Son (18) got his first speeding ticket

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Son (18) got his first speeding ticket
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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 2:24pm

Okay here's the story we live in MI and son (18) goes to College in Cleveland OH he was home last weekend and was on his way back on Tuesday and got pulled over in/near Huron OH THis is his story.....he said it was a 4 lane road and he was in the far right lane and a mini van came up by/past him in the left lane and there was a cop on the other side of high way and clocked one of them doing 77 in a 65 he pulled my son over and wouldn't listen to him and gave him the ticket.

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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 2:36pm

My younger ds got a speeding ticket before he turned 18. We went the court supervision route - he appeared in court (along with a bunch of other traffic cases), pled guilty, paid the fine, did a 4 hour safe driving class, and it got taken off his record, hence no insurance increase. I don't know if that's an option for someone over 18 or not, though and it probably varies by state. If it's an option, I think that would be the cheaper route than hiring a lawyer to try to fight it.

Pam
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Registered: 09-15-2007
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 3:13pm

Thanks jlsjjsmom: thats what my thoughts were..,in Dec my dd(26) rearended a car on the ice and received a ticket and went to court she had to still pay the fine but got to take a test online and not receive points if she passed.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 02-26-2011 - 3:41pm

My first thought was "18 & JUST got his first ticket?? Man, she's lucky!"

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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 3:55pm
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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 6:34pm

I agree that it would not even be worth it to get a lawyer to try to defend a speeding ticket.

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Sat, 02-26-2011 - 6:59pm

LOL--I was told: "Be thou NOT the biggest nor the fastest".

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Sun, 02-27-2011 - 10:10am

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LOL! My thoughts exactly.

To the OP....no judge is going to take the word of a plaintiff over that of the police officer. The have heard it all a thousand times. I would not risk annoying the judge.

DH tried saying that other cars were going as fast or faster than he was. The judge said "Were you speeding?" DH again went through the litany. Judge again said "were YOU speeding?" DH finally said "yes", took his medicine and moved on.

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Sun, 02-27-2011 - 9:06pm

Most of us tend to drive about 70 in a 65.

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Registered: 09-15-2007
Mon, 02-28-2011 - 9:10am

Looks like son is just going to pay the fine and be done with it.

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:30pm

Rereading what I typed a few days ago