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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2003, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Saturday morning I got pulled over in my truck and received a ticket for doing 50 in a 35 construction zone. The 35 mph speed limit sign says "when workers present" and the normal speed limit is 45. I assume that the speed limit reverts to 45 when no construction workers are present (which there were not, it was 6:00 on saturday morning). I already took pictures of the sign. Will it do me any good to bring the pictures to court and fight it or will it do me no good since I was still speeding just not as much over the actual limit? This is my first moving violation and I'd like to keep my driving record clean. The bad part is I was on my way to go fishing and didn't even catch any damn fish .

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2003, 10:20 PM
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well i guess it all matters what the judge says. 50 mph is still over 45 even if they wern't present. But i hightly doubt a judge would find you guilty on that..

A picture of the "when workers present" would help tremendously, and the fact that there were none gives you a least a fighting chance if the officer wrote on the ticket 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. If he simply wrote 50 mph in a construction zone, you might have a harder time fighting that.

seriouslt thought, go into court with the mosr pleasant tone you possibly can. If you simply explain your mistake and the reasons why, that alone may be all that is needed.

let us know how it turns out

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