- Mar 21, 2018
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I took defensive driving because it was the only option I had to avoid the ticket going on record. The officer caught me speeding, plain and simple. If I wasn't at fault I would fight it but I figured I'll pick my battles wisely since.I don't see what the big deal is about 33 over per se. It's kinda like a CVC 22348(b) in California, in that you can't do traffic school (although in CA a 22348(b) is also a MANDATORY court appearance, but not sure if that applies here). In any case, IMHO no one should EVER take the option of doing traffic school unless you actually lose your court case. Even if your insurance doesn't know about it, cops can still look up that record, and the state keeps track of it, because they need to know how many times you did traffic school. At least in FL, the incident remains on your driving record for 75 years, which is practically forever. So the important thing is to fight the ticket to the end and keep your record clean. As such, I wouldn't even take plea deals that hide the incident from insurance since I'd rather roll the dice and try to keep my record clean. Remember that there is a big difference between how long any points assessed for a violation remain on your record vs. how long the record of the violation remains, and the latter is often much longer than the former.
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