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Old 09-06-2006, 09:07 AM
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Slow down, try and keep the speed well below the posted limit and take it easy. They don't mess with you so long you're almost always below the limit and move nice and easy and do everything real slow so they realize that to pull you over would be, if nothing else, a BIG waste of their time as it likely would take you longer to get license and registration ready for them than time they want to spend dealing with you.

That's the secret, you gotta play like you're the dumbest and slowest, they don't mess with them kind.
But if you're smart and fast, watch out.
p.s.: looking poor helps, as does age.
If i was to drive under the speed limit everywhere I went, I would never get there alive. people will run you off the road. Also I have seen cops pull over people plenty of times for doing under the speed limit around here for acting suspicious. Keep it 5 over and they will not think twice about it, do 10 over and they might consider (1 in 10 chance) pulling you over. however if you're 15 over you're getting nailed. But it sounds like the CVI was just out to bust nuts and he would have been pulled over anyways.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:48 AM
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If it's only a citation...no biggie. If it were a ticket....fight it and most likely you would win with good pictures/ documentation to show the prosecutor.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:58 AM
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If it's only a citation...no biggie. If it were a ticket....fight it and most likely you would win with good pictures/ documentation to show the prosecutor.
HUH???????
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:59 AM
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HUH???????
You never fought a ticket before?
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:40 AM
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Yeah, but what I meant is, a ticket and citation are the same thing.... Otherwise known as a civil infraction citation...
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:42 AM
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Yeah, but what I meant is, a ticket and citation are the same thing.... Otherwise known as a civil infraction citation...
i thought a citation was a written warning?
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:07 AM
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i thought a citation was a written warning?
Me, too. Either way, if it involves points or money, I'd fight it. There is a good chance you can win, or at the very least, get it reduced as opposed to just sending a check and paying what they ask.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:11 AM
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It could be that, also (both). There are also what are known as correctable citations. These are the ones that when something is proven or repaired, the citation is voided. (faulty equipment, proof of insurance, etc..)
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:55 PM
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citation and pinch tickets are the same thing.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:03 PM
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Well I can't fight it because my cloth bagger and a 55 gal brute trash can were unsecured so I got the $192 unsecured load ticket.

I'd rather pay $200 than have that stuff fall out and kill someone. I'm taking it as a lesson learned, but if I get pulled over again I'll be darned if they can find one infraction.
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