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How to Fight a Speeding Ticket

Posted on 11 June 2008 by admin

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Jason Gadayan asked:

Chances are if you have your license then you have been issued a speeding ticket. For the most part most people think that there is nothing they can do to beat a speeding ticket, because after all if they was speeding that made them break the law. There is a old wise tail that I found to be true a few years back when I receive a speeding ticket for 67mph in a 55mph. The theory was that if the police office did not lock your speed into the radar then you were as free as a bird. The police officer would have no proof to issue you a speeding ticket. I found this to be true. One of the first things you should do when you get pulled over for speeding is to ask the police officer to see the radar and see what speed he had you locked in at. I found that a lot of police officers do not lock the radar after catching someone speeding. Because most people when asked “Do you know why I pulled you over?“ They reply with “Yes I was speeding a little”. Saying that you know why you were pulled over is just the same as saying your are guilty, and the police officer does not have to have your speed lock it at all now. With out this lock there is no way for them to prove you were speeding even if you were speeding. So more than likely that without your speed being locked it will just get thrown out of court (if it goes that far)

There are many other ways to get of a speeding ticket that I found may be very useful. The first thing you are “NOT” to do is say you were speeding and plead guilty. In the USA there there is a saying that people use all the time, “innocent until proven guilty“, so let them do there job and prove it. Do not get angry or start arguing with the police officer. This may irritate the officer and they may issue you speeding ticket. The best approach I can suggest is to ask the officer the reason you were pulled over and be very polite. Hey even being nice and kind with no smart comments can even get you out of a speeding ticket sometimes. The police officer has a great deal of discretion and can just decide to issue you a warning in lieu of a speeding ticket. Again do not admit to the officer that you know why you were pulled over and ‘Don’t argue and get nasty “. There is no point in admitting guilt at this point. OK, lets say your speed was locked into the radar and it was recorded on paper and the officer has decided to issue you a speeding ticket. Now you have to go to a court hearing to find out what your fine is. You’re thinking that there is no way out of it at all. That is where you are wrong. The first thing to do is call for as many continuances as you can. This is when you are unable to make it to the court hearing due to being sick, out of town, or not able to get off work. The longer you can hold off the court the more likely you are going to get out of the ticket.

Now you’re still are going to have to go to court sooner or later, but there is still a way out. The longer you can hold off court the more likely the police officer that pulled you over will not be able to make it to the court hearing. Without the same police officer that issued you the speeding ticket being there in person to give the judge his sworn statement, the court has has no witness to the traffic ticket incident. See this is how it works. When the police officer writes you the ticket when you get pulled over, he bases the court date around his schedule. That way he is able to make it to court. With you calling for a continuance, this throws his schedule off and more than likely he is not going to be able to make it, and I don’t think he is going to make it a point to change his schedule around just to go to a boring court hearing.

Now there is another way to get out of a speeding ticket, and that is to not get a speeding ticket at all. Avoiding a speeding ticket is the 100% way to getting out of a speeding ticket. There is a few tricks to help improve your chances of not even getting pulled over. A good way to help avoid a speeding ticket is to know how many points you have left on your license. Trust me if you are about to loose your license with one more traffic violation and you know it, then you are going be extra careful when driving. In turn this is going to heighten your senses and make you a better and more safer driver on the road. There is a rumor out and about. I am sure you have seen police stickers that you can put on your vehicle. The ones that say you support the men in uniform. Yes, well this could be a good way avoid a speeding ticket. If I was a police officer and I was following someone because I was ready to pull them over and I see a sticker on their vehicle that said that they “support me”, I might just let them go. Just as long as they were not speeding way over the limit. This shows the police officer that you support then and he might just may let you go with a warning or not even pulling you over at all. The local PBA’s or FOP’s around the US depend greatly contributions. If one of their officer’s issues a speeding ticket to a person that has contributed to their organization, believe me the police officer will hear about it. They usually think twice about giving speeding tickets to contributors and supporters of their local union.

Scanning the road ahead of you is another big way to avoid getting pulled over for speeding. You have to think like a police officer. Where would you be sitting at? Some places police like to sit and wait for speeding is behind over passes. This is one of those I see you and you don’t see me things. They also and sit at the top of a on ramp to the freeway. By the time you pass he has you speeding. You are expecting to look up and almost behind you for a police car. You have to take use caution where you would think they might be hiding and waiting.

In some cities now they have red light cameras up that are snapping pictures of people speeding and sending the violator a ticket in the mail. There really is no way out of this but to say you were not the one driving it, it was your friend. All that you might attain with this, is the ticket being pushed off to one of your buddies. These cameras can be found on over passes on the freeways, street corners, and stop lights. They are even found by school zones. There is a product out on the market that you spray on your license plate and then when the camera snaps a picture of your car, the license plate is blurred out and in turn there is no ticket. I have never used this so do your own investigation and use at your own risk.

NOTE: This article is not a 100% way to get out of a speeding ticket. It just simply states what might happen in the event of getting pulled over by a police officer.

Jane

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Radar Detectors: Some Things You Need To Know

Posted on 02 May 2008 by admin

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Alex Baumm asked:

Radar detectors are instruments with so many applications. Nowadays, such devices used by police officers especially those given the task to guard the streets against traffic violators. Radar detectors in this case are used to detect over speeding drivers.

Once the police officers detect through the device that you are over speeding, then, you have with you one big headache that no medicine can ever cure.

Radar detectors are new things brought to us by technology for many purposes and reasons. One of its purposes as already mentioned is to help traffic enforcers apprehend people who disregard traffic rules which oftentimes is a detriment to peace and order in the very community we live in.

Without detectors, traffic officers would have much difficulty in proving when somebody has just violated an ordinance or law. Radar detectors afford them solid and almost undisputable fact that will be effective in proving the commission of a violation.

Radar detectors work because of radio waves, electromagnetic waves and electricity. The atmosphere has so much radio wave which is the primary things necessary for the functioning of detectors, radios and televisions. Radio detectors have mechanisms like radio receiver and transmitter, amplifier and other sorts of things that are needed so that they will function properly.

When radio waves are transmitted by the apparatus they bounce back when they hit solid object like a car. When the waves bounce back they will be received by the detectors. The radio detector has a special mechanism that calculates the speed of the car by means of the transmission and reception of the radio waves. So, the officer gets solid evidence if indeed there is over speeding.

Radar detectors are of many types, too. There is what we call as radar gun. A radar gun is a kind of a device that detects speed of a specific moving target. This enables the police officer to pinpoint the offender with definite certainty because of the certainty that the moving object’s speed is the one measured by the radar gun.

This and some other things are the foreseen and verified benefits of a radar gun and radar detectors in general. That’s why many leaders believe that it would be a good investment for police forces to buy radar guns for their groups.

With the advantage offered by radar detectors, there is no doubt that it will help police officers in maintaining peace and order in the locality. But the cost of a unit of these devices is one reason why some places and many places in the world for that matter have not yet purchased radio detectors for their organizations.

There are however measures undertaken by governments to equip their police forces with radar guns. Radar guns and radar detectors are more likely to be considered as must-haves today for traffic law enforcers.

If you are looking for more technical details on how radar detectors work, you can easily access them from the Internet. Understanding how they work can be very helpful for people who will use them like police officers and students, as well.

Mary

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