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Old 07-28-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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Call me whatever names you folks want but I never pay my tickets. I pay a lawyer instead and he just gets me out of them or reduces the fines or whatever. In the end, I've paid less by paying the lawyer so I just keep doing that.

I haven't received a HOV violation yet so I don't have any firsthand experience of my lawyer getting me out of one but he's pretty good with speeding tickets.

If you want his name and contact info, just PM me.

RVD.

 
Old 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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the whole point of bike commuting: escape, evade, get away from rolling obstacles.
Funny. I thought the whole point was to prove Charles Darwin right. Over... and over... and over again.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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I find it interesting that I and many others can be following the rules and stuck at a stand-still in rush hour traffic, while some people think they are more important than the rest of us, moving over into the HOV lane and speeding past as single occupants because they are in a hurry. As if we aren't all in a hurry? Their time is more valuable than mine? I do wish they would step up enforcement of this law as I see it ALL THE TIME. I agree with the OP that the fine really needs to be raised- maybe to $500 to really deter people from doing this.
Honestly if it would make you feel better, call the snitch line and be a HERO for the day. (They actually do something. If there's repeated calls about the same car, the cops then sent out to catch the violator.)
 
Old 07-28-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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I just assume that they must be in a rush and have to get somewhere...(I tend to look for the good in humanity).
 
Old 07-30-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I just assume that they must be in a rush and have to get somewhere...(I tend to look for the good in humanity).
Yeah, but sometimes that's hard to see, or even find.




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Old 07-30-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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OP:

You DO realize that by posting this question in the forum, you could also be charged with conspiracy to defraud the state, right?

Just pay the fine and be done with it, don't dig yourself a bigger hole.

Honestly, folks asking legal questions online without realizing that it can be used against them is mind boggling.
 
Old 07-30-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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OP:

You DO realize that by posting this question in the forum, you could also be charged with conspiracy to defraud the state, right?

Just pay the fine and be done with it, don't dig yourself a bigger hole.

Honestly, folks asking legal questions online without realizing that it can be used against them is mind boggling.
meh, you think too much or watch too much TV. First, I am 100% confident that nothing will happen, second, I disagree with your premise but I'm not going to even bother explaining, third, there's no hole to dig. You pay your fines, I'll do what i want k?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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lol, someone has been watching a lot of tv. they have law & order on their mind where a prosecutor is going to submit printouts of this thread to the judge to try to convince and judge and jury that the defendant is guilty and needs to pay $125 or whatever.

traffic fines are like sales tax (as opposed to income tax)...everyone pays the same rates no matter how rich or poor you are. this is because driving a car is a privilege, not a right regardless of whether you are rich or poor.

if the fines are no big deal, just pay them or pay a lawyer. i knew a guy who simply refused to put a front license plate on his car because he didn't like the look. he would get written up every now and then and would just pay the tickets and never put a front license plate on. his choice at that point.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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It is worth it to contest ANY moving violation, because they have a way of piling up and before you know it your insurance rates have skyrocketed. Also, many companies these days now look at a potential applicant's driving record. I had an HOV lane ticket earlier this year and hired an attorney who specializes in traffic violations and she got it dropped. I don't how she did it, but she did. She charged a flat $350 and it was well worth it.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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A better answer is to blockade that lane so people CAN'T violate easily...and those that do, will get busted easier and more frequently.

But then the state must prioritize having squad cars sitting at the mouth of the 90 so people can't go on it while the Blue Angels practice....
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