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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Oct 14, 2019.
More like rebel without a pause.
Interstate speed limit here is 80 MPH. I generally run right on that with an occasional slight bump if I'm not paying attention going down hill. Running 80, you occasionally catch and pass a truck, but for the most part, everything passes you.
Yes, those court costs are really tough!
Kinda hard to complain when they’re already lettin ya go 70.
My rule of thumb is to stay within 7mph of the limit.
I just paid 206 bucks because my EZPASS transponder was switched to the wrong side. First offense
Second is over 500 bucks. Now that's a bit over the top
The real hit is your insurance rates when that shows up on your driving record. It's well worth getting an attorney and fighting the ticket. Probation before verdict and court costs is a big win.
Unfortunately I have an intimate knowledge of this.
There is some sort of point system in play, and I haven’t had a speeding ticket in years. So I don’t have any points. I don’t think this one ticket will put me over the edge.
Texas recently banned red light cameras. My gut reaction is I support red light cameras. I've known people (and heard about many others) who were "T-boned" by cars running lights, as well as I've had cars pull in front of me (when I had green) by making a right turn on red without even slowing down. The thing that did them in here is it was shown in court that too many lights had a "short" yellow, and went from green/yellow/red too quickly. Also, they did NOT get reported to insurance, and many drivers didn't pay the ticket, and there was no penalty for not paying.....no warrant, no "nuthin' ". In Texas, they were contracted with private companies, so the state and city only received a small portion of any fine.
I got a warning about two years ago. I probably deserved a ticket. No, I did deserve a ticket...
2-3 years ago My son was given a warning and escorted home to the front door so the officer could caution me about his driving...
Law enforcement attitudes have changed around here... In years past it was always tickets or worse.
Addendum - my son was mortified by his experience and learned his lesson better than he would have from a ticket, and I have definitely slowed my roll...
Texan, I'm glad You're all right. Thank God.
Trev is right on the money.
Our fines Downunder are huge.
I recently got one for $230 for being 8 Kilometres over in a 60 zone AND lost two points.
would you have been better off if it was metric?
You guys do everything backwards down there. The last time I got a ticket, they gave me 1 7/12 points.
Just try to keep it under 450 would ya!!
Local County Deputy caught me going way over the speed limit in my old CJ. He was running for Sheriff, so he let me go.
Otherwise, once I sold the red 911 and the '34 Chevy hot rod, I've been clean.
GWJensen’s story brought back a memory. On vacation on the big island, at orientation at the resort we were cautioned to obey speed limit signs, especially in the towns. My wife was driving at 25 mph through a small town and accelerated hard as she passed the last store. Almost immediately there were flashing lights behind us. The patrolman who stopped her told her she was doing nearly 50 in a 25 mph zone. My dear wife decided to argue and told the cop that she didn’t speed up until she was out of town where the limit was 45. The patrolman pointed to a sign 1/4 mile down the road and told her that’s where 45 begins. She continued arguing. I told her to shut up and listen. You’re wrong. The officer is right. She was close to losing it when the officer said, “Step out of the car ma’am.” I’m thinking she’s going to be arrested now. The officer then asked me if I had a license. I showed it to him and he said to me, “You drive.”
No ticket. No warning. No arrest. Just an embarrassed wife and an understanding that speed limits are just that. So 25 was 25 and 45 was 45 for the rest of the vacation, even driving a Mustang convertible.
TheBadTexan previously known as TheGoodTexan
Sure y'all got a speeding ticket, but the cop saw ya leaving his sister's place in a hurry after midnight. I think we have a song?
I've never (AFAIK) seen a stop for 80 in a 70 in MA, NH or ME, and in each state I've been in lines of cars passing troopers at above 80 in a 70.
In MA the traffic will be bumper to bumper at 85 in a 70 and troopers sit watching.
AFAIK in all these states it's $10 for every 1mph over the limit if they decide you're too far over the limit.
Maybe the Texas $20 fine for 10mph over joke is actually $16 per 1mph but they spin it to make it appear more lenient on the books?
Tonight my car died a short distance from work, just stopped running.
(not the timing belt, pretty sure it's electrical or fuel)
Moments later some strangers stopped and offered to push me into the nearest parking lot.
Next I went in to the Hotel office and they said no problem to leave it there.
Then the maint guy offered me a ride home.
No car at home and I'm hoping my mechanic has a loaner for me tomorrow!
Overall a good day, so far...
My last speeding ticket was June 25, 2008.
NH trooper, I had just been passed by a car going much faster and I was right at 80/ 81, but the radar read 86 IIRC, presumably for the car that passed me.
Better you than me! If that had been me and my partner, I would almost prefer that she get the ticket. Somehow it would have all been my fault, and she would remind me constantly for the rest of the vacation....