The reason i'm asking though is because that was easily the fastest i've ever gone in my life. I only sped up to that because there were two cars almost fighting in front of me and i just tried to get out of their way. Of course i sped up ahead for 5 seconds to get away from them and that's when i got caught. The 'fighters' got away with it and went off. I didn't mention this to the officer because it was my first ticket and i didn't know what to do. I told him it was my first time and he came back and lowered it to 128 so that the fine wasn't too much... Any advise to my long winded question?
Also, if i do decide to fight the ticket, the court is almost 1.5 hours away from my home. Is there anyway to change that place to somewhere closer or would i HAVE to go to the place mentioned? I'll probably just pay the thing if i have to drive down there...
edit: also forgot to mention, it should be 3 demerit points for going 28 over but do they disclose that i was actually going 36 over to my insurance company? I'm sure my insurance won't go up because of this first offence in my 6 years of driving so i hope the 3 points + ~$100 is all that i suffer from this ticket.
In regards to your explanation for speeding, itÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s not a defence in Court. Speeding is whatÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢s known as an absolute liability offence, meaning you either were speeding or you werenÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t. TheÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â whyÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚Â doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢t really matter unless it was an actual emergency. To beat the charge you'd have to review disclosure and see if there's any weakness in the Crown's case. Most speeding cases are won simply because the reasonable doubt is raised, either about the accuracy of the device (i.e. not calibrated) or correct vehicle stopped (i.e. lost sight of person prior to pulling them over).
In terms of your insurance company, they can only go by what youÃƒÂ¢Ã‚â‚¬Ã‚â„¢re convicted of, not the actual speed you were stopped at. 28 over should be considered a minor offence, which could result in a minor increase in your premiums. Check with your provider (anonymously if needed) to be certain.
Anyone else have an opinion on this?
Also, is http://www.paytickets.ca/ legit? You'd think that they'd mention that site on the pay slip for ease of use
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