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RE: Another speeding ticket question
I have heard that up here in BC, a ticket like that would get thrown out
right away because of a "defect" (the incorrect speed zone written by
the officer). All the other aspects of the ticket don't matter. But
this is just what I have heard......
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
>From: Michael Sheridan Williams[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: October 7, 1999 7:24 PM
>Subject: Another speeding ticket question
>hey all, last night i was going up a road in SF and a cop driving the
>opposite direction decided to turn around and follow me. Just as he
>turned around, the road went up and to the right, getting me out of his
>view. I checked my speedo, dropped down to an indicated 35 and continued
>along the road.
>He then came up behind me, never pacing me within my view and then pulled
>me over. He asked what my hurry was, i told him i didnt know what he was
>talking about and then told him that my speedo said 35 mph the whole
>time. He said that it looked like i was doing well over 40 when i went
>by him the other way, and then as soon as he turned around, he "clocked"
>me at "over 40mph," This got me thinking because he was in view while
>going straight before the road turned for approximately 1 second. There
>is no way that he could have gotten me paced in that time.
>Anyway, i just said that my speedo said 35 and stuck to that, it was true.
>Then came back 15 minutes later and whne i pleaded with him one more
>time, he said: "it doesnt matter if your speedo said 35, this is a 25
>zone." Turns out, as i thought, he was wrong and it is a 35 zone. He
>wrote 25 on the citation, specifically saying 40+ in a 25 zone. 40+ is
>obviously not an exact number, so there was no radar, and the topography
>of the road does not lend itself well to pacing. Then there is the fact
>that he is wrong about the speed limit.
>That should get it thrown out immediately shouldnt it?
>what do you all think?
>Michael Sheridan Williams
>San Francisco, CA
>1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 2B Coilover/Koni Yellows, Delrin
>Bushings f/r, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ Yoko A520's, Cibie H4/H1's, K&N (blah)
>1985 4000S Quattro, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport 8000