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Old 07-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #31
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I got a ticket in SoCal a couple years ago, and was able to do traffic school, on the internet, and I live in Arizona. So I don't know why you wouldn't be able to do it from NorCal.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #32
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You screwed up and know it. Pay the fine and move on.
ding ding ding.
Fine for crossing on double yellow isn't really that bad (I speak from experience), that insurance hit will probably hurt though. Maybe back off a bit for the next 18 months? The idea of spending more than a grand on ticket and insurance premiums for the privilege of passing someone on the double yellow makes me think twice about doing that in the bay area. . . . on the lonely backroads of the northern reaches of the state, maybe not.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #33
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Thanks man.
That is a woooo'man by the way (cute too )

You going too fast and over the double yellow? NEVER!

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Old 07-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #34
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ding ding ding.
Fine for crossing on double yellow isn't really that bad (I speak from experience), that insurance hit will probably hurt though. Maybe back off a bit for the next 18 months? The idea of spending more than a grand on ticket and insurance premiums for the privilege of passing someone on the double yellow makes me think twice about doing that in the bay area. . . . on the lonely backroads of the northern reaches of the state, maybe not.
Nearly $300 isn't 'that bad'? You did see my earlier post? Revenuers!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #35
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Nearly $300 isn't 'that bad'? You did see my earlier post? Revenuers!!!!!!!
Welcome to california. Last speeding ticket I got, about 5 years ago, came to almost $500 after paying for traffic school (16 over, near tahoe). So nearly $300 is not that bad, I was expecting crossing the double yellow to be worse than a speeding ticket.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:26 PM   #36
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There oughta be a law that if there's a quarter mile of clear road ahead that double yellows or not, a motorcycle should be allowed to pass. It only takes a few seconds and wouldn't scare the citizens either. Everyone's allowed to pass slow farm equipment if safe...
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #37
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So the guy in the plane will say he saw a speeder. But the guy who wrote you a ticket said crossing the double yellow. Sounds like you can't lose.
The officer in the plane no doubt saw the double yellow violation and can testify to that as well as the speed.

You can try a trial by declaration (i.e. by mail). Some attorneys try that first and if the client is found guilty, ask for and get a court trial after that. However, in the instances I've seen, the trial is moved from the traffic court and the judges in the regular criminal courts have not appeared to enjoy the interuption of their criminal calendar for a "mere" traffic case.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:59 PM   #38
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Just a thought but if ya had a GPS on ya might do a print of yer speed leading up to the "Incident" if you were following awhile doing 25 when ever a turn came up, or not
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #39
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How will that help?

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Just a thought but if ya had a GPS on ya might do a print of yer speed leading up to the "Incident" if you were following awhile doing 25 when ever a turn came up, or not
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OK, so yes, I was riding on PCH between Muir Beach and Stinson beach and let's say that maybe I was speeding and overtaking on double lines...maybe once...

CHP is parked around a very blind and slow bend and I pass him thinking there's no way he saw me do anything...he pulls me over...yada yada...and points up at the small plane buzzing around overhead.

He was an alright guy, said they were having a crackdown, let me off the speeding and wrote me a ticket for crossing double lines.

Any advice on fighting this?

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:47 PM   #40
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Got stuck behind 3 campers & motorhomes coming through the Feather River canyon avg. 38 mph for @ 15 miles. Got a chance to pass and hit 73mph passing just as a CHP came the other way and got tagged. Doing 55 to 60 for the next 20 miles got "stuck" behind a chip truck coming to the bridge, no CB there and got popped for 14 over.


I'm sure replacing the wheel bearings, brakes & rotors on all four wheels, knew I was fooked when all I saw was smoke coming form all 4 wheel wheels in the mirrors when pulled over, wouldn't make up for the $175 from the " Safety Warning" I got

Didn't find out bout this feature on the GPS till later
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:36 PM   #41
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How will that help?
Not one little bit...
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #42
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You screwed up and know it. Pay the fine and move on.
Invaluable advice. Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #43
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What is your bail?, it will be on the ticket and it will be the same as the fine.

Be thankful you did not get this ticket in Kern county. The "fine" is only one component of what you pay. The other larger piece consist of penalty assessments and surcharges. It goes to all kinds of special interest programs. Some are State and some are County. They are not uniform through out the Counties. Kern has the largest number. All passed by your legislature to fund pet programs.
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