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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Speeding Ticket in Nowhere, IL

So I offered to drive my friend's car from western illinois university back to ISU, and got pulled over for speeding. Speeding in a red mustang GT with full flowmaster system probably not smart, but oh well.

Basically it was just the standard $75 ticket for speeding under 20mph over. I paid it online, and then my friend notified me that now I'm SOL on court supervision for payin online. It was my first speeding ticket ever, so am I really SOL on the supervision? How long until I'm "out of the woods?" AKA I remember when I got a ticket before I couldn't get another for three months. What's the deal with this one? Anyone know?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 01:49 PM
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i think its 3-5 years till off record

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What do you mean SOL on supervision? Supervision just means you have to behave for a period of time, (probally 6 months).

If you don't get another ticket durring that time, it comes off your record

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What he's saying is that he plead guilty by paying the fine so its a done deal. No supervision since he's paid.

HavoK, before taking your friend's word for it give the SoS office a call and see if you can get on supervision. It is still the $75 fine but as long as you're good and don't get caught the ticket doesn't go on record.

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Thanks for your responses guys.



I just spoke with a SoS person and she told me that since I have already paid I would have to try and get a court date to bring the "case" back up to see if they'll let me do traffic school after the fact. I don't even know how the hell I would go about doing that.

Otherwise, since I'm under 21, I can't get another ticket until I'm 21 or my license could be suspended....

Is 72 in a 55 really that big of a deal? Fuck man, and of course on the back of the ticket it says NOTHING about traffic school, just about how to pay these bastards. I love how they only give you the information that gives them the least amount of work and the most money.

I think I finally have a legitimate reason to say FTP.

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Assuming conditions permit, 72 in a 55 would be slowing traffic in my book. 85-90 is a comfortable pace on the interstate. 100+ might be considered speeding. But those are just my opinions, unfortunately the state doesn't see it that way.
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Contact the Clerk Of the Circuit Court in the Jurisdiction the ticket was issued.

Be Extremely Polite and non confrontational.
Tell him you screwed up and paid the fine but wanted traffic school / supervision.
Explain it was your first ever ticket and you didn't understand what to do.
Act like a newbie here.... it will help you.


Ask him if there is a way to reconsider the case.



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+1 ^

With Traffic School there will be another cost. (pay to play) It's usually around $40. Be good for the time on Supervision and you don't get the points against your license. I also believe it's not reported to the ins. co.

And always try for court supervision in the future.
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Thanks a lot for your advice, Blarney, I just tried calling the office but no answer. I figure it's allllmost closing time so I'll try tomorrow.

I also just found out that my friend is running snow tires/rims on his Mustang that are larger than stock right now. I could have sworn I was going more like ~63 when he got me. Of course, his speedo is thrown off during the winter, and I probably WAS going 63 on the speedo but actually 72. Isn't that fun...
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Assuming conditions permit, 72 in a 55 would be slowing traffic in my book. 85-90 is a comfortable pace on the interstate. 100+ might be considered speeding. But those are just my opinions, unfortunately the state doesn't see it that way.
I agree with him.

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