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Got a speeding ticket while reviewing the Buick Enclave

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Ok, I'll admit that I have sped a time or two in my life. Sometimes way over the limit. Sometimes just enough to make sure I get to my destination by the time I need to be there. However, I try to obey the laws these days, I try to obey the posted limits (or below, depending on the circumstances).​

    But come on! I got a ticket in Fort Worth, Texas tonight, just about an hour ago, for 66 in a 60. And get this, I was ABSOLUTELY NOT going 66, I had the digital cruise control set to 62 MPH in the 2008 Buick Enclave that I have been given by GM to review this week.

    COME ON, a 66 in a 60 even? Even if I was doing 66 (I was not) ... there were cars going around me 70 or 75 even on I-20. Please, I had the digital cruise control set (the DIC in the 08 Enclave is pretty cool, it actually reads out what you have entered into the cruise control. You should check it out, it's a very nice feature.)

    CRUISE SET TO
    62 MPH

    Anyhow, the offier's name is Walker, I guess he's with the Fort Worth PD, he never identified himself or told me why he pulled me over. He didn't even ask me to sign the Traffic Citation, which I found to be unusual. I think he spoke less than 10 words to me the whole traffic stop, I can do an official word count probably in a minute, lol.​

    I have no plans to pay this fine, I plan on pleding not-guilty and going to court. What a bother, oh well, he probably won't appear and I'll get it dropped.​

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  2. Dan

    Dan Rockstar 100 Posts

    sounds like tho one i got over the summer first one in 15 years and it was for 65 in a 55 and yes i was doing 65 i was passing a truck doing 48 mph needless to say the little local cop got my 75 dollars due to i would have had to trave 350 miles one way to fight it...
  3. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That sucks man. I bet his radar gun has not been calibrated lately. I would deffinently fight that ticket. Did you sign it?
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I didn't sign the ticket becuase the officer didn't ask me to. I was planning on having some fun with it, "come on offier, you pulled over a new Buick Enclave for what you said was 6 over?" But, he was just trying to go in and out ... it was 7 or 8 minutes tops stop to leave.
  5. MD4x4 Fireman

    MD4x4 Fireman Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    well since he never had you sign it that looks BAD on him. fight it like hell
  6. Cableguy

    Cableguy Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    6 MPH? Why bother pulling someone over, it takes more than that to pass a car for goodness sake.

    Here in Canada if your not doing 75 MPH on the highway you get rearended or the finger which ever comes first. :)

    Ontario Provincial Police don't normally even pull people over til your a least 10 to 20 over and even thats a stretch.
  7. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Texas is different. The law states that you may drive at whatever speed you feel is safe and prudent for the situation. However, the posted limit is the prima facie evidence (first glance proof) that the safe and prudent speed is that posted limit.

    Yeah, I was like, 6 over? (Again, I was driving 62 - which I considered to be safe and prudent and below the flow of traffic) I was driving a new crossover with my kid watching a DVD in the back on the Enclave (with the built-in fold-down flat panel in the back) ... he was wearing headphones and I was listening to Bruce Williams on the XM. I was not swerving around, wasn't drinking and driving, I wasn't being a pest ... I was just a guy going home and the cop hit the wrong car with his laser. (or he's lying, or me changing lanes caused a higher readout ... or there is a chance that the speedo on the brand-new vehicle wasn't working properly, but I doubt that. It's a higher chance of his laser gun not working right than that.
  8. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Day after thanksgiving I got one doin 71 In a 40. Went to court and they gave me 15 hours community service and dropped the charges. Didn't even get a point on my license. :great: I'm an idiot.
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Huh, that's getting up near double and they let you go, huh? How did you contest it, before a judge or before a jury?
  10. 95CTburb19

    95CTburb19 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I don't know how I didn't get arrested that night. I wasn't drinking or anything, but stillI deserved a DWI (Driving while an Idiot). I didn't go in front of a judge just an attorney guy. It wasn't a ticket though, it was a straight court summons. Luckily he was from the town where my friends dad is captain of police and happened to be friends with him. There was really no way I could plead guilt/innocence because it wasn't a ticket.

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