Got speeding ticket while I wasn’t speeding??

Ramrod91

Member
Hello,

I got pulled over on the BQE for speeding 78 in 45 mph zone???? That’s absolute insanity, i was going at 50 mph and there was a motorcycle driving insanely fast, i tried to explain to the officer but he wouldn’t listen as the motorcycle took the exit RIGHT before the cop was stationed, how can i tackle that??
 

Irishjohn831

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No win situation, maybe when you go to court he will reduce it to a non moving violation. Send ticket I’m not guilty and do not request a supporting deposition. Sometimes you can find a reasonable traffic court lawyer who is at the court regularly and will not be too expensive.
 

beebob

Active Member
Hello,

I got pulled over on the BQE for speeding 78 in 45 mph zone???? That’s absolute insanity, i was going at 50 mph and there was a motorcycle driving insanely fast, i tried to explain to the officer but he wouldn’t listen as the motorcycle took the exit RIGHT before the cop was stationed, how can i tackle that??
@ 78mph in a 45 Ur lucky u only got a speeding ticket ?
Dispute
Court date
Tell the judge ur story
Bring your checkbook and/or credit card
 

Irishjohn831

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Seems more like a no lose situation. If it were me I’d go to court and explain the situation to the judge. They have to actually prove you were speeding which might be tough since you weren’t.
The cop only has to pull out his speed radar calibration card and show that the calibration date was valid on date of ticket. They don’t have to present video or anything other than their equipment was functional, and what they observed.
 

UberAdrian

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The cop only has to pull out his speed radar calibration card and show that the calibration date was valid on date of ticket. They don’t have to present video or anything other than their equipment was functional, and what they observed.
What they observed lol. That’s just hearsay. It’s your word against theirs. The cop could be lying and the radar could have been pointed at anything. This is what American courts consider “evidence”?
 

Irishjohn831

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What they observed lol. That’s just hearsay. It’s your word against theirs. The cop could be lying and the radar could have been pointed at anything. This is what American courts consider “evidence”?
You take that attitude, you are guilty, any cop that has to sit on the BQE is going to be a prick and never wrong.

If he has dashcam and shows he wasn’t speeding, then the officers observations can be successfully challenged, if not, the judge sees him as trained and his observations and statements are admissible as fact.
 

Ramrod91

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The cop only has to pull out his speed radar calibration card and show that the calibration date was valid on date of ticket. They don’t have to present video or anything other than their equipment was functional, and what they observed.
Does the speed gun read the plates too? Or only the speed?
 

Irishjohn831

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Does the speed gun read the plates too? Or only the speed?
I think only the speed, other thing is a lot of the time they will have a car parked on side of road doing speed and a chase car up ahead.

Depending on time of day, you may get an officer towards end of his shift who wants to do one last ticket towards the exit of his precinct, and call it a day.

If you get pulled over, if it’s night, turn your interior light on, most importantly, take your keys out of ignition and put them on the dash where the cop can see them with hands on the wheel. My cousin is a Westchester County cop and said sometimes an officer may see this as you have family is is with a police force if you don’t have a PBA card, the whole brotherhood nonsense. If your doing 90 mph this won’t work. Drunk, won’t work, just stops where there could be a mistake.
 

Invisible

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See If there are any DOT cameras on the expressway around the area. If so, that is the evidence you need without a dashcam and if you weren’t logged in to have Uber’s speedometer tracking.your speed.
 
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Irishjohn831

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See If there are any DOT cameras on the expressway around the area. If so, that is the evidence you need, if you have no dashcam and if you weren’t logged in to have Uber’s speedometer tracking.your speed.
Do they actually give you DOT camera footage that shows your speed ? How would you even get that ?
 

Lyft-O-Maniac

Well-Known Member
Hello,

I got pulled over on the BQE for speeding 78 in 45 mph zone???? That’s absolute insanity, i was going at 50 mph and there was a motorcycle driving insanely fast, i tried to explain to the officer but he wouldn’t listen as the motorcycle took the exit RIGHT before the cop was stationed, how can i tackle that??
Waze
 

Invisible

Well-Known Member
Do they actually give you DOT camera footage that shows your speed ? How would you even get that ?
No but the story about the other driver who was the one speeding would prove the cop pulled over the wrong guy.

Contact the local DOT and ask. A crime was committed by the other driver, speeding is against the law.
 

Lyft-O-Maniac

Well-Known Member
Hello,

I got pulled over on the BQE for speeding 78 in 45 mph zone???? That’s absolute insanity, i was going at 50 mph and there was a motorcycle driving insanely fast, i tried to explain to the officer but he wouldn’t listen as the motorcycle took the exit RIGHT before the cop was stationed, how can i tackle that??
Get a dash cam..
 

Irishjohn831

Well-Known Member
No but the story about the other driver who was the one speeding would prove the cop pulled over the wrong guy.

Contact the local DOT and ask. A crime was committed by the other driver, speeding is against the law.
To make the story even more compelling, say there was a j walker and a Volvo who changed lanes without their blinker, a Boy Scout who did not cross at the green, but in between.

DOT will not give anything
 

Invisible

Well-Known Member
DOT will not give anything
How do you know that? If he contacts the DOT and explains what happens and emphasizes a crime was committed, that may be able to help.

Or OP should go into the police station and ask them to pull the DOT footage.

This ticket can get him deactivated, will raise and his insurance through the roof. He needs to fight this.
 

FLKeys

Well-Known Member
Do you have dash cam footage? With a little effort it can be used to prove you were not speeding.
 

Velos1

Member
Hello,

I got pulled over on the BQE for speeding 78 in 45 mph zone???? That’s absolute insanity, i was going at 50 mph and there was a motorcycle driving insanely fast, i tried to explain to the officer but he wouldn’t listen as the motorcycle took the exit RIGHT before the cop was stationed, how can i tackle that??
Ask for court date change, call the number in the ticket or go in person. Happened to me I was doing 5 miles over the limit and the cop wrote 15 over.
I when to the city hall it’s was locally and asked for court date change, they changed and the cop never showed up.
 
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