i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!! - FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
Le Mans: GT Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 644
i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

ok, so i got a ticket for going too fast for conditions, but the thing is that the cop never saw me getting into my accident. all he saw was the car afterwards and based on that, he gave me a ticket for goingg too fast for conditions. he never even witnessed the loss of control. i was wondering if there's anyone out there who could help me with what to say to contest my hearing. any help would be greatly appreciated. tell me if you need me to answer any more questions.



please help or provide some feedback. the contested hearing is in 2 days.
as1an_1nvas10n is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 03:31 AM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: St. Louis / Bourbon, MO
Posts: 25,357
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

Generally speaking, if you get into an accident 1 of 3 conditions applies...

1.) You were going to fast for the conditions.
2.) You weren't paying attention.
3.) Someone else hit you / caused the accident and one of the previous 2 conditions applies.

Based upon what you are saying, which is essentially nothing, I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can suggest that will actually help you is to consult a lawyer.

It's VERY rare that an accident occurs where someone couldn't have done something to avoid it from happening. For example, I got into an accident last year when I ran over some debris on the highway, that could have been avoided by the person properly securing their load. About the only time I can think of an accident being unavoidable is if an animal runs out in front of you and you have no time to stop, regardless if you are paying attention or not, or if you have a mechanical problem with your vehicle. And even then, that's arguable. If you had taken proper care of your vehicle, mechanical failures shouldn't be an issue.

A revolution gets its name by always coming back around in your face.
smokinAMD is offline  
post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 05:46 AM
Grand Am Series
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 461
Send a message via AIM to Zer0id
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

Hell, say you saw a dog in the middle of the road, swerved to miss it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Zer0id is offline  
post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 07:20 AM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Camden, Delaware
Posts: 3,116
Send a message via AIM to gar187er
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

probably a little late for him to change his story...im going to assume the road was wet or extra curvy, cause normally that citation has to do with either weather or difficult terrain...either way man up and pay it....

since you didnt say "some ahole cut me off" or somethign similar, that only leaves you on the road......which means its your fault obviously....



[glow=orange,2,300]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[/glow]

[glow=blue,2,300]
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
[/glow]
gar187er is offline  
post #5 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 07:24 AM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO / Parsippany, NJ
Posts: 1,591
Send a message via AIM to t-time
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

maybe you should explain what happened a little more than i had an accident and got a ticket. but most likely it was driver error therefor the person causing the accident was doing something wrong.

<CENTER>
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Eat. Sleep.<strike>Race.</strike> Sleep.</CENTER>
t-time is offline  
post #6 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 02:01 PM
Le Mans: Prototype Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 1,300
Send a message via MSN to shawn1980
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

man up and pay it yourself


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shawn1980 is offline  
post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 02:05 PM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 13,729
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

Just be honest about what happened. When you lie, you have to keep remembering your lie and your story will always change.

If you don&#039;t lie, you will be better off. Not to mention, you don&#039;t need to worry about remembering.
FemGearHead is offline  
post #8 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 02:07 PM
F1 Driver
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 7,795
Garage
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

[quote author=Zer0id link=topic=143390.msg3089225#msg3089225 date=1240908416]
Hell, say you saw a dog in the middle of the road, swerved to miss it.
[/quote]

+ 1

but its probably too late to say that.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Click sig ^ for new ride and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
for old
krazyk86cu is offline  
post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 04:35 PM
F1 Driver
 
icspots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 15,651
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=143390.msg3089174#msg3089174 date=1240900280]
Generally speaking, if you get into an accident 1 of 3 conditions applies...

1.) You were going to fast for the conditions.
2.) You weren&#039;t paying attention.
3.) Someone else hit you / caused the accident and one of the previous 2 conditions applies.

Based upon what you are saying, which is essentially nothing, I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can suggest that will actually help you is to consult a lawyer.

It&#039;s VERY rare that an accident occurs where someone couldn&#039;t have done something to avoid it from happening. For example, I got into an accident last year when I ran over some debris on the highway, that could have been avoided by the person properly securing their load. About the only time I can think of an accident being unavoidable is if an animal runs out in front of you and you have no time to stop, regardless if you are paying attention or not, or if you have a mechanical problem with your vehicle. And even then, that&#039;s arguable. If you had taken proper care of your vehicle, mechanical failures shouldn&#039;t be an issue.
[/quote]

+1. This is why they&#039;re now being referred to as Collisions vs. Accidents. The term &quot;accident&quot; implies that there was nothing you could do to prevent it.

As to too fast for conditions. I&#039;ve driven 15-20 mph in a 45 mph zone while it was raining and still hydroplaned. I don&#039;t think anyone would argue going half the speed limit is &quot;too fast&quot;. That said I&#039;ll jump on the band wagon and ask that you please provide more information for us to properly answer you.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
icspots is offline  
post #10 of 65 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 04:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 9,451
Re: i need help quick with beating a ticket!!!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!

[quote author=icspots link=topic=143390.msg3090386#msg3090386 date=1240947336]
[quote author=smokinAMD link=topic=143390.msg3089174#msg3089174 date=1240900280]
Generally speaking, if you get into an accident 1 of 3 conditions applies...

1.) You were going to fast for the conditions.
2.) You weren&#039;t paying attention.
3.) Someone else hit you / caused the accident and one of the previous 2 conditions applies.

Based upon what you are saying, which is essentially nothing, I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can suggest that will actually help you is to consult a lawyer.

It&#039;s VERY rare that an accident occurs where someone couldn&#039;t have done something to avoid it from happening. For example, I got into an accident last year when I ran over some debris on the highway, that could have been avoided by the person properly securing their load. About the only time I can think of an accident being unavoidable is if an animal runs out in front of you and you have no time to stop, regardless if you are paying attention or not, or if you have a mechanical problem with your vehicle. And even then, that&#039;s arguable. If you had taken proper care of your vehicle, mechanical failures shouldn&#039;t be an issue.
[/quote]

+1. This is why they&#039;re now being referred to as Collisions vs. Accidents. The term &quot;accident&quot; implies that there was nothing you could do to prevent it.

As to too fast for conditions. I&#039;ve driven 15-20 mph in a 45 mph zone while it was raining and still hydroplaned. I don&#039;t think anyone would argue going half the speed limit is &quot;too fast&quot;. That said I&#039;ll jump on the band wagon and ask that you please provide more information for us to properly answer you.
[/quote]

+1

That being said, there are times when I would consider it an accident. To fast for conditions can easily be below the speed limit, but I&#039;d say in some cases when going to fast for conditions a resonable person&#039;s judgement of the conditions would lead them to go what they think is a safe speed, which turns out not to be. In that case I would consider it an accident.

Case in point I&#039;ve seen ice on roads so bad that you litterally can&#039;t stop on it. I don&#039;t mean you can&#039;t stop from 40mph on it, I mean you wouldn&#039;t be able to have a parked car stay parked things were so slick...without any indication that road conditions were that bad. Under such extreme and even not quite as extreme circumstances (such as black ice, hidden puddle causing you to suddenly hydroplane when the roads are otherwise okay, etc) then it truely is an accident (lumped under bridge collapsing, animal running on to the road or lightning striking your car).

Otherwise its either your fault or the other driver&#039;s fault.
-Matt
azazel1024 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs > Misc > Lounge

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the FMVperformance.com : The site for all your Ford Mazda and Volvo needs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome