Guys I'm freakin out. Please help.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by 99saleen87, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    Don't get me wrong. I love my Garmin. But at the same time, I need to be aware of what I'm doing. Garmin doesn't know everything (sometimes I am amazed it knows anything) but it goes back to "better safe than sorry". I'm not paying a big ### ticket because I couldn't have made sure first.
     
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  3. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    You follow a GPS and you take your chances. Pay the ticket, learn from it, and move on. If you're this upset about it you may be in wrong profession.
     
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  4. x#1

    x#1 Road Train Member

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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by x#1 [​IMG]
    somewhere on this forum,i was called a relic or similar, because i don't use a gps. I use my phone,my cb radio,and my paper trucker's atlas. I no longer,nor will I,run Kalifornia,and i have never gotten an out of route or "no trucks allowed" ticket.

    What was i referenced as again?

    best of luck to you OP as since it is Kalifornia,you will be paying something. get rid of the gps for a little while.learn to navigate,not unlike a relic such as myself would, without one.under your bunk is a great place for it for the next 6 months to one year.
    you can be a relic all you want, we'll let you. but don't you dare say throw away the gps. cuz it's the ONLY tool i use. and it's a very rare occasion that it takes me to a place i don't belong. and the very few times that it has, have all been in commiefornia, usually with my delivery being on that very street that i need.

    but, i also have eyes that work. to which apparently, most of you don't.

    one of these days, i'm going to sit at the port when it's closed. and video ALL YOU TRUCKERS ROLLING THROUGH. :biggrin_2559:


    after rereading my post,I am certain that i did not suggest the op throw the gps away.perhaps you had me confused with another in your haste to up your post count-
     
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  5. 99saleen87

    99saleen87 Bobtail Member

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    Big, im this upset because I actually proposed my self I was gonna go @ least 10 years without a ticket and booooom here it is. I mean I had 1 baaaack then with my C class, but I was already @ 7 years clean with my A class till now. So for now I HATE COPS, maybe next year I'll like them back. :)
     
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    99saleen87 Bobtail Member

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  7. Balakov100

    Balakov100 Road Train Member

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    I got a speeding ticket a while back..
    And it's Crazy but I still don't hate cops..He was just doing his job ;)
     
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  8. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    We have all upped our post count, so now up yours!:biggrin_25522::biggrin_25523::biggrin_25525::biggrin_2559:

    That is sort of like sitting on the stove and blaming the fire for burning your arse!:biggrin_25523: So many people are unable to take responsibility for their own actions, they just HAVE to blame somebody else.:biggrin_25513:
     
  9. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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    I haven't gotten a ticket since 2005, by a serious stroke of luck. I should have gotten one in Stanfield, OR for running a stop sign. Used humor and the officer was cool. Should have gotten one for speeding on 95 in Nevada but the officer was understanding that I really did not see the speed limit change. I was guilty both times but by treating the officers with respect admitting I screwed up, there were no issues. The cop doesn't want to give you a ticket until you make him want to.
     
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  10. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Actually, a lot of it depends on the particular cop, and what department he is with. If his primary assignment is traffic enforcement, he is much more likely to give you a ticket. In other words, you are more likely to get "scratched" by highway patrol, and "yelled at" by a sheriff's deputy. Again, depending on the department and what they are looking for from their officers.

    Also, the younger, and newer on the job the cop is, the more likely he is to write you a ticket for whatever he can find to write you for. It takes a couple of years for that badge to lose the 25 pounds it automatically gets when you first put it on. . .

    I actually had an incident very similar to the OP's, and in the same general area. I followed QC "directions" and wound up in Berkeley. (shudder) Found a place to park, fired up my laptop and went to a map program to show how to get where I needed to be.

    Obviously, I missed the "NO TRUCKS" sign. Got stopped by a Chippie who was totally cool. He did not write me, but told me how to get where I needed to be from where I was. Then escorted me to the nearest off ramp. I was frankly amazed, because if a ticket was ever deserved, that was it. . .

    (And no, I didn't get out of it by showing my retired ID. He was just being a decent guy.)
     
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  11. Jerry12

    Jerry12 Heavy Load Member

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    GPS software was it for a car or Semi Truck...? it sounds like a car...musing
     
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