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  1. #1

    Default Bull ticket - u-turn!

    Got my second ticket in the past 5 years. It was a U-turn in a no u-turn lane. SIGH, there was a cop waiting there and he got back into the same position after I got pulled over from. Technically, was it a valid ticket? Probably, the no u-turn sign was only like 3-foot off the ground and I didn't see it. This was pulling out of Northpark mall in Dallas on West NorthWest Highway.

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    Damn, thats too bad. There is one no U turn place by my house that I always make a U turn on. Not because I am a trouble maker, but because if I dont make that U turn, I have to travel down an unpaved road 1 mile before I am forced to make a "right turn only" when I need to go left.

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    I would go to court and plsrd "no contest" they might just let you off. I got stoped once for making a u-turn. I tried to talk the cop into letting me slide cuz I was kinda lost. I will never forget what he said..."If you are going to dance you have to pay the fiddler" that was about 25 years ago now.
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    Well, here is the road. I looked at it on Google maps, and from my memory of the road and how wide it was, there is no way that this should have been a non u-turn road, unless they gave a free right-turn protected arrow for people traveling north out of the mall, which does happen sometimes.

    In any case, the cop was professional and courteous, no problem there, he was just doing his job as a patsy for the city who wants to make $200 for u-turn tickects in a lane that should have been a u-turn lane.
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    This is Dallas your talking about, the traffic rules dont have to make any sense they just have to generate funds for the city.
    I'd take a picture of the road and like was posted before plead nolo contender show the picture to the judge and exlpain yourself. Might get a reduction on the ticket but I wouldnt count on the judge throwing it out unless the sign is almost invisible.

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    you just have a problem with authority sir. If you're not speeding in a vehicle that you are reviewing you're making ILLEGAL U turns. shame on you!
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    $200 for a U turn ticket???GEEZ !!!!!! wonder if they would accept krispy kremes as payment???

    with fines like that,they will be able to buy their own donut shop!!
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    wow expensive ticket for something so lame. hope it gets dropped!
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    I'm doing defensive driving for the ticket, should also help to reduce my insurance cost, which is good. Got everything in the mail on Friday so should have to take that in the next week or so.

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