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Yeap I got a ticket going 85 in a 60 on a highway near my house. Here's the story:<BR>So I am getting back from work and lunch and go down this long stretch and theres this Trans Am riding my ass so I have no place to go cars in front and on my side (2 lane highway) so i get my opportunity switch lanes to the right then speed up switch to the left and punch it to get away from that mess and there and behold is a bike cop that "LASERS" me....NO he was moving the opposite direction and then cut across the median and tracked me down and gave me a ticket, first ticket ever and i'm 17 so that just F's over the insurance and not to mention texas's $200+ fine... i'm pissed<BR>anyone else had similar problems like this?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by C70 MATT:<BR><B>i'm pissed<BR>anyone else had similar problems like this?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Sure,<P>welcome to the real world! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>Sure,<P>welcome to the real world! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>See what I mean? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> (see my other post) No need for go fast mods - the car will get you in trouble as is.<P>
 

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Hey Matt,<P>I am 16, and I just got a ticket recently too. I got it for 69 in a 45. It was $141 with the option of attending driving school. I attended driving school, and also.. if you attend driving school they can "not adjust your insurance rate" nor can they "re-evaluaate your insurance plan". So, I know what you're feeling right now, but try to go to driving school. O ya, BTW, GET A RADAR DETECTOR. I have a Valentine One, and it is the best on the market, go get one!!<P>
 

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i might get a detec, i have one but i didn't have it up, kinda glad cause the cop could've made my ticket worse if he saw it...it's been a bad day...REAL WORLD? yes , but all the cops like to pick on the teenagers in my area. <BR>In Texas the law is 24mph and less you can take Defensive driving and 25+ you can't, so right now i gotta try and get this settled so i dont get screwed, oh well what can ya do....life's a B*tch
 

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<BR>I got 2 tickets in 2000 (right after I got my S40)<BR>I think I got like 5 speeding tickets last year.<BR>So far i've only had one this year.<P>I didn't have any tickets from 97 to 2000, when I got my S40 I started getting tickets all over the place.
 

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79 in a 50, owch... Welcome to the club.<P>13 months later, 50 in 35... owch.<P>my insurance is... ummm... HIGH <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P>*edit*<BR>Both of those were in a black cabrio convert. I have 0 speeding tickets in my 855 <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>*edit*<P>
 

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Sorry to here that Matt but I dont know the laws in Texas but can you get a lawyer and get the ticket off. I do it here all the time in florida..I have a great lawyer (I mean great) better than OJ for tickets..I have kindof a lead foot. I got tickets upon tickets and I get off all of them..I think I am up to over 30 tickets now and guess what no points and no insurance increase. If you can get a lawyer its worth the money!!
 

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Get a lawyer! Not only will it cost you less but he might get you off. Even if he doesn't he might be able to get it reduced to where you can at least take defensive driving. I know living in Texas defensive driving is great. Bad thing though you can only take one in 2 years and you can't take it if the ticket is 24 over the speed limit. But another good thing about getting the lawyer is he can postpone the ticket where it could take up to a year before you show up to court. I'm talking from experiance!<P>-Dariel
 

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My dad's a lawyer and working on it, trying to settle it to 84mph so it will be classified as 24 over the limit so i could be elligible for Defensive driving. Later
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by C70SPEED:<BR><B>Sorry to here that Matt but I dont know the laws in Texas but can you get a lawyer and get the ticket off. I do it here all the time in florida..I have a great lawyer (I mean great) better than OJ for tickets..I have kindof a lead foot. I got tickets upon tickets and I get off all of them..I think I am up to over 30 tickets now and guess what no points and no insurance increase. If you can get a lawyer its worth the money!!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>How much does he charge you per ticket? Or do you get a group discount? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B> <BR>How much does he charge you per ticket? Or do you get a group discount? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>lol, i needed a laugh! that's great <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> !!!!!!<P>
 

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No he's a great dad, but if i get a ticket again it's bye bye Volvo and hello 97' Toyota Avalon...I aint gonna let that happen, he keeps me outta trouble and is a great guy, i hope he can settle this one. Well see yall later- MATT
 

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he charges 125 per ticket sometimes he just charges me 75 depending on who the judge is. funny last time i got a ticket he said he was going to run a special for me buy 5 get on free. But he does a good job though
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by C70 MATT:<BR><B>i'm pissed<BR>anyone else had similar problems like this?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>All volvo owners do! Except when your driving a wagon. Cops sometimes take the time to make sure they are targeting you. Like Kaizai and his 855. No one expects it. But my mom is one exception. But then again, she would do 85 in 55.
 

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Gotta love north county, san diego. Cops here are pretty chill about surface streets. Two days after the papers went through and my the c70 became mine, I was doing 60 in a 45, the cop got me with his rear radar as I came over a hill, he told me he got me at 54mph cuz I started slowing down right away. He said he knew I was doin' 60 over the hill but said he liked the car, he test drove a c70 when they had planned to integrate them into the police force, so he let me slide with a 54mph warning, sweet! Needless to say, I've got a Valentine One on it's way. <P>
 

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If we get caught with a radar detector here they fine you and smash it on the road. Kinda sucks. They can usually detect the radar before it can detect them because it is illegal, they're looking for them. Double sucks. Oh well. <P>
 

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I got a 70 in 45 zone ticket with my Intrigue... I was actually going bout 85 but then slammed my brakes on so he only clocked me at 70, if I didn't slow down, I woulda been fresh meat in jail cell that night.... But I know I'm in for trouble with the C70 now. I'm gonna get a radar and perhaps a Phantom Radar/Laser Jammer. Good thing bout St. Louis is that it is very common practice for Lawyers to go to court and "fix" your speeding ticket into a parking violation. I've heard people even have gotten DUI's turned into less severe tickets.
 
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