Whether you see it as government funding, abuse of authority or protecting the driving public, no one likes paying a speeding ticket. Particularly when you’re seriously just over the limit.
In any case, it turns out you can get away with not paying traffic fines most of the time. Alex Carroll, author of “Beat the Cops: the Guide to Fighting Your Traffic Ticket and Winning,” has beaten 8 out of 10 tickets.
Craig Guillot from Yahoo Finance put together this article citing various instances of how to get out of paying the tickets.
Contrary to popular belief, Carroll says that camera-issued tickets are often the easiest to beat because a defendant has a constitutional right to question their accuser. Courthouses will rarely go through the trouble of bringing the video or picture to court, and even if they do, there is no human subject to question other than the officer who viewed the it.
“The minute he opens his mouth, you just object because it’s hearsay and the ticket will be dropped,” Carroll says. “Most people just don’t have the courage to do this though. That’s why some of these cities are making millions of dollars per camera. They know you’re not going to do that.”
Excellent. Have your own stories to share?
How to beat that traffic ticket - [Yahoo]