I was caught going 71 km in a 60 km zone, the ticket is for $110, does that seem right.
I got nailed going 61km in a 50 zone one night and was fined $110. This was about 5 years ago. Knew I was busted when the flash went off. lolI was caught going 71 km in a 60 km zone, the ticket is for $110, does that seem right.
I found a site that has the fines on it and up to 15 km over the limit is $89
Does any one know what 11 km over is worht?
Back in the early 90's, the RCMP majority of the time would not ticket you until you were 19 over on the major roads with exception of school zones.Wow! My driving instructor told me(when I was still a L) that it's okay to go 8 over the limit but cops can give you a ticket if you are 9-10 over but most cops don't. Cops always go over the speed limit.
One time on Canada day I was heading home and there was a cop going over the speed limit so I started to catch up to him and I was going 63km in a 50 zone and still gave a a good distance between the cop and I.
That means I can't get to Calgary in an hour and a half.Ah, but now a days, it often isn't RCMP doing the speed enforcement in Alberta. Provincial sheriffs do a lot & many (but not all) municipal peace officers have been given authority by the province's Solicitor General for speed enforcement on provincial highways within their municipal boundaries. As the sheriffs' job is primarily speed enforcement, they are not as lienient & the local robocops... Well, cash cow seems to be a fair idea of their motivation.
You might want to consider seeing a JP to get it reduced or go to court and fight it.
Not worth the fight, but definetley worth a 5 minute sit-down with the JP who almost always knocks it down a bit unless you're being totally recklessfor that amount of money its not worth a fight.
$69 (nice number ) isn't a bad saving but if it takes much more than an hour of your time it's a wash.A few years ago I happened to get two photo radar tickets within 30 days of each other. I went into the Crown Prosecutor and he took $30 off of one and $39 off the second ticket. It made the trip worthwhile. I did admit my guilt but didn't get hit with the full amount of each one.