- December 1, 2007 at 4:30 am #254542
If you hit someone in the rear it is automatically your fault because
it is assumed you were following too close, even if the idiot pulled
out in front of you! If you pull into traffic oncoming traffic has
the right of way so even if it looks as if no one is coming always do
a complete stop, look both ways and back again because if you hit
somenoe as you pull into traffic it is your fault. After all, what if
you were the one traveling dowon the road and someone pulled out into
There is a problem with drivers too old to drive who should not be on
the highway. A neighbor of ours is so senile when he drives on the
interstate he stops at the end of the on ramp and goes 40mph on a
70mph interstate, pulls out in front of people and runs off the road!
There is also a problem with motorcycles as they are very hard to see
and we all need to be on the lookout for them. Finally you add
foreign drivers who have no clue how to drive on our roads and people
who drive who have no licesne, drunk drivers and those under the
influence of drugs, might as well take the bus!
I have been a corrections officer and there were a lot of people in
prison who are innocent, and just as many if not more guilty that
walk the streets. Maybe the cop was an A** but he was really trying
to do his job and make the streets safer for everyone. Did you know
that when the accident rate increases insurance rates go up? Besides,
trying to fight a ticket is a no-win situation unless you got it
video taped so why pay out more money just to go to court and get all
worked up? The government controls way too much of our lives, I do
not like seatbelts either but I wear it rather than risk losing my
license. If you want the laws changed blaming a cop is not the way to
go all the time. Vote for the right person and do things right. If
you chose not to vote then keep quiet because silence is the same as
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Thomas & Tracy Harris”
> I can tell ya from experience, most of the time going to court on a
ticket is a no win situation.
> 2 scenarios. I was coming home, made a left hand turn, no light,
me and 2 other people saw that NO ONE was coming, motorcycle came
over the hill doing 100 mph+, t-boned me. Highway Patrol, took one
look at the accident, discounted the eyewitness testimony, and wrote
me a ticket for failure to yield. Went to court, affidavit from
another party saying he did not see the motorcycle….I got to pay
the fine w/no points.
> Hubby accident, gal went from the right hand turn lane into
traffic, he was turning left on the road, she hit him, same ticket,
same result in court.
> Thomas & Tracy Harris
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> From: Vickie
> Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2007 4:49 PM
> Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Advoce on a no seat belt ticket
> Several years ago I was sitting at a stop sign & a police officer
passed me. I turned left & he turned around & pulled me over. He
asked why I did have my seatbelt on, I told him I did, he asked me
again & I told him the say thing. He was getting really mad at me.
But I wasn’t backing down. He told me no I didn’t & then he said my
daughter didn’t have a seatbelt on either. He gave me a ticket for no
seatbelt but he didn’t give me a ticket for my daughter (she had a
seatbelt on) He was a big jerk. That was all he did, give people
tickets for no seatbelt. I wasn’t about to pay for a ticket over
something I didn’t do. I went to a no seatbelt class. They showed
films on wrecked car & told stories about people that didn’t wear a
seatbelt. Guess who the instructor was???? The policeman that gave me
the ticket. I would go to court.
> M F
> Yesterday I was stopped by a police officer for not wearing the
seat belt. The mistake I made was to unclick the seat belt when he
puled me over, I panicked. In all honesty I was wearing it but he
gave me a ticket. I didn’t think I did anything wrong and forgot the
seat belt law. I live in Illinois.
> He was following me and I didn’t notice him till he turned on
the siren. He was upset and asked me why I didn’t stop when I sew
him. I didn’t see him, I was looking for an Estate Sale and turning
my head left and right, so he thought that I was ignoring him. I am
short and was wearing a bulky coat that was unzipped. I think that
for that reason he didn’t see me buckled when I went past him. I
showed him how fast I can buckle up hoping he would see that I do use
my seat belt.
> I can pay $55 or go to court. If I were to go to court do I
stand a chance or will I have to pay the $55 plus court costs. If
you know anything about this problem please give me your input.
> Thank you,
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