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Old 04-13-2012, 06:54 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Sorry for that outcome! Does this put points against your license, or help to hurt your insurance rates?
Frankly, I'm not sure (other than it won't help).

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Frankly, I'm not sure (other than it won't help).
The real question is the $115 of court costs less than what the ticket would have been?

Around here a ticket is at minimum $250 unless its a parking ticket on campus where there are less parking spots than cars.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:16 AM   #113 (permalink)
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The real question is the $115 of court costs less than what the ticket would have been?

Around here a ticket is at minimum $250 unless its a parking ticket on campus where there are less parking spots than cars.
No, if I hadn't decided to contest it, I would have had to pay the same court costs + a $3 fine. So I guess I did save myself $2.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Does officer has video from his car? I would of thought that all police cars have now system that records all the time what happens and I think that there might be chance to get that video based on freedom of information act or such?
Don't know your system too well, just bits and pieces, but at least in here we can have video that is always recorded in police cars, that is because person must be allowed all evidence so he can defend himself.

But maybe to get that one would need to appeal and that might become costly.
jtbo brought up a good point.

Normally, anytime a officer turns on their lights to pull you over, their dash cam turns on. If you would have asked the officer to produce that video of him pulling you over, you could have used it to help prove that there was no one was close when you slowed down by calculating the amount of time it took for the first car to go by his video cam.


As much as I hate the whole video surveillance society thing, it may be time to install our own cameras...

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Does officer has video from his car? I would of thought that all police cars have now system that records all the time what happens and I think that there might be chance to get that video based on freedom of information act or such?

But maybe to get that one would need to appeal and that might become costly.
Great point jtbo! In the US, we have the right to subpoena any evidence an officer collects. This includes dash cam footage, audio recordings, and even his personal notes.

There is a formal process of requesting this evidence, and often it extends the court date. I've heard that this method of subpoenaing evidence can often get you out of a ticket when the officer fails to take the time to produce this evidence to you.

If an officer fails to show to a court date for a ticket, it also gets you out of the ticket. I've had this work once in my favor.
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If an officer fails to show to a court date for a ticket, it also gets you out of the ticket. I've had this work once in my favor.
I WISH!!!

I once had to go to court 3 or was it 4 times before officer fife decided to show up. Yeah I had to take time off from work for all that. 2nd or 3rd time I ask the judge why we aren't getting it over with and the judge flipped his lid. Luckily the last time there was a different judge and I was able to mop up the courtroom with that stupid cop and the county attorney.
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I am sorry but a lot of folks need to learn to stop getting into the extremes, when it comes to hypermiling one still needs to observe the law and driving 25mph below the speed limit is against the law, traffic or not.

At some point folks need to understand, their driving technique puts them and others in danger, mostly because we're not expecting it.

Stay away from extreme hypermiling, driving is a privilege.
Keep your speed within 5mph of the speed limit and you won't have no more problems.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #118 (permalink)
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I am sorry but a lot of folks need to learn to stop getting into the extremes, when it comes to hypermiling one still needs to observe the law and driving 25mph below the speed limit is against the law, traffic or not.
Cite?
It's not against the law in my state, unless there is a posted minimum speed limit.
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8307c4- 'Round these parts, we have farms. That means tractors and possibly livestock crossing the roads between fields and/or barns. That means EVERYONE needs to be aware of slow moving objects, hypermiler or not. We also have wildlife that don't follow laws and have been known to be at a dead(possible pun intended) stop in the middle of the road. Some of them are bigger than cars.

You travel at the speed you feel comfortable with, I'll travel at mine.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #120 (permalink)
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I am sorry but a lot of folks need to learn to stop getting into the extremes, when it comes to hypermiling one still needs to observe the law and driving 25mph below the speed limit is against the law, traffic or not.

At some point folks need to understand, their driving technique puts them and others in danger, mostly because we're not expecting it.

Stay away from extreme hypermiling, driving is a privilege.
Keep your speed within 5mph of the speed limit and you won't have no more problems.
I still reply this:
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