Should I fight a speeding ticket?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Clawbytes, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    There are 60mph construction zones on I70 in Kansas. Rarely see work. But I drive often at off times. To be honest. Some might step down to 55? I forget.
    One time they were working. I slowed to 40-45. I don’t care what they post. I slow to safe when workers present. One close one. I slowed to a 2mph crawl. They only posted something like 25. Gotta be kidding.
     
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  3. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Fight it. You’ll win. Worth far more than the fine on your cdl record.
    Off The Record will take care of it.
     
  4. jt road hammer

    jt road hammer Light Load Member

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    keep your cdl record clean it saves you a bunch with new jobs and with the job you now keep that record very clean the best thing you can do
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    10 over in a work zone could be considered a "serious" violation, like 15+, tailgating, unsafe lane change. Any 2 of these in a three year period and you lose your cdl for 90 days.
    Fight that ticket.
     
  6. GoldDot40

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    Your chances of beating it or getting it reduced will vary from state to state, municipality to municipality. Here, your current driving record would speak volumes.

    The courts here will have already pulled your 3 year MVR and have it sitting in your case file when you show up to court. It greatly influences the solicitor's or judge's decision should you ask for leniency. A spotless MVR will speak for itself...as would a list of infractions.

    Most judges here have sympathy towards CDL holders and certainly take a clean record into consideration in your favor. That said, I can only speak for MY experience in a GA court. Your mileage may vary.
     
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  7. Clawbytes

    Clawbytes Bobtail Member

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    I have a pretty clean record and this ticket was issued in Virginia.

    What happened was I was on the passing lane trying to pass some slower vehicles and I forgot to slow down afterwards.
     
  8. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Wrong awnser. Hope you dont plan on telling that to the judge.... Get a lawyer let him do all the talking.
     
  9. Ready2star

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  10. Clawbytes

    Clawbytes Bobtail Member

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    Hell no. I won't say anything if I have a lawyer. I know that much.
     
  11. jt road hammer

    jt road hammer Light Load Member

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    with a cdl fight everything, every ticket, to keep your cdl
     
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