I just got a ticket. I'm flashed with a camera on a 80km/h (50mp/h) road. I was driving 95kp/h (59mp/h) and the law has to take off a correction. So the ticket resulted in speeding of 12kp/h (7.5mp/h) and costs me 70 EUR! Kachinggggggggg!!!
Fines become way out of control.. Howmuch are simular fines where you live???
I haven't had a speeding ticket in a while. I think the last one was about 6 years ago. I believe the fine was $110 USD for 68mph in a 55mph zone.
I don't know if they still allow it but I used to mail the ticket in, with a check for the full amount and they would send about half of it back. That would drop the fine to about $80 USD, for between 11 and 15 mph over the limit. That was about 10 years ago.
I sped by an unmarked state trooper once, going 100mph in a 55mph zone. He ended up letting me go with a warning, since he wasn't able to catch up and pace me. I was already off of the interstate and going normal speeds, by the time he caught up to me. He asked me why I was going so fast and I said "because I'm stupid". I said it with conviction because I was sure I was in for a big ticket, if nothing else.
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Re: Speeding fines, just got one...
I think ~2.5 - 3 years ago I got maybe an $80 ticket for going 77 in a 65. I was attempting to pass a car in the middle lane, and they ended up speeding up while I was attempting to pass, but the cop clocked me. I find it odd he'd have been able to clock me since the other car was mostly between myself and him. I probably could have fought it, but it the end it was probably less hassle to pay the fine.
That was my first and only ticket ever. Since it was my first, no points went on my license, and I think the fine was reduced to $80, not sure what it normally would've been. I had a bike for 3 years that I just sold and never got a ticket on it.
It probably didn't help it was at ~3:00 am on the freeway. Normal hours, I doubt he would've done anything... That's funny too because there's about 5-10% of traffic at 3:00 am compared to normal hours.