Beware in KY, fight ticket or eat it?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Terrain, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Terrain

    Terrain Bobtail Member

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    I drive primarily in TN,GA,KY,IN,OH. of the 8 citations I've received over the past 2 years, 6 have been in KY. Even though they tax truckers 3 times per gallon/mile of fuel, they seem to be real ### holes when it comes to inspections, tickets, etc. Recently, I was doing a 30 mile haul back and forth from Shelbyville to Edinburg, and got pulled over on US 60 EB. I received 2 citations, (overlength/overwidth). I knew for a fact there were NO "no truck" signs but the officer told me it was an "undesignated" route. Does anyone know if this is worth fighting, or should I just bend over and let the bluegrass wiener have its way with me? Ticket is $163, attorney would be more, but my concern is CSA score/ Driver record. Any insight is welcome, thanks.
     
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  3. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    8 citations in 2 years is a lot.... You should look into joining one of the drivers legal plan companies that represent you in court...
     
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  4. 77smartin

    77smartin Road Train Member

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    wow.
     
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  5. Terrain

    Terrain Bobtail Member

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    citations meaning, fix it tickets. ie, light out, low tire tread, etc. not moving violations, just hits on inspections.
     
  6. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    8 in two years, wow just wow. Why fight it you obviously couldn't care less about your record.
     
  7. tsavory

    tsavory Road Train Member

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    I always suggest fighting all tickets and if officer is wrong in warning tickets dataq them as well.
    Not sure where Edinburg is (my maps don't show it Edinburgh IN is all I find) but I can't find any restrictions near Shelbyville.
    I seem to remember running 60 from Middletown to Bridgeport before but I may be wrong.
     
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  8. Turtles

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    You were not on a STAA (National Truck Network)route. If you were more than 96in wide or 65ft long (including tractor), the tickets are valid and you are going to lose.

    If you look at the truckers atlas, you won't see the orange marking for STAA routes on that section of US 60.
     
  9. tsavory

    tsavory Road Train Member

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    Title 49 USC, 31114 I believe it requires states to not blanket restrictions against vehicles 102"
    So the over width might not be right unless there is a safety reason on that route?
    Now I may be reading that section wrong so don't hold me to it and get all mad if I am just correct me.
     
  10. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    I've driven for many years too unless you can prove that the officers involved issued you tickets for no reason then your best paying the fines. Yes it does raise revenue however they don't get nothing off you if you obey the rules. Best example i've seen was when a Police officer was issuing tickets to trucks for not pulling over to do a break check before going down the mountain trouble is there was no sign so he was not supposed to issue any tickets the officer made the mistake of pulling over a driver who also worked part time as a sheriff when the fellow officer saw his badge he immediately proceeded to wave him on but the sheriff demanded that he write him a citation it went to court and the judge made them cancel all fines issued and reimbursed all who'd paid for any of the infringements issued.
     
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  11. Studebaker Hawk

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