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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am so damned pissed - ticket

WTF!

I was heading in to work and I-70 ends in a park and ride. Speed limit goes from 65 to 55 then 40 and then 25 over the course of about 2 miles. I had my cruise control set to 65 the whole way in to work and then I knocked it down to about 60 once I hit the 55 zone. I had turned it off and was costing down before I hit the 40 zone, I was going at most 55 probably more like 50 when I hit it. State trooper pulls out and yanks me for speeding.

No not 50 in a 40, not 55 in a 40. 78 in a 40 zone!

WTF!

There was no one, I mean NO ONE going more then 55mph anywhere near the guys radar.

I am so enraged, I mean I am friggen livid right now. I honestly feel like just taking off of work even though I just got here and going home.

I have zero tickets, zero warnings, hell zero pull overs in my history and I rarely ever go more then 5mph over the speed limit, sometimes I'll streach it to 7 or 10 over.

So anyone have any ideas how to fight it in court?

Oh yeah, the cop was also a royal jerk. He walked up license and registration, 78 in a 40. Walked away without even simply a good morning or please. Comes back with the ticket the "you have 15 days to pay the fine or else you'll get a court summons, signing is not an admision of guilt". I mention, VERY nicely that I am not sure how he got me doing 78 in a 40 since I had my cruise set to 60 and had turned it off and was slowing down before the 40mph speed limit sign. He suddenly gets and attitude "Well sir, I have you on radar and you were going 78 in a 40" I replied, NICELY again, "Oh, I am very sorry officer, you may want to check the calibration because I am sure I wasn't going that fast" and he replied "Well sir, maybe you should get your car calibrated because my radar is perfectly accurate, you are free to leave and I suggest you do that now".

I mean TOTAL ass. I was really being totally polite and calm even though he was busting out the attitude BIG time.

GRRRRR!

$290 ticket and possibly points on my license for something I DIDN'T DO!

I hope I get a mildly understanding judge, at least one who will actually listen to what I say. Character witnesses allowed? I am being semi-serious since every single one of my friends, family members and co-workers know I drive slow as balls, always.
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Re: I am so damned pissed - ticket

wow that really sucks try tickethelp.com they have alot of useful info

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Holy cow... that is absolutely ridiculous!!! I would be absolutely livid.

I don't even know what you can do to fight it.


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Thanks cowboykorlando, I just submitted my info.

Also thanks Lara. I am really still beyond furious. I really would have simply just taken the ticket if it was for 50 or 55 in a 40 zone, because honestly I am not sure of my exact speed, all I know is it was 55 or under.

Maryland has a safe driver initiative thing going on this month. Apparently that means cops are adding 25mph to the end of all speeding tickets and getting a serious attitude.
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WTF... adding 25 MPH on the end of tickets?

That is ABSURD! My father's best friend is a lawyer... let me talk to him about what you can do to fight this.


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Just a ticket for being clocked at 38 mph over? A lot of states would have you arrested if they got you going that fast, or at the very least an automatic court summons.

Either way, definitely take it to court and bring up the calibration issue. You would likely get it reduced since it's your first one, and possibly dismissed.
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Wow now I am really rethinking my whole trip to Maryland this weekend, last thing I need is an out of state ticket.

All I can say is get a good lawyer, I dont know how, but you need to prove to the judge about your speed going into those zones.

Total BS I do agree.

It is moments like these I just want to get out of the car, pull a Mortal Kombat and rip the head out of their bodies LOL!!!


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royal suckage

plenty of other cars around you??


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[quote author=ZOOM 3 link=topic=118500.msg2487927#msg2487927 date=1216905409]
royal suckage

plenty of other cars around you??
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5-6, all going 50-52mph just like me.
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[quote author=LaraW link=topic=118500.msg2487899#msg2487899 date=1216904727]
WTF... adding 25 MPH on the end of tickets?

That is ABSURD! My father's best friend is a lawyer... let me talk to him about what you can do to fight this.
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Thanks Lara.
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