Speeding Ticket Advice.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Mogotron, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. Mogotron

    Mogotron Bobtail Member

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    Hello fellow drivers,

    I had had a CDL since 2014, no speeding tickets whatsoever or moving violations while driving the truck or my car.
    Well yesterday I was coming down from Kansas, I live in PA and got ding for going 62 or 64 on a 40 construction zone. Yes stupid of me I was dealing with the gps on phone and it was on a downhill late at night with barely any lights, no excuse I know.

    now the officer was very nice and told me I will NOT give you any points but he did have me a ticket of a $143 stating “operated a vehicle in violation of the PA vehicle code on the PA turnpike” on nature of offense. Now on remarks he sis put “64 in a 40 zone. I was in my personal car.


    Now my question is, do I just pay the ticket and move on or contact a lawyer? Don’t know what to do it’s my first ever speeding ticket since I have a license since 1995. I was driving my personal car. I see my charge was Regulation of traffic on PA Turnpike. That’s what the triffid citation says under charge.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2020
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  3. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Get a lawyer. You do not want a 20+ over speeding ticket on your mvr.
     
  4. Mogotron

    Mogotron Bobtail Member

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    Thanks, even tho there is no points?
     
  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    If I read this correctly you received a citation in Pa. The only citations that I know of in Pa that carry no points is failure to obey a traffic control device and speeding 1 to 5 over the limit. I may be wrong as laws change yearly. I would research it, and contact an attorney. Most attorneys have free consultations. Good luck
     
  6. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    If it is no points & a non-moving violation, then i wouldn’t worry about.

    honestly with your clean record, i wouldn’t get to crazy worrying about it at all. Just keep your nose clean and in three years it goes away.
     
  7. Mogotron

    Mogotron Bobtail Member

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    he said he will cut me a break and give me
    No points because of record and I have a cdl. I can’t tell what kind of ticket is this, I guess is a moving violation. But I guess I’ll contact a lawyer. I try to stay away from things like this, I was just going to declare myself guilty and pay the fine. It I read to never declare myself guilty.
     
  8. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Never underestimate the power of a $100 dollar wrapped drivers license when presenting it to a leo...:)
     
    User666 Thanks this.
  9. Mogotron

    Mogotron Bobtail Member

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    not sure what you mean but, :)
     
  10. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Get lawyer and have it reduced to an equipment violation.
     
  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    LEO's have sometimes said, "Thank you, then finish writing the ticket."
     
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