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    How many miles over the speed limit do you let someone go?

    How many miles above the speed limit do you usually let people go over before you pull them?

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    That is entirely dependant on the type of area, road conditions, traffic, and how badly I want to stop the car. I have no set limit, other than to say if you are going over the speed limit I can choose to stop you if I would like. I doubt you will get an answer any more specific than that.
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    It all depends on road conditions, traffic, surrounding area. Very general guidelines are between 10-15 mph but it is variable. In California we have a basic speed law we can enforce where the posted limit may not come into play. I've cited a guy for going 40 mph on a street that was posted 45 mph, but at the time the fog was so thick you could only see about 10'.

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    As a rule. I allow fifteen while on regular patrol on highway. Ten in subdivisions and only 13 when specifically running radar as a seperate overtime gig with the sole purpose of writting tickets.
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    Unless the weather is bad, I usually give everyone ten miles over.

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    We can't even cite someone here unless they're going 11 or higher over the limit. I usually give 15-20. There are excepeptions to that 11 mph + rule. Certain areas it doesn't apply (residential, historic areas, construction, etc.) and if you are pacing the car you can cite for anything. The 11+ rule is for LIDAR and RADAR.

    GSP is exempt from this rule and can shoot beams/radar and cite for anything they want. They're also exempt from the required visibilty rules.
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    Visibility rules Narco??

    My rules are this, I give 9 over the limit, stop and USUALLY a written warning for 10-14 mph over, and anything 15 and over 99.9% of the time gets a citation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake R View Post
    How many miles above the speed limit do you usually let people go over before you pull them?
    0...so go the speed limit


    All joking aside it will depend on what I am doing, where I am working and the conditions.

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    Visibility rules, if I'm not mistaken (haven't written one in a long time), are:

    *must be visible for 500 feet
    *can not be within 300 feet of a speed limit sign (where the speed is reduced) so that driver have time to slow down to the legal speed.
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    I give them 15 over up to a 45 mph speed limit which allows them to go 59mph before I cite. On roads that are 50mph or more, I give them 20 over which allows them to go at 70. More the 70 in a 50 gets a cite. That would be criminal speed.

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    10MPH in residentials, 15MPH on roads, and 20MPH on highways and warnings all around. Ive let people going 90MPH in a 60 off with a warning.
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    12-13 over. Rainy or snowy I'd go a little less. Our admins "strongly suggest" we don't pull anyone over for under 10+.

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    If I stop them, they are a candidate for a ticket. MOST of them are also a candidate for a warning. I don't have a hard-and-fast rule about how much over to stop at. I guess everyone falls into one of these categories:

    1. Is getting a ticket before I even get out of the car.
    2. Earns their ticket during initial contact.
    3. Earns their ticket by virtue of dispatch's return, "Numerous entries, no 10-29."
    4. Earns other charges via same route.
    5. Earns a warning coupled with friendly conversation. Definitely the biggest category.

    I have always written more warnings, generally about 2 to 1; now that I'm full-time patrol it's a little closer to 50/50, but still more warnings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BPD_126 View Post
    Our admins "strongly suggest" we don't pull anyone over for under 10+.

    Same here. Or at least, don't ticket for 10 or less, unless it's a school zone.

    Stop all you want at 5 over; our warning form has no blank for speed on it. Makes it easier to stop the "good" ones.
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    It depends on the environment. Light, weather, pedestrians, terrian, vehicular traffic, etc etc.

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    I let them all run at least the posted limit plus the department tollerance as set forth in Minutes of Command Conferance in 1936 ... unless weather, traffic, road, or visability conditions or a permit for a load dictate otherwise.

    I might even let them run a little bit faster.


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    usually 10 mph over unless you pass me on the highway..then you get the cite at less than 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by School Cop View Post
    Same here. Or at least, don't ticket for 10 or less, unless it's a school zone.

    Stop all you want at 5 over; our warning form has no blank for speed on it. Makes it easier to stop the "good" ones.
    What's a warning form look like? Guess I'm lucky I only have racial profiling to fill out after a verbal warning huh?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DREGOD View Post
    Unless the weather is bad, I usually give everyone ten miles over.
    About the same..10-15, depending on where I am, how easy it is to turn around, etc. I very rarely write, though - unless they really earned it. The last citation I wrote for speed was 63/30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPD_126 View Post
    What's a warning form look like? Guess I'm lucky I only have racial profiling to fill out after a verbal warning huh?!
    HAHAHA - you have to do that? Our dispatchers have to input all the profiling data!!!!
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    I'll pull someone over for 5 over just to get a look in the car, check for warrants, anything in the open etc.

    Or

    I'll make sure I'm going the speed limit and just wait for any car to pass me. Too easy!

    But if I'm solely on the road for Traffic, I'll go 10+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake R View Post
    How many miles above the speed limit do you usually let people go over before you pull them?
    I'll stop you at 10mph, won't ticket until 14+ over... of course, i've let 12+ mph over go and ticketed at 10mph...

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