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Ya, So, I Got A Speeding Ticket Today...  
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

Ok, before you all bash me, Let me just say this: Upon being pulled over I didn't act like a jerk. I answered his questions truthfully. Didn't bs him, just let him do his job. Problem was, he wasn't coming off the same way. He could not have been less courteous if he tried. So now im in fowl mood as i have to come up with close to 300 dollars now. Unless I win in court.... But is there anything else I can do besides fight it or pay it? Or anythin that will help me win?


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

How fast were you going and what was the speed limit?

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 1):
How fast were you going and what was the speed limit?

80 in a 65 (mph)



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Move to Germany, problem solved.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
Move to Germany, problem solved

Isnt it worse if you get nailed for speeding? Well sans unlimited parts of the autobahn..



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Well I know in California that the rule by the book is that you have to be travelling at an 'unsafe' speed on city streets to get ticketed (for example, you could get away with 50 in 45, but not 55 or 60). On the freeway, you can get ticketed for doing even 1mph over the posted speed limit, although that never occurs.

I once received a ticket for doing 48mph in a 40mph zone at about 3:00am. I took it to court and won, because the officer couldn't substantiate that 48mph is unsafe on a straight, well-lit road with no other traffic.

Several months later I got a ticket at the same spot for doing the same - 48mph in a 40mph, but it was at 7:20am. I didn't fight it that time because I knew that it could be considered unsafe at that time of day; kids going to school, pedestrian traffic around etc.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
80 in a 65 (mph)

Was this in Connecticut?



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 6):
Was this in Connecticut?

yup, Howd you know.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 4):
Well sans unlimited parts of the autobahn..

You're right actually. We have some parts of the Autobahn where you can go as fast as your car can, but the fines are very high when the police catch you speeding in a 30 kph or 50 kph zone. Personally I am extremly careful when I am driving within the city, and that is not easy when you drive a car with 350hp (which I have currently  Silly  Wink).

Patrick


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Upon being pulled over I didn't act like a jerk.

So?

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
I answered his questions truthfully.

So?

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Didn't bs him, just let him do his job.

So? You act like kissing the guy's ass means you don't deserve a ticket. Get off it.

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
So now im in fowl mood as i have to come up with close to 300 dollars now.


Maybe you will think about that next time you choose to break the law.

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Or anythin that will help me win?

Great, another person who wants to escape responsibility for their actions. You're guilty, you know you're guilty and now you're begging for some miracle technicality to get you off the hook. You are the only one who can learn from this mistake. Maybe if you're extra nice to the judge, as well, he and the officer will realize how great a guy you are and decide to drop it.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
But is there anything else I can do besides fight it or pay it?

Move to west Texas where doing 80 is now legal in something like 12 counties.....

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 9):

So? Becuase each time you hear of someone that gets pulled over they act like a jerk. They get their ass in a sling and wonder why. Im not trying to find someone else to take the blame. If I was Id be here bad mouthing the cop. I know I was speeding. But thing was is that I was keeping up with traffic and was attempting to pass another car. He pulled me over from the left lane. Again. Im not trying to have someone else take the blame. I know its my fault.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

While its great that you were polite and cooperative with the cop, and it sucks that he didn't act the same, it really has no bearing on the issue. You were speeding, you got caught, you pay the penalty. I do not understand and really dislike the mentality that says there ought to be 'a way out of it'. Just be responsible for your actions and take your lumps. (And for the record, I habitually drive over the speed limit, and when that inevitible day comes when I get caught, I'll take my own advice.)


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
Move to Germany, problem solved.

Or move to West Texas, problem solved. I wonder which has more miles of high-speed-limit roads, Texas or Germany? Interstate 10 alone is about 500 miles of 80mph speed limit and I think Interstate 20 has about 100 miles. They're all very good roads, too.


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10341 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):
yup, Howd you know.

Vaguely remembered that I thought you were from Massachusetts or thereabouts, and then saw BDL in the profile.

I would have been somewhat surprised if you had gotten the ticket in Mass. But I've typically found that people in Conn. drive a bit slower.

~Vik



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 13):
80mph speed limit and I think Interstate 20 has about 100 miles.

Speed limit?  rotfl 

We have highways with no speed limit at all! On some parts of the "Autobahn" you can go as fast as you want (or your car wants  Wink).

Not that we can take advantage of it very often, damned traffic jams.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 14):
But I've typically found that people in Conn. drive a bit slower.

Not on I-91 at rushhour... or so I thought...



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2478 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):

I once received a ticket for doing 48mph in a 40mph zone at about 3:00am. I took it to court and won, because the officer couldn't substantiate that 48mph is unsafe on a straight, well-lit road with no other traffic.

?? I find this hard to believe. Not that I don't trust you, but you would think that the law is the law and you can't change the law and get away with it. That makes the whole justice system look weak I think.

And Cadet57, I recommend that you get a cop radar. I have one and its very useful on the highway  Smile

I find it to be a dirty trick though, that the police here is starting to use more and more civil cop cars so that you can't see that a cop is approaching :P

[Edited 2006-07-15 00:22:18]

User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Check this out on SoYouWanna.com, It might come in handy for you...

http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/syws/traffictix/traffictix.html

Cheers!
-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 17):
but you would think that the law is the law

Not is all states.

A good resource on the subject of tickets and traffic law in the United States:

http://www.motorists.org/

Tod


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
We have highways with no speed limit at all! On some parts of the "Autobahn" you can go as fast as you want (or your car wants Wink)

Or as fast as those overtaking trucks let you go  Wink (damn Elefanten-Rennen).

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 15):
Not that we can take advantage of it very often, damned traffic jams.

Unless you can work as a courier and know which way to go to avoid traffic jams (and low-speed limit zones for that matter).


User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 17):
I recommend that you get a cop radar.

IIRC, they're illegal in Connecticut. If I was a cop, and pulled someone over with a radar detector, what might be a warning would automatically become a ticket...
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 11):
Im not trying to find someone else to take the blame.

I never said you were, but you ARE trying to escape your own responsibility:

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
Or anythin that will help me win?



Quoting Queso (Reply 13):
Texas or Germany?

Germany.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 17):
I find this hard to believe. Not that I don't trust you, but you would think that the law is the law and you can't change the law and get away with it. That makes the whole justice system look weak I think.

The law is the law. The law in the California Highway Code states that when driving on city streets, you may not drive faster than is deemed "safe". Posted speed limtis are more advisory than strict rules on city streets, and if you get pulled over, the officer must substantiate that what you were doing was "unsafe" if you take it court. Most people never take it to court, and those that do can win based on if the officer can substantiate that the offender's driving was unsafe.


User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Or anythin that will help me win?[/quote]

Contest it in court..and pray the officer's a no-show. Getting a lawyer will
probably cost more than the ticket would...unless the points would mean you're at risk of losing your license.

TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
25 Post contains images Sabena332 : Another evidence that street planners in Germany are utter retards! Why do we have mostly two lane Autobahns only? When we would have three or more l
26 AirPacific747 : Thankyou! First of all: The politicians here are changing their opinions about these radars as the wind blows, so I dont even know if its illegal or
27 BristolFlyer : I'm thinking I got lucky then last month when I got pulled over in AZ. I was doing 81 in a 65. Paid the officer some lip service and he wrote me up a
28 Post contains images IFEMaster : Dude, you've never driven in California...I don't think I've ever seen anyone drive the posted speed limit. That's just how it is around here. 5 to 1
29 AirPacific747 : lol Yes I have driven in California a couple of times. Not many people here are driving what is allowed either, but with the law you're talking about
30 IFEMaster : Oh, it absolutely does because everyone knows they can get away with 5 to 10 mph over the limit without worry. I wish they would enforce the speed li
31 Sabena332 : Me, too! Driving in California is actually pretty smooth IMO, as long as you avoid LA, driving in New York is even more insane than in LA. Patrick
32 AirPacific747 : Well they might not think that they will get away with it every time but, with that law, it will make the possibility that you'll get a speeding tick
33 AirPacific747 : I avoided the big cities. Haven't tried driving on the east coast. My father let me drive between LA and SFO most of the time along highway 101.
34 Aa757first : They're illegal in a bunch (maybe five?) states. I know West Virgina and California are two and I think New York is another one. Here in PA too. In s
35 Post contains images Jamie757 : I'd advise you to pay the fine, like most responsible men would and in future, keep an eye on that big dial thats straight in front of you. Rgds.
36 FlyVirgin744 : $300 for doing 15 over? That's extremely harsh. Try not to let it bug you too much. Driving is a game, technically a cop can pull you over at anytime
37 Post contains images UA777222 : Find a date that the cop is working and set your court date for that. No cop is going to take a day off to sit in court for a speeding ticket. I belie
38 FlyMIA : Well I must say 80 in a 65 is not horrible but 15+ would be where I start to worry about getting a ticket. But I do disagree with many speed limits a
39 Cadet57 : 3 pm Keeping up with the flow. dry, sunny and 92.... I wouldent go that far, I have a couple police officer friends and my dad knows a bunch and thei
40 UA777222 : I'm having lunch with my attorney who is dealing with a personal issue of mine but let me ask him. I know there's a way to change it with an injuncti
41 Duff44 : It used to be posted on the signs at the state line with Massachusetts that detectors were illegal. They were taken down when Gov. Rowland took offic
42 FlyMIA : Okay well it was 3pm but if you were flowing with traffic that sucks, you just were the unlucky one.
43 Go3Team : Try only 5. I got stopped for 71 in a 65 on the PA Turnpike. It was after the cop gave me the ticket that I gave him a bunch of shit about it. I trie
44 Joness0154 : Don't place all your money on the 'cop won't show up' bet. Chances are, as it is with my town, that they will only give you the option of rescheduling
45 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I totally agree with this! That is also why I am using a radar. Of course its not 100% effective. Well I think they are legal now here in Denmark. It
46 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Because ever since teh wall came down, every money intended for teh Autobahn has been used to upgrade the Autobahnen in the GDR (understandable) and
47 Post contains images EWS : Well Cadet.. Was it this guy? If so you got off pretty lightly.. Lew
48 AirCop : On overtime, the state trooper will be there, easy way to make another $150-200 ; before I retired one could get in trouble for NOT going to court! A
49 Post contains images Cadet57 : LMAO. No, but if it was, I wonder if he'd give me a warning?
50 11Bravo : Just pay the fine and stop whining. You were speeding and you got caught. It's really rather simple; if you're not willing to accept the consequences
51 AC320 : Technically incorrect. An officer must have just cause before initiating a traffic stop, unless of course there's an established DUI checkpoint or so
52 Tod : At least in Washington, it's called a continuance. California code is only applicable in California. Surface street laws in Washington are codified i
53 Post contains images Cadet57 : IDK, hope so. I was in an accident over the winter. And a cop stopped me and lectured me on my CB antenna. No tickets on either thou. Theres novel ad
54 AirCop : $300 for the ticket is one of the problems facing traffic safety today.Young person/family etc gets an expensive ticket for speeding as in this exampl
55 Post contains images Jetmatt777 : Sounds like what happened to my dad while picking up pizza at 10:30PM he was driving and came up to this stop sign no one is on the road and he does a
56 LOT767-300ER : Going 80mph in a 65mph zone in Illinois is a $75 dollar speeding ticket + $20 for 4 hour class and ticket is erased. Those are some harsh fines, remin
57 StarAC17 : Speeding is illegal but it isn't ocnsidered a criminal offense unless you don't comply with the cop aka fleeing the scene and Cadet57 did that. If an
58 NIKV69 : Seriously, why was the fine $300. Were you in a work zone? 15 over shouldn't be more than $100.
59 Liedetectors : If you live in CT, my advice to you is to go to court on the court date, plead not guilty to it. Chances are the cop wont show up to argue other wise
60 Itsjustme : I'll dare that "idiot cop" do his job. What was he thinking? Doesn't he know that traffic laws don't apply when "no one is on the road"? By the way,
61 Cadet57 : Nope. Clear highway. I figured it was the same in MA, 10.00 for evey mile over=200.00 apparently not. Lil bit past enfield. goin south. Another quest
62 StarAC17 : If you're refering to this for insurance reasons don't tell them anything unless they ask, my stop sign violation which is 3 points in Ontario isn't
63 Halls120 : You are probably screwed. Agree on all counts. When you get in court, be extremely contrite and remorseful. And wear a coat and tie. If your record w
64 Itsjustme : Nothing has changed AirCop. If we don't show for court, it's, at the very least, an automatic letter of reprimand in our jacket. Not to mention scori
65 PHLBOS : The Connecticut radar detector ban was repealed many years ago during the Weicker (sp.) Administration. Weicker vetoed the bill (to repeal the ban) b
66 KROC : I'm not sure how it works there, but here in NYS, if you get a ticket you can go to court and depending on your record you will be given usually a les
67 Post contains images JJJ : Last month, I was driving between Houston and Dallas and was stopped, the officer said I had been caught at 90-something mph on a 70 mph area. As I wa
68 Post contains images TPAnx : So there are two standards in PA--one for residents in the know...and one for people who don't start a trip by poring over lawbooks? TPAnx
69 Roger136913 : Yes it would go on your record, being under 25 your insurance with increase according to your points for 5 years. If you appeal it you will go before
70 Tod : Does not usually work that way. In most states you can request a copy of the officers copy of the ticket. Request both sides, sometimes there is a pl
71 PHLBOS : Officially, there are not 2 different standards (residents vs. non-residents); however, that's not to say that an unscrupulous person won't exploit t
72 Roger136913 : I might be wrong as I forgot you were pulled over in Conn. I also see you are under 21? either way you will have 3-5 points on your record for 5 year
73 BigOrange : Most cops now have to go to court for speeding tickets issued. When I was stood waiting to talk to the prosecutor last year, the sergeant told someon
74 M&M : I say go to court, you never know what might happen. Cop may not show up, fines and points may be reduced (assuming he does and your guilty and you ha
75 Post contains images ORFflyer : And the Va State Police have radar detector dectectors too. Add another ticket to your files if you get caught with one.... Well put. Perfect respons
76 Incitatus : Gee, amazing. We seem to have somebody in this forum that obeys all speed laws of the United States.
77 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Pay the fine, watch your speed . . .
78 Post contains images StarAC17 : Thats not true, I bet I could make it to at least 3 or 4
79 Cadet57 : I am. and now will do whats posted. and will now need hearing aids due to the hearing loss from listening to my mum yell at me for it. IDK what was w
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