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Old 04-21-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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I would have been freaking out if someone drove past me going 96, especially with my two babies in the car! I swear, people need to slow down, get off the cell phone, stop tailgating, lane weaving and consistently use turn signals! Sorry, I will get off my soap box now, but I have just been in too many close calls because of other people's carelessness. I am such a nervous nellie type now that I have babies in my car. It really upsets me whenever I read about fatal car accidents, especially when they involve speeding. It is actually kind of nice to see how serious NC takes speeding traffic violations. Back, to the original question, a lawyer is most definitely necessary.....
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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What was the final outcome here? Did you have your court date yet?
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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A couple of things when pulled by the police 1. When they ask "Do you know why I pulled you?" NEVER!!! admit to anything, it is called a confession and you are nailed. A polite, "No officer, had I known I was breaking a law, I would not have done whatever it was you think I did. Never break two laws at the same time. Do not argue with the police or give any excuses, if you are drinking and driving you are toast and you deserve it, and, most importantly, Never!!! under any circumstance go more than 10 mph over the speed limit unless you are taking someone to the hospital in an emergency and you have called 911 in advance- told them what you are planning to do- and have given them the route you will be taking!!!!!

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Hope you lawyered up - and had a stroke of luck. You need it.

Pardon the directness, but what in the blazes were you doing 96 for? It was a 65 zone, which means generally you can do 8-10 over... but why go faster than 70?

This is a wake-up call. You're lucky you didn't kill anyone (including yourself) going that fast, especially at night with lower visibility. I don't have a lot of sympathy for you, because there's NO reason to do 96, ever. Anywhere. Anytime. For ANY reason.

I'm curious to see how it turned out. Do let us know, although if you get an unsympathetic judge, I wouldn't be surprised, and can't say I'd be too sorry.

//grumpy now
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Just an FYI...ALWAYS watch your speed between Clemmons & Winston-Salem (Eastbound & Westbound). They usually sit right before the split of I-40 & Bus 40.

I have seen many cops thru there...and especially with Operation Slow Down or what ever it is called.

Good Luck though!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Get THE BEST traffic lawyer in the Triad. You've done both over 75 mph AND more than 25 over the limit. If the lawyer can't help you, you're walking for at least a year. Remember, you're not the only one on the road. You could have killed someone. At that speed, if you had even sneezed, you could have lost control of the car.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Clemmons, NC
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i appreciate the positive comments strewn throughout this thread; i realize all the rest of you that are condemning me for going at a speed like that are perfect and have never done anything bad like speeding, but c'mon now. ... if i really felt as if i was going 96 then it would have been one thing, but having a sports car, at times it doesn't even feel like you are going the speed you are going, so to accelerate to a speed such as that did not take much effort, nor was i out of control on the road. yes, i realize something bad *could* have happened, but something just as bad could have happened going at a slower speed.

at any rate, i've had my court date continued, my lawyer advised me to do this until potentially the sheriff who pulled me doesn't show up for court, otherwise i may end up just getting limited driving priveleges or something like that, don't know for sure yet.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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I would have been freaking out if someone drove past me going 96, especially with my two babies in the car! I swear, people need to slow down, get off the cell phone, stop tailgating, lane weaving and consistently use turn signals! Sorry, I will get off my soap box now, but I have just been in too many close calls because of other people's carelessness. I am such a nervous nellie type now that I have babies in my car. It really upsets me whenever I read about fatal car accidents, especially when they involve speeding. It is actually kind of nice to see how serious NC takes speeding traffic violations. Back, to the original question, a lawyer is most definitely necessary.....
I know about your frustration when driving. But, let me say this to you - Fear is not of God. You cannot fear about your safety to the degree of being nervous nellie on the road. God will protect you and your family, if you ask him too. So, ask God for the forgiveness of your sins, receive Jesus
into your life and live a life of freedom. Don't be fearful.

I was in Washington D.C. a few years back, had some valuables with me, but I wanted to walk along the Potomoac River, so I had to leave my car - locked and go down this trail to get to the River. At first my thoughts were; I'm in a dangerous area for theft, but God reassured me that FEAR is not of Him and He is always looking out for us, no matter what were doing or where we are, He is there, all we need to do is ask Him for help in our situation and He is ready to do good.

So, my friend, don't be a nervous nellie on the road, you'll be the traffic hazard then, just be yourself, do all the right things with your children, in their seats..etc. and you'll be fine. As far as the ones on the road with you, Know that God Loves His Children and looks after those that have Faith in Him!

God Bless,
Tom
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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^ Say, does this protection thing work if you're going 96 mph?
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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i appreciate the positive comments strewn throughout this thread; i realize all the rest of you that are condemning me for going at a speed like that are perfect and have never done anything bad like speeding, but c'mon now. ... if i really felt as if i was going 96 then it would have been one thing, but having a sports car, at times it doesn't even feel like you are going the speed you are going, so to accelerate to a speed such as that did not take much effort, nor was i out of control on the road. yes, i realize something bad *could* have happened, but something just as bad could have happened going at a slower speed.
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at any rate, i've had my court date continued, my lawyer advised me to do this until potentially the sheriff who pulled me doesn't show up for court, otherwise i may end up just getting limited driving priveleges or something like that, don't know for sure yet.
I definitely catch myself speeding, but I am more of a 5-10 miles over the limit kind of speeder. Then again, it is hard to accelerate and not feel it in a minivan....I apologize for being critical of you, but I seriously would have freaked out having someone whiz past me at almost 100 miles a hour. I feel for you with dealing with all of your court drama, but hopefully it will make you watch your gas pedal in the future. The worse speeders are lane weavers, so I understand why you are upset about just kind of careless speeding vs almost cutting people off speeding.
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