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Getting Out of Speed Camera Tickets and Fines

By Edited Feb 10, 2016 1 0

Getting out of speed camera tickets and fines doesn't have to be that difficult when you armed with solid and reliable information.

Many people successfully challenge and beat red light camera tickets and speed camera citations are no different.

 You probably know many people who try to beat speed camera tickets and fines by claiming the “it wasn't me defense.” This is getting harder to prove and local courts everywhere are already on this claim.

The “it wasn't me” defense sets you or someone you know up, because if it wasn't you, the judge looking at the ticket that clearly displays your car, make and model and license plate is going to ask who it was. In fact, the back of the ticket asks you to provide the license number and name of the person driving your car. So in the end SOMEONE, is going to get a speed camera ticket or fine. So it may not be a good idea to use that defense, because it could ruin a good relationship with a friend of loved one if you end up implicating another person just to beat the ticket.

 License Plate Spray?

The license plate spray is one way to get out of a ticket. And technically it is legal. Most state and other local laws prohibit the use of any object which distorts or obscures the plate from view. But when applying a license plate spray the actual license number IS still visible. So yes, the license plate spray MAY be one way to get out of a speed camera ticket and fine.

 Aside from the license plate spray, here are a few tips on getting out of speed camera tickets and fines.

  • Know your state and local laws regarding speed cameras. This is really important because such apparatuses come with laws of their own which local law enforcement and townships must adhere to. Typically speed camera boxes cannot be vandalized or broken in any way. If you notice that the box has been touched or broken, take a picture. Broken or vandalized speed cameras are not permitted to give citations. They must be repaired and consistently operational.
  • Make sure there are signs alerting you and other drivers to the enforcement camera. Again just in item 1, if the sign is broken or damaged in any way, this could be your solid defense for beating your speeding ticket.
  • Analyze the speed camera ticket closely. Sometimes there are glaring errors on speed camera tickets. They often include having a legal posted speed included. Find out what is considered speeding in your jurisdiction, typically it is 11 miles over the speed limit. If the speed camera only clocks you at 5 miles over, then you have a solid defense to provide to the judge.

  • Always be present in court. If you elect not to pay the ticket, be reminded that fines often accrue and in some cases double. You want to read the instructions on the back of the ticket closely to see how you go about getting your case heard with your local judge.

 Remember that you should be providing as much evidence as possible to prove your case when trying to beat a speed camera ticket or citation. The judge is likely not going to believe you if you only come in with your word. Have pictures to back up your case.

 

Do you have any tips in getting out of speed camera tickets and fines?

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