Re: Pace Clocking for Speeding?
Originally Posted by vaticanplum
This happened to me once, the only speeding ticket I've ever gotten (knock on wood). I was under the speed limit, in the slow lane of 71-S, at a safe distance behind two cars who were clearly not going slower than I was. The cop drove behind all three of us for a while, with me quite aware of his presence the whole time, and then pulled me over and said he had paced me. By the time the cop talked to me and checked my record, I swear he felt bad about the whole thing. But not too bad, because he gave me the ticket anyway.
I was so upset that I did fight it out of principle. Took a day off work and drove four hours (eight round trip) to where I had gotten the ticket, in Ohio; i was already living in Pennsylvania at the time. I ended up paying *more* than the ticket due to court costs or something, or else show up AGAIN for trial a month later, which was not an option. I also forgot to ask them not to put the points on my license, which the cop had agreed to. Total disaster. I've never gotten over the injustice of all that.
I got bombarded with mail advertisements from lawyers who handle traffic citations. I called one today and as soon as I said pace clocked in Duval County by a guy on a motorcycle, the guy said said, "Ah, must have been XXXX (the officer's name)." I checked the citation and he was right. Apparently this guy is infamous for this. He told me that he gets calls from people pissed about pace clocking all the time and they are the ones who actually want to fight it most often. He told me point blank I'd lose. I'm paying him $79 to keep the points off my license.
I've never had driving record issues until I moved to FL. It's a whole new ballgame down here.
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Last edited by MWM; 07-17-2012 at 02:10 PM.