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Old 05-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #16
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I used to work for a pretty big insurance company and what I can tell you is that every company is different.

Some automatically run reports every 6 months, some only when you sign up or have a claim.

With my former employers, only in state tickets came up through the dmv. As long as you pay the out of state ticket and it doesn't go on your credit report, we would never know.

In state tickets tho, if you received more than 2 moving violations for speed in 5 years the policy would cancel. Rate increases for each ticket as well.

This was the company with the red umbrella.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #17
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Tickets??

What is the general opinion. Will wearing ATTGATT lessen the probability of getting a ticket

This comparison would be your average BMW rider compared to that average Harley rider going the same amount over the speed limit.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:05 AM   #18
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The last time I looked into the matter of out of state tickets I learned that since 9/11 the federal govt has pushed states to forward all moving violations to the home state in an effort to track unsavory types. States that don't comply (and there are only a few the last time I checked) risk losing Federal highway money.

However in the real world, I suppose it depends if an out of state ticket goes back to your home state. I recieved an illegal pass ticket in Oregon a couple of years back, but I paid it promptly and wrote a nice letter along with the payment and it never showed up back in OH.

As for local tickets, here in OH speed traps are a way of life with every community using it for revenue enhancement. Though I try to be smart as to where I push the limits, I have been nailed (mostly due to not paying attention) 4 times on the bike and once in the car since moving here in 2006. Each time I was able to get the ticket reduced to a "equipment failure" such as a broken tail light or headlight. I have only had to appear twice, the other times it was taken care of through a friendly phone call to the DA's office. Once they run your license and see that you are not a deadbeat, they have offered the reduced charge without much if any resistance. As for the money part, the fine for reduced charge always seems to equal the fine for the original speeding ticket. Funny how that works. IMHO as long as these communities that sponsor the traps get their money, they really don't care what the charge is. None of those tickets have affected my insurance rates.....yet. Fingers crossed!

I just consider it a payment to the Troll under the bridge that you pay for safe passage.

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PS Tell me again that these speed traps are about safety and not anything to do about MONEY!!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:09 AM   #19
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What is the general opinion. Will wearing ATTGATT lessen the probability of getting a ticket

This comparison would be your average BMW rider compared to that average Harley rider going the same amount over the speed limit.

I don't think HDs get many tickets either and probably aren't a good comparison point -- too much "pride and patriotism" and that crap going on, and most cops who ride tend to ride HDs, whether it's AT work or their own bike.

I do think ATGATT makes a difference. I think cops are tired of seeing squids get smeared on the pavement and appreciate somebody who dresses for the crash. So a better comparison would be if you got pulled over on your Beemer fully geared up versus some kid wearing nothing but a helmet on an R6.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #20
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Thanks for the responses (except the dickhead ones) I've had very good luck going 0-5 over where the cops hang out and have no problem doing so because there's no fun in speeding around town anyway. I also rarely do more than 25 over up in the mountain but I would have more fun if I could just relax and think about the joys of riding rather than the consequences of getting a ticket.

To be specific, I'm wondering about out of state CA tickets and I have Progressive. Funny how someone mentioned states that don't report out of state tickets lose their funding...California has done everything possible to go bankrupt lately (like driving out the porn industry) so I wouldn't be surprised if they did report them lol.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:16 AM   #21
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California does report to Colorado. There are 44 states that are part of the Violator Compact where the members all report violations to each other. The violations reported are moving violations such as speed and disregard red light.

I agree that ATGATT riders have more brownie points with me. Since I work in a huge metro area and even though I ride a HD (but have ridden lots of other bikes too) I generally don't see the HD guys without the gear speeding on the surface streets. They'll get it up the highway in town or the tollway, but generally behave themselves in town. Truly, the only speeders on bikes that we have problems with in town are the squids on sport bikes. Hauling ass, shorts and tennis shoes and no insurance. Ugh.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #22
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wait until these come your way



i ride with my nose on the speedo letting off as soon as I get close to the limit. and yet I average 5 tickets per year. cutting at least 500 dollars out of my budget.

if anyone ever tries to put some of these down over there.. stop them. they ruin it for all of us. and the rich don't give a sh*
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:59 AM   #23
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What is the general opinion. Will wearing ATTGATT lessen the probability of getting a ticket

This comparison would be your average BMW rider compared to that average Harley rider going the same amount over the speed limit.
I am always ATGATT but that hasn't stopped me from getting any tickets. It might have helped when I ask to plead to a lesser offense and the DA asks the officer if he is ok with that. But I also try to be very friendly and respectful to the officer when I am stopped. That might mean more.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:02 AM   #24
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wait until these come your way



i ride with my nose on the speedo letting off as soon as I get close to the limit. and yet I average 5 tickets per year. cutting at least 500 dollars out of my budget.

if anyone ever tries to put some of these down over there.. stop them. they ruin it for all of us. and the rich don't give a sh*
At least in Ohio those Red Light / Speed cameras do not go against your record as long as you pay the Troll under the bridge. The theory is the pics don't prove who was driving, only who the vehicle is registered to. Don't pay and the owner of the vehicle in question has big trouble.

Tell me again it is about Safety and not the Cashola!

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:40 AM   #25
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I don't think HDs get many tickets either and probably aren't a good comparison point -- too much "pride and patriotism" and that crap going on, and most cops who ride tend to ride HDs, whether it's AT work or their own bike.

I do think ATGATT makes a difference. I think cops are tired of seeing squids get smeared on the pavement and appreciate somebody who dresses for the crash. So a better comparison would be if you got pulled over on your Beemer fully geared up versus some kid wearing nothing but a helmet on an R6.
^ This. I used to work in law enforcement. Riders on "crotch rockets" were pretty universally hated and persecuted whenever possible. However almost every one of my fellow officers thought Harleys were just absolutely bad-ass. It's funny how biker gangs are both despised and revered. Now the local cops even have their own moronic biker gang, (sshhh oh yea it's a secret!), the "Wart Hogs".
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over here (BE) they bill the owner. unless you can prove you weren't driving.. in court
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:02 AM   #27
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What is the general opinion. Will wearing ATTGATT lessen the probability of getting a ticket

This comparison would be your average BMW rider compared to that average Harley rider going the same amount over the speed limit.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #28
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I don't think HDs get many tickets either and probably aren't a good comparison point -- too much "pride and patriotism" and that crap going on, and most cops who ride tend to ride HDs, whether it's AT work or their own bike.

I do think ATGATT makes a difference. I think cops are tired of seeing squids get smeared on the pavement and appreciate somebody who dresses for the crash. So a better comparison would be if you got pulled over on your Beemer fully geared up versus some kid wearing nothing but a helmet on an R6.
LOL, around here most cruisers are doing 25 MPH BELOW the limit. Haven't heard of cops writing too many tickets for going ridiculously slow although they ought too.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:21 AM   #29
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Thanks for the responses (except the dickhead ones) I've had very good luck going 0-5 over where the cops hang out and have no problem doing so because there's no fun in speeding around town anyway. I also rarely do more than 25 over up in the mountain but I would have more fun if I could just relax and think about the joys of riding rather than the consequences of getting a ticket.

To be specific, I'm wondering about out of state CA tickets and I have Progressive. Funny how someone mentioned states that don't report out of state tickets lose their funding...California has done everything possible to go bankrupt lately (like driving out the porn industry) so I wouldn't be surprised if they did report them lol.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:32 AM   #30
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I live in GA but got a speeding ticket on I-81 in VA a couple of years ago. My current insurer (Flo) hasn't picked up on it, or at least if they have they didn't raise my rates because of it, but it sure showed up when I talked with our cabin insurance provider here in GA about possibly bundling my auto/bike policies with him.

The couple of tickets I've received here in GA were in a county where my first cousin is the Probate Judge. They magically disappeared.
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