The correct way to beat a CA speeding ticket

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SuperTruckerinaVolvo, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. 1johnb

    1johnb Medium Load Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    New Paris Ohio
    This is giving me a headache. Scottie you suck and so does California. SO I am going to promise to never enter your beloved greenspace state.
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I saw it happen in Ohio. US 35, they were set up in a rest area. The guy in front of meblew by, and a cruiser was after before I hit the inspection. 2 miles later, there he was, collecting his prize.
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  4. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

    Dec 6, 2014
    Los Angeles, Ca
    I know in Arizona on I 40 I got chased down but I was extremely lucky, only got a warning. Since then I just do not feel like risking the ticket.
  5. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    A lot of morons driving cars too, and scottied67 is one of them. You do not try to control traffic. You also shouldn't just try to make people mad for the fun of it. He did both, and is a jerk for it.
  6. Zigzag777

    Zigzag777 Medium Load Member

    Mar 25, 2013
    Down Yonder
    I'm not sure that he "flat out lied", he brought some documents to court showing that his truck was speed limited. The judge asked the trooper if he was aware of that equipment. The trooper replied that he wasn't aware of that. I think he was smart for himself, he played the game and he won. Who am I to question his honesty in his daily life? But the rest of this thread has degenerated as frequently happens here. And Fedex drivers seem like they're waiting for the wings to pop out and turn the rig into an airplane. I see it every day, and I almost never see them pulled over.
    BTW TtT, thanks for your contributions to the boards. This was not a flame job!

    TROOPER to TRUCKER Anything Is Possible

    Dec 15, 2014
    Charlotte, NC
    He will eventually get what's coming to him
  8. High Desert Dweller

    High Desert Dweller Medium Load Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    My experience with Cali tickets-

    Plead not guilty, post bail, and request a court date as far into the future as possible. Best case, the officer doesn't show up, case dismissed. Worst case, judge finds you guilty and fines you court costs and half the bail. Win win.
  9. SuperTruckerinaVolvo

    SuperTruckerinaVolvo Light Load Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    The points are what make the difference. Points don't go off your record for 3 years. Just imagine a hypothetical opportunity cost as a company driver. You could potentially lose a job opportunity because of that speeding ticket. That job opportunity could be an extra $20k a year in your pocket. Over 3 years that is $60k. Now $60k in a SP500 index fund (avg. 10% annual return) can passively turn into a million over 30 years. The worst case is you lose 1 million dollars just because of a speeding ticket. Every blimp on your record has the potential to be a big one over time, so you might as well go to court with the mentality you are fighting for a million dollars.
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  10. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Laughlin, NV
    A long time ago I was inside an Illinois weigh station getting cited for exceeding the maximum load rating for my steer tires when one of the officers zipped out to his car and chased down a truck for illegally bypassing. He caught the driver too.
  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    So mathematrucker, do you always do it by the numbers?
    Did you miscalculate just a bit that time you got cited?
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