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Old 07-02-2011, 09:18 AM   #1
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Speeding on a bike?

If a cop pulls you over for speeding on your bike, you're obviously going to get a ticket. But what happens if you dont have a license? What happens if you dont carry any form of ID? Or the only form of ID that you have is a school ID? What happens then? Will you still get ticketed?



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Old 07-02-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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You don't need a license to get a ticket.



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Old 07-03-2011, 03:03 AM   #3
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My dad once watched a guy get a ticket for running a stop sign. No not on a bike. Not in a car. He was walking, pushing a lawn mower. Pushed that lawn mower right through that stop sign and got a ticket. Course back then he got a cut of the ticket money and so the judge, but guess who wasn't re elected either.

Yet getting a ticket is easy. Paying for them is the hard part.

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Old 07-03-2011, 04:59 AM   #4
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My dad once watched a guy get a ticket for running a stop sign. No not on a bike. Not in a car. He was walking, pushing a lawn mower. Pushed that lawn mower right through that stop sign and got a ticket. Course back then he got a cut of the ticket money and so the judge, but guess who wasn't re elected either.

Yet getting a ticket is easy. Paying for them is the hard part.
Okay, I have to ask. Are you saying that your dad got a "cut" of all of the tickets that were handed out where you live? As that is what it appears that you are saying.
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Okay, I have to ask. Are you saying that your dad got a "cut" of all of the tickets that were handed out where you live? As that is what it appears that you are saying.
It also appears that he's saying he lived in a town that would fine you if you pass a horse on the street...well that is illegal in Indiana.
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You don't need a license to get a ticket.
True, and in some states you could be cited, or even arrested, for failure to provide identification. As far as I know cops will accept a school ID as proof of identification as long as it's a picture ID.
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I usually bring along my kid for ID. He'll point and say "That's my dad".

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I usually bring along my kid for ID. He'll point and say "That's my dad".
What if the kid knows your holding a gun on him and you forced him to say that?

Cops do accept school ID, and most if not all schools now use photo id's. I just went down to my motor vehicles office and paid $15 for a photo state ID. You can also save your old drivers license too if your state will let you keep it, some states may punch a hole in it but it still is good enough for cops.
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For the record my dad knew the constable. It was the constable that got a percentage of every single ticket they wrote back then. It was about the same as working on commission. The justice of the peace and sheriff IIRC were the same way. The Sheriff might have been tasked with running the department on the fines, but he got no salary. What wasn't used for the expenses was theirs.

At first blush it was an incentive to see that the officers got out and work, but in practice it lead to real problems and was discontinued decades ago. Yet my dad really saw a guy get a ticket for pushing a lawn mower through a stop sign

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True, and in some states you could be cited, or even arrested, for failure to provide identification. As far as I know cops will accept a school ID as proof of identification as long as it's a picture ID.
There is no law as far as I know that requires one to carry any form of ID on them. The only law/requirement is that when one is stopped by a member of the law enforcement community, that they ID themselves when asked. That can be as simple as giving the LEO your name, address and SSN if asked, or by showing them your drivers license (if one drives) or state ID, school ID, military ID.

It is also my understanding that if said member of the law enforcement community has reason to believe that you are being deceitful in the information that you have given them that they can detain you until they have ascertained that the information is correct.


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