Ticket for driving to closely but officer gave me his ticket

Mugwug
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by: Mugwug on
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:53 am

vince2000 wrote:So I got a ticket for this. It doesn't say any demerit points on it does that mean anything? And the officer gave me his and my version of the ticket. Does that mean anything or give me the chance to get off my ticket.
There are a few different copies of these tickets, you have to be more clear as to which copy the officer gave you.
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by: Stanton on
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:31 am

Demerit points are never shown on the ticket. The offence of follow too closely carries 4 demerit points.

Your copy of the ticket should say "offence notice" near the top and explain your three options on the back whereas the officer's original copy will say "certificate of offence" near the top.

The officer must serve you with the offence notice and keep the certificate of offence for himself. If he gave you the offence notice along with another carbon copy by mistake, that won't likely help you.
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