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Old 10-30-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Douglasville, GA
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Should be $1,000 to cut down on the number of dry pavement car accidents that result in my commute doubling because of people following too closely.
I might tend to agree. Especially because I pick up my 2 year old most evenings from daycare and he is then in his car seat in the back. Needless to say I won't be very happy at all if I get rear-ended with him back there due to some person tailgating.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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did you go to court for following too closely ?
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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I also got a following too closely ticket from an accident, I think it is a common ticket they issue when there is an accident. Being from another state it was totally new to me that you couldnt just pay the ticket but had to go to court. Also seems like a waste of resources for those that don't want to fight their ticket.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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How much did you end up having to pay?? I just got a ticket for the same thing in Dekalb county in fron of Northlake mall. I just found out the ticket is for $214 which sounds pretty rediculous to me! Just wondering how much yours was...
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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just go to court. plead "not guilty"..

if the perosn you "hit" does not come to court.. there is no "witness" to say you was following too close..
you win. end of story. you pay no fine.

or pay ticket..

but the court you will have to take off of work, and you maybe loose more money in the end that way.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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just go to court. plead "not guilty"..

if the perosn you "hit" does not come to court.. there is no "witness" to say you was following too close..
you win. end of story. you pay no fine.

or pay ticket..

but the court you will have to take off of work, and you maybe loose more money in the end that way.
Better idea....to all you folks who think you need to sit 2 inches off my bumper in traffic....get off my bumper and you might actually be able to stop instead of hitting the car in front of you.

It never ceases to amaze me how many idiots think they're doing great by sitting on my bumper or going around me and racing to the next light or line of stopped traffic, just in time to jam on their brakes. When I'm doing 5+ over the limit in traffic...where do you think you're going to go?
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: North Georgia
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Daughter got one in Cobb County and the ticket was $130
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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just go to court. plead "not guilty"..

if the perosn you "hit" does not come to court.. there is no "witness" to say you was following too close..
you win. end of story. you pay no fine.

or pay ticket..

but the court you will have to take off of work, and you maybe loose more money in the end that way.
Ya, thats not true.

There does not need to be a wintess to prove that someone was following to closely.

The police report is all the evidence needed.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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Following too closely after an incident simply means this:


We have no idea what happened but here is a ticket that says you are at fault, sit in the corner and await your insurance surcharge.

It is not a scientific ticket, but an opinion a cop on the scene had and decided to blame you for the incident. If you were following too close, and you rear ended someone, regardless what the person in front was doing, it is your fault. Get an attorney if it matters to you that much and get him to argue based on the scene of the accident that ticket/allegation has no merrit. Ticket itself means nothing, getting it while in an accident means a LOT.

Good luck
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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I am a little pissed about the dummy that says all tickets for following too close are the fault of the one that hit you...I was driving the speed limit a very safe distance behind someone when all of a sudden out of nowhere this idiot stops, so they don't care who causes the accident.
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