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Pay them?
Go to court?
Hire a lawyer?
Go to traffic school?
Fight it?
Toss it (I know someone who does)?
Write a letter to court (if allowed)?
Request a trial?
If only a one-pointer, pay it and shut up?
Research a way out for court?
Use your badge to get off?
Go to the district attorney?

Just wondering... :confused:

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If im guilty and get caught...I pay it
If im innocent.....I never have gotten one
I take that back...back in the late 70s in Washington I got one at the north gate at Ft. Lewis....Had Mass plates....But back then the state had 2 types....one was just one plate...and the other was two plates.....I had the one that only had one plate....the MP stops me and said I was missing my front plate....I said no...mass only gives out one plate.....he said my friend is from mass and he has 2.....long story short ...I got a ticket...had to go to the court on post with documents stating that I have the one with only one plate.....the Judge said he would let me off with a warning...I lost it!!!!....escorted out and almost got an AR 15..No not the gun...but a punishment and fine from the Army...thats the only time that i have gotten anything that I did not deserve.....One time I was stopped for an out of date inspection sticker...was over 4 months late...I really just forgot....cop gave me a ticket and said I could probly get off If I took it to court...I looked at him ..Well!....your standing there looking at the sticker and it isnt any good...and I know its not....so what would be the grounds to fight it?....some times I just dont get it....be a looser and make out....be honest and get F#^[email protected]#....I paid it...
 

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Depends on how big of a deal it is and location. My triple-digit ticket was handled by a lawyer. Expensive ($450), but he got it knocked down to 3 points and $86 fine. I didn't set foot in court, and didn't miss a minute of work. Worth the cost in this case.

Another ticket was earned about 500 miles from home, I just sent in the ticket with the fine. That one was only 12 over, but it cost me the same number of points and almost the same fine as the triple-digit award.
 

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Lawyer for every one of them. Costs about what the ticket could in some cases. In a couple I've had the lawyer was about 10% of what the ticket would be. Stays off my record. :clap:
 

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Like most others have posted, depends what it is. I do the trafic school when I can. In over 70,000 miles of ridding at mach speed I have had 2 tickets.

Radar detector is a must!!!!
 

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I do whatever I can to keep the points of my record. I've successfully fought a couple using Trial by Declaration, and I've gone to traffic school a couple of times over the years as well.
 

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I live in one country and drive with driver licenses from two other countries. No points to lose that way.

Downside is I have to pay the fine on the spot (at least in Spain and France), but I get a 30% discount on the fine for paying within the first 30 days.

And for those famous radar photographs from behind (ever so popular in these parts nowadays), the vehicles are registered in the name of my company, so the fine is sent in the name of my company. Can't see faces under helmets (shot from behind), so I have a plethora of possible drivers I could identify (and who live in other countries) - my mother in Mexico is a particularly fast K1200S rider.
 

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[QUOTE= my mother in Mexico is a particularly fast K1200S rider.


I remember her!! Full leathers. We had a few Coors together in Nogales after a ride.!
 

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so lucky

I luckily have not been caught until yesterday , do you know how fast you were going he said ? no ,,, he said 110mph 50mph over the speed limit,,,gave me a hard time befor and after calling me in (on his radio ) what do you do , Im a retired machinist ,,,then you should know to pay attention to detales says he. he said he was going to come over to my house today and write me a ticket ( that was yesterday , he didn't come ) now I was sweating that one ! ( it said dep sherrif on the side of his mopar ) so I'm gonna slow it for a while, the lucky dog joesflashdog :) :teeth
 

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...he didn't come now I was sweating that one ! ( it said dep sherrif on the side of his mopar ) so I'm gonna slow it for a while, the lucky dog joesflashdog :) :teeth
Day isn't over...yet! :spank1:

I pulled the same thing but got a ticket in NV a few years ago passing a slug of Harleys. Signed it, but never saw a courtesy note about the fine in the mail. Didn't want to call about it either.

Got a letter from the CA DMV to show up about a year later. I figured "This is it!" Turns out they wanted to verify my Social Security number for some reason. I asked if there were any outstanding violations and she said "No." Whew!

I sure did drive slow for a long, long time thinking there was a warrant out. Maybe there still is, but I got this strange feeling the cop may have tossed it. If he did, it sure was a mean trick making me ride slow for a whole year! I could have just paid it and did the driver's school thing and happily sped on - but "Nooo!" he had to keep me paranoid for an entire year.

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joesflashdog said:
I luckily have not been caught until yesterday , do you know how fast you were going he said ? no ,,, he said 110mph 50mph over the speed limit,,,gave me a hard time befor and after calling me in (on his radio ) what do you do , Im a retired machinist ,,,then you should know to pay attention to detales says he. he said he was going to come over to my house today and write me a ticket ( that was yesterday , he didn't come ) now I was sweating that one ! ( it said dep sherrif on the side of his mopar ) so I'm gonna slow it for a while, the lucky dog joesflashdog :) :teeth

They usally show aroud 3:00 am.....kicking the door down and cuffing you before you are even awake...OH!...and make sure you chain up the bike
 

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no ticket

Well the nice :teeth officer said he had 24hrs to write me a ticket , and it has past , I can't believe I lucked out of that,,,,,,,,,,joesflashdog
 

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Well the nice :teeth officer said he had 24hrs to write me a ticket , and it has past , I can't believe I lucked out of that,,,,,,,,,,joesflashdog

Some of us dont like booking bikies, if they can ride. Figure they are going to kill themselves without our help anyways. Sounds like he wanted to leave an unforgetable memory in your mind
 

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Like many, I pay and take traffic school...unless it's less than the time allowed and then I pay for 3 years with increased insurance rates (so I go in and plead, hoping for a break). When I'm caught I figure it's cheap because 1 ticket covers years of pushing the limits.

I still have bad thoughts when I took my Turbo to the limit on the beltway in DC. When I hit the off ramp, I saw him coming in my mirror. Luckily I turned right into traffic and he turned left. I was never so paranoid in my life. Virginia is a nasty place to rack up a few tickets.

Sometimes the officer says, "Didn't you see me in your mirrors." I think tongue in cheek... "Don't you know how fast I was going? I was too busy for that crap."
 

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I'll let you know

The only two speeding tickets i ever got were on a Beemer....what is it about bikes? , some days i just say what the hell and give er :teeth

I'm off on a 1,400 mile round trip Wed or Thur, a good deal of riding on highway 20 in Quebec, where the posted limit is 110 Kph and on any given day traffic hits as high as 130 Kph

The Sûreté du Québec usually drive the left lane at about 130 Kph if your out there and they can't get past you, your goose is cooked

Another favourite trick of the cops, is that you don't see any for a couple of hundred miles and then bingo you come over a hill and there are about 10 patrol cars and an aircraft overhead, the cops are so busy writing guys up :spank1: they get writers cramp... :D

I'll let you know next week how i made out.....because i'm going to be twisting her :yeow:

ps: they ride Beemers as well, that got me a break once...
 

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Here, in San Diego, CA, the best way to go; Mr. Ticket, Mitch Mehdy .... Lawyer specializing in traffic tickets only. $99, don't have to go to court, case dismissed every time (ok he's 7/8 for me in 7 years, the 8th was found guilty because it was in my car in Norhern California and we did trial by mail and of course I lost!)

I think he has people at the courts to "reschedule" so the cops never show up, automatic "case dismissed."

However, here in the US the laws are, and most do not know this, that there is a record of your tickets and then there is a "confidential" record that you yourself don't have access to.....but cops and WORST OF ALL the insurance companies DO HAVE ACCESS TO!!!!!! This record shows EVERY cop interaction, EVER, tied to your name and drivers license from ANY of the 50 states.
So the insurance companies, most of them unless their paperwork SPECIFICALLY states that they based your rates on POINTS on your license, do use this "confidential" driving record against you.....
....think of it this way, and see how UNCONSTITUTIONAL it really is. Lets say in my case I have 7 speeding stops; I hired a lawyer and had them all dismissed; I was found INNOCENT by the court. But since the confidential record shows that you were stopped for speeding insurance company can and will refuse to insure you or give you a huge premium to get a policy based on this info!!!!!!!!!!!

So you are guilty EVEN AFTER HAVING BEEN PROVEN INNOCENT IN A COURT OF LAW.
Bullshit, heh?

And it's congress thing.......typical thing that will sink, IS SINKING, the United States.....corporations and government BEFORE the people!!!!!!
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However, here in the US the laws are, and most do not know this, that there is a record of your tickets and then there is a "confidential" record that you yourself don't have access to.....but cops and WORST OF ALL the insurance companies DO HAVE ACCESS TO!!!!!!
Are you sure about this? I've spoken to my insurance agent at length about my driving record (long story there) and he's only appeared to have a record of convictions and points.

I know in the UK the police keep "stop and search" records, and it's a big deal and subject of much controversy. I think here in the freedom loving and profiling aware US, this kind of illegal record keeping would be quickly exposed. Witness all the flak going on about e.g. the terrorist watch list.

Any insurance company that denied a claim or a customer based on this kind of secret record would quickly find itself at the wrong end of a discrimination suit, the ACLU loves that kind of shit.
 
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