What excuses have you used to get out of speeding tickets (court)?
As the title states, I'm curious to know what excuses (legitimate or not, as long as they work) people have used to get out of speeding tickets, or at least minimize the fine.
I've got 2 court dates coming up, so I'll share mine as soon as that's over, or if I come up with something before hand.
So first: State the situation
Second: The "excuse".
One of my examples (we'll see soon enough if it works).
Just merged from an exit ramp and i'm headed towards a small tunnel (inclination goes down then back up). So there are two car in the right lane (2 lanes) going slowly. I say fuck it, and decide to overtake. Naturally there being a tunnel I might have given more gas then I should have. However, it being downhill, the car would accelerate faster than normal.
Now usually, by the time I get out of the tunnel, I'm already doing the speed limit so no harm done. But this time, the fuckers tagged my right at the bottom. 81 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. That's 3 demerit points and 197$ ticket.
Solution/Excuse: Look at the specs of any radar gun, they are only accurate to +/- 1km/h (or mph). That means they can't actually prove I was doing 81 rather than 80. Being tagged at 80 puts me in a different bracket, resulting in a loss of 2 demerit points, and subsequently a smaller fine. Maybe I'll find another legitimate argument I can use to knock off more points, or just ask for a "favor" from the prosecutor. I'll update this at the end of the month.
I'd like to hear your versions/stories as well!
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