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Old 01-24-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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Has any body gotten a ticket for going "51 in a 35", and the police officer tell them that they will give them a "failure to obey hwy sign instead of a speeding ticket"? That happened to me recently, and 4 other cars were stopped at the same time as I was. Later, 2 more cars were stopped all on the same street. After posting this on Craigslist, I got 2 responses telling me the same thing happened to them. Did this happen to any of you? My friend's boyfriend told me he sees 7+ cars lined up on that street at times, pulled over by those same cops.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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As your research has confirmed, that's bad spot to speed!

As far as the charge, don't know why they do that, but I would rather have a Fail to Obey Hwy Sign than Speeding 10-19 over.

3 points vs. 4 points.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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That's true.. but what I'm wondering is...how can they use their speedometer to clock in 4+ cars at one time? Don't they need an exact speed to give a ticket? In my case, I was stupid and I didn't look at my speedometer (though I'm VERY sure I wasn't going over 45...)
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Cave Creek, AZ USA
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That's true.. but what I'm wondering is...how can they use their speedometer to clock in 4+ cars at one time? Don't they need an exact speed to give a ticket? In my case, I was stupid and I didn't look at my speedometer (though I'm VERY sure I wasn't going over 45...)
They give you the reduced charge because they don't want you to contest it in court. It's easy money for them and you feel like they gave you a break so you just pay it and keep quiet. I always ran a radar detector when I lived there, so I was able to see them from pretty far away, even when they didn't already have several cars pulled over. I used to bank by the Bob Evans, so coming out of there and around to Lee Hwy. was always where I started getting chirps on my detector.
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