A couple of weeks ago I was riding up Yonge St (main downtown street in Toronto) on a Sunday morning around 7:30 am. I had to be at a friends by 8 and I was late.
So I'm zooming up the street doing 65km/h (40miles/hr)
I believe the speed limit is around 40km/hr.
SO as I mentioned i Was zipping along and made a quick lane change to pass a car and change right back again. so I can just make it through a yellow.
Basically making an unsafe lane change and crossing a yellow at the same time doing 25km/h faster on a moped that should only go 50km/hr legally.
I just happened to look in my rear view mirror and realize the car I quickly rode around was a cop. DOH! busted.
Slowed down and stopped at the next red light. At this point the cop had been following me for a block or so.
I make it to the red and the cop coasts up beside me and then in front of me. One of the cops get out and tells me to pull over.
I shut the engine and popped the bike onto the stand.
So the cop comes over and asks so what is that you're driving. So I decide to answer its a tomos but not that its a moped. In Ontario the plate says its a moped but hey maybe he won't look. yah right!!!
So he says wow that thing goes fast for being a moped. Damn he knew! SO I answer yah not to bad but still within legal speed.
He smiles and laughs and says yah and a bit faster when you need to I noticed. Ok some I m busted!
I answered yeah I guess I was going a bit fast.
So he finally says. I just pulled you over because I was looking for a moped and wanted to know what it was and how you enjoyed it . It turns out he lives a few blocks from where I do and he finds driving in the city absolutely nuts and wanted something that he could feel comfortable driving that would have enough pep when needed.
We talked a bit and I finally mentioned I was running late and he said oh right I guess I should have realized that considering how you were driving. he took down the number of the place I bought it. Yeah torontomopeds sticker on the ped and said I better hurry if I want to make it on time.
Since then I've seen the cop in the hood and around King West and he waves when I go by.
Anyways I just figured I would post a positive cop story for once.