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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 73k5blazer, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    The 'old crap brown C10, garnered her first speeding ticket after 4 years and 90,000mi on the road with me, this morning. I was traveling in Ohio.
    Good news is, being a Michigan resident, Michgian and Ohio don't share information, so it's just a fine for me, no points (which would raise insurance for 3 years). :laugh:
    82 in a 65 :doah: , although I think something was up with that, when I looked down, my speedo was saying 72, my tires are just a shade larger than stock, so add a couple for that, but still nowhere near 82. I checked afterwards with my GPS, it only differs from that about 1-2mph at any given time.
    Funny part was, Ohio makes out-of-state people pay on the spot. Glad I have a credit card, 'cause I didn't have the $95 on me in cash.
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    no they dont....

    unless they started that within the last 3 years :dunno:
     
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    sure they do.

    when they are crooked and the money goes in their pocket.:doah:
     
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    Hello, I am 79Stomper and I have a heavy right foot............
     
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    Having seen the pics of your car, you are a ticket waiting to happen. :bow: :haha:

    That's the great thing about a lifted Suburban. It wouldn't go 82mph if you threw it out of a plane. Now the DD can be a bit dangerous.
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have done good with it so far. The wife said the first ticket I get in it she is taking the keys and I am grounded from it. So, I had another set of keys made for it.

    Actually I have done real good the past few years. Only ticket I have gotten was running a yellow light in VA.
     
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    Gotta stay one step ahead. :haha: :haha:
     
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    I thought I was going to get a ticket when I left your house and hit the interstate. A ticket for failure to maintain the speed limit on the interstate. That was a long drive back to Montgomery.
     
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    Sorry to get it off the topic. Well since you paid the fine you have pled guilty all ready. Could have possibly went to court for it and plead improper equipment and paid the fines for court. Which you live in another state so it would have been a headache driving back to Ohio and finding the courthouse and all.

    I have been to court and fought a few tickets due to no speed limit signs and once it really wasn't me speeding. Other than that I paid the fines from 100-600 bucks each time. 95 bucks isn't really that bad of a fine for the speed you were doing. I got clocked in Cali for 14 over the limit and was 450 for the ticket. Went to court and ended up paying just the court cost on that one.
     
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    I've never heard of anyone actually getting one of those, but looking at the load on that trailer, I was worried that you might not make it at all. And Jack-in-the-box is ok, but not a suitable last meal.
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    What they make you do is "post bond" on the side of the road.
    In this case, since it's a 'small' amount, the bond is equal to the amount of the fine.
    Then they say, you don't need to do anything if you don't want to fight it, and the bond amount will cover the fine. Otherwise, you need to show up in court on the date on the ticket to contest it.
    I drive down here every other week, I could fight it I guess, but I don't really see how I could prove the equipment was faulty. I've gotton outta tickets before by showing up for the court date and the cop didn't show up, then it's just thrown out on the spot, but once the cop shows, your pretty much screwed on speeding tickets. I used to get alot of them when I was younger, and I fought every one of them.

    I was searching around the net, I found several sources saying;
    Ohio is number one in the country for moving violation "revenue". :rolleyes:
     
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    I have had to escort some of my "employees" to court a time or ten. Usually I would catch up with the DA or the Sheriff before hand and have a conversation with them and talk to them about what happened and explained to them the "Story". Most of the time it would impress them so we would get pushed to the front of the line for processing then the charges would end up getting dropped and we would be out of htere by 930 at the latest.

    Of course most of these happened away from where I work. If it happened here in the same city, you can hang it up and plead guilty and pay all the fines.
     
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    I had this same thing happen to me in Wisconsin, I was traveling a bit faster. Anyway Minnesota and Wisconsin do not share info either, and I thought all was good. Insurance companies on the other hand do.

    Your insurance will go up, just takes awhile for it to happen. I have no points on my license, but have one speeding ticket on my insurance record.
     
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    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I called my insurance gal, she's a friend of mine, she said Farmers doesn't ask for others info, so it shouldn't go up. If I had an accident where they have to pay out, then it would go up, but a ticket, she says, nope, they don't go looking in other states or insurance companies, only will go up if it shows up on your MI driving record.
    Mabey other insurance companies are different, :dunno:
     
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    Fockin Progressive! I am switching to State Farm anyway, I guess I will find out.
     
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    I had quite a few speeding tickets in my wild and wooly days. In a convoluted way, I actually had to leave the state to keep my license when I was 20.

    There're a lot of places offering plenty of advice on how to beat the ticket, but after lots of research and plenty of times in court with none of them working, I found the best trick is to know a high ranking officer that can suggest alternative activity to your officer on your court dates. For me, this applied to tickets that were 100% bogus as well as ones that may have had some uh, validity.

    I'd be a much poorer man with much higher insurance 5 years ago if I didn't have a friend of a friend, etc...
     
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    well, i've got some advice on beating a ticket, guaranteed to work 150% of the time. DONT FREAKING SPEED. when you get busted, and we all do, take your licks like a big boy. go to court if you've got a clean record, and plead not guilty. when you talk to the prosecutor, they'll probably offer you a lesser charge. my last one was reduced to a parking ticket.
     
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    That's good advice, except it's not 150% garaunteed. Some of my tickets occurred while I wasn't breaking any laws. In particular, I had an equipment failure ticketed as a moving violation once in my V6 Camaro. Another time, I got a tailgating ticket when I was the only car on the road while driving a rock radio station truck with big logos on the side, and so on and so forth. ALL my tickets stopped when I got the K5.
    It's nice to think the system is foolproof and police will always be right, but if that were the case, we wouldn't need traffic court.

    BTW, I lost in court on both those tickets. On the tailgating ticket, the officer didn't even have the right notes in court and described circumstances involving a completely different vehicle. The judge didn't give a crap that I was in a minivan, and the officer was describing an SUV. I guess they were close enough for the elderly officers eyesight. :haha: :haha:

    I have a very mixed faith in the system regarding traffic violations. I know it's a revenue generator in some areas, and others genuinely motivated for enforcement. I've known enough local officers to know some vehicles get more attention than others, too.
     
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    Yea it is a pain in the a$$ here. The Troopers never cut you a break on anything, and the small town guys get even worse. Tickets were almost a weekly thing for me. But I guess I have slowed down or got smater.
     

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