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TrekkerScout
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Originally posted by jimmy101:
An officer does not have to witness an infraction to write a ticket or win the court case. Officers routinely issue traffic tickets after accidents which the officer did not witness. The court requires proof of the infraction not that the officer saw the infraction.

The following is true for Washington State so YMMV: While an officer can issue a citation without actually witnessing the offence (as long as there is supporting evidence), such citations are considered non-moving violations and do not count against your insurance. When there is an accident, it's not the traffic citation that gets logged with the insurance company that causes your rates to go up, it's the fact that your car is now a tangled mess.
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I JUST got a speeding ticket and JUST finished the test (to avoid points on my license)..

The test clearly states, that, in Florida at least, going against the flow of traffic will earn you a ticket for obstructing.

If you go 50 and everyone around you is doing 60, you do 55 (Fl also doesn't ticket for 5 over). It also says that if the speed limit is 50 and you are doing anything under the minimum (for 50 would be 45 I think), you will get ticketed.

I know on our 70 mph highways, I can easily do 75 without being touched. But if I go 76 and there is no reason for me to, then I will get tagged. But if I go less than 65, I will get tagged as well, as that is a road hazard.

That video proves my belief on all points. Speed limits in major places like highways are too low. 50 on a 8 lane major highway, especially one that connects to another major highway, is TOO LOW.


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Originally posted by jimmy101:
An officer does not have to witness an infraction to write a ticket or win the court case.

That depends on the state. In Kentucky an officer cannot write a ticket or make an arrest for an offense under the level of a felony that he or she did not witness. There are some exceptions -- domestic violence incidents and drunken driving, for instance -- but for the most part, the office must witness the crime.

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Originally posted by lazerus the duck:
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Originally posted by snopes:
. He said the traffic was moving quite briskly, and he just kept pace with it.

Why is it that motorists seem to think the excuse well everyone else was doing it is adequate explanation for breaking the law.
Because most state's speed limit laws clearly state that a speed limit is what is posted or what is required to keep pace with traffic.

On busy urban roads, I tend to go about 5 mph less than the flow of traffic, completely ignoring the posted speed limit signs. Screw the law, I do it to keep myself safe.

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