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Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: jagec
Originally posted by: BudAshes
Wow a lot of you are nutless pricks. 28 is slow, 15 is like running speed.

15 is a fast run, and I agree that it's pretty slow for a school zone. 20 is reasonable if it's on a hill, curve, the buildings are close to the road, or there are things around that block the view, but 28 in a school zone is usually a wee bit on the fast side unless everything's perfectly clear and visible.




honestly, I doubt I was going 28. If I were going 26 the fine would be much less. I'll bet he fudged it to meet quota...

Call his radar into question then - ask for proof of his training and recent calibration. :p

- M4H
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Krazy4Real
Wow, I've never seen a school speed limit that low. Everywhere around here it's 25. I thought the cop gave you ticket for going 3 over, which would be crazy. If it really was only 15 and it's your first offense, just go to traffic school or get court supervision.

i thought it was 15 everywhere. at least here in central pa it is. i've never seen a sign that says "only when children are present" either, unless you count the "when light is flashing" signs.
 

MrPickins

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Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: MrPickins

I believe the word you're looking for is "hypocrite". :roll:

And that's a load of BS. I just finished getting a ticket dismissed by taking a driver's safety course, just like I was suggesting you do.

I didn't have to lie, waste the courts time, or pay full the full fine.

Stop being so damn self righteous, and listen to some advice...


I never did know how to spell that word... Anyways. I would do a school course, as long as I didn't get points/fine was dropped sure. That's the kind of advice I need. So how do I go about doing that? Could I call the police dept. directly, work something out?

Thanks for the civil reply.

I believe you said you were in Florida? Start here:

http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=22

Edit: That's not a gov link, but I don't have time atm to do more searching.
------You may need to see a court clerk for info.
 

ebaycj

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Originally posted by: CasioTech
Has anyone had a ticket like this one? It is my first ticket. Should I take it to court and represent myself or should I hire an attorney. What should I plead. It just so happens that it was raining pretty bad and I was in a hurry to get to my Ortho because of a tooth ache. Does that matter? Any advice?


Depends very much on which state you're in.

In my state (Illinois), if you haven't had a ticket stick on your record in the last 6 months (maybe 1 year, cant remember), you get court supervision by default unless you are going > 29mph over the limit. Court Supervision is 6 months, after which your ticket is expunged from your record.

So the only way to have your insurance rates go up is to have 2 tickets in a 6 month (or 1 year) period.




Regardless, my advice to you is: Pay the ticket, you cheap bastard.
 

f4phantom2500

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Originally posted by: Jeraden
lol, its easy for everyone to say don't speed through school zones, until you actually drive through a school zone and see how ridiculously slow 15MPH is. I drive through one every single day in the morning and constantly have to remember to slow down to 15, as the normal speed limit is 25, and even that seems slow. Especially where there isn't a single child to be seen anywhere. Its not like there are always huge lights flashing everywhere to slow down to 15. One little sign on the side of the road with an occasionally noticeable yellow light on it to remind you, which you frequently forget to even notice while you are groggily driving to work in the morning.

Back in high school I used to miss the bus rather frequently and ended up having to walk to school because nobody was around to give me rides; this really made me appreciate having a car when I got one, because even 15mph is 3x faster than you could go the whole way on foot. Try getting out of your car and running 15mph with all your stuff for the length of the school zone, and then tell me if you think 15mph is slow.
 

CasioTech

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Originally posted by: ebaycj
Originally posted by: CasioTech
Has anyone had a ticket like this one? It is my first ticket. Should I take it to court and represent myself or should I hire an attorney. What should I plead. It just so happens that it was raining pretty bad and I was in a hurry to get to my Ortho because of a tooth ache. Does that matter? Any advice?


Depends very much on which state you're in.

In my state (Illinois), if you haven't had a ticket stick on your record in the last 6 months (maybe 1 year, cant remember), you get court supervision by default unless you are going > 29mph over the limit. Court Supervision is 6 months, after which your ticket is expunged from your record.

So the only way to have your insurance rates go up is to have 2 tickets in a 6 month (or 1 year) period.




Regardless, my advice to you is: Pay the ticket, you cheap bastard.




I'm not going to pay $400 for a ticket when I can dispute it. I have better things to spend my money on.

 

CasioTech

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Originally posted by: f4phantom2500
Originally posted by: Jeraden
lol, its easy for everyone to say don't speed through school zones, until you actually drive through a school zone and see how ridiculously slow 15MPH is. I drive through one every single day in the morning and constantly have to remember to slow down to 15, as the normal speed limit is 25, and even that seems slow. Especially where there isn't a single child to be seen anywhere. Its not like there are always huge lights flashing everywhere to slow down to 15. One little sign on the side of the road with an occasionally noticeable yellow light on it to remind you, which you frequently forget to even notice while you are groggily driving to work in the morning.

Back in high school I used to miss the bus rather frequently and ended up having to walk to school because nobody was around to give me rides; this really made me appreciate having a car when I got one, because even 15mph is 3x faster than you could go the whole way on foot. Try getting out of your car and running 15mph with all your stuff for the length of the school zone, and then tell me if you think 15mph is slow.




we never meant it was slow, but if someone was running 20 mph like an athlete, would the cop give him a ticket because he could crash into some kids?

 

FP

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Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: f4phantom2500
Originally posted by: Jeraden
lol, its easy for everyone to say don't speed through school zones, until you actually drive through a school zone and see how ridiculously slow 15MPH is. I drive through one every single day in the morning and constantly have to remember to slow down to 15, as the normal speed limit is 25, and even that seems slow. Especially where there isn't a single child to be seen anywhere. Its not like there are always huge lights flashing everywhere to slow down to 15. One little sign on the side of the road with an occasionally noticeable yellow light on it to remind you, which you frequently forget to even notice while you are groggily driving to work in the morning.

Back in high school I used to miss the bus rather frequently and ended up having to walk to school because nobody was around to give me rides; this really made me appreciate having a car when I got one, because even 15mph is 3x faster than you could go the whole way on foot. Try getting out of your car and running 15mph with all your stuff for the length of the school zone, and then tell me if you think 15mph is slow.




we never meant it was slow, but if someone was running 20 mph like an athlete, would the cop give him a ticket because he could crash into some kids?

Are you sure you are 22 because your comments make you sound 12. You really don't see the difference between a car going 20 and a human running?

Oh and your plan to admit fault in front of the judge first is a great one. The case will be over in 5 minutes.
 

KK

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Originally posted by: binister
Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: f4phantom2500
Originally posted by: Jeraden
lol, its easy for everyone to say don't speed through school zones, until you actually drive through a school zone and see how ridiculously slow 15MPH is. I drive through one every single day in the morning and constantly have to remember to slow down to 15, as the normal speed limit is 25, and even that seems slow. Especially where there isn't a single child to be seen anywhere. Its not like there are always huge lights flashing everywhere to slow down to 15. One little sign on the side of the road with an occasionally noticeable yellow light on it to remind you, which you frequently forget to even notice while you are groggily driving to work in the morning.

Back in high school I used to miss the bus rather frequently and ended up having to walk to school because nobody was around to give me rides; this really made me appreciate having a car when I got one, because even 15mph is 3x faster than you could go the whole way on foot. Try getting out of your car and running 15mph with all your stuff for the length of the school zone, and then tell me if you think 15mph is slow.




we never meant it was slow, but if someone was running 20 mph like an athlete, would the cop give him a ticket because he could crash into some kids?

Are you sure you are 22 because your comments make you sound 12. You really don't see the difference between a car going 20 and a human running?

Oh and your plan to admit fault in front of the judge first is a great one. The case will be over in 5 minutes.

I have heard of people on here that have gotten tickets for going over the speed limit on their bicycle. Yeah, I know a bicycle isn't the same thing as a human running, but its a hell of alot closer to a human than to a car.
 

RollWave

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pay your fine you fool. You were driving way to fast in inclement (or soon to be) weather when the risk of hitting someone was highest. You could've hurt someone.
 

CasioTech

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Oct 1, 2000
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Originally posted by: binister
Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: f4phantom2500
Originally posted by: Jeraden
lol, its easy for everyone to say don't speed through school zones, until you actually drive through a school zone and see how ridiculously slow 15MPH is. I drive through one every single day in the morning and constantly have to remember to slow down to 15, as the normal speed limit is 25, and even that seems slow. Especially where there isn't a single child to be seen anywhere. Its not like there are always huge lights flashing everywhere to slow down to 15. One little sign on the side of the road with an occasionally noticeable yellow light on it to remind you, which you frequently forget to even notice while you are groggily driving to work in the morning.

Back in high school I used to miss the bus rather frequently and ended up having to walk to school because nobody was around to give me rides; this really made me appreciate having a car when I got one, because even 15mph is 3x faster than you could go the whole way on foot. Try getting out of your car and running 15mph with all your stuff for the length of the school zone, and then tell me if you think 15mph is slow.




we never meant it was slow, but if someone was running 20 mph like an athlete, would the cop give him a ticket because he could crash into some kids?

Are you sure you are 22 because your comments make you sound 12. You really don't see the difference between a car going 20 and a human running?

Oh and your plan to admit fault in front of the judge first is a great one. The case will be over in 5 minutes.




Pretty much. That's the average case time for traffic violations.

 

CasioTech

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Originally posted by: rnp614
pay your fine you fool. You were driving way to fast in inclement (or soon to be) weather when the risk of hitting someone was highest. You could've hurt someone.




sorry mr. humanitarian guy.

 

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Originally posted by: CasioTech
Originally posted by: Juno
pay the fine and attend the defensive driving school?




that's the stupidest advice one could give...

Yeah... ok.

You can go in, plead not guilty, lie, and be found guilty anyway.

Or you can plead guilty and do traffic school to avoid the insurance surcharges that would be much more than the cost of the ticket.