Ticket for 78 kms/hr at 50 ft before the 80 kms/hr Post

MANAS.MUKHOPADHYAY
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Ticket for 78 kms/hr at 50 ft before the 80 kms/hr Post

by: MANAS.MUKHOPADHYAY on
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Hi, I got a ticket this morning where I started increasing my speed from 50 kms/hr seeing the speed-limit post for 80 kms/hr. The cop gave me a $135 ticket claiming that I was at 78 in a 50 zone. I was given the ticket at 50 ft before the speed limit post. I stopped by the side of the post.

If I fight this, is my reason good enough for my defense (that I started increasing my speed seeing the 80 kms/hr post) ?

Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks/Manas






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by: Stanton on
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:53 pm

I agree that most drivers speed up ahead of time, but that that isn’t a valid defence in Court. If you said that in Court, you’d be convicted. In terms of fighting the charge, it’s probably best you read through the forums and get some ideas on general strategies for fighting tickets. It’s always a good starting point to request disclosure and see what the officer’s actual evidence is. That might give you an idea of what you can fight the charge on.

If the fine is the main issue, you can also try working out a plea deal with the Crown to a reduced speed. If your ticket wasn’t already reduced by the officer, it’s pretty much a guarantee the Crown will offer you a deal to a lesser fine.






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