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Old 01-10-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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Do they even still sell radar detectors? I haven't heard anybody talk of those in about ten years!

Honestly...when I had my radar detector (ten years ago...lol), I actually was pulled over MORE for speeding.
Um yeah, and they are quite effective. I use a beltronics (Bel) V965. Escort and Valentine also make very good detectors. If you try to go cheap though, you may sacrifice quality. Best to stick to $150+ for a detector.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:12 AM
 
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Yeah...the problem? Two of the three tickets I had when I had a detector were tickets earned when a state trooper was clocking me and I wasn't aware.

The other one? The detector went off, sure...but I'd already been detected at that point. Too late.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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Yeah...the problem? Two of the three tickets I had when I had a detector were tickets earned when a state trooper was clocking me and I wasn't aware.
what kind of detector did you have? A crappy detector is worse than no detector at all, because it makes you think you've got something looking out for you, when in reality, it doesn't do as good of a job as you need.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I don't remember...it was ten years ago...lol.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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How much money would you have to pay for a ticket if you were going 29 MPH over the speed limit?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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How much money would you have to pay for a ticket if you were going 29 MPH over the speed limit?
if you are 20 over or more, they can technically haul you to jail if they want I think.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Default listen to my lucky story

on St Pat's Day at 6:45 AM I was driving to Starbucks before work and came to a traffic light which was yellow when i approached it and then red when i was rolling thru the intersection, by which a police car was stopped waiting for the red light

after the police car turned the corner it was behind me, it did not look like it was going to stop me(not up close to me), but i knew it was going to anyway because it technically had gone thru the red light

i was mentally preparing for being pulled over, and sure enough, on came the flashing red lights(eerie in the dark early AM hours) so i pulled over

i had the license and insurance and registration out before they even came to my window

as they were checking me out i was thinking of how much a red light fine was going to cost these days(last one 15 years ago) and how i was going to juggle my finances to pay for it as well take the defensive driver class to reduce the points

after what seemed to be a long time they came back to give my ID's back and simply told me "no points on your license, get your front headlight fixed within 24 hours and you can get the ticket reversed"

had it been for both i think the red light violation may have been $270 in addition to the headlight $90

just having to find a mechanic to repair the light and then go to the cops to fill out the paperwork for the waiver and mail it took a lot out of me that day

there's really nothing one can do to ensure that your lights are working but i learned not to approach a light when it's yellow just because i'm in a rush and want my coffee--it could get costly
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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First speeding ticket! So what do i say when i go to court to try and get this reduced? Help please!
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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Got a ticket in New York State and I am from Canada. Mailed the ticket back with a guilty plea. It's been almost 2 months and I have not received any information on how much the ticket is and how I can make the payment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am just wondering if it's normal for it to take this long.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Last wkend I got similar ticket on 190 south which has no amount just plea gulity or not. trooper said i was doing 70mph in 55mph work zone.
I am from NYC. What should I expect as far a point and fines? and what should I DO?
How if I don't go there but hire a lawyer from the area? is it worth doing?
thank you for guidance.
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