The new kid on the block...
- May 31, 2018
- Reaction score
- Atlanta, GA
Yep, sounds like what I went through as of late. "Lenient" for not bringing the speed back up to the original.Anybody familiar with me posting knows I generally tell stories so:
Tl;dr I got nailed for 74 in a 60 but he reduced it to 65 in a 60.
First, I'll acknowledge that I failed hard in this scenario, countermeasures aren't worth **** if you don't pay attention with your EYES. My girlfriend and I headed to the Tri Cities to meet up with some people for my birthday, headed home we were going a different route just to see some new scenery (just recently moved to Washington, always interested in seeing new things). The location on my phone has been ****ed lately so I haven't even bothered with Waze (Mistake 1), neither of our phones were displaying a sensible route home (not paying full attention to the road Mistake 2) so I missed a PSL change from 70 to 60. I didn't see the Washington State tax collector (when did they get blue Impalas?) until a moment before my R1 blared Ka (didn't pay attention to the frequency cuz I knew I was toast and I didn't care). GF knows what Ka tone means, says "hope you weren't speeding" but the blue lights were already on. Handed him license and registration, no sir I don't know how fast I was going, where did the speed limit change?
Anyhow: he typed on the ticket that he clocked me at 74 in a 60 but was citing me for 65 in a 60. So, about fighting this. $100 for 5 over is better than whatever 15 over is in this state, and I'm not sure what slap on the wrist 5 over does to insurance. And if I do fight it can they reverse the "generosity" and jack it back up to the 74 in a 60 if they feel like it? From what I hear about WSP I was fully expecting to bend over hard, kind of thankful it was this "lenient".