speeding ticket..

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by porh, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. porh

    porh Karting

    Oct 1, 2009
    Hi, I'm currently visiting LA from IL and I got a speeding ticket this morning on my way to Cars and Coffee (how ironic). Essentially I was doing 80 on a 55 road on 101. Anw, I'm not here to whine about it. Thing is, I had a Escort radar on my car at that point in time and it didn't go off at all. I was the only car in a 5-lane road at 6am in the morning so I was wondering could it be possible that the cop did not use his laser to detect my speed? Or did my radar just not function at the worst possible moment?

    PS: My first Cars and Coffee was truly amazing! (=
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  3. Modenafan

    Modenafan F1 World Champ
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    He probably just clocked you or estimated your speed visually. I find only about 1/2 the CHP's have there radar on.
  4. dakharris

    dakharris Two Time F1 World Champ

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  5. alexkam

    alexkam Formula 3

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    Recent article: Big crackdown on speeding and dui's throughout CA. Desperate for $$
  6. 07F430Spider

    07F430Spider Karting

    Dec 5, 2007
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    Happened to me too, they "paced" you but of course they had to speed to catch you so go figure how they estimate the speed. All you can do is fight it and hope for a no show or take traffic school or just bite the bullet.
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  8. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    What's the ticket say? It should state radar used if he did. Either way your fooked these days.(kangaroo court) Go the ticket route and drag it out ;) Not sure if that works for an outa stater?
  9. TestShoot

    TestShoot F1 World Champ
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    For the OP: "bumper pacing" is a common practice here. It is disproportionate to the use of lasers. He got you, you admit it, pay the man.
    It is cyclical, every five years or so the state is so hard up for cash, you see a spike in traffic enforcement, and it is infact a money tree. But on the otherhand, awesome for the OP. If a cop writes even just 2 tickets an hour at roughly the average $271 per ticket, what is the value of taking him off the street for a few hours to go to traffic court to collect one ticket? You want to get pulled over by the guy aiming for "employee of the month". ;)
  10. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
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    Sorry it happened to you.

    If you decide not to fight it, then check to see if you can take traffic school. You still must pay the fine and the school costs but at least it doesn't go on the record that your insurance sees
  11. koisokok

    koisokok F1 Veteran
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    Dec 8, 2006
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    are you sure the 101 is 55? thought it is 65? could be wrong...
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  13. msgsobe

    msgsobe Formula 3

    Aug 10, 2006
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    pm me. just opened my LA and OC office of the ticket clinic. do a search on me in floirda section...

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