Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 01:59:32 -0700 From: "Photogenix" <Photognxnopsamcom.com> Subject: Re: Speeding Tales/Help -UPDATE!
Lucky you. I recently got a little too enthuisiastic on my Ninja ZX10, to the tune of 44kms over, $329 (Canadian), and 4 demerit points. Hope the officer is too hung over to show up to court. They're really on a roll up here too. I think the municipal and provincial coffers need some propping up. Cheers, Anthony "J. Harris" <insectoatmindspring.com> wrote in message news:bdhbhu$h9t$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net... > Case Dismissed! Last night's court-date went bizarrely. The police officer > couldn't recall the incident; so, he started to fabricate a story about > pacing my car, then exiting the highway to re-enter behind me to pace me > more (none of these "facts" were noted [as required] on the citation). > Anyway, I got him to change his story/testimony at least three times; the > judge was very amused. CAUTION: During my "research" of Georgia speeding > laws I learnt that only visual estimation is needed to secure a charge of > speeding (Nairon v. State, 1994 and Jones v. State 2002)! At that point the > only area left for argument is the actual speed (which affects > punishment/fines/insurance [Wise v. State, 1998]). Be CAREFUL in Georgia > (well, be careful everywhere). > > J.E. Harris > '01 9-3 SE > '97 900 SE > '88 9000T R.I.P. > -------------- > It finally happened; I got a speeding ticket of 85mph in a 55mph (light/low > traffic, dry & clear conditions on a state highway). Interestingly, the > officer didn't use any clocking device (vascar, lasar, radar, or the patrol > vehicle). Claiming to have seen me speeding as he accessed the roadway > (four-lanes over from my travel lane), he selected "other" as his means of > determining my speed. Obviously, I am going to dispute his clocking > "method" in court; anyone care to share any helpful advice on how to "beat" > this rap (other than reschedule the court-date or "slow-down" [damn > turbo!]). TIA > --- > J.E. Harris > '01 9-3 SE > '97 900 SE > '88 9000T R.I.P. > > -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----