Can Alabama photo scale give overweight tickets?

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  1. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    On SB I-65 there's a camera that is a weigh-in-motion scale or something. Can it give overweight tickets? This week is the first time I've seen it(no I don't get to Alabama very often).
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Always wondered that myself.
     
  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    It can. My uncle got one for 2500 over on an axle a few years back if its the one im thinking of.
     
  5. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Heavy Load Member

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    From my research, the camera reads and records plate, if you are Overweight it will send a signal to the scale house and an officer can pursue the vehicle or they will just send the ticket directly to the company
     
  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Ive gone numerous times over that scale overweight and never touched. I believe it sends a signal to those guys that sit a few miles ahead in the DOT pullout and they may pull you over as there is on scale there.
     
  7. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Heavy Load Member

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    Hence the reason I said THEY CAN send a ticket doesn’t mean they will
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Just throw away the tickets in the mail.. They got to serve it to u in person to be legal
     
  9. roundhouse

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    Seems to me for the scale ticket to be valid it would have to be issued in person and the truck would have to be weighed while it’s sitting still .
    I think any lawyer would be able to have a weight ticket dismissed if it was issued while the truck was crossing the scale at 70 mph

    I’m pretty sure the weigh in motion ones in the interstate travel lane just signal the scale house , or perhaps signal the camera that reads your DOT number to flash up the “truck must enter “ sign .
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    'Truck Must Enter' means squat if you get a bypass signal from the PrePass or Drivewyze.
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Which do u follow? The pre pass or the scale sign?
     
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