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Got a ticket, need help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by nerazzurrri, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    Okay so this morning I drove my mom to work at 5 am, when i was coming back I was on the left lane and the light was red so I decided to make a right turn on a red. I crossed lanes in time so that I wasnt making a right turn from the left lane (im not that stupid) I guess i sent the sensor off and it took a picture of me while i was STOPPED. I also wasnt driving my car, its my stepfathers and i know he'll probably put my info down and i'll get the ticket[​IMG] [​IMG] Is there anyway I can fight this ticket since I think i just made the sensor go off because it thought i was still going in a straight line? thanks for your help
     
  2. JohnGalt

    JohnGalt Senior member

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    you probably won't get a ticket.
     
  3. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    you probably won't get a ticket.

    Why do you say that?
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Yes, in my experience the stoplight cameras tend to record both your position and your speed (which apparently was "0" in this instance). In other words, if you didn't commit any infractions, all the camera could do was take a picture of you not doing anything wrong.
     
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    So the entire premise of this thread is wrong, you didn't actually get a ticket, a light just flashed and you assumed you'll get a ticket. Come back when you get the ticket.
     
  6. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    Yes, in my experience the stoplight cameras tend to record both your position and your speed (which apparently was "0" in this instance). In other words, if you didn't commit any infractions, all the camera could do was take a picture of you not doing anything wrong.

    I have a feeling they'll say I didn't come to a complete stop and nail me for it[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    So the entire premise of this thread is wrong, you didn't actually get a ticket, a light just flashed and you assumed you'll get a ticket. Come back when you get the ticket.

    Well in theory yes, this happened before when my brother was driving my car and I got a ticket in the mail, so I'm assuming that they'll mail it just because they can and try to pin me for it.[​IMG]
     
  8. JohnGalt

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    these things normally take 3 pictures, each time stamped. before the intersection, during and after. in theory people are supposed to look at them before it is sent out. the pictures will show you didn't run the light.
     
  9. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    these things normally take 3 pictures, each time stamped. before the intersection, during and after. in theory people are supposed to look at them before it is sent out. the pictures will show you didn't run the light.

    There was only one flash.
     
  10. jgold47

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    There was only one flash.

    Then you are fucked. I would seriously flee to canada. or get used to buttsex. Or stop whining and wait for the ticket to show up which it probalby wont since you didnt break the law. Then be like every other american (me included) and hire a lawyer to fight it. Maybe you can get your mom, pastor, teacher, GF's dad, and dentist and go to the police station RIGHT NOW on your behelf and get them to waive the ticket. Oh wait, you havent gotten a ticket yet, and a red light camera is a revenue generator in almost every state and doesnt even go on your record.

    Christ I hate threads like this. When you kill someone and need legal advice then come back.
     
  11. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Okay so this morning I drove my mom to work at 5 am, when i was coming back I was on the left lane and the light was red so I decided to make a right turn on a red. I crossed lanes in time so that I wasnt making a right turn from the left lane (im not that stupid) I guess i sent the sensor off and it took a picture of me while i was STOPPED. I also wasnt driving my car, its my stepfathers and i know he'll probably put my info down and i'll get the ticket[​IMG] [​IMG] Is there anyway I can fight this ticket since I think i just made the sensor go off because it thought i was still going in a straight line? thanks for your help

    I doubt you would get the ticket for this. If anything, your step-father would, then he could contest the ticket and if the photo really did show your face in the driver's seat he might beat the case. There's no reason for your name to be brought up at all.
     
  12. lawyerdad

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    There was only one flash.

    That's normal. But either you were stopped or you weren't. The camera can't take a picture of something that didn't happen. Nothing you can do about it now, anyway, so why not just wait and see what, if anything, arrives in the mail?
     
  13. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    I doubt you would get the ticket for this. If anything, your step-father would, then he could contest the ticket and if the photo really did show your face in the driver's seat he might beat the case. There's no reason for your name to be brought up at all.

    Well, my mom and stepfather are getting divorced and he does not like me so he probably will[​IMG]
     
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    Sounds to me like you have bigger issues than this ticket.
     
  15. sho'nuff

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    Well, my mom and stepfather are getting divorced and he does not like me so he probably will[​IMG]

    well, yeah, duh. this is your fault if you get a ticket. even if it was your true father , would you expect someone else to pay for your follies?
     
  16. nerazzurrri

    nerazzurrri Well-Known Member

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    well, yeah, duh. this is your fault if you get a ticket. even if it was your true father , would you expect someone else to pay for your follies?

    No but you don't HAVE to tell the court who did it, you legally have a choice and I'm thinking he will snitch on me.[​IMG]
     
  17. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    OP, not sure what jurisdiction you are in, but if you're in California, if you're ever in the squared area formed by the inner lines of a pedestrian crosswalk when you don't have the right of way (i.e., on a red without proper stops), it is a ticketable violation.

    Only the registered owner of the vehicle will receive the ticket. The ticket purportedly requires you to SNITCH on the person driving the car if you claim it is not you. So your stepfather can contest the ticket and NOT fill out who was driving the car at the time. He is not obligated to do the city/cop's job by identifying the violator, despite what the form says. He will, however, be required to waste his time going to court. The judge will compare the photo to him and likely conclude he didn't commit the violation and dismiss the ticket. It would be rare for him to ask, "then who was driving?" If I were stepdad, I'd just say, I don't have that information if the question comes up. The law is not, I won't ticket you if you tell me who committed the violation.

    I don't know what the protocol is if your dad decides to snitch on you to get out of paying the ticket. If he has to go to court regardless, he should not identify you. If, however, the form expressly states he will not receive a ticket and will not have to go to court if he turns you in, he may be inclined to do so.

    Edit: Decided to read more posts after posting - looks like your stepdad can and may help to screw you.
     
  18. otc

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    So what you are saying is that everyone should trade cars?

    If I register my roommate's car and he registers mine, then we can contest all of our tickets?
     
  19. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    if you get the ticket, just pay the damned ticket. it'll make a man out of you. seriously.


    (get a job part time to pay it off. go mow some lawns for a couple of months to pay the 400 dollar ticket off. it'll grow some hairs on your balls and will seriously will make you the better man and is a great experience for life growth).
     
  20. bigbris1

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    OP, not sure what jurisdiction you are in, but if you're in California, if you're ever in the squared area formed by the inner lines of a pedestrian crosswalk when you don't have the right of way (i.e., on a red without proper stops), it is a ticketable violation. Only the registered owner of the vehicle will receive the ticket. The ticket purportedly requires you to SNITCH on the person driving the car if you claim it is not you. So your stepfather can contest the ticket and NOT fill out who was driving the car at the time. He is not obligated to do the city/cop's job by identifying the violator, despite what the form says. He will, however, be required to waste his time going to court. The judge will compare the photo to him and likely conclude he didn't commit the violation and dismiss the ticket. It would be rare for him to ask, "then who was driving?" If I were stepdad, I'd just say, I don't have that information if the question comes up. The law is not, I won't ticket you if you tell me who committed the violation. I don't know what the protocol is if your dad decides to snitch on you to get out of paying the ticket. If he has to go to court regardless, he should not identify you. If, however, the form expressly states he will not receive a ticket and will not have to go to court if he turns you in, he may be inclined to do so. Edit: Decided to read more posts after posting - looks like your stepdad can and may help to screw you.
    The fact that you wrote so much before makes the Edit: that much more awesome. Well done.
     

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