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  1. 19Roadrunner99

    19Roadrunner99 Bobtail Member

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    I was headed to PA and when I came out of Kentucky into Ohio my GPS sent me to a no thru truck street when I got to where I could get off that road I was pulled over by Ohio’s finest and tried to explain what happened and they didn’t want to hear it and I received a ticked just as fast as you could turn your head and giving 4 days to be in court me being up there was a one time thing and I’m 1500 miles away and there he’ll bent on me being in court for this anyone have any advice how to handle this ?
     
  2. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    Call court clerk and explain
     
  3. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    Get a lawyer in Ohio that deals with cdls. See if they can stand in for you.
     
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  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    I myself am wondering if he could explain without the phrase, “My GPS.” As soon as he says that, ears are going to close.
     
  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Yes the GPS is the problem.

    No brain inside the driver. Thats the fault. If we somehow can trip plan without that GPS anywhere like in the old days and understand that some towns will enforce no truck routes then we would have no trouble. (In those days pre GPS we occasionally did, but I paid my fines like a big boy. You win some and lose some. AND LEARN so you don't be doing that again.)
     
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  6. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    You stop when you see no thru trucks you call law enforcement and ask them what to do.
     
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  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    I find it rather strange that he gave you only 4 days to appear. Most jurisdictions take 7 to 10 days just to get it in the system. Call the court and have it reset to a later date and find you a local attorney to argue the case.
     
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  8. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Light Load Member

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    Yea I've never heard of 4 days. When I got my backing ticket my court date was like 2 months later.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Theres so many interstates and big roads up in that area, no reason to get caught on a non truck road running thru 3 states. SMH. Pull out the atlas and trip plan correctly
     
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  10. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    Sounds like a story. Not accusing, just say'in . I've received too many tickets over the years never have they had a 4 day to appear.
     
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