Contesting Automated Speeding Ticket

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  1. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    Got caught on camera downtown on 9th St doing 37 in a 25. I didn't even know they had cameras there. Has anyone ever fought one these? Any tips for getting this dismissed?
     
  2. 3TrueFans

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    Slow down, *******.
     
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  3. madguy30

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    If you were driving at a time when there wasn't much traffic, you might have a chance.
     
  4. jkbuff98

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    There is a thread on this someplace on Reddit . You can wait it out and see if they charge you with a municipal infraction and take you to court, you can ask for a hearing and try to contest the calibration of the cameras or something similar or hope they don't show up at the hearing.
     
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  5. keepngoal

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    Just admitted to driving too fast... how can I lie to not pay?
     
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  6. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't admit to. That's what the ticket says. :)
     
  7. CivEFootball

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    Did you actually do it?
     
  8. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    Got caught...

    that’s enough of an admission.
     
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  9. GT25Ump

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    A camera has caught me speeding twice, out on the interstate (like who doesn't speed on the interstate). Both times I received 3-4 notices by mail to pay $100 fines, I never responded/paid and I never received another notice. Now, I'm up in Sioux City and they just did a story about how much money those cameras have brought into the city's finances ($22 million) over the years, interesting story, but still very content in what I did.

    https://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/how-much-revenue-i-29-speed-cameras-bring-in-and-what-the-money-is-spent-on?fbclid=IwAR0bmq3aQXFBLRMx9G4HFFl9RK8Z0BXCwnrAoppay-L7rAqh5qM3ym4xd7M
     
  10. BoxsterCy

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    50% over the limit isn't likely to earn you much in court sympathy.

    Boxster's personal rule of thumb is approximately 10% for innocuous speeding.
     
  11. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe. Who can remember how fast you were going at a particular time in a random day? FYI, this is one of those tickets in the mail deals.
     
  12. CloneinWDSM

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    Just pay it cheapass
     
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  13. besserheimerphat

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    Note to self: automated speeding tickets are as enforceable as Congressional subpoenas.
     
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  14. ForbinsAscynt

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    Was it in an El Camino?
     
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  15. Bipolarcy

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    I'm sure if you're ever pulled over in Sioux City, the routine check on your license will find a warrant or two for unpaid speeding tickets in Des Moines. They can arrest you for that.
     
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  16. JM4CY

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    Do you care to expand on that? Asking for a friend...
     
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  17. Cyclonepride

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    I'd start by sending them a drawing of a check.
     
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  18. Isualum13

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    Camera tickets in iowa are civil penalties. They dont go on your driving record, they arent reported to anyone. They are a way for local governments to bring in more revenue under the guise of making streets safer.
     
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  19. UnCytely

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    Council Bluffs has long had red light cameras. Got caught by one once. I got it dismissed simply by threatening to challenge the ticket. I don't know why exactly they dismissed it, i suspect that 99% of people who get these tickets in the mail just pay up and when someone threatens to challenge it in court, it just isn't worth the time and cost of sending someone to court to uphold the ticket.
     
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  20. DeftOne

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    Trial by combat. It's all the rage, nowadays.
     
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