#1
So I got pulled over today, in my little '85 subaru gl (with a Ron Paul bumper sticker FTW).

I was speeding (apparently) going just under 30 in a 25 mph zone...I was the last car in a line of about 7, all of whome were going considerably faster. Plus, I had just come from a complete stop, so I think that the extr ~3 MPH should have been waved.


Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over?

Me: I think I may have been speeding?

Officer: Yes, you were going just under 30, do you know what the speed limit is?

Me: 25 mph.

Officer: where were you going?

Me: School

Officer: School's back that way, you just passed it.

Me: NIC, sir, I'm in college

Officer: *Looks at liscense* your 17...

Me: Yes sir, I know.

Officer: Well I'm going to let you off with a warning...care to tell me why your seatbelt isn't on?

Me: o.0...thats a good question....


Yeah, I didn't have my seatbelt on. I have been rasied to always wear it in the car, so I don't think I forgot to put it on, however, I can't specifically remeber taking it off either.


$61.50 fine for the seatbelt. If I were 18 it would be $10.00....A Measly 4 months costs me 6x the money for a seatbelt violation.


I can't afford that, and people are telling me that I should contest it.

What do?
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#2
how can you afford to drive but not pay a $60 ticket?

also, lol @ Ron Paul
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#4
I bet you took it off without noticing when you pulled over. I always undo my seatbelt when a car pulls over.
#6
the contesting would be in hopes that the cop doesn't show up, and he has to prove that i didn't have my belt on.

If he doesn't show up, case gets thrown out.

If he does, and doesn't have evidence prooving beyond a shadow of a doubt that I didn't have it on, I win.

If he does, I pay my ~62 dollar fine and go on my merry way.

Edit: I was told to try the "I'm a broke college student" card and see if I can get it reduced.
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#7
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The above is most likely sarcasm, so fuck yourself if you're offended.
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the contesting would be in hopes that the cop doesn't show up, and he has to prove that i didn't have my belt on.

If he doesn't show up, case gets thrown out.

If he does, and doesn't have evidence prooving beyond a shadow of a doubt that I didn't have it on, I win.

If he does, I pay my ~62 dollar fine and go on my merry way.

Edit: I was told to try the "I'm a broke college student" card and see if I can get it reduced.

You best hope he doesn't show up.
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I know right? that was my though as I pulled over.
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#15
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Would you have to pay court costs on top of that?

That could be anywhere from 60-200+ bucks.

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What do? Stop driving like a dumbass.

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#16
Not real sure where you live man, but in Ohio the cops can't pull you over unless you're going more than 5mph over the speed limit. Sounds like someone had a quota to fill.
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#17
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I know right? that was my though as I pulled over.

Maybe if you weren't a Republican douche I wouldn't have pulled you over, young man.

EDIT:
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Not real sure where you live man, but in Ohio the cops can't pull you over unless you're going more than 5mph over the speed limit. Sounds like someone had a quota to fill.

Definitely this. My dad used to work for the highway patrol. The authorities can get very lazy sometimes.
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#18
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Not real sure where you live man, but in Ohio the cops can't pull you over unless you're going more than 5mph over the speed limit. Sounds like someone had a quota to fill.

I'm sure they can pull you over if you only have 3 wheels and are obeying the speed limit.
#19
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I'm sure they can pull you over if you only have 3 wheels and are obeying the speed limit.

Touche
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#21
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the contesting would be in hopes that the cop doesn't show up, and he has to prove that i didn't have my belt on.

If he doesn't show up, case gets thrown out.

That is false. I have had about a dozen tickets over the years that I fought. There was never an officer present and absolutely none of them were 'thrown' out. I had to pay on each and every one of them. Most were reduced to parking on the pavement.
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the contesting would be in hopes that the cop doesn't show up, and he has to prove that i didn't have my belt on.

If he doesn't show up, case gets thrown out.

If he does, and doesn't have evidence prooving beyond a shadow of a doubt that I didn't have it on, I win.

If he does, I pay my ~62 dollar fine and go on my merry way.

Edit: I was told to try the "I'm a broke college student" card and see if I can get it reduced.


I hate to burst your bubble, but that's not the way things work. He tells the judge you weren't wearing a seat belt, the judge believes him. You say you were wearing one, the judge asks you to prove it. You have no evidence, so it's your word vs. the word of a police officer. Spoiler alert: the police officer wins.

Next time you don't want to get a ticket, don't break the law.
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#23
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Maybe if you weren't a Republican douche I wouldn't have pulled you over, young man.


whats the difference
#24
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Maybe if you weren't a Republican douche I wouldn't have pulled you over, young man.

EDIT:

Definitely this. My dad used to work for the highway patrol. The authorities can get very lazy sometimes.


Libertarian....

There is a difference.
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Libertarian....

There is a difference.

You're a right wing libertarian. That makes you nothing more than a joke to pretty much every other libertarian ideology.