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<B>1. Took my car on a 1,400 mile round trip to Canada</B><br>What a fun trip; on my way back I drove through the scenic route and I felt like I was driving through Europe - lots of hills, dips and turns. <p><B>2. Which brings me to #2: My first (and then 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and so on) overtake in the R</B><br>This car PULLS! Even in 4th or 5th gear the torque is very evident. I loved it! I have a few video clips I recorder - will upload them soon.<p><B>3. Took my car up to fast speeds</B><br>Pretty nice actually, not as scary as doing the same speed in my old S40.<p><B>3. Got my very first speeding ticket (doing 88 in 65)</B><br>Now that sucks. I don't know what the ticket is yet or if it will involve points, but the cop clocked me with a LASER doing 88 in a 65 on a highway. I did have a radar detector on my windshield and slammed the brakes as soon as he hit me, but it was too late. A radar detector does not protect you from Laser - it just tells you that you've been hit.<p><U><B>Here's where I have a question</B></U>: I received a summons which enables me to either plead guilty and i'll be sent a ticket (and points perhaps) or to appear in court. Obviously I won't appear in court since it's 300 miles away from home. What should I do?! I've heard that there are online services which fight the tickets for you and will reduce them to a traffic violation without any points. Do you have any tips here for me?<br>Thanks<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Needsdecaf at 10:35 AM 3-31-2009</i>
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

Where was the ticket issued?<p>It must have been nice to take the 'ole gal up to those speeds on an unregulated highway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>p.s. she could have kept pulling!
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (AthruC)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AthruC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Where was the ticket issued?<p>It must have been nice to take the 'ole gal up to those speeds on an unregulated highway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>p.s. she could have kept pulling!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, the highway was unregulated <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The ticket was issued some place in NY - don't remember the town right now. But I do want to beat it (or at least have it reduced). <p>I wonder though, the car is under my dad's name and under his insurance (i'm just added as an extra driver) ... I wonder if the rate will go up
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The ticket was issued some place in NY - don't remember the town right now. But I do want to beat it (or at least have it reduced). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Because you weren't actually doing 88 in a 65 zone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wonder though, the car is under my dad's name and under his insurance (i'm just added as an extra driver) ... I wonder if the rate will go up </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If the insurance company has reason to pull the driving record, it most likely will go up at 23mph over.
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes, the highway was unregulated <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The ticket was issued some place in NY - don't remember the town right now. But I do want to beat it (or at least have it reduced). <p>I wonder though, the car is under my dad's name and under his insurance (i'm just added as an extra driver) ... I wonder if the rate will go up </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Generally, you can offer to pay twice the ticket amount to have it reduced to a non moving violation and it won't hurt your/your dad's insurance. I would contact the court where you were issued the ticket and ask them if such a service is available. You could call a local attorney too, they'd know.
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Because you weren't actually doing 88 in a 65 zone? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>88 does seem kind of high; I'm really not sure if I was going that fast. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>If the insurance company has reason to pull the driving record, it most likely will go up at 23mph over.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well, it's not his driving record, it's mine, so I'm not sure they'll have a reason to pull mine. <p>BTW, how long do speeding tickets stay on your record?
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (Husker Z)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Husker Z</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Generally, you can offer to pay twice the ticket amount to have it reduced to a non moving violation and it won't hurt your/your dad's insurance. I would contact the court where you were issued the ticket and ask them if such a service is available. You could call a local attorney too, they'd know.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahh, great advice - thank you. I'll be sure to give them a cal and find out if that's possible.
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well, it's not his driving record, it's mine, so I'm not sure they'll have a reason to pull mine. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But you are on the policy.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BTW, how long do speeding tickets stay on your record?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Down here, I believe it is three years. However, there also points to consider because if you rack up too many of them.......shoe leather express.
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (MagoonR)

I do believe it's 18 months in NY, and the points WILL go on your license. The points also go on after the conviction - so if this gets dragged out 1-2 years, the points are on from that point forward.<p>The rates will go up if they do a search of your record, and if/when you go on your own policy, if those points are still there = $$$<p>Also, you don't want to call and ask 'hey, can I just pay more?' - ask how the tickets are handled - w/ a prosecutor or if it just goes to the judge. Usually it's all done there, but a LOT of it leaves you at the mercy of the officer as well. If he doesn't want to accept a reduction (for whatever reason - been there before), you're effed. <p>IF you want to spend about $1K (IIRC that was including the fine), I can get you the name of a lawyer I have used for LI tickets. He should have some connections upstate where you can just pay a fine, not have to show, pay his fees, and call it a day. Not having to show (if it's a LONG drive) can be key, in addition to not having any points go on your record.
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (AthruC)

Wow..<p>Here in Utah, all I had to do was take some class (it wasn't even driving related <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and I got a ticket doing 97 in a 65 back in late '07. No points on my record (I don't think) and no increase on my insurance (it actually went down cuz I turned 25 a month later).
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B><br><U><B>Here's where I have a question</B></U>: I received a summons which enables me to either plead guilty and i'll be sent a ticket (and points perhaps) or to appear in court. Obviously I won't appear in court since it's 300 miles away from home. What should I do?! I've heard that there are online services which fight the tickets for you and will reduce them to a traffic violation without any points. Do you have any tips here for me?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Read the ticket carefully. Some states will offer "deferred adjudication". Husker Z made reference to paying more, and that's basically what some courts will allow. One pays an additional fee plus court cost to be on probation for 3 to 9 months. No violations in that period - you're clear. <p>The only other choice to avoid points and an increase in rates is to find a traffic attorney. Given the ticket was 300 miles away, be prepared to pay (cost varies). The attorney may seek deferred adjudication, reduction to non-moving violation, or request a jury trial. It depends on which approach works for that particular court. That's why it's important to find an attorney who's worked in that court previously. <p>It sure won't hurt to call the number on the ticket and as them if they have a "deferred adjudication" option. Then, go from there. I have been through this four times in the past three years and have avoided points on my record.
 

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I dont know how much of this is true, but my Mom (whos a lawyer) told me this trick. She said cut a check for the ticket but add a couple extra bucks on the check. They have to issue a check for the overpayment, but if you dont cash that check they never can close the books on the ticket fully. Dont know how true it is, but this is what she said to do if you ever get a ticket. Esp an out of state one where you cant drive to court to defend yourself.<BR><BR>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>B.G.</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I dont know how much of this is true, but my Mom (whos a lawyer) told me this trick. She said cut a check for the ticket but add a couple extra bucks on the check. They have to issue a check for the overpayment, but if you dont cash that check they never can close the books on the ticket fully. Dont know how true it is, but this is what she said to do if you ever get a ticket. Esp an out of state one where you cant drive to court to defend yourself.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Internet myth.
 

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lol @ the moderator's modifications!
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B><br><B>3. Got my very first speeding ticket (doing 88 in 65)</B><br>Now that sucks. I don't know what the ticket is yet or if it will involve points, but the cop clocked me with a LASER doing 88 in a 65 on a highway. I did have a radar detector on my windshield and slammed the brakes as soon as he hit me, but it was too late. A radar detector does not protect you from Laser - it just tells you that you've been hit.<br><i>Modified by Needsdecaf at 10:35 AM 3-31-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm with you.. I just got my second speeding ticket within the last two years... I got one in my 740 for doing 44 uphill in a 35 (nobody goes 35 up that hill) and my last ticket was for coasting downhill on a straight road with no side streets, no traffic, and no pedestrians going 55 in a 45. Some cops can really just sit and spin on their billy clubs. None the less, I did traffic school the first time, but can't do it again as you can only do it once every year and a half I guess. So I'm not sure how I'll be wiggling out of my current one. I still have another week before my tickets even up for debate as in California it takes two weeks for the citation to even make it into the system it seem :\
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Internet myth. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, i kinda laughed at my mom.. silly woman
 

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It's funny because the ticket I got did not have a $ ammount on it; rather it looks like a printout from a fax machine.....weird
 

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Re: Popped all kinds of cherries this weekend (tomedkaz)

I know you received the ticket in NY state, but a word of warning if you are travelling in Canada.<p>Ontario has legislation on the books that results in 7 day impound of your car and $10,000 fine if you are caught travelling at more than 50 kph (30 mph) over the limit.<p>The Ontario Provincial Police have been very busy enforcing this lucrative form of direct taxation.<p><A HREF="http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/about/bill203.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/engli...shtml</A><p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's funny because the ticket I got did not have a $ ammount on it; rather it looks like a printout from a fax machine.....weird</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's a TraCS ticket. It's an electronic ticket system widely used in NY. Officers in NY also do not set the fines [unless they are using a local traffic code], all fines are set by the judge. Call the court and ask to speak to the prosecutor, they may be able to help you. Even the court staff should be able to let you know the chances of reduction.
 
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