This happened just about a quarter mile up the road from me (I recognize the scenery through his windshield) and I can't believe it. He was
travelling across a bridge, also nearby my house not far from where he was pulled.
To summarize the video, he was pulled over for approximately 30 minutes before he started filming. The police officer hands him a ticket for a woman
who had called in claiming he was speeding 'in excess of 100 miles per hour' over the bridge.
In the video he makes states his vehicle can't even go over 100mph. Since it's a Chevy pickup (assuming it hasn't been modified) it is governed at
about 95mph, so he is correct on that. This was just the word of a woman saying he was speeding. He was not clocked going over the speed limit. The
ticket doesn't state the speed he was going because there's no proof of him even speeding, it only states he was going faster than the posted speed
I don't care if he was speeding or not, I do care about the fact that there is no proof that he was and he was pulled over for 35 minutes and given a
ticket (a ticket that, even if thrown out in court, he must still pay the court fees).
I used to travel 145 down a certain road, and I was actually sent a ticket in the mail over it. At a certain speed it's not legal for them to peruse
people, and only attempt to identify because of safety concerns. Someone had in fact called in my speeding, and they mailed the ticket, and I never
even saw a cop at all.
Anyway, I'm not in disbelief he was given a ticket for a call in. The police just give them out liberally, and if anything is challenged within
reasonable non-bull#, they actually back down.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
Police rule in this country. Just pay the ticket.
So on the one hand you are complaining bitterly about prison "save labor" and in this case you just want the accused to roll over and plead guilty.
You are being very selective in your ideas about "crime" in this country. How about some consistency here?
In some states anyone can swear out a traffic affidavit on anyone. It's rarely done, because few people know how to do it. But I've got relatives that
do this crap like they're some sort of Junior Traffic Patrol. Most people see a traffic ticket in the mail, they just pay up because they think it's
from a cop.
As I mentioned earlier, I don't care if he was speeding or not.
I want to see PROOF he was speeding, not just somebody saying that he did.
On a side note, a few days ago they just installed speed detectors to the speed limit signs in the neighborhood. A few miles per hour over and it will
flash a bright light. You can see this light from much farther away than the number that it's reading. So by this logic, someone can see that light
flashing from a distance, and call and complain that someone was speeding (as little as 2-3mph) and not know the exact speed. So you want to get a
ticket for doing a few over? I do it all the time accidentally. I try not to go over the speed limit in my own neighborhood but every time I pass by
that thing, the light is flashing and I'm going about 37 or 38. Oops. I went a little too far. Big deal right? It will be apparently if somebody calls
the cops on me because they saw the light flashing.
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I'm not happy with it but it's the truth, and I do my best at abiding by the law where I see fit. But when somebody breaks the law I want to see proof
before their punished. In the case of a ticket, even if you're found not guilty you still have to pay the court costs... so you're still paying a
fine. Nothing in this country makes sense, I swear.
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