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Old 05-28-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Just moved here, and received a speeding ticket for $100 via mail. Well, I will fight it stating the driver can not be made out. I spoke to the phone# listed on ticket and officer stated I am responsible for finding out who the driver is. I explained I dont know and asked for clearer pictures. He said we dont take pictures of the driver, just the car.

So..I will fight it. I find this whole photo ticketing system the biggest trash I have ever seen.

Anyone else try to fight this? I see there should be no reason for me to be responsible for a speeding ticket that has no driver named.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Just moved here, and received a speeding ticket for $100 via mail. Well, I will fight it stating the driver can not be made out. I spoke to the phone# listed on ticket and officer stated I am responsible for finding out who the driver is. I explained I dont know and asked for clearer pictures. He said we dont take pictures of the driver, just the car.

So..I will fight it. I find this whole photo ticketing system the biggest trash I have ever seen.

Anyone else try to fight this? I see there should be no reason for me to be responsible for a speeding ticket that has no driver named.
My question is do they take a picture of the license plate? I know they are doing that in Cleveland, saw the cameras when I was there last year. Here in Alaska they have a couple intersections where they have installed those cameras but they are needed; tooooo many red light runners up here. They obviously have your plate # if they mailed the ticket, but I would think it would have to show up "clearly" in their camera.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Yes, license plate and entire car in general. They even have a video of your car. All you can see is a shady head from the back. It could be anyone.

The ticket states clearly that if you are not the driver you are not responsible for the fine. They then demand that you find out who the driver is so they can go after them.
Are you kiddding me?

Well, I find this setup to be a waste of my time and I should file a claim against them for making me miss time from work to dispute this nonsense in which they have no case for.

All speeding tickets require a driver to be named. If not, it must be tossed.
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: ¡Ninguno de su negocio!
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It got a photo ticket in the mail as well. It said I was doing 36 in a 25 and I'm most certainly fighting that. If I do go over the limit, it's probably like 3-5 miles over not 11 miles over the limit! There was a car in front of me in the picture and I think it was that car and the camera caught my car instead. I haven't had a speeding ticket ever since I've been driving, so I hope the court will have some mercy on me...
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Mine was for 46 in a 35. There was a pickup right in front of me doing same speed, and car next to me. I havent got a ticket in atleast 5 years.. I bought spray you put on your plates thats clear - it blocks the camera from picking up your plate..If they wanna play this game, Ill play too. Too cheap to hire policeman..Just in it for the quick and ez payment figuring most wont fight it..trash..
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Some believe this approach is wrong because we have the right to face our accuser, some believe that takes place when the police officer faces you when he writes the ticket and then again in the court room when you fight it. If its a camera who took a supposed picture who do you face in court?

I have a license plate cover and have had for years although I rarely speed.

I will be interested in hearing how you guys do in fighting these.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH; Salt Springs FL
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I have a question. Is the photo of the front license plate or the rear plate or do they get pics of both? My car has no front plate (no where to attach a front plate) so I have always been curious how that would work out with the camera tickets.

Thanks
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Hartwell--IN THE City of Cincinnati
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Um....reality check.
Are you serious? A limit is a limit people. The reason is for the safety of everyone and just because you got caught, you want to complain? NO one likes a ticket, but that is why you avoid doing things you can get a ticket for. Police need to be on the streets addressing crime, not sitting on the side of the road waiting for the next fool who wants to run a red light or speed like Maro Andretti and endanger everyone elses lives because they are in a hurry. This is what is wrong with society, trying to find the easy way out of a problem or making excuses for kids so NO ONE has to be held accountable for anything.

The only way you should be able to fight one of those tickets is if you reported your car stolen that morning...bottom line. Maybe next time you will think before speeding. And I think those tickets should be doubled or even tripled in your above mentioned 25 mph areas. 25mph is for residential streets. Speed limit means you can go slower than that, just not faster. Just be thankful you only have a ticket and not an involuntary manslaughter case to deal with.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:42 PM
 
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Um....reality check.
Are you serious? A limit is a limit people. The reason is for the safety of everyone and just because you got caught, you want to complain? NO one likes a ticket, but that is why you avoid doing things you can get a ticket for. Police need to be on the streets addressing crime, not sitting on the side of the road waiting for the next fool who wants to run a red light or speed like Maro Andretti and endanger everyone elses lives because they are in a hurry. This is what is wrong with society, trying to find the easy way out of a problem or making excuses for kids so NO ONE has to be held accountable for anything.

The only way you should be able to fight one of those tickets is if you reported your car stolen that morning...bottom line. Maybe next time you will think before speeding. And I think those tickets should be doubled or even tripled in your above mentioned 25 mph areas. 25mph is for residential streets. Speed limit means you can go slower than that, just not faster. Just be thankful you only have a ticket and not an involuntary manslaughter case to deal with.
Totally disagree. I guess you pay all your tickets and accept punishment even if you were not driving!!!

How can they ticket me if Im not the driver? Im supposed to do police work for them and get the speeders license # and address? Yeah Right..
This ticket is the easiest to beat and will be beat. The cameras are a cash cow for agencies and a quick google will see most departments are doing away with them.

As for the user asking what plate they got, they got the rear plate..no front plate. Just back of my car.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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so where were you when the ticket was given? can you prove you were not driving the car? if not, you're busted...

no front plate on your car, i got one of those tickets in cleveland hts.. $155... told it was my responsibility to get the bracket.. cost me more to go to court than to waive the ticket
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