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Old 01-23-2004, 07:58 AM
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goes to show that most in law enforcement look for the smallest item to light you up just to see what else is going on.
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Old 01-23-2004, 07:59 AM
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Admittedly, I am a fast driver. I tend to look at speed signs as "suggestions". "We suggest you do 70". However I am careful in not taking chances. I mean no tickets in 27 years and I get one for expired (by 22 days) tag. It's embarassing. If the streak had to end, I'd rather it'd been 70 in a Manatee Zone.
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Well that sucks, Russ!
When I bought my F-250, it also no longer goes by my birthday and expires Dec. 31....And my birthday's in August, I drove around for 8 months with an expired tag, luckily no ticket. It's just not something you htink about.
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It's embarassing. If the streak had to end, I'd rather it'd been 70 in a Manatee Zone.
LOL! Ya, just when you think you're going to get caught in style!
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Been a while for me, too.
I used to average one every 5 months.

I may be wrong, but the last one I remember was in 1992. 73 in a 55. In the snow. In a Saleen Mustang with DOT autocross slicks. Was gonna be wreckless, but after we talked, he just wrote it for speeding.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:40 AM
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Joe- what did Deb get one for?
Speeding of course. Nothing like a little help with my insurance rate.

I can't say much about it to her, I got one just before Thanksgiving. I was doing 80 in a 55 on my way down to West Palm Beach. I was less than a quarter mile from where I'd turn. I got off pretty good though, he asked me if there was a reason I was doing 80, and I said "No good reason". He thought that was a good answer and wrote me up for 61. My last speeding ticket before that was in 1976. I've only had three in 32 years of driving.
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I know the frustration, I was recently stopped in my girlfriends SUV that had HID headlights and the cop didn't like them. I received a ticket and had to take time off work to attain documentation to prove the Infinity FX-45 came factory equipped with them. Even though the ticket was dismissed it took a day away from my job and I still had to pay a $10 administrative fee. That Sucks I HATE THE HOUSTON AREA!

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fight it dude, just get the renewal and show it to the judge, the judge would most likely let you off, at least that s the way it works in Miami Dade County
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If you are the policy holder and your wife is added to it... and she gets a ticket your insurance should not change. However since you got the ticket it will change.

Or at least that's the way mine is. If yours isn't I would check with other agencies.

I have a Good Driver Discount! Nenernenernener.
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Just go before the judge and plead guilty. Tell him the story, no excuses. Show him that you got the registration THAT DAY. You might just get off with a $40 fine.
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