Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Like The X said, we ride almost every weekend all year. Yes there are corners where we exceed the posted speed limit. I understand the risk I take by violating the law. If you have nothing to hide, why didn't you just agree to the search in the first place?
Sportbikes have a bad reputation. We try to due as many Charity Rides as we can to set a good example for the general public & other riders.
I have been pulled over 9 time since I moved to Austin from Dallas 5 years ago. I have received 9 warnings. I wave every time I pass an Officer, I appreciate the job they do. I am very respectful if I do get pulled over & try to find common ground to talk about & get there mind off of the violation. This has worked so far. There are Police that are just a$$&%^$# & you are screwed.
Some members of our group are Police Officers. If they pull over a bike, typically they want to see if it is stolen & just give a warning.
I have an older brother that was a State Trooper for 30 years. He retired at 50 years old as a Lieutenant. Basically anything can be considered "probable cause" to search someone.
Texas is a huge state for drug runners out of Mexico, unfortunately it effects the rest of us.
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