reply to post by Mapkar
No I'm not a cop. But, I must say, regardless of the lights you should have lights on if you can't adequately see where you're going. Besides, are you
not familiar with the area? Having enough time to go back and look at the scene multiple times leads me to believe you're familiar with the area. That
being said, I live in the middle of nowhere, and we don't have street lights. I've managed to successfully navigate the roads for years using my
headlights at night and I've always found them to be sufficient.
**Like I said, it was plenty light enough in the area 30 seconds prior ... I was in a place I had never been before, following my TomTom GPS
navigator to get me home .. having enough time to go back and look at the scene many times means i am 'in between jobs' and 'have strong emotion
that the situation of ticket issuance is a
trap situation.' it is like a 'out in the country' area only a mile or two from a city intersections.
yeah i know u use the headlights at night .. the clouds were patchy .. but that area back there at the treeline is pitchblack in broad daylight and
is like a black hole at night .. freddy crougar must lurk back there .. who would even want to stop with no damn street lights on !!!++???
i dont know why im talking to you .. your not the hearing officer ... and you dont even live in this area or probably in the same state .. you have
different laws, weather and conditions ...
Also, I'd just like to note that for legal purposes we use the Civil Twilight times.
* there is 6 deg above horizon, 6 deg below , 18 deg (astronomical?) .. etc etc .. yes 30 min in gen. rule ..
yes, i'm guilty of not having the headlights on 30 min. before what weather.com defined as 'sunset' time .. whatever that is and i'm not sure that is
the same sunset as set by law in the state statutes .. it is left up to discretion .. again, with street lights that dont come on properly there
should be a warning sign for people driving through the area the 1st time ...
I applaud your effort to investigate the matter, but I'd take a moment to consider it without any emotional input. If you allow emotion to enter the
investigation, then it's only a matter of time before the investigation is compromised.
*well, when was the last time you got a ticket and how are the police in your area ? police in the country are generally a lot easier going than in
the city ..
I'm no lawyer, so don't take what is next as legit legal advice.
If you're concerned about the ticket and you'd like to have your case heard, request a bench trial. I don't believe you'll have adequate reasoning for
a jury trial, but it's worth a shot if you feel you have been done wrong.
*i've never heard of such a thing on a traffic infraction , and i'm not a legal beagle either ..
if you have 11min .. here is a rational discussion (with another ATS member) regarding the situation ...
www.youtube.com...discussion with another ATS member on the
edit on 29-5-2012 by 2bfreeliberty because: forgot to add link to vid