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Old 09-07-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Ben Avon/Kilbuck
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If it is an interstate I tend to speed as well but I always keep it 10 or so over. I've had many police tell me more than 10 over you have a higher chance and if you are over 15 they are going to pull u over.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: O'Hara Twp.
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I would plead not guilty and show up at the hearing. Usually, the Judge will knock the points down. It is also probably worth it to hire an attorney if you are really concerned about your points.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Why is the speed limit 55 miles per hour, anyways? Seems so arbitrarily low.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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Itís folks like the OP who tie up the courts with nonsense. His/her nonchalantness would likely convert to rage and a giant lawsuit if a driver going 20 mph over the limit caused a crash that injured or killed the OP or his/her family members.

You solicit advice on a public forum? Hereís some advice. Suck it up, pay your fine, accept your points, donít waste a judgeís time, and vow not to be so selfishly confident in your own driving abilities that you put the rest of the general public at grave risk if you experience a tire failure or an animal jumps into the roadway or you need to suddenly slow for stopped traffic ahead.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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4 points sure is a lot but 20 miles over the posted speed limit is too much. Just plead your case to judge & be remorseful. Hopefully he gives you a break.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Amazing. I've finally met the one person who drives 55 mph on 376!

It is so very clear from your comments that you have learned your lesson.

Please, do fight the ticket.
The best thing to do is be very direct & honest in court.


Go into court, just be yourself, look the judge in the eyes just say "everyone else does it", & follow that up with "I want you to remove my points & fine".


Don't forget to explain to the judge what an inconvenience to your time and wallet the fine, points, & hearing are.


Maintain eye contact & do not show signs of weakness.


Do it for all of us, please.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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As soon as the excuse “everyone else does it” is said, the ever popular “would you jump off a bridge if everyone else does it?” rebuttal will be used.

The fine isn’t going to be removed for going 20mph over the speed limit. 5mph yes, 20mph no.

Admitting fault, paying the fine, and kindly asking for the points to be removed will go much farther.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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my Pittsburgh sarcasm not working in Erie? Sigh.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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my Pittsburgh sarcasm not working in Erie? Sigh.
Interesting sarcasm, and I don’t live in Erie and never have.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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my bad, Cranberry.
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