CA speeding ticket

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  1. imasweetninja

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    Anyone know how much a speeding ticket would be for doing 105 in a 65? And will I be able to go to traffic school?

    what a crappy week...
     

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  2. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    I got $180 for doing 82 in a 65. And it probably goes up exponentially, but I don't know for sure.
     
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    You're an idiot if you think you should get traffic school. It should be mandated for 105, but it shouldn't include any reductions in penalties.
     
  4. imasweetninja

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    Well it could have been much worse. I wasn't weaving or driving recklessly, which I would assume is why it was only considered an infraction rather than a misdemeanor. I'm just trying to keep my insurance premiums down, I don't care about the fine too much.
     
  5. DirtyMike

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    your actually lucky you didnt go to jail, at that speed the officer has the choice of arresting you. As far as your cost, it will depend on what county, and what zone you were in, just hope to God you were not in a construction zone.


    Oh and By the way a 105, you automatically get reckless driving added
     
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    I dont know about Cali but in Virginia anything over 100 usually means some jail time....trust me...did three days in Covington Va for 103 in a 55...I would def. get a lawyer to keep you out of jail. I know that with the fines in Va that ticket would cost you over 2 grand.
     
  7. imasweetninja

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    I know for a fact the price cannot exceed $500. I just read that on the Kern county website, which is where the ticket is from. I have heard that reckless driving is automatically added, but I have also heard that it is only added if the officer writes it on the ticket. I have also heard that I might be eligible for traffic school, but I can't find a sure answer.
     
  8. OrthoPT

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    105 in a 65? That's a really interesting way you're trying to go about keeping your premiums down. Let me know how that works out for ya...
     
  9. DirtyMike

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    I hate to disagree, but in California, your fine can most defenetly be over 500 dollars, In fact I would expect it when breaking 100mph. I have been looking but cant find anything myself as to how to calculate the total, You used to get a paper with your ticket that would show you how to figure the total. But its been a very long time since I have had a ticket
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I believe You get 2 points on your Lic for that one
    and

    VEHICLE CODE
    SECTION 22348-22366





    22348. (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 22351, a
    person shall not drive a vehicle upon a highway with a speed limit
    established pursuant to Section 22349 or 22356 at a speed greater
    than that speed limit.
    (b) A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed
    greater than 100 miles per hour is guilty of an infraction
    punishable, as follows:
    (1) Upon a first conviction of a violation of this subdivision, by
    a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). The court may
    also suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle
    for a period not to exceed 30 days pursuant to Section 13200.5.
    (2) Upon a conviction under this subdivision of an offense that
    occurred within three years of a prior offense resulting in a
    conviction of an offense under this subdivision, by a fine of not to
    exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750). The person's privilege to
    operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended by the Department of
    Motor Vehicles pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13355.
    (3) Upon a conviction under this subdivision of an offense that
    occurred within five years of two or more prior offenses resulting in
    convictions of offenses under this subdivision, by a fine of not to
    exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). The person's privilege to
    operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended by the Department of Motor
    Vehicles pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 13355.
     
  11. JohnE

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    Just thinkin, cuz I work in Kern County and supervise folks who write tickets like the one you got, but you may be looking at $800+. And 40 over should have gotten you a reckless, wait to see the judge in Bakersfield...
    I will check a bail schedule tommorow at work.
     
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    I've gotten my fair share of tickets and I learned early to FIGHT THEM!! Even if you're guilty, everyone is guilty, but tickets are business and business is negotiations. Here's how it works in PA.

    You fight the ticket at the local level and they hang you, but you can spend another 60 bucks to take it to the county level. This is where it gets interesting because you are small beans there and the cop doesn't want to go all the time. I had the DA walk right up to me and say he'd cut my speed and points in half if I made his day easier and FASTER!!. Just like business, the court wants to reduce it's cycle time on traffic ticket prosecution.

    Even if the DA does not approach you, you can probably approach him and just ask if you can plead it down just a little- you got nothing to loose but another 100bucks, but it will carry out the points and such for months- it's like 9 months out here. The points are almost gone before they even become official. Look into it and don't be lazy.

    The reason they didn't arrest you because it would cost them more time and money.
     
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    Get a Lawyer. In WA lawyers who specialize in traffic violations charge $300-500 and can could get you off scott free for some pretty absurd violations.
     
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    I got a warning ticket last year for 31 in a 25. The only reason it was a warning was that the cop was surprised that a) his radar gun picked up a cyclist and b) that said cyclist was on a fixed gear singlespeed in a flat section of roadway. The cop was an admitted weekend warrior roadie.
     
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    That is most excellent. :clapping:

    Anyone else try to see how high they can get those stupid radar "your current speed is" trailers to register while you're riding?
     
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    Or alternatively, you could sack up, take your lumps and GO A BIT F*CKING SLOWER NEXT TIME.
    Where I'm from that speed would get your car put in the impound yard for 48 hours.
     
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    There's a speeding camera on a downhill near me that I want to see if I can trip. Maybe even put my plate on my back just to see how fast i was going or if they'll give a cyclist a ticket, but the $75 is a big negative not sure if it's worth it.
     
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    When I lived in California (early 90s), 15mph over the speed limit was the cutoff for traffic school. Even had an officer reduce my speed to get in under the cutoff.:clapping:
     
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    I don't usually drive that fast, but when you are going through the desert without any traffic your speed isn't the first thing you think about. Anything over 85 is usually out of my comfort zone. As for the attorney, it costs a flat rate of 950, which I am still considering even though it's a pretty ridiculous sum of money.
     
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    You should change your screen name to "imacrappyninja." A sweet ninja never would have got caught.
     
  21. imasweetninja

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    i may have to after this ordeal
     
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  23. Ciaran

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    I really really hope that take your license away AND give you a hefty fine AND raise your insurance rates.

    105 in a 65... moron :disgust1:
     
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    Ninja my @ss...ninjas' never get busted for speeding!!!!
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    oh and a word of advice not so sweet ninja..delete this thread now or you will regret it later....D
     
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    Little late on that one, look 4 posts before yours.

    Hey, if you're a BMXman, how come I never see you over in the BMX/DJ forum?
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    LOL...good point....I got the forum added to RM and I use to post there quite a bit but to much of a immature kid fest for me now...plus I can't ride right now so I have only really been posting in the non riding forums....D
     
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