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2004/02/20 What to do if you got a ticket, and how to avoid them
π 2004-02-20 15:45 by Merlin in Cars



Here is original post, which triggered the "well, you could drive slower" response (see below)

If you get a ticket, go to these places:
  1. http://ticketassassin.com
  2. http://www.helpigotaticket.com/
    (Geo, the author is paralegal and better at answering Emails than Patrick from ticketassassin)
  3. NMA, the national motorist association http://www.motorists.com/issues/tickets/
    You should become a member for $30/y or so, and you can get lots of useful info (they'll even pay your ticket if you fight it and lose)

You should also seriously consider:
  1. a good radar detector, not a fake $50 one: http://www.valentine1.com/ (not cheap, but paid for itself several times for me already)
  2. train yourself to scan for cop hideouts and signs of enforcement (as well as tips like, increased enforcement at the beginning and the end of each months as each officer meets illegal ticket quotas)
    You'll also be a safer driver by paying more attention to the road and your rear view mirror
  3. you can also plea bargain with the judge before the court date by mail for a 2nd traffic school within 18months, which is a lot cheaper than $1500-$3000 in increased insurance over 3 years

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