I need some advice. I got a speeding ticket for going 115 km on 404 N. The real speed i was going was 125 km/h on the express lane. A local york region police officer was driving behind me (did not know they could give tickets on highway) and he pulled me over saying i was going 130 and his camera started beeping. He wrote me a ticket for 115 km/h. I told him: "i really don't feel like I was speeding that much" and he said: "Hey maybe you can get away with a technicality or something, you can take it to court if you don't agree with the ticket".
Any advice on this? I'm not sure what to do, this ticket will really hurt my insurance really hard because I've been in a collision earlier this year. Even if it gets reduced, if its a traffic violation, my insurance company will see it.
I was not going 130, this number is incorrect. I had cruise control set to 125 km/h. There was a slope and the car was going down hill, i imagine the car sped up to 126-127 (MAX) during the slope but definitely not 130. I seen the speedometer at 126 km/h max but obviously the reading on my speedometer and his camera are not going to be exactly the same.
I don't know if this could be used to get the ticket dropped.
Former Ontario Police Officer. Advice will become less relevant as the time goes by !
The only other alternative is that my speedometer showed a different value than his camera. My car is a 2017 civic with like 20k kms on it. I don't believe my speedometer is wrong.
Because of that, your argument isn't a valid defense.
Would this not be enough proof to get the ticket dropped?
He fully told me: "if you moved, I wouldn't have gave you the ticket. Most people move out of respect when an officer drives by, i just found the fact you stayed in front of me disrespectful".
I work for a living too, i pay my taxes too, i have the right to use the road just as much as they do.
I'm just upset because this is going to hurt my insurance now even though it was such a unnecessary ticket. I'm hoping if i can find some technicality issue that could get this dismissed.
Getting ticketed like this, makes me lose all respect for police officers. Some of them are great and helpful and than there are these ones who deserve being called terms like "pigs".
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