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post #1 of 16 Old 04-06-2014, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Speeding ticket and SpeedoDRD

I'm not blaming it on the SpeedoDRD but I installed it last week and did a spontanious jaunt to the mountains yesterday. I got pulled by SHP on I85 3-lane going out of Charlotte. Unfortunately I got his attention by passing a big-rig on the right because maw-maw was hanging with it in the left "passing" lane creating a huge back-up. I decided to bust a move around the right and get in front of traffic.
After making the move I setteled in at 75-80 mph on my speedometer completely forgetting that I installed the SpeedoDRD. Usually i'm running 8-9 mph slower.
Suddenly I noticed a silver Charger on my ass. WTH!
He was just a kid but told me that he clocked me at 76 so imediately I thought ...oh yea...dang! I handed him my license and he returned it with a ticket. He said that he reduced it to 75 to keep me out of court...I was like ...WHAT? Turns out that I was in a 60 mph zone. Nobody does less than 70 thru that area.
Oh well! 1st ticket in a long time. Kinda squashed the fun out of my trip.
On the way home today it thought for a brief moment that there may be some creative logic behind the typical speedo error. It made me feel at least like I was hooligan when in fact I was barely going over the limit. LOL!

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-06-2014, 09:04 PM
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A lot of LEO's have a 15 mph cut off. Depending on how dangerous the conditions are.
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In Australia they will almost always take you down to the next level on any speeding tickets, this is so you feel like you got away with something and you will happily pay the ticket .

They spend less time in court with people challenging them.

In NSW we get a 10% fudge for speedo error, again to stop the court challenges.

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The SpeedoHealer has that top speed recall button, so you could show LEO how fast you were really going.




or maybe not

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In Australia they will almost always take you down to the next level on any speeding tickets, this is so you feel like you got away with something and you will happily pay the ticket .

They spend less time in court with people challenging them.

In NSW we get a 10% fudge for speedo error, again to stop the court challenges.
Maybe in NSW? But not QLD

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The SpeedoHealer has that top speed recall button, so you could show LEO how fast you were really going.




or maybe not
That could be a 2-edged sword there. Showing how fast you were really going could backfire on you. Jus'sayin'.

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fudge factor

Think about that there fudge factor for a minute

by Oz design rules your speedo is no better than 10% accurate so there goes that bit.

Anywhere overseas you get like 10 or 15 in MPH over before they look at you if at all.

That equates to near enough 20 - 25 KPH over the limit and you are basically ignored unless you are being a complete tosser.

This nanny state of a country is so addicted to the income that comes from the fines imposted on the poor long suffering motorist that they could never go back to a common sense structure. we keep getting this "speed kills" mantra shoved down our throats and most just go along with it. Never thinking for a minute that attention to unrealistically strict speed limits distracts from attention to actually driving.

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In Victoria at the moment you only have to be 1-2 kmh over and you can get pinged. Because that's so dangerous. Not like the drug manufacturers/pushers.

And ADR allow the speedo to read up to 10 percent OVER, not under.
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Oh, and the road toll is up this year, so obviously the speed cameras are working really well..........
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My son graduated from Univ South Carolina so in my countless rides down to see him, I had numerous opportunities to meet the fabled North Carolina Highway Patrol. I'm sure they are all excellent officers so I saw no reason to meet them personally, so I bought "my little friend", an Escort 8500x and it saved me from several in-person get together s with them. The only thing I had to remember was to remove it from it's Velcro mount and stash it in my pocket when entering Va.

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