Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by D1JL, Feb 17, 2014.
Same here! I was going to go blast off the crud today, but rain is scheduled.
Was planning on taking it for a wash, and suddenly it just started snowing even though its 40+ outside.
Lucky you. I just got a speeding ticket.
I'm doing a Trial By Declaration.
I think I know why only a few of you have gotten tickets...
All of the officers were too busy pulling me over!
Instead of going the inconspicuous route, I went in the opposite direction; Molten Orange, orange wheels, and the MRT exhaust (which is even louder than the YouTube videos make it seem.)
Add in the fact that I'm young and look like I should be starting high school any day, in the 5 short months I've had the ST, I've collected 9 tickets!
9 tickets in 5 months!
That either means, I have terrible luck, the ST is just too much fun to drive, or that I stopped maturing at 8 years old.
All of the above!
Yup, got pulled in a speed trap just before Christmas. First ticket in more than twenty years. But I happily paid the $98.00 fine !
Big Boned for a 8 year old !! LOL you even have a lic left after them tickets ??
I think the officers went easy on me when they saw I'm only 8. A couple of them were only for 5 over, and a few times the officers were kind enough to write the tickets for things like impeding traffic and no proof of insurance --both of which carry no points.
The ST is like a giant orange puppy; it is my energetic partner in mischief.
Twice.... Once was bs where the cop didn't give me a ticket because she legally couldn't and the second he was cool and gave an official warning.
Well... Sign me up for the pulled over club : A warning. No ticket.
Was going the flow of traffic. (Granted traffic was flowing above the limit.) But I had 4 cars ahead of me, and at least 3 behind... And all doing the same speed.
Not really making an excuse, as it is what it is. Just painting the picture to fully appreciate that the Green paint might have had something to do with it after all. I guess Green isn't off the radar even for a hatchback.
Do the Police show bias on who they decide to pull over if multiple vehicles are breaking the speed limit at the same time, same place?. Certainly do. A couple of months ago I was driving my wives Focus and became involve with two other vehicle traveling a little quickly. A AMG CL 63 Merc, HSV Holden Senator (6.2L Chev, about 400hp) and me flogging the Focus for all its worth. Out of no where appears a unmarked cop car. He passes me, passes the Senator and pulls over the driver in the AMG!. After the initial shock and my butt tightening, I started to laugh and had trouble stopping, is that wrong or what.
Got popped at a speed trap in the canyons the other day. Thing is, they wrote me up for 59 in a 40, but I'm pretty sure the road is a 55, so I'm gonna fight it.
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I'm glad I found this thread, especially Sekred's post. I'm in the market for a Fiesta ST, but I'm stuck on which color to get! I remember reading a report that bright cars, such as red or yellow, are ticketed most frequently by police, even if surrounding cars are committing similar offenses. Kind of how a Zinc Yellow Cobra can still manage to catch your attention, even if on the other side of the highway!
I've narrowed down my choices between Tuxedo Black and Molten Orange. I know that it will come down to personal preference, but I keep weighing the pros and cons of each color. Black is more common and sleek. It looks great, and doesn't draw the "bad" kind of attention to the car. There are easily 50 other black cars around me during my daily commute. Though, the bright orange color really stands out! I saw it in person on an overcast day, but the paint seems to have a little bit of gold/orange going on. It's really a sharp color. I usually prefer darker color cars, but this color stands out. Unfortunately, "standing out" isn't always a good thing. On my hour long commute today, I saw zero orange cars. The colors are primary black, white, silver, and gray. With that being said, a bright orange car is quick to draw attention amongst the other cars. There's a permanent spotlight on the car at all times, especially during bright sunny days. It could also draw attention while parked and unattended. The black Fiesta can easily be mistaken for just another regular small commuter car by unknowing passersby (which could be a good thing). The bright orange Fiesta is a lighthouse beacon, boasting its exclusivity and sportiness.
I know that this thread hasn't been updated since March of 2014, but maybe some newer ST drivers can chime in with their experiences, and what color they chose, or maybe Nemo can tell us if he's accumulated any more tickets! lol
Here are some pics from various members and internet searching (STooge and Parker) :
I picked Silver so that it would blend in. I want it to disappear in traffic. Black is hard to keep clean and shows every flaw. Red draws attention and tickets. It depends upon if you want attention and the chance of tickets (assuming you will exceed that posted limits that is) or to be stealth. Get a radar detector! (I run a Valentine VR1, but the top of the line Passport is also highly rated. I had the detector before I took delivery.
So I have had for nine months. I got my first ticket in it 2 weeks after buying it! Of course The police woman who pulled me over started our conversation like this. "Is this a new car? It smells new. Too bad I don't like Fiesta's...." She gave me 80+ in a 65.... Went to traffic school and kept my record clean but cost me over $500 with traffic school. Since then I get pulled over at least once a month, but ironically it is more for officers to admire my car. First time that happened I was on my college campus. I was thinking there is no way I did anything. He walked over and said "no need to worry I just want to admire your car before you drive off, it is a really good looking car."
So love or hate it I have a green envy car with bright orange rims
The advantage of salt though is that your car becomes lighter as the salt eats away the metal...Why mine is sitting in the garage waiting for spring. I have a company car so no need to punish the ST through a winter and in Northern Alberta, that is at least 6 months.
I have come to believe that getting an orange Fiesta may be my fatal flaw... I've owned dark blue cars since I was 15. I'm now 24 and looking to get an orange ST soon. I've been pulled over a handful of times for stuff when I was younger. My driving has matured some since then. My first citation was passing someone that was pulling to the side of the road and pulling slightly into a middle turn lane instead of staying in my lane and slowing down. That was over 3 years ago. In June I got pulled over for 10 over on a 40 zone (which was really just too slow for that road), but got a warning because I was the slowest person he pulled over for the day. Last week I was driving to work and got pulled over for doing 41 in a 25 (in a non school zone area, I've tried to keep it at 25 since but it's just so slow). I got a citation for that one. My first speeding citation.
I still want an orange ST, but I also want to have a little fun driving it and not live in fear I'm going to get pulled over every time I accelerate hard or do 5 over...
Hence the reason I got a TB FiST. It seems to blend in with the other cars. Haven't been pulled over yet.
I have been pulled over for speeding, 15 over(stupid roads in the area i recently moved to, most roads are 45 and this was 30...) He gave me a ticket for 5 over and i fought it in court down to impeding traffic.
I always get tailgated by cops almost once a week. They always like running my plate and then let me go.
I got pulled over last November two blocks away from work, but did not get a ticket. Yes, I was speeding. I pulled into a parking lot with the Officer behind me, shut off my engine and lights. My Escort radar detector did me no good this time, as he wasn't using radar. Answered his questions politely, kept both hands on the wheel, and didn't get a ticket. I think they feel sorry for us old guys, Dave. I've avoided several tickets with my Escort, purchased last year, and tucked up underneath my rear view mirror. I have it hard wired so it shuts off as soon as I cut the ignition. I get plenty of warning from the CHP as they use Ka band in my neck of the woods. Local police use K band, no laser.
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