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Old 10-28-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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So I got a speeding ticket for 20 over, 75 in a 55 on the way back to Virginia, my home state. I was driving a friends lifted truck with 40 inch tires so I knew to keep the speedo a tad under the posted limit cause I knew it was off. The last time I had checked my speed it was about 50 MPH. I saw blue lights about a mile back and I was basically the only one on the road so I pulled to the side and waited to make it easier. The officer asked how fast I was going and I said around 50, in which he laughed a bit and said he got me at 75. I was shocked and knew I was in for a ticket. (Note: I wasn't aware it was a state trooper because he never stated he was, nor his name. Irrelevant?) Anyways, he asked if I had the speedometer calibrated and I said not that I know of since it isn't my truck. He asked for my license and registration and went back to his car. He came back with a citation which requires me to appear in court (great, I'll have to miss class for the 2 hour drive). He also stated to bring in a receipt of calibration and it will probably get dropped to improper equipment.

I got back home and asked my friend (the owner) if he had it calibrated and he said the receipt is in the truck. So my question is, if I bring in the paper that says the speedometer is off but the paper has a date a few months before I got the ticket, is it still valid? I've never dealt with improper equipment.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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Isn't the whole idea of knowing you have improper equipment getting it fixed?
IMO, if you have a previously dated acknowledgement the speedo is not correctly calibrated it demonstrates negligence since it has not been fixed.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Isn't the whole idea of knowing you have improper equipment getting it fixed?
IMO, if you have a previously dated acknowledgement the speedo is not correctly calibrated it demonstrates negligence since it has not been fixed.
Well it wasn't my truck so I didn't know how far off it was. Also, after some research it states the truck is unable to be calibrated past a 35 inch tire. After speaking with the owner he had just ordered a tuner that allows you to calibrate the trucks speedometer to the tire size. So would taking that receipt help me out?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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I could be wrong, but if he had a receipt, wouldn't that imply he had it calibrated?

Side note...I just got pulled for going 19 over. 5 minutes later got pulled again for going 9 over. HAHAHA After that, it was just a LOooooooooooooong ride home
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