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Old 05-01-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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Speeding. 61 in a 45. Am I screwed?
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:58 AM   #2
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in netherlands your License is taken once you go 55 km/h over the limit
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:07 AM   #3
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Your goin to JAIL MAN!

YOU TOTALY BONED!

and not just figurativly....
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Speeding. 61 in a 45. Am I screwed?
Everyone is entitled to one, but don't let it happen again or your insurance will go through the roof. And for about ten years you'll have to list this as a "moving violation", even on job applications. Insurance penalties usually last for three years, unless you repeat it. Be good, if it kills you, or you won't be able to afford to drive. Good Luck!

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Everyone is entitled to one, but don't let it happen again or your insurance will go through the roof. And for about ten years you'll have to list this as a "moving violation", even on job applications. Insurance penalties usually last for three years, unless you repeat it. Be good, if it kills you, or you won't be able to afford to drive. Good Luck!

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Think I can get out of it at court?
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:24 AM   #6
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Be humble, pay the fine. I got my first ticket soon after I got my license (41 in a 30). I was only 16 and horrified. I have only gotten a couple of warnings since then since I'm such a scaredy cat.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:51 AM   #7
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Ouch 4 points



Another 7 within 18 months and you'll get suspended.
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Old 05-01-2006, 08:58 AM   #8
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I don't think we have points in the US. We have the 18 month thing. Three traffic violations (speeding, whatnot) and your license is suspended for 6 months (I think).

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My bad, they do have a point thing in New York state.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:37 AM   #9
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We do here in CA too
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:41 AM   #10
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I haven't gotten an actual speeding ticket (aside from a couple of warnings) for 21 years. I have no idea what I'm talking about then.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:48 AM   #11
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Well, I turned it in today and i'm going to fight it in court. The lady told me it would be about 3 months until they even give me a court date!!
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:33 AM   #12
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First time I got done was 65 in a 40, but I sweet talked the cops into letting me get away with a warning. Some of my mates have had 3 points and a fine from it, but you need 12 points in the UK to have your license revoked anyway. No idea how it works in the US.
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The first time I got pulled over (about 3 years ago), I was going 57 in a 35, but the cop was nice enough to lower the fine by half.

The second time was just recently, 70 in a 60, and I got off with a warning.
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What bullsheight.

People are now telling me that since a statey pulled me over, it's going to cost me like $200!!! That can't be right, can it?
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I have read the the fine is between $90 and $300 so they may be right.

How can you fight it in court?

You were caught speeding so what is there to fight?
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^ the severity of the fee?
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Yeah, the point is to try to knock it down or to get it dismissed.
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<schoolmarm mode>

Might I remind that traffic laws are not designed because lawmakers feel like being dicks; they are designed to keep you and other drivers *safe*.

Case in point: My roommate is a very conscientious driver who follows the traffic laws. In all except one instance, when he gets in an accident it's because the *other* person didn't follow the traffic laws. The one time an accident was his fault it was when he was first learning to drive on his own and forgot to follow one of the traffic laws himself. He was really lucky to walk away from that one, from what he tells me.

Doing highway speeds in what I'm guessing was a city zone is *dangerous* both to you and to other people. You were doing almost 150% of the speed limit, so it makes sense that your fine is pretty high.

I suggest that instead of trying to weasel your way out of it, you consider yourself fortunate that your first lesson in what happens when you don't follow the traffic laws will only result in you paying a $200 fine, as opposed to paying for a totalled car (which would be worse than $200) or one or more totalled *bodies* (which would be a lot, lot worse than $200).

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Old 05-01-2006, 12:53 PM   #19
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Or you could hop in your car and drive through the courtroom window and declare to the court room "Write a ticket on this Bitches!" then do a 180 handbrake turn and head off to Mexico!
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As you do.
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