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    Look, guilty as charged! BUT, 40MPH on an labeled Expressway? Trap! plain and simple... besides EVERYONE was going at the same rate... I got unlucky that's all... that's what makes me upset. I wouldn't mind 66 on a 50... but 40?
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    I remember back in the 80's my father telling me that on the stretch of road that runs by the airtrain lot(right after you get off the Belt and up to evergreeen) a lot of people were getting nailed there. He was teaching me to drive at the time and insisted I do the actual speed limit, which was like crawling on that road.

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    Great read Manny........sorry to hear about the ticket. By the way.......you should have asked the PAPD about other spotting spots since he seemed to be aware! I definitely know about the old hospital. By the way, what the heck is wrong with taking pictures of the plane on the ground? They have to come down, don't they! I understand the officer's comment about the photo's of planes on the ground, but ground photo's should be fine as long there isn't a security threat. Last week when I was spotting in LAX, and I visited the Flight Path museum, and one of the museum volunteers escorted a few of us out to the ramp, and we basically took whatever photo's we wanted...........aircraft taxing, aircraft rotating right in front of us, etc.. In my view there wasn't a security threat. I know we are all vigilant when it comes to spotting and we would report any odd behavior to the proper authorities.

    Manny............you're lucky that when you got pulled over you didn't miss the space shuttle landing 22L!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71 View Post
    Great read Manny........sorry to hear about the ticket. By the way.......you should have asked the PAPD about other spotting spots since he seemed to be aware! I definitely know about the old hospital. By the way, what the heck is wrong with taking pictures of the plane on the ground? They have to come down, don't they! I understand the officer's comment about the photo's of planes on the ground, but ground photo's should be fine as long there isn't a security threat. Last week when I was spotting in LAX, and I visited the Flight Path museum, and one of the museum volunteers escorted a few of us out to the ramp, and we basically took whatever photo's we wanted...........aircraft taxing, aircraft rotating right in front of us, etc.. In my view there wasn't a security threat. I know we are all vigilant when it comes to spotting and we would report any odd behavior to the proper authorities.

    Manny............you're lucky that when you got pulled over you didn't miss the space shuttle landing 22L!
    Thats the PA for ya. Over worrying about the smallest thing. JFK is famous. How pany gound photos have there been over the years and continue to be? they worry about that but the lighting at some of the building can sure be repaired so that way its not pitch black at some areas. Id say thats more of a security issue but that just my thoughts.

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    Ha! They did vector the SR-71 to 22L but then it got handed off to LGA because it was closer to the city!
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    Manny, sorry to hear.

    Fight it. Last time I just paid off a ticket, it was for like 70 in a 55 on ...Clearview I think. I just paid it off. What I didnt realize was that 3 months prior they passed that new $300 driver surcharge. Took that ticket upwards of $450.


    So fight it. That $300 tack on is just BS.



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    I plan to... I always fight it because you never know... anything is possible. I stand no chance against the judge and the officer as the system is locked in, too much experience. Once the officer gives his side of the story, judges hardly ever pay attention to anything the accused has to say.. .sad but true.

    My plan is to try and have it dismissed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    I plan to... I always fight it because you never know... anything is possible. I stand no chance against the judge and the officer as the system is locked in, too much experience. Once the officer gives his side of the story, judges hardly ever pay attention to anything the accused has to say.. .sad but true.

    My plan is to try and have it dismissed...
    I always send back every ticket not guilty. Even if I know I am totally guilty. I've had a couple thrown out. One when I got to the courthouse and the other was thrown out without even having to go to court. I know the system in NY for traffic court is probably different than CT. Here we only go in front of a judge if we choose to continue to fight the tticket after seeing the States Attourney. Usually when you get to court here for a ticket, if they don't throw it out and you're not a di** they usually just cut it in half. I got caught doing 55 in a 25 and the ticket was originally for over 200 bucks and the states attourney dropped it to an even 100 after I told him that the cop followed me for about a half mile and when he put on his lights I was already in a 35 mph zone doing 35 mph. I thought I had a solid argument, but I guess after some questioning it saw some flaws in it so I decided to pay the 100 bucks instead of taking my chances of the judge not seeing it my way and having to pay the full amount.
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    New to the forum, I would like to say "hello" to everyone. I have been on this site before but never really immersed myself in all the content that it has to offer, I really have missed out over the years. Secondly to Manny, sorry to hear about your run in. I have 16 years "on the job" and I can say that there really are very few who understand the hobby. I have emassed alot of freinds during my time on, and I only personally know 3 people other than myself who wouldnt instantly think of something dirty at the mention of a "tri-holer" I'm not trying to second guess anyone, but there are alot of new guys in Highway these days who are writing people that the old timers would shake loose, but there are always old timers who would write my own family members too, theres always at least a few "believers" in every group. Anyway, I agree with the fact that you should plead not guilty. I always tell people that. You never know if the officer cant show up for whatever reason, and after a couple of no shows it could be dismissed just on that alone. Winning against them is pretty hard, if I show up and testify, Im going to win. Its just a given based on how well the testimony is after doing it hundreds of times. But there are always some variables. I dont know if this board has a PM function (I'm THAT new!), but if it does, I STRONGLY recommend that you PM me regarding your ticket.

    Anyway, I'm happy to be here and maybe run into some of you in the future (NOT like Manny did, lol..)
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    Welcome to the site, Bill.

    I have a ticket-fight coming up in 2 weeks. Illegal left turn. We'll see what happens!
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D. View Post
    Welcome to the site, Bill.

    I have a ticket-fight coming up in 2 weeks. Illegal left turn. We'll see what happens!
    Got a good lawyer for you.

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    Yeah, saw them pull over a vehicle for what I assume was speeding last weekend - it wasn't even clear which vehicle was being pulled over for about 30 seconds there were so many cars doing roughly the same speed.... everyone had to slow down...maybe the PO just picked one at that point.. idk... it almost seemed that way..
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