speeding ticket

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  1. DSusna2020

    DSusna2020 New Member

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    DS just accepted his appoinment to USNA yesterday and we are in the process of summitting all nessesary documents, including the Police Record Check. I am sure this infraction will show up on his police record. Will this affect his appointment?
     
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    Letsdothis Member

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    I don't think so if no big charges were involved- reckless driving, DUI, etc. The PTR says no need to report tickets under $300.
     
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    DSusna2020 New Member

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    Thank you Letsdothis! He is caught driving 64m on a 45m zone but we don't how much the penalty would be yet.
     
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    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    Kid from Northern Ohio?
     
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    DSusna2020 New Member

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    We are from California
     
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    Be happy they kept it under 20 over. I believe 20 mph over is reckless driving.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It's state by state. I got a ticket going 74 in a 45 in FL. One more mile and it would have been reckless.

    My excuse? New car was smoother than my old car going at higher speeds so I didn't feel it. It wasn't so much an excuse as the truth. My old car would have rumbled at 70.
     
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    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    That was a much better excuse than "I have to go #2" .

    You showed creativity by using a technical reason for the higher velocity. ;)

    What model?
     
  9. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Sometime you get away just because you are telling the truth. Years ago I was heading in to watch DD's morning colors during PS. It was a beautiful clear Saturday morning and I was going "well exceeded " the posted speed. I was lucky to be cited "TA-21-801(a) driving vehicle in excess of reasonable and prudent speed on highway" (I am copying this from the citation that I kept to educate my kids) instead of a more serious offense by the MSP officer. He even explained to me that I was being cited for a "lesser" charge. It was a good $90 fine.

    Be ready and willing to accept the consequences of our action, folks, and don't just count on our lucks!

    Edit: I did show my military ID because the expiration date on my driver's license says "military".
     
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    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    On the subject of speeding tickets and fines: many counties around Annapolis are using speed cameras and red light cameras now - you won't get a chance to talk your way out of it because you might not even know you are getting one unless it is night time and you see a flash behind you when you are speeding. Unless it has changed, it is $40 for speeding and $75 for running a red light (someone please post any updates). For speeding, I believe you trigger the camera when you are going 12 mph or more above the posted speed limit.

    Drive safe!
     
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