contact the Chief of Police in that town and complain about the lack of services. He should of written the violation. I am sure the chief's office will remedy the situation. That is what you are complaining about, no getting the ticket, right?
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  24. niteowl1970

    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

    That's why LEO's shouldn't give warnings. Most people are ungrateful and bitch either way.
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  25. TurboLife

    TurboLife New Member

    i'm in no way ungrateful but i saw that all over the internet and was kinda wondering if thats why i didnt get the ticket i have alot of respect for anyone serving the law and no im not a troll its a question the forum is to ask questions thats the question ive had for awhile

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